Agency Partners

Students should apply to St. Mary’s Ryken through one of the following preferred Agency Partners:


All students from any country may choose to use one of our preferred partners.  Many of the educational partners also offer homestay placement and application assistance.  You do not need to complete more than one application and may use the agency application in place of using this website.  

Agency Partner Links and Information :

The Cambridge Network
For many years, St. Mary’s Ryken has partnered with The Cambridge Network to ensure the best possible international program for our international students. The Cambridge Network’s international student program prepares students for life abroad prior to arriving at the school and continues to provide international students with on-going support throughout the school year.

To apply, please contact: The Cambridge Network at:

Still have questions? Use this link for further inquiries:

Visit The Cambridge Network

Educatius Group: 

St. Mary's Ryken High School is proud to partner with Educatius Group for its international high school student program. For 15 years, Educatius Group has helped students from 50+ countries choose and enroll in the perfect USA high school program, while supporting them in their American host family and school life throughout their stay.

For more information use the following link:

Visit Educatius Website

The Nacel Open Door Private School Program:

For years, NACEL Open Door has partnered with SMR to support international students in their quest for a strong College preparatory experience and ultimately college admissions results.  NACEL offers application and admissions support, academic support, homestay placement and over-sight for international students. 

For more information please contact or click the link below:

Christine Parker
Tel: 757-482-4238
Toll free: 1-866-530-4253
Email: cparker@nacelopendoor.orgm


The Nacel Open Door Private School Program

International Experience iE USA:

International Experience (iE-USA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational exchange organization that was founded in 2002. iE-USA is designated by U.S. Department of State (DoS) as a J-1 program sponsoring organization and is a fully listed member and accredited by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) for its J-1 and F-1 programs . IE-USA places high school students from around the world in carefully vetted host families while attending local private or public high schools for a semester or full academic year.

International Experience (iE) USA


American Homelife International:

Brian Kelley

AHLI Director Washington DC Area



American HomeLife International

If you have any questions about these agencies or application processes, please contact the Director of International Programs:

Mrs. Cheryl Shevchuk
Tel: 301-475-7667