International Students

Student Homes


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  • Badminton Tournament

    The “American Mentor to New International Student” program held a badminton tournament in the school gymnasium on November 6.
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  • Students Take University Tour

    Instead of lounging in bed all day, nine students from the WLHS Student Homes program used their day off from school on October 25 to tour the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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  • Fun and Spooktacular Pumpkin Night

    On Tuesday, October 2, Wisco student mentors introduced our new international students to the American tradition of pumpkin decorating. Students got creative with paints as they put their own spin on this favorite fall custom.
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  • Fall Trip to Camp Phillip

    Over 50 WLHS residential staff and students, international and domestic, boarding and homestay, mentors and leaders, travelled to Camp Phillip in Wautoma, Wisconsin for this year's Fall Retreat. 
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  • Welcoming our New International Students

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School held an orientation on August 9 and 10 to welcome the new international students and their families to our school community.
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  • WLHS Rang in the "Year of the Dog" with a Festive Party!

    For WLHS students from China, Korea, and Vietnam, the Lunar New Year is a very important holiday time. WLHS celebrated the occasion with a party in the school cafeteria on Friday, February 16. WLHS students, faculty and staff, international host families, and other friends in the community gathered for a delicious Chinese dinner. Before the dinner, students worked hard to make delicious dumplings, and some students took turns describing their Lunar New Year holiday traditions for the crowd. After dinner, attendees enjoyed games, a photo booth, karaoke and a calligraphy station.
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WLHS student homes are a safe, structured, and loving family environment where scholars from around the world are given opportunities to grow:

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  • Academically

    • Setting high academic goals
    • Providing a structured study schedule
    • Helping struggling scholars
    • Building English confidence and proficiency
  • Emotionally

    • Communicating with biological families
    • Building character through volunteer activities
    • Facing challenges rather than ignoring them
    • Practicing forgiveness and repentance
  • Physically

    • Maintaining healthy living and sleeping habits
    • Eating a balanced diet as a family
    • Providing opportunities to be active
    • Providing medical care when needed
  • Socially

    • Providing consistent discipline and guidance
    • Building life-long friendships
    • Pursuing integrity
    • Experiencing American culture and sharing their own
  • Spiritually

    • Sharing the beautiful truth of Jesus’ love
    • Being respectful of scholars of all faiths
    • Helping scholars make wise choices
    • Participating in family devotions


Director of Residential Life Program
Doug Carter
(414) 453-4567 x2303

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  • Student Homes

    Students have the opportunity to stay in student homes with caring, qualified house parents. House parents provide assistance and oversight to ensure good study habits and positive socialization. Students staying in the student homes will also have organized activities available after school and on weekends to ensure cultural experience, as well as structured free time during the week.
  • Home-stays

    WLHS also arranges home-stays in very special circumstances for a limited number of students, or in the event student homes are at capacity. An additional fee of $5,000 is added to the total cost of tuition and fees if a student requests and is placed in a host family.

About Milwaukee

WLHS is located in the city of Milwaukee in the state of Wisconsin, which is in the northern Midwest region of the United States. It is the 26th most populous city in the United States and is located just 70 miles from Chicago. The area has a wide variety of culture, including excellent museums, galleries, and theaters, and is nationally-known for its festivals. It also is home to several professional sports teams as well as many great public parks to enjoy. Discover more about Milwaukee.