With students from 12 different countries, Rice Memorial High School boasts a diverse student body. Our international students choose to study at Rice for a variety of reasons.

Academic Rigor: Rice’s college preparatory curriculum prepares international students for success at any American college or university. Our experienced Guidance Department supports students as they navigate the college application process, while our teachers provide a nurturing environment for international students to pursue their studies and improve their English.

Location: The Rice campus is situated in a quiet suburban neighborhood within minutes of Lake Champlain and “The Perfect Small City” – Burlington, Vermont. Opportunities to ski, boat, swim, hike, and bike abound. Students eager to explore the world-class universities found in Montreal, Boston and New York also appreciate our proximity to these great metropolitan cities.  Learn more here.

Traditional High School Experience: Rice students can be found at school long after classes are done enjoying sports, clubs and the 85+ year tradition of Stunt Nite. Participation in extracurricular activities is highly recommended to foster the building of new friendships and a strong sense of belonging. Community service requirements and the host family experience also expose students to the American way of life beyond Rice’s walls.

Rice Memorial High School is registered with SEVIS, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System and is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. International students must also schedule an interview via Skype with our Director of Enrollment and International Student Coordinator which will include an on-demand writing exercise.

International Student Application Process

Step 1:  Complete the International Student Application
Step 2:  Submit official TRANSLATED transcripts
Step 3:  Submit results of iTEP SLATE Plus, IELTS, or TOEFL English proficiency test. We require a minimum test score of a 3.5 on the iTEP, or a Band 6 on the IELTS, or a minimum score of 55 on the TOEFL. English test can be waived with a Skype interview if English proficiency is clearly demonstrated.

International Student Enrollment Process

 
  • Rice will issue an I-20 to the student. 
  • Accepted students schedule a visa interview at their nearest US Embassy.
  • All F-1 Visa students are required by law to obtain International Student Health Insurance. 
  • Rice’s International Student Coordinator will discuss housing options with the student.
  • Complete the registration and enrollment documents as outlined on your application checklist in the myRice portal.
Contact Miss Rachel Rabbin at rabbin@rmhsvt.org with any questions about the process.
Rice works with the following authorized agents.  However, we accept students recommended by other agencies.  

Universal Players
AGM
STS


Translate

Rice Memorial High School