Vail Mountain School welcomes students from outside the United States. Some attend VMS for a year and others for several. Information about the application process and homestays can be found below.
International guest students are hosted by local families selected through an in-depth screening program. Homestays ensure that visiting students receive the love, inclusion and attention outside of school that children need to thrive. Such settings also support immersion in English. Host families are chosen based on their ability to provide a safe and supportive homestay and a willingness to completely integrate the students as a member of their family. Host parents provide meals outside school, transportation and a private bedroom for guest students. Families interested in learning more about hosting students should contact Jeremy Thelen.