International Students at Seton Catholic

For more than 100 years, beginning at Mount Assumption Institute in 1904, Seton has welcomed students from countries around the world. The presence of these students gives an added dimension to the educational and cultural fabric of Seton Catholic.

Director of International Students

Mr. Joongsik Kim came to the US to pursue his postgraduate study in Political Science and Communication Studies from South Korea. His personal experience of being an international student in various US Educational Institutions brings a unique perspective to Seton’s International Program by adding additional context with a fresh approach to Seton’s tradition.

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Mr. Joongsik Kim
518-561-4031 Ext. 2004

Experience Seton Catholic

Welcome to our corner of the world! Nestled between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and Green Mountains of Vermont, right next to beautiful Lake Champlain, international students get the chance to explore the unique nature and makeup of our area. From skiing in the winter to riding the ferry to Vermont in the summer, we encourage our international students to seize every opportunity they have.  

International students can join our school as early as 7th grade and as late as 12th grade. Seton creates a competitive and nurturing academic experience that results in a 100% graduation and acceptance rate into college. The International Student Program is essential in our makeup and our doors are always open to the world beyond. Click on our brochure:

Our international students have arrived here from: 

  • Brazil
  • Belgium
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • The Philippines
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • ...and more!

We are an F-1 school whose long history of the International Student Program creates a diverse learning environment, and a small-size classroom created to provide care and attention to each individual. Students play Seton sports, and are involved in clubs and organizations. 

From the moment our international students arrive, they are welcomed by the community. Our dedicated host families provide warm homes for them while getting the unique opportunity to learn about another culture. We’ve grown a supportive network of host families — some who have been involved for decades — who care for the students like their own and often become part of their post-graduation journey, visiting them at college and welcoming them back on holidays.  

Would you like to be a host to an International Student?

Host Family Application (click here)