Marshfield International Student Exchange Program (MISEP)

  • MISEP Logo As our 21st Century learners embark on the technology age where global learning is the norm and not the exception, we welcome those of you from foreign countries interested in learning in our award-winning, nationally recognized high school.

    By opening our doors to the world, we hope to create a classroom where learning and sharing take on new meaning for everyone.

    International students add diversity to our school and community, inspire American students to view the world differently, and in some cases allow lessons to be seen through global lenses.

    The international students who attend Marshfield High School are exposed to intensive, rigorous instruction, extraordinary extra and co-curricular offerings, and a vast array of opportunities when considering post-secondary education.  We are grateful you are considering the Marshfield International Student Exchange (MISEP) Program and look forward to sharing more information with you. Please spend some time to explore this site and learn more about what MISEP can offer you.

    Luca, an exchange student from Germany, shares his experiences below.

International Student Testimonial

Why MISEP?

  •  REPUTATION AND RECOGNITION 

    Our school district has a proud legacy of exemplifying exceptional academic excellence rivaled by few if any in the state. Marshfield High School has consistently earned prominent national awards from highly prestigious news media outlets including a number one ranking in the state from Newsweek Magazine and The Washington Post. In 2013, Marshfield High School also received a number three state ranking for ”Best High Schools” from U.S. News and World Reports.

    Other recent successes include several national victories for our Ocean Sciences Bowl team and a national victory for our Dairy Science class. We also received the Top American Field Service (AFS) award, a leader in international high school student exchange. Finally, our high school was honored for being certified as a “Project Lead the Way” high school which promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities for students.  Marshfield High School also received the prestigious AP Honor Roll award from the College Board based on the District's dynamic Advanced Placement program.

    THE BEST ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM IN THE STATE & REGION 

    Complementing our vast array of curricular offerings, the hallmark of our high school remains the nearly 30 offerings we have available through our robust and expansive Advanced Placement (AP) program. Through Advanced Placement, students are able to enroll and receive college level credit for courses offered at Marshfield High School. Enrolling in Advanced Placement coursework increases a student’s eligibility for scholarships and makes candidates more attractive to American colleges. Some of our high school graduates have entered college with sophomore and even junior level status due to their commitment to AP coursework at Marshfield High School. Many other students stay in college the entire 4 years but also enjoy the flexibility of earning double or triple majors, several minor degrees, travel abroad, and the ability to work on research projects or internships. 

    Marshfield AP Scholar Historical Trends

     

    2004

    2005

    2006

    2007

    2008

    2009

    2010

    2011

    2012

    2013

    2014

    Scholars

    30

    36

    46

    46

    59

    61

    64

    75

    69

    75

    88

    Scholars with Honor

    17

    18

    27

    28

    28

    31

    30

    28

    22

    35

    35

    Scholar with Distinction

    36

    25

    38

    45

    40

    49

    65

    77

    69

    65

    76

    National Scholars

    10

    14

    9

    16

    16

    11

    9

    27

    26

    22

    21

    State Scholars

    1*

    1*

    0

    2*

    2*

    2*

    1*

    0

    1

    1

    1

    Total AP Scholars

    **94

    **94

    **120

    137

    145

    154

    169

    207

    187

    198

    221

    *State Scholars also counted in National Scholar

    **Based on past AP Scholar calculations by the College Board “the Total AP Scholars” double counted “AP National Scholars”. The “Total AP Scholars” calculations have been adjusted from 2002-2006 to reflect the current College Board calculations.

    Eighty-five percent of colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admissions decisions. In 2014, the AP College Board recognized 221 Marshfield High School students as National Scholars, Scholars with Distinction, Scholars with Honors, and Scholars, the largest groups since the inception of the AP program. Finally, for the thirteenth time, a Marshfield High School student was named the top AP State Scholar. This award goes to one male and one female student in the state each year. Marshfield has produced 13 AP State Scholars, far more than any other public high school in the state.

    A SAFE, COMFORTABLE MIDWESTERN ENVIRONMENT FOR YOU TO LEARN

    Marshfield is one of the safest communities in the region. The following chart illustrates Marshfield’s crime index with respect to state and national data.

    Crime Rate Marshfield SOURCE: USA.COM

    WORLD CLASS MEDICAL FACILITIES

    Marshfield is home to the Marshfield Clinic, a world-class medical facility and largest private group medical practice in Wisconsin. The Marshfield Clinic network represents more than 700 physicians spanning over 80 different medical specialties, more than 6,000 additional employees, and over 50 locations in northern, central and western Wisconsin. As a student attending Marshfield’s public schools, you are within minutes of this award-winning, multi-specialty facility.

    OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

    Our school district embraces as its educational ideology the principles of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), a term describing a mutually respectful group of administrators and teachers unified in their commitment to help students learn. District staff share a common vision, work and learn collaboratively, and interact frequently in an effort to improve instructional practices. This type of collegial participation ensures we are continually doing what is best for the students we serve. Benefits from this approach include reduced isolation of teachers, better informed and committed staff, and academic success for students. PLC school districts also offer relevant and ongoing staff-development to ensure continual school improvement.

    ROOM FOR GROWTH, ROOM FOR YOU

    Like many communities and school systems throughout the state, we have seen our student enrollment numbers decrease in recent years. We are therefore positioned well to accept students from other cultures and countries as we seek to enhance diversity in our school community. We also hope to increase cultural tolerance and understanding within our school, and build international alliances to permit greater study abroad opportunities. Your presence in our school system will help our students gain a better appreciation and understand of our ethnic differences (and similarities). We welcome applications from international students and value the cultural diversity and individual gifts you as an international student can bring to our high school.