International Fees and Travel Dates

Families that have received a letter of acceptance from Living Word need to submit a Financial Agreement Form.

Tuition and Fees:

  1. The annual international boarding student package includes student tuition and fees, English as a Second Language courses (ESL), academic support services, health insurance, airport transport for major holidays [see travel calendar] and on-campus suite housing with three meals each day.  
  2. The residence hall is open one week prior to the opening of school in the fall and one week after school closing in the spring.
  3. The residence hall closes during the two major school holidays of Christmas and Spring Break. These dates are on the school Academic Calendar and travel dates for the year are provided in the fall to all enrolled students.
  4. LWLHS does not provide student housing during the summer months.


International Travel Calendar for 2019-2020


2019-2020 School Year:

  • The student residence hall will be open August 17, 2019 - May 31, 2020 

  • The student residence hall will be closed from December 21, 2019 through January 4, 2020 for semester break.  All students need to make arrangements to be out of the residence hall.

  • Dates: All travel should arrive and depart from O’Hare Airport, Chicago

    • All students 

      • Arrival: August 17, 2019 

    • Semester Break

      • Departure: December 21, 2019

      • Arrival: January 4, 2020

      • Arrival- new and transfer students not taking Winterim: January 25, 2020

    • Spring Break: residence hall will remain open - students may choose to travel or stay on campus

      • Last day of class is March 20, 2020

      • Return no later than March 29, 2020

    • End of School Year

      • Graduation Service: May 30, 2020

      • Departure: May 31, 2020 

  • The Living Word Lutheran High School bus or van will transport students to and from O’Hare airport on scheduled arrival and departure dates. 

  • Departure and arrival times and flight numbers should be provided to the Global Education Director one month prior to flights -

  • Students needing transportation during non-scheduled departure/arrival dates, or from an airpot other than O’Hare - Chicago, will need to secure their own transportation to the Living Word LHS campus and let Mrs. Dobler know of those arrangements -