International Admissions

Student Requirements

  1. Complete BCS international student application along with required documents
  2. English proficiency on the TOEFL test or the iTEP Slate
  3. Health insurance in case of an accident or illness
  4. $500 application fee by check or through flywire.com
  5. Record of immunizations
  6. Recommendations from two current teachers to discuss academics and character
  7. Tuition paid before July 1 through Flywire
2019-2020 International Student Fees
Host family stipend $3,600
Application fee $500
High School Tuition $6,750
International fee $1,450
Sports fee $450
TOTAL $12,750

Nikola - Serbia

What have you most enjoyed while attending BCS?
Friends, getting closer to God, and amazing teachers.

Why did you come to BCS?
To play basketball and get a good education.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life while at BCS? Why?
Coach Carse. He really tried to make me feel at home and he would always take care of me.

Would you recommend BCS to other international students? Why?
Yes. Because BCS will show how the real Christian school would look like.

What is your fondest memory that will stay with you after you leave BCS?
Sports events. It is really nice to see that students enjoy playing for their school and cheering for their friends.

Simon - Germany

What have you most enjoyed while attending BCS?
The people that I got to know. It was really fun and a great experience to make all new friendships. I wish I could come back for another year. Also, the sport “spirit” was definitely a new, great experience, especially because I wasn’t used to anything similar from Germany.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life while at BCS? Why?
I would definitely say all my new friends I made. They helped me with a lot of difficult decisions and made me smile when I felt awful. Whenever I needed someone to talk to, my friends were there.

Would you recommend BCS to other international students? Why?
I definitely recommend BCS to other international students. Especially the communities, the groups, and the people are wonderful and new experience. I got the opportunity to play soccer as well as basketball, and I would recommend everybody to get involved and play as many sports as possible.

What is your fondest memory that will stay with you after you leave BCS?
That probably is the memories that I made during the sport seasons, especially soccer. It was always a lot of fun to travel with the team to games, which sometimes were in other cities. Going to youth group on Wednesday where I often met friends from school and we always had fun together.

Kaan - Turkey

What have you most enjoyed while attending BCS?
My friends and my teachers.

Why did you come to BCS?
To get a good education and to improve my basketball skills.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life while at BCS? Why?
Coach Carse, because he helped me to be a better person and to improve as a basketball player.

Would you recommend BCS to other international students? Why?
I recommend BCS to other students because there is good education at BCS. Also, teachers and friends helped me a lot.

What is your fondest memory that will stay with you after you leave BCS?
First championship with my basketball team.

Andrea - Vietnam

My name is Andrea, class of 2018. I am honored to be asked to share my story as a BCS alumnus, individually as an international student.

I get asked a lot with the question of why did I end up at Billings Christian School in Billings, Montana. I did not plan to come to Montana at the beginning, so the only one right answer that I can come up with is: God brought me here. Looking back, He did bring me here because it was His plan.

Although I only got to spend two years at BCS as an international student, it is an unforgettable experience for me. Everyone welcomed me and was so willing to help me with anything I needed during my first days in America. They knew what I was struggling with culture shocks, and language was a significant barrier. They did their best to help me walk through it. I learned so many things about the culture differences, improved my English skills with the help of wonderful, devoted teachers. They are such great blessings in my life. Thanks to them, I was academically well-equipped and rooted in Christ by the end of my senior year. They did a fantastic job of preparing me for the future. I would not be doing what I am doing without the support and good education I received during my high school years.

I met many people during my time at BCS, and some of them have had such huge impacts on my life. Their love and support were part of what pushed me through my high school years. I also became a part of a family (the Lunds, yes I lived with famous Mrs. Lund), something I would never think of, something I would never have (my “home” in America) if I didn’t come to BCS. I am blessed with everyone at the school; they made me feel like home. I also met Jesus, who never left me alone since the beginning, and taught me the greatest commandment: to love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself (Matt 22:37-39). I was baptized and saved by grace through faith on May 28, 2017, a year after I came to BCS in witness of beloved family and friends, and since then have been doing everything in my ability to spread the Gospel. To me, this is the best decision I have made in my journey to America.

I am now in college, pursuing my dream of becoming a nurse. I started working on writing a book about my journey to America, it is going to be a long book, but it’s all started with my years full of life-changing experience at Billings Christian School. I am excited to share more with you in the future! Proud to be a Warrior!

God bless Y'all!