International Students in Fort Worth

International Students

KWC Performing Arts believes international exchanges are essential to developing strong leaders and diverse artists. We create global minded individuals through summer exchanges, international study tours and the home hosting experience.

In 1989, KWC hosted our first 3 international students through Fort Worth Sister Cities International. Since that time, we have hosted over 800 exchange students from all over the world including Albania, Italy, Finland, Latvia, Germany, Mexico, Hungary, Scotland, Australia, China, Indonesia, Spain, Israel and Switzerland.

Students are home-housed while in Fort Worth and participate in a schedule of activities that introduce them to Texas culture. Organized student activities include sporting events, museums, theatre, shopping and culinary fun. Everything from a family soccer day to a trip to Billy Bob’s for Texas line dancing makes the experience complete.

While participating in KWC, international students experience:

  • Musical Theatre production and education in a professional venue
  • An opportunity for English language immersion
  • Leadership opportunities through KidPower Leadership
  • Life-long international friendships

Do More While You're Performing Abroad

Ready to bring kids from your country to Fort Worth, Texas, USA? Apply to be a Chaperone at our KWC Performing Arts International Musical Theatre and Leadership Camp for 2023! This camp is designed to introduce our students to musical theatre and entrepreneurship through an original musical theatre production.

Every summer, KWC welcomes 30-50 students from around the world to attend our camp alongside other local kids ages 6-18. All exchange students stay with host families for three weeks while in Fort Worth. Students will attend camp on Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, then students & chaperones will participate in a wide variety of scheduled activities that expose you to Texas culture. All international groups will depart to Texas on July 7-8, 2023, then return home on August 1-2, 2023. International groups are not allowed to arrive any earlier or leave any later than these dates.

Contact Rachel Williams if you’re interested in attending Summer Camp as an exchange student or as delegation leader/chaperone.

Ready to register your group as a delegation leader/chaperone? Click the link to fill out the application! 

Become a Host Family

Each Summer, KWC welcomes 40-60 students and their chaperones from countries from all over the world. We need friendly, flexible and FUN families who can co-create an incredible Texas adventure for our guests. All exchange students stay with host families for the three weeks while they participate in July International Musical Theatre Camp. This gives our guests an authentic Fort Worth experience.

Contact Rachel Williams at 817-737-5437 for more information.

Hosts provide transportation to and from camp and activities, breakfast, dinner and weekend meals. Exchange students have prepaid for lunch at camp, camp tuition, activities and medical insurance. Background checks and home visits are required for all host families.

KWC Around the World

The KWC Professional Staff, Alumni, Leaders and Touring Company have a rich history of international exchange. When abroad, KWC connects to city and world leaders, provides workshops for schools and teachers, and creates performances in traditional and non-traditional venues. Past exchanges include Reggio Emilia, Italy; Novellara, Italy; Trier, Germany; Menashe Region, Israel; and Albania.

To bring KWC to your community, contact Rachel Williams, International Community Relations at 1-817-737-5437.