Residential Life

Carlisle - International Program - 2013 Girls HouseAt Carlisle, learning and living with peers and committed, caring adults create a community consistent with our mission. The experience of being away from home instills a sense of confidence and responsibility, thus providing a smoother transition to college. Boarding life grants students the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, and get to know them through studying together, sharing fun in the boarding house, participating in the arts and athletics, and enjoying weekend trips and activities.

Studying away from home is not only about education in the classroom, but also about learning from daily experiences. Our International Program is dedicated to ensuring that our boarding students have many opportunities to have fun and make friends. Weekly activities and entertainment options are provided, such as music concerts, theater, sports events, movies, shopping, and day trips. Located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Martinsville-Henry County region offers small-town charm with a rich variety of cultural and outdoor opportunities. Explore the Virginia Museum of Natural History or Piedmont Arts Association. Catch a theater performance at our local Theatre Works or a concert at the Rives Theatre. Enjoy the outdoors at the Smith River Sports Complex or along our numerous walking trails and parks. Only an hour away in the metropolitan areas of Roanoke, Virginia and Greensboro, North Carolina, you can find even more opportunities for entertainment, dining and shopping.

A bedroom in the girls' boarding house.

A bedroom in the girls’ boarding house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the tuition. Students are provided with breakfast every morning at the International Student Houses. Our catered lunches include a hot bar, salad bar, deli bar, yogurt/cereal bar, fresh fruit, and a drink. Dinner is served in the student houses. Students often dine out as part of weekend activities, and many times students find it fun to cook their favorite meals for the house to share a part of their culture.