International Students

International Students

St. Rose High School is pleased to offer admissions to International Students, and encourages you to experience secondary education, and life, in America. St. Rose, established in 1923, is located in Belmar, NJ, just a few blocks from the beach and about 1 hour from New York City and Philadelphia.

General Information

Currently, our St. Rose High School Family includes students from China, Korea and Vietnam. We follow policy as Directed by the Diocese of Trenton; international students must comply with the diocesan requirements:

Students must work with an approved agency, listed with the CSIET (Council on Standards for International Educational Travel). For a list of approved agencies, please contact the CSIET at


Students must live with a relative who will have guardianship while the student studies in the United States. Visa application is completed by the approved agency, or by the family. If you require assistance with the I-20 paperwork, please contact the Admissions Department or call (732) 681-2858 ext: 305.

St. Rose High School maintains the following policies regarding international students:

Students are accepted only for the fall semester, at the start of the school year. St. Rose High School does not admit international students for the spring semester.

Housing is not provided or arranged by St. Rose High School; students will either live with their families who are in the United States, or with a host family as arranged by the CSIET-listed agency.


To submit an application for admissions to St. Rose High School, please contact our partner Cambridge Network by visiting Cambridge Network official website.

Should you meet all the requirements, an interview will be arranged by Cambridge Network. The interview will take place in person or online via Skype.

Upon review of all application materials, including the interview, the Office of Admissions will determine whether to accept the student for admission. The student will receive a decision letter with more details.


St. Rose High School does not offer housing facilities on-campus. Students’ families will arrange housing directly through our partner Cambridge Network hosts. Housing is set up after an admissions decision has been made and the student has registered for the upcoming year.

Become a Host Family

St. Rose High School has a new, growing international program and currently needs qualified host families to provide a safe and nurturing home for our international students arriving in the fall! We hope to find the best hosts from our wonderful school community. If you live within 30 minutes of the school, currently have a student attending St. Rose or know of someone who would make a great host, please consider this amazing opportunity!

Cambridge Network will provide host families with dedicated support staff, host family training, and on-call emergency support throughout the school year, as well as regular group activities for you and the student to share with other participating families.

The students have their own health insurance and spending money. The host family should speak English at home, ensure that the student eats 3 nutritious meals per day, and provide a private bedroom for the student’s sole use. Being able to involve the student in family events and activities is a big plus. Participating families will receive a stipend of $1,300 per month. Simply go to Cambridge Network website or call 973-886-6561 to start the application process today!