International Student Program

Southside Christian School, located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains near Greenville, SC, welcomes students from all cultures around the world. Established in 1967, SCS has a respected history as an excellent Christian school characterized by a strong biblical foundation, a rich fine arts program, a strong athletic program, and a variety of academic and leadership opportunities. Southside Christian School offers a dual-enrollment program with Palm Beach Atlantic University as well as many Advanced Placement courses.

One of the unique features of Southside Christian School is our International Student Program wherein international students live with English-speaking Christian families while attending SCS. We believe this offers a much better learning environment for our students while providing intentional emotional and social support. Students become more familiar with both the language and culture through their interaction with a homestay family. Ongoing support is provided to homestay families throughout the year.

If you are interested in the International Student Program and would like more information,



Meet Carla Evans

Meet Carla Evans

International Student Program Director

Carla Evans provides leadership for every aspect of our International Student Program. She holds bachelors’ degrees from Southern Wesleyan University in music and psychology and a certification in teaching English as a second language from the University of Cambridge. She has a Master of Education degree from Columbia International University.

Throughout her seventeen-year career, Carla has held various teaching positions from kindergarten through adult studies in the United States and Europe, including a term on the mission field in the Czech Republic. At Southside Christian School, she has served as the Elementary School music teacher and has taught  in Student Success Services. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Carla was involved in many aspects of the International Student Program before becoming the Director. She has also directed the Southside Christian Summer English Academy since 2012; coordinated academic support programs and group activities for international students; and worked closely with the homestay families, homestay students, and the High School faculty. Carla and her husband, Jason, have two sons, Jaxon and Jadon.