Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Hosting an International Student

by Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
New Oasis International Education is looking for nurturing and supportive host homes for international students.

New Oasis places international students studying abroad into private high school education programs and assists them in their transition into American academics and culture. Their students become members of typical American families for a fully immersive experience. They are given a local coordinator who assists with day-to-day life, and a bilingual academic advisor who assists with course scheduling and academic success. 
A host family needs to provide:
  • A separate bedroom with wireless internet (student may share a bathroom)
  • Transportation to and from school (student may ride a schoolbus ifavailable)
  • Three meals every day
In exchange for welcoming a student into your home you will receive:
  • A generous monthly stipend of $1100, or $11,000 total for the 10-month contract.
  • Ongoing support from New Oasis and the partner school
  • A rewarding experience!
Natural parents pay school fees and tuition and provide additional spending money throughout the year. Students come prepared with a computer, phone, personal belongings, and health insurance.  New Oasis students are academically driven and desire to excel in their studies. They have studied in international programs in their respective schools, and all students speak and read English. In addition, they have been carefully screened by New Oasis and were accepted by a Shorecrest admissions process.

If you are interested in embracing new customs and desire to make a difference in the life of an international student, please contact our local coordinator for St Petersburg at either 727-489-4271 or

Read about one Shorecrest family's experience hosting a student here.

Shorecrest Preparatory School

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.