May 2021

International Program

Marks 50 Years of Hosting Students



Monica Uhlenbrauck is passionate about being FVL's International Coordinator. With the pandemic disrupting travel this year, our number of international students has dropped from the 40's to 26. Still, she sees those numbers rebounding and is excited about growing this program to share the Gospel with students from across the world.

FVL's first internationals to attend as full-time students were Alieu Fofana and Baboucarr Nyang. Natives of Gambia, they attended from 1970-1974. Interviewed in the Appleton Post Crescent, they described how they first heard of the opportunity to attend school in the U.S. They arrived for the 1970-71 school year. That makes 2020-21 FVL's 50th anniversary of hosting international students. 

Host Families Needed for 2021-22

Looking for a great way to share the Gospel and learn a different culture? FVL's International Program needs at least three host families for next year with applications already from a senior girl from Portugal, a junior boy from France, and a senior boy from Thailand. New applications are being processed, and more will be coming. Students pay their own expenses, and host families receive a stipend to offset costs. Email Monica Uhlenbrauck at for more information on these or other new students.

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Upcoming hours, deadlines, and some fast facts about the program.

Upcoming Concerts by FVL Bands and Choirs

Reserve a spot to attend a concert in person, or watch the concerts online!

Bargain Garden Celebrates 29 Years

Thank you to the Bargain Garden for over $1M in support!

Class of 2021 Graduation

Graduation for the FVL Class of 2021 will be livestreamed. In-person attendance by ticket only.

2021 Golf Outing

Join us for the 29th Annual FVL Golf Outing at High Cliff Golf Course in Sherwood on Friday, June 18. Register today!

Faculty & Staff Anniversaries & Updates

Milestone anniversaries, retirement, and a new faculty member for 2021-22.

2021-22 Budget / Financial Focus

Take a quick look at the progress of FVL's three key funds for 2020-21.

Around School

See the listing of student honors, get the scoop on the upcoming Pancake Feed, and find out what's happening around campus!

Getting Your FVL News

The pandemic has definitely changed how friends of FVL can stay up with the latest FVL news. Print copies are still being offered, but we recognize that due to restrictions, they are less available than in the past. We are excited to offer familiar publications in an easy-to-read and convenient online format. Whether it's the BEACON, the Legacy magazine, or the President's Report, it can come directly to your email. Complete the online subscription form to receive an email when your selected publications are released.

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