International Students

Our International Community

 Oak Grove believes in connecting with people from all over the world, and are proud to welcome international students to our school and community! International Students make up roughly 15% of our enrolled High School students every year, and our staff is committed to making your student feel at home for their entire stay in the United States.

International Student Experience

Host Families

Each international student stays with a host family while enrolled at Oak Grove. All host families provide a personal room, food, and transportation to your child. For the entire stay your child will be supported by their host family and fellow students, from receiving help with homework, bringing them to sporting events, and even encouraging them to get involved with activities and form friendships.

On-Site Support

Our International Coordinator assists all international students with academic and personal matters as they adjust to life in the United States at Oak Grove. An orientation and international student social is held at the beginning of each school year to help new students acclimate themselves to their school, the metro area, and life in the United States.

American Culture

Our school is located in Fargo North Dakota. Fargo is a big city with a small-town feel, and has a population 174,000. Located in the part of America known as the Midwest, the people of Fargo are known for kindness, generosity, and integrity. Fargo is home to three universities, two with esteemed post-graduate programs, a high employment rate, and is a growing place for young adults to study and pursue careers.

How to Apply

Thank you for considering Oak Grove Lutheran School! We have open enrollment while space is available. Applicants must be in grades 9-12. To be considered for admission, please submit the following in English:


Completed application


Non-refundable application fee of $250 USD


All academic records and required forms cited in the Application for Admission

(translated to English)


Evidence of English Proficiency

unless from a country whose official language is English or whose primary language of instruction has been English. Preferred evidence includes:

  • IELTS General Training
  • Scores of 5.5 or higher preferred
  • Information at
  • TOEFL Jr.
  • A preferred score of 60 on Internet-based; 500 or higher on the paper test
  • School Code: B404
  • Information at


Affidavit of Support

must be completed and sent in with your application.

If you have questions on how to fill out this form please follow this link.

When you have submitted your application, a representative of Oak Grove will contact you to schedule a Skype interview. Once you have a completed your interview, Oak Grove will contact you with an admittance decision. 

Interested in becoming a host family?

We have amazing students returning to continue their Oak Grove experience and new students arriving to begin their journey as a Grover. Hosting is opening your home and heart to a student from another country, providing a room, meals, guidance and support. Compensation is provided to Host Families. Inviting a student into your home can be rewarding, heartwarming and eye-opening. Your family will learn about different cultures and build relationships that will last a lifetime.

For more information, contact Kristi Kegel 701-373-7115 or email the completed Host Family Profile to