Student Life

We are aware that learning a new culture and language can be overwhelming. Our team is here to help you with any challenges or questions you may have. Even though it may be an unfamiliar experience, it is definitely worthwhile as it opens up amazing opportunities.

Our Dormitory – Connecticut International Academy (CTIA)

For those students who seek independent living in preparation for college, dormitories offer the opportunity to live in a community of like-minded individuals. Your choice to live in either a dormitory or a homestay will significantly impact your experience in America – both living arrangements prepare students for success. Take a virtual tour below of our facility in Derby, CT.


We provide in-house English Second Language (ESL) tutoring for all CTIA students. The teacher is in the dormitory five nights per week during after-school hours, allowing all students to advance their English and receive help with homework.

If needed or requested, tutoring is available at an extra cost to any student living with a homestay provider. We have a network of tutoring affiliates available for our students in each school affiliate’s state.

Monthly Events

We proudly organize monthly get-togethers for our students, where they can engage in meaningful conversations and connect with our homestay providers. These gatherings offer a unique platform for our students to learn more about our providers’ culture and way of life, creating a welcoming and enriching environment for all.

Community Service

Our students engage in various community service activities throughout the academic year, allowing them to participate and make a difference in their communities. Through their service, our students gain valuable experience and develop essential skills that will serve them well in their future endeavors. We are proud of our student’s commitment to giving back and positively impacting the world around them.

Farwell Picnic

We organize a yearly goodbye picnic for students, host families, relatives, and school personnel. It’s a time to reminisce, exchange stories, bid farewell, and create joyous memories in a cheerful ambiance. This event holds an important place in our hearts as it is an opportunity to unite and cherish the moments we’ve spent together.