International Student Program at Delone Catholic

Delone Catholic welcomes students from around the world to join our educational community. The purpose of the international student program is to enrich the educational experience of our local students by giving them the opportunity to learn the global nature of our world. Students currently studying in high school today will be most successful if they have an understanding, appreciation and tolerance for the cultural differences of people and nations. No doubt today’s students will live, work and succeed as members of a global community.

Program News

  • Introductions

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the host families and students in the International Student Program here at Delone Catholic HS. I am Dr. Barbara Yingling Wert and will be the coordinator of the student program this year. I am taking over from Mrs. Jen Lawrence. As I am new to this program, I ask for your patience as I learn this new position.  I would also like to meet each family who is hosting our international students. For now, I would like to communicate with you via my Delone HS email. Please feel free to send an email, introducing yourself, and let me know if there is anything in particular you have as a goal for your family  and your newest family member (international student).  I was an exchange student (many, many years ago) and I know how important it is to feel part of a family when your own family is far away.

    I look forward to this new school year and to meeting all of you.  


    Dr. Wert (

    International Student Program

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Three W International Partnership

Delone Catholic is pleased to announce a partnership with ThreeW International. Three W International is North America’s foremost international student management company with the most comprehensive services for U.S. private schools. With operations in the United States, China, and Brazil, Three W partners with outstanding private schools to develop mission appropriate international student enrollment plans. This partnership provides schools with support in strategic planning, professional development, and guidance on curriculum and international student support. Three W International identifies international students who are an appropriate fit, based on the school’s mission and admission criteria, and who enhance the cultural diversity of the school’s community. Unlike exchange programs, where students study abroad for a school year or less, these international students enroll for multiple years with the intent of graduating from a U.S. high school.

Faces & Our Cultures Partnership

Delone Catholic has participated in the Faces and Our Cultures cultural exchange program since 2011. Faces & Our Cultures Program is a Cultural Exchange Program between Guatemala and the USA. Young Guatemalan Cultural Ambassadors, between the ages of 11 and 17, travel to the USA to share and learn from the American Culture. They bring Cultural Projects to share with their community in order to promote Bilateral Cultural Enrichment.

Host Family Information

The International Student Program at Delone Catholic High School relies on host families, who can provide a nurturing environment to international students while they visit and study in the United States. Host families can provide one of two levels of commitment:

  • Faces and Our Cultures Host Families host a cultural ambassador from Guatemala for an eight-week cultural exchange. Guatemalan ambassadors visit the United States while on their summer break from school and in exchange, the host family may send their child to Guatemala over our summer break from school.
  • Three W International Host Families host a full-time Delone Catholic student from China or Brazil. Hosting an international student requires a ten-month commitment. A stipend of $800 per month is provided during the ten-month stay. Each year, all parties will evaluate the arrangement and you may choose to host the same student for more than one year of his/her Delone Catholic career.