Husson University, Thomas College, Lee Academy, Lincoln Academy, Maine School of Science and Technology and Cheverus High School will send representatives on a recruiting trip to Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic, organized by the Maine International Trade Center in September.
“We are constantly looking to new countries to diversify our international student population,” said Sheryl Stearns, director of enrollment and marketing at Lincoln Academy. “We currently have 64 international students from 14 different countries, including Russia, China, Czech Republic, Spain and Vietnam.”
Stearns said that over the past few years, Lincoln Academy, which serves 520 students, has predominantly hosted international students from China. This coming school year, 29 out of the 64 students from abroad will come from that country.
After several years of educating about a dozen international students and housing them with host families, Lincoln Academy started a boarding program last year, Stearns said.