Baker School District located at Baker City, Oregon State which is a safe and environmetally pristine family-oriented rural community, with a population of just under 10,000 and is located about 300 miles east of Portland, Oregon, and about 120 miles northwest of Boise, Idaho along the historic Oregon Trail

Baker school District is a public school and is made up of four elementary schools, one middle school one high school, and one innovative high school.



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Baker City, Oregon:

  • An authentic rural American experience
  • Safe and inviting famiy-oriented town
  • Charming historic district, family owned restaurants, galleries and boutiques…

Baker School District’s mission:

  • To offer SAFE and AFFORDABLE study-abroad opportunities for all!
  • To welcome students wishing to build cross-cultural understanding
  • To create an engaging, rigorous, and innovative curriculum
  • To help international students earn a certified American high school diploma
  • To assist students’ transition to study further at an American college or university



Baker International Exchange is pleased to offer a range of educational tours, full English language immersion programs, and online tutorials. Programs designed to meet the needs of international students who are committed to high academic standards. Students will receive rigorous, daily classroom instruction in all phases of English: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Further, students who study abroad with us will have ample opportunity to apply newly acquired language skills during our many exciting educational and recreational excursions. Our programs are specifically tailored to students who are considering studying at an American university one day!


  1. The 2-Week Summer Language and Recreation Camp

The 2-week tour is perfect for middle and high school students who are curious about American culture and who might consider one day attending one of our English Language Camps or Academic Year Programs.

On the 2-Week Summer Language and Recreation Camp, individual students stay with host families from the Baker School District community and engage in a robust offering of activities in Baker County, Boise, and the surrounding areas. Examples of our many excursions might include:

  • Walking tours of local attractions
  • International student seminars at a nearby university
  • Rock-climbing with trained professionals
  • English language lessons several days per week
  • Swim and recreation activities
  • Snake River and Hells Canyon jet boat tour
  • Upscale shopping trips for Boise, Idaho
  • Baker Technical Institute’s robotics, 3D printing, and aquaponics labs


  1. The 3-Week American Education Immersion Program

The 3-Week American Education Immersion Program offers our International guests the

exciting opportunity to live with an American host family while school is in session and to attend classes with their American peers. Students will experience a typical, daily class schedule, including courses in English, History, Math and Science. We will also ensure our international guests experience the full array of our elective offerings, including Art and Music, as well as a visit to our technical school offerings in Robotics, Aquaponics, Engineering and 3D printing. After school each day, students in the 3-Week Winter English Language Camp will receive an one additional hour of direct English instruction focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. On the weekends, our English Language Camp participants will enjoy various recreational excursions, such as trips to Boise and Anthony Lakes Ski Resort.


  1. The 4-Week Summer English Language Intensive

Our 4-week Summer English Intensive offers deeper levels of instruction in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in reading, writing, speaking and listening. This program operates to serve all students interested in developing and preparing their English skills for the university level -- be that in Asia or even the United States.

Students will receive rigorous daily coursework with mandatory evening study hours, homework, and interactions with Language Partners assigned by the Baker School District ESOL staff.

Special emphasis will be placed upon academic language acquisition, informal and formal writings, proper grammar and usage instruction, sentence fluency and, of course, improving conversational English. Naturally, this intensive language program will include weekend recreational excursions to the many exciting outdoor and cultural sites. 7


Further, the aforementioned programs work closely with Eastern Oregon University, where international students will have the opportunity to both tour the college campus and to work with college students as language mentors. Students will be encouraged to speak only English for the duration as they improve all domains of their English language development.

Instructional Points of Emphasis for the Summer English Intensive:


  • Instruction rooted in the best practices of ESOL pedagogy and methodology
  • Computer-assisted reading diagnostics and data to show growth over time
  • Active reading strategies to facilitate both sentence level and whole-text level comprehension
  • Vocabulary lessons embedded within and applied directly to their daily educational tours and outdoor recreational activities



  • Baseline assessment data gathered to create a learner specific instructional program
  • Differentiated instruction targeting the developmental needs of the individual students
  • Daily journal/blog requirements to practice new learning
  • Process writing strategies taught in a writing laboratory setting
  • Special emphasis on proper sentence construction and punctuation
  • Targeted practice in proper grammar, usage, and spelling



  • Daily oral language exercises to improve fluency and pronunciation
  • Situational exercises to practice proper speaking applications in a variety of social settings
  • Emphasis on active listening, body language, and cultural listening cues


  1. The Semester (18 week) and Full Year Academic Immersion Programs

Building upon the same instructional points of emphasis above detailed in our 4-week

program, our Semester (18 week) and Full Year (36 week) programs allow for complete immersion in American high school academic culture, with a special emphasis placed upon earning an accredited high school diploma from the State of Oregon and cultivating college readiness. These two programs are perfect for students who are considering attending college at a prestigious American university.


Students will experience a robust and rigorous high school and college curricula, featuring many advanced placement (AP), Honors, and college-dual credit offerings through college partners. (Note: AP courses will require passing the AP exam in the spring.) Dual-credit courses are taught on a college level, and successful completion of the course itself can earn anywhere between 3 to 8 college credits from our partner community colleges and regional universities.

English: AP Honors English and College Writing I & II (8 college credits)

Math: AP Calculus

Science: Honors Biology, AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Honors Physics

History: U.S History 201 (4 college credits), U.S. History 202 (4 college credits) U.S. History 203 (4 college credits)

College readiness, tours and college application

Baker International Exchange programs place special emphasis on preparing international high school students to study in American universities. Our rigorous dual-credit courses in English and history give students the chance to begin earning transferable college credits while in high school.

Our staff will escort exchange students on tours of local universities and colleges in the Pacific Northwest. Any students with an interest in someday studying in an American university will receive concentrated assistance in researching and applying to prospective schools.  

Extracurricular Activities

Baker School District offers a wide range of extracurricular activities for its students -- basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, tennis, softball, track and field, cross-country, to list a few.

In addition to these many athletic programs, there are various clubs and organizations, including but not limited to Future Business Leaders of America, Future Farmers of America, National Honor Society, and an excellent and diverse music program.

Accreditation and Certificate

Baker High School is a fully accredited secondary school under the auspices of AdvancED. All students who successfully complete the 4-week and semester programs will be issued a Certificate of Completion to document their participation and completed coursework.

Accredited Oregon High School Diploma

Full-year program graduates may earn an accredited Oregon high school diploma. The administrative team of Baker School District will perform a full high school transcript analysis for exchange applicants to determine the exact American courses the student will need to take in order to earn an Oregon high school diploma. Typical course requirements would include 10


  • American Government
  • AP United States History (dual credit)
  • Advanced Biology or AP Chemistry
  • College English (dual credit) or AP English
  • AP Calculus
  • Electives

Baker High School’s highly qualified staff

The majority of the Baker teaching faculty hold graduate degrees in their various content areas, as well as advanced degrees in education and leadership. The Baker High School staff is a highly qualified, professional, and welcoming group prepared to help our international guests perfect their language skills and maximize their academic potential.


  1. Online English Language Tutorials for students transitioning from Asia to coursework in the United States

 The online instruction is also rooted in the best practices of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) pedagogy and methodologies. Two important ESOL concepts will frame all activities: (1) language functions and (2) language forms



The student will take a test from school for requirements.

An F1 visa is issued to international students who are attending an academic program or English Language Program at a school or United States university. F-1 students must maintain the minimum course load for full-time student status. They can remain in the US up to 60 days

beyond the length of time it takes to complete their academic program, unless they have applied and been approved to stay and work for a period of time under the OPT Program

In order to qualify, applicants need to satisfy and prove several strict criteria during an F1 visa interview:

  • Foreign Residence

○ F-1 applicants must have a foreign residence and must intend to return there upon the completion of their studies.

  • Sponsoring Institution

○ While on your F-1 visa, you may only study at the academic institution through which the visa was granted.

  • Financial Support

○ Applicants must verbally demonstrate sufficient financial support and rationale during intake interview with American consulate

  • Ties to Home Country

○ All applicants must demonstrate that they have strong ties to their home country.

○ Strong ties consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

■ A job offer letter upon completion of studies

■ Assets (i.e., house, land, vehicle, etc.) & bank accounts

○ Family



  • The 2-Week Summer Language and Recreation Camp: 1,850$

(Seattile pickup: 2,100$)

  • The 3-Week American Education Immersion Program: 2,750$

(Seattlile pickup: 3,000$)

  • The 4-Week Summer English Language Intensive: 5,500$

(Seattle pickup: 5,750$)

  • Affordable Price for full –Acadamic Year: 17,450$



  • One student session…………………………………… $55 per student
  • Two student session…………………………… …… .. $40 per student
  • Three student session……………………………… ….. $35 per student





Scholarships available to qualified applicants for semester and yearlong programs; contact us for more information!