International Students

For more information about HCA's International Education programs, please click the Requirements for International Students button below.

Harvest is also an ETS-Authorized TOEFL iBT® Test Center.  To view additional information, click the TOEFL / Praxis® button below.

Full-time International students attend our regular HCA classes and earn an American education with personal support for all their academic needs.  At Harvest Christian Academy, students grow through our three core values: challenging academics, a Christian environment, and life mentorship.  Our dedicated faculty and staff push all students in core subjects, fine arts, and sports.  Additionally, faculty provide extra attention and accommodations to our international students to help them adjust to a new home on Guam.  Lastly, new international students benefit from our small-group, academic-focused ESL classes, which we call AES for Academic English Skills.  Students participate in these specialized classes for one class period per day aside from the regular schedule.  As a result of the academic challenge and personal support, students often acclimate quickly and graduate from the AES classes within 1 or 2 school years.

These classes focus on developing the four language skills in an academic environment.  Assignments focus on understanding lectures, doing presentations, writing essays, and reading both fiction and non-fiction even with sophisticated academic language.  Our students gain additional support in reading and writing from the Achieve 3000 literacy program.  This program has been so effective for us that many international students are able to read on grade level after one year of study.  Students are tested and placed into the right level class to help them progress to English proficiency as quickly as possible.

Grade LevelDays Per Week
K5-3rd Grade ESL class2 days a week
4th-6th Grade ESL reading class5 days a week
7th-8th Grade Beginning AES3 days a week
7th-8th Grade Intermediate AES2 days a week
9th-12th Grade Beginning AES3 days a week
9th-12th Grade Intermediate AES2 days a week

Qualified applicants will be assisted with applying for a student (F-1) visa. Refer to the International Student Requirements for further details.


Two International English Camp sessions in 2021

Join our International English Camp for an exciting adventure making friends! On our beautiful island, students will get to spend full summer days meeting locals and learning American culture. To get more practice and confidence with American friends, our English Focus Time in the morning will teach them to use English more naturally. Our specially trained teachers and smaller classes provide the kind of attention your student will need to reach the next level. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing a taste of our American island life.

Immersion Camp (June)

Ages: Rising 1st-8th grade

Session 1 provides immersion with local students to practice English and make friends their age. Immersion sessions for all but 2 hrs of English training.

Adventure Camp (July)

Ages: 1st and up

Session 2 provides more field trips around the island and interaction with local people in the community.

Summer Programs

International students may come to our International English Camp as well as register for the TOEFL® Test Prep.  A student visa is not required.  Reservations are confirmed per full week.

For more information, see the flyers below or send an email to Jon Marshall, International Program Director at international@hbcguam.net for more information.

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International English Camp: 2020

UPDATE: See Summer 2020 dates and programs below.  Registration opening in March. 

Join our International English Camp from June 1 - 26 and July 13 - 24 for top-quality English training. The two different sessions Harvest will be offering this year are:

Session 1 (Immersion): June 1 - 26

Immersion Camp gives each student the chance to converse with other local students to practice English and make friends their age. Immersion sessions for all but 2 hrs of English training.

This is offered to rising 1st through 8th grade students.

Session 2 (Adventure): July 13 - 24

Adventure Camp provides more field trips around the island and interaction with local people in the community.

This session is offered to all grades, 1st through 12th.

TOEFL® Test Prep

June 3 - June 28

Prepare for the TOEFL® Test at Harvest Christian Academy over the summer. Our trained teachers will help guide you through each of the four sections of the test and give you personal feed back on how to improve your score.

Each week, students will be able to take practice tests in Harvest’s own ETS certified TOEFL testing lab.

Read more about the TOEFL program below.  This is offered to rising 9th through 12th grade students.

NOTE: All completed applications can be printed and submitted to the school office or emailed to international@hbcguam.net.

 


Winter Camp

During Winter Break (mid- January through February), we have been able to welcome international student visitors during our Winter Camp program. At this time, due to limited space, open enrollment is not offered for Winter Camp as it is during our Summer Programs. Instead, select recruiters are coordinating student groups to join our Winter Camp. Recruiters also help to ensure our students visitors adjust quickly during their short stay. If you are interested in signing up with one of the coordinated groups, please contact out International Department at International@hbcguam.net so they can provide you with the recruiters’ contact information. The space is very limited so if it does not work out to visit during Winter Break, please consider visiting during summer. Details about the 2020 summer program will be available in March 2020.