International Students FAQs
What is the weather like?
Virginia's climate is humid, sub-tropical, enjoying pleasantly hot summers and relatively mild but crisp winters, with moderate rainfall throughout the year. The most pleasant months of the year for Virginia are May, September and June. In Virginia , there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Virginia with an average high temperature of 87.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia.
How do you assign rooms
We ask admitted students to complete a short questionnaire and we use their answers to try to match roommates of approximately the same age who have compatible habits and interests. However, we also want to have a good mix of students of different ages and backgrounds in each house, so we make no guarantees about assignments.
New students who know each other from home are not allowed to live together. International students who are in the English as a Second Language program cannot room with someone who speaks their native language. If you are in the English as a Second Language program, we will make every effort to room you with an English-speaking roommate.
How many international students will I be with?
During the 2020-2021 school year about 10 percent of Virginia Prep Sports Academy students are from countries other than the United States.
Does VPSA help families apply for a Visa?
No. All international students who do not have a U.S. passport or a U.S. green card must apply to their local U.S. consulate or embassy to obtain an entry visa.
Where can my son or daughter stay when the school is closed?
During long weekends, international students can stay in their rooms. However, they must leave the campus during major school breaks. If a student is unsure about making plans during breaks, he or she should contact the Global Engagement Office, which will help find the best options.