Today's Scholars. Tomorrow's Leaders.


Welcome, prospective Scholars!

We invite outstanding students from around the world to apply to become ASSIST Scholars. For 48 years, ASSIST has recruited leading international students to live and study in some of the best independent schools in the U.S. In 2016/17, 171 ASSIST Scholars from 19 countries are enrolled at 90 National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) schools.

These young people are among the best students in their respective countries, and they are now making substantial contributions to their campus communities. In the years ahead, they will share their American experiences with their friends and family back at home, bridging gaps between cultures and fostering a more peaceful world.

Our brochure, Explore Becoming an ASSIST Scholar, is available here.

"I feel obliged to begin my email with a thank you for the chance to spend an irreplaceable year at Deerfield Academy. There isn't a day that goes by without my acknowledging the fact knowing that not many kids are so lucky to be given such a chance, which makes me feel humble. Thank you."

-Georgi '13, Deerfield Academy (MA), Bulgaria

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