International Student Program Conference

The 9th Annual ISPC

Don’t miss the 9th Annual International Student Program Conference (formerly the HomeStay Boarding Symposium)! The 3-day conference (Monday-Wednesday, October 22-24, 2018) will again be held on the campus of Wheaton College in the western suburbs of Chicago. Join other Christian school international program directors, program coordinators, admissions directors, teachers, administrators, and host parents next October. Bring your whole team! You’ll leave INSPIRED by new ideas and insights, EQUIPPED with tools and resources, and CONNECTED to other colleagues in the field to continue the work with international students at your school.

Come to the Conference to:

Share your school’s successes & learn best practices

Attend helpful workshop sessions

Grow from inspirational guest speakers, experts, and current international students

Network & fellowship with colleagues

Take home insights, tools, & resources to use in your program

Conference Overview

Please see additional information in the side menu


October 22-24, 2018


The 2018 International Student Program Conference (ISPC) will be held on the campus of Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL (greater Chicagoland area).

Wheaton College
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187


The Conference is for any person involved with a Christian school international student program, including (but not limited to):

  • International Program Directors
  • International Program Coordinators
  • Directors of Admissions
  • College Guidance Counselors
  • Host Parents
  • School Board Members
  • Principals
  • Heads of Schools
  • Superintendents
  • ESL Teachers
  • Teachers of all subjects


Regular Registration (July 1-September 30)

  • 1st Attendees: $285
  • Additional Attendees: $180
  • Pre-Conference Sessions: $60

Late Registration (October 1-22)

  • 1st Attendees: $310
  • Additional Attendees: $210
  • Pre-Conference Sessions: $70


  • Arrival and registration is Monday 10/22 from 12:00-5:45 PM.
  • Pre-Conference workshops begin Monday, 10/22 at 1:00 PM.
  • The opening dinner & session for all participants begins Monday 10/22 at 6:00 PM.
  • The conference ends on Wednesday, October 24 at 12:30 PM.

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn – Carol Stream
150 S. Gary Ave
Carol Stream, IL 60188

Block Code: WAN

October 21-25, 2018

Standard Room: $107
Suite: $127

To book a room:

Shuttle Information

Participants should plan to arrange their own transportation from the airport to their hotel or Wheaton College. Here are our transportation recommendations.

During the Conference
Complimentary shuttles between Wheaton College and the Holiday Inn-Carol Stream will be provided in the morning and afternoon of each day, with advance reservation only.

How to Register

Online registration is quick and easy.


You can contact Benjamin Euler, WA Global Network COO with any questions about the Conference including registration, transportation, content, schedule, flights, or special concerns.

Email: beuler [at]
Phone: 630-300-5218

We look forward to serving you!


Special thanks to the following organizations who make the ISPC possible through their financial support.