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International Student Program

Apply to Host

In partnership with New Oasis International Education, BGA will host international students for the upcoming school year. These students are coming from China with the desire to attend an American school and to experience American culture.

Host Family Information

Our local Student Coordinator, Shannon McGarrity, is seeking host families for the upcoming school term. What we look for in a host family:

• A warm and welcoming attitude and an eagerness to share American culture with an international student
• An interest in other cultures and a willingness to accept an international student as a member of the family
• Ability to provide a private bedroom for the student, three nutritious meals per day with groceries available for student, wireless internet, and transportation between school and home

If you have questions or would like more information about becoming a host family, please contact Shannon McGarrity, BGA's New Oasis Student Coordinator.

Shannon McGarrity
(615) 707-3976

What Host Families Can Expect:

• New Oasis to screen students through local representatives and to match based on interests ensuring a high-quality match.
• Orientation and on-going support for students & host families.
• Students to arrive approximately one week prior to the start of school and leave as soon as the academic year is finished.
• Students to be able to speak/understand English well enough for everyday communication.
• A dedicated local coordinator to assist with monthly check-ins.
• A monthly financial stipend to cover the cost of the student’s living, food, and entertainment expenses.
• The student’s natural parents to pay school fees and tuition and provide additional spending money for the student's personal expenses.
Interested in becoming a host family?  Please access and complete the Host Family Application form by clicking the link below.

Next Steps

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a host home, or know of a family that might be interested, our local New Oasis Student Coordinator, Shannon McGarrity will be happy to talk with you. You may contact Shannon at

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Phone Numbers

Main:  (615) 794-3501
Lower:  (615) 567-2002
Middle:  (615) 567-9013
Upper:  (615) 567-8513
Admissions:  (615) 567-8463
A co-educational, college preparatory school for K-12 students in Franklin, Tennessee.