International Students

Carrabassett Valley Academy welcomes students from around the world. Through the support of faculty advisors, dorm parents, and CVA families, international students quickly become an integral part of the CVA community.

How to Apply

Please visit the Admissions Process page to submit an inquiry and begin the application process.

List of 6 items.

  • Interviews

    We encourage all families to visit Carrabassett Valley Academy but understand this may not be possible for international families. For families not able to travel to CVA, we will schedule a virtual tour and a zoom interview with the Admissions team.
  • Medical Insurance

    All students are required to have a comprehensive medical plan that is accepted by local providers. Medical insurance issued from a country outside of the United States may not provide complete coverage in the United States. If insurance needs to be purchased for coverage in the United States, CVA recommends the most comprehensive plan offered by the Global Benefits Group: SHIP Student Health Insurance Protection.
  • Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition for international students is the same as the tuition for domestic students. Please visit the Tuition & Financial Aid page to begin the financial aid process. The Financial Aid system calculates US Dollars. Please complete the application using the most up to date currency exchange rates.
  • F-1 Student Visa

    International students must have an F-1 Student Visa to study in the United States. To secure the F-1 Student Visa, Carrabassett Valley Academy issues an official I-20 Form to be used in the F-1 Student Visa application process. Applicants must pay the I-901 fee on the SEVIS Fee Processing website. Please visit the Student Process Steps page for detailed information on the F-1 Student Visa application process.
  • I-20 Form

    International students are issued an I-20 Form. This form allows international students to remain in the United States for an extended period of time to attend Carrabassett Valley Academy. The I-20 Form provides program information and proof of the student's enrollment at CVA. International students are required to have their signed I-20 Form with them every time they enter or exit the United States. The I-20 Form is valid for each year the student is enrolled at CVA.International students must have the following documents when traveling outside of the United States:
    • Valid Passport
    • Valid F-1 Visa*
    • I-94 Form (departure record)
    • Original signed I-20 Form

    *Canadian citizens are not required to have a visa
  • I-94 Form

    To re-enter the United States, students must carry their I-94 Form. Forms can be obtained on the I-94 Travel Records website. I-94 Forms are typically given to students at the first boarder crossing.

Academic Success Program

CVA’s Academic Success Program is a skill-based program directed toward helping students achieve their greatest potential and become independent learners. This is an individualized program offering academic support services that goes beyond the extra help available in the academic program.

The ASP is available to provide additional support to student-athletes when English is their second language.

Natacha Doust P '23

Francois, our French-speaking Belgian son, a very good skier in France, chose CVA to improve his skiing skills with top level coaches while learning English. The experience has been successful! He is part of a community and happy! He has become bilingual, the lessons are of a very high standard, and he has done very well in his skiing competitions. Thanks again to CVA!  We strongly recommend this school at all levels!
Lydia Barbie
Director of Enrollment
(207) 237-4458
Jeanne Rose
Enrollment Marketing
(207) 237-4459
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