International Students


RTS-Orlando is blessed to host dozens of students from outside the continental USA. In recent years we have had students with us who come to Oviedo from Canada, Egypt, Uganda, Malawi, Singapore, Chile, China, Australia, the Netherlands, Thailand, and many others.

Our International Care Team

A group of international students is here to help make the transition to life in Oviedo a bit smoother for families and students coming from overseas. Landing at MCO, figuring out a new way of life, and then almost immediately beginning coursework (due to visa requirements) is daunting for nearly everyone. But our team is here to help by offering the following:

  • Helping coordinate airport pickup
  • Working with Admissions and new students on locating housing
  • “Buddying” with new international students/families on practical things like finding cars, getting driver’s licenses, sorting out grocery stores and schools and healthcare and all the rest!
  • Helping with finding a church home
  • Being a friend to call or a shoulder to cry on!


Other International Activities

We regularly host informal gatherings for international students and families as well as mentoring groups for the spouses of international students. Several faculty members also take a particular interest in hosting international families in their homes for meals.