International Students

Overseas families and staff of international schools have relied for many years on Mason Associates for help placing children with special interests or needs in North American boarding schools. We find the right “fit” for kids whose parents need to find

  • Traditional boarding schools in the US or Canada.
  • Understanding and help for learning disabilities that cannot be accommodated in the home country.
  • Schools with intensive English studies in addition to cultural immersion.
  • Therapeutic schools and special placements to deal with children who lack motivation, are socially out of control, or exhibit self-destructive behaviors.
  • Assessment resources to help pinpoint the “drivers” of an overseas child’s problems.

Very few American educational consultancies have experience dealing with the intricacies of visas, international travel, currency transfers, school visits, applications and acceptance procedures. Mason Associates not only has this background, we also can introduce distant clients to legal, special education, assessment, medical and other professionals to help delineate each child’s special needs. We have worked with the Department of State, domestic and foreign multinationals, overseas consultants/agents, international schools and private individuals to meet families’ desires to find help for their children.

As one of the oldest and busiest consulting firms in the US we use our personal connections with hundreds of schools, programs and camps to quickly and efficiently solve the intricacies of an overseas placement. We also advise families on the compatibility and desirability of the various international curriculums – IB, AP, British, etc. – as they weigh the benefits of having their child educated away from home. We also can arrange concierge and homestay accommodations. Finally, parents wanting college, summer camp, enrichment or other additional consulting services not in our portfolio will be introduced to the best practitioners of those specialties through our extensive collegial networks.

We can meet with international families on short notice. We also are one of few consulting firms that will send a representative to meet with families or school staff anywhere in the world on short notice. 

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