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International Student Program

The International Student Program at Abington Friends School offers students a chance to explore their individual interests, experience American life, and develop a deeper understanding for the cultural complexities of studying in a diverse educational setting.  The International Student Program welcomes a selective cohort of 10 to 12 students annually, who join us for the majority of their high school years. Our international students participate fully in the academic, athletic, social, and spiritual life of the school.  

All international students are enrolled in the school’s rigorous curriculum along with our non-international students and are expected to build their English language competency by immersing themselves in our academic program.  Our international students are also encouraged to participate in student clubs, athletics, the arts, and other experiential learning opportunities. International students, like all students at AFS, are encouraged to make use of the resources offered by the school including the Wilf Learning Center, our Faulkner Library, and pre-professional learning programs in business and medicine.

The International Student Program is overseen by the school’s Dean of International Students, Tina Yen.  The Dean of International Students works with our international students to encourage students in all aspects of their academic, social, spiritual and personal growth.  In addition to supporting school life, the Dean of International Students plans an exciting orientation for new international students, as well as recreational activities and holiday celebrations for students to provide students a full and enriching American high school experience.  Fluent in Mandarin, the Dean of International Students also partners with families to make sure that students are well cared for.

On weekends, students can take advantage of all that the 5th largest city in the United States, Philadelphia has to offer – world class educational institutions and resources, diverse neighborhoods rich with history, and excellent cultural activities ranging from restaurants to concerts, museums to sports.

AFS also supports our international students in applying for summer academic programs for high school students offered by prestigious universities.


AFS国际学生部门的主詣是提供国际优秀的学生们有机会了解自己的兴趣爱好,体验美国的生活,以及提高认识多样文化的教育。AFS的国际学生部门每年欢迎10至12位有优秀素质的学生来加入我们的高中学习 (9年级至12年级)。我们的每一位国际学生都必須深入学习,得以在德智体美劳均衡发展。



我们的学生也有机会享受美国第五大的城市 — 费城。费城有知名优秀的学府,机关,和商业。也有历史丰富与悠久的多样化的文化与社群。文化娱乐包括五星的餐厅,音乐表演和演唱会,博物馆,以及全国冠军的运动队。

Click here to see the variety of courses offered within our High School curriculum: (We also offer AP Courses)

Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Foreign Language (Spanish/ French)
Physical Education
Fine/ Performing Arts

科学 (物理,化学,生物)

  • Upper School English course

  • Class is set up in a circle for meaningful discussion

  • International Student Program

    Students get a chance to explore their individual interests

  • Abington Friends History Class

    A United States History course