International Students

Thank you for considering Kapaun Mt. Carmel for your education in the United States!

As a diocesan Catholic high school, our primary concern is our local students.  However, each year we typically welcome 10 international students to KMC and our school is greatly enriched by their presence.

It is important to note that two criteria must be met by international students for consideration.  First, students must be Catholic.  KMC is a Catholic school first and foremost.  International students who have no introduction to the Catholic faith struggle with our religious nature and requirements.  Secondly, KMC does not have an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program.  Therefore, students must have very high scores on English proficiency exams and must be able to understand, speak, read, and write English very well.  KMC does not have the capability to teach ESL.  Some indication that a student is Catholic and that a student is proficient in English is required. 

KMC does not have a dormitory, nor do we offer placement services for international students.  We prefer to work with agencies and require that the agency have local representation.  The agency is responsible for homestay vetting and selection as well as any compensation to the host family.  A number of immunizations are required in Kansas schools.  Please click HERE for more information on immunizations.

KMC operates on a semester system, with two semesters per school year.  The first semester begins in August.  We only accept international students for an August start date.  We do not accept international students for a January start date.

Tuition for all international students is US $9,600, plus book and technology fees of US $650, plus application and registration fee of US $150.  All of these costs are annual costs.  We do not offer financial aid or scholarships of any kind.

To be considered for admission and for KMC to issue an I-20 visa request, the following items are required:

  • Student's transcript from their current school
  • English proficiency test results
  • Color copy of student’s passport
  • Date of birth
  • Home address in home country
  • Address where they will be staying in Wichita, Kansas, while attending KMC

We will also accept any agency-related application that helps us get to know the student.  All documents must be translated into English.  To begin the application process, you may send those documents to Ms. Veronica Hill, Executive Advancement Associate, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.  We will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year in the fall of 2019.