Welcome to Boarding
A Home Away From Home
The Dalat boarding community is a home away from home for DIS students from international or local families who want their students to grow in independence. Living in the dorms is a great way to make new friends and learn life skills while living in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Please take a moment to scroll through our dorm photo album for a visual tour of dorm life:
We create a home-like atmosphere in each dorm to help students feel comfortable, secure and well cared for. Our dorms are all family-style, which means each dorm includes both genders and a variety of ages. This creates a close-knit family atmosphere, fosters healthy relationships between dorm students of different ages, and allows siblings to live together in the same dorm.
We offer many family-bonding opportunities which help students connect with one another and feel a sense of belonging: birthday parties for each student, special outings and activities, dorm family devotions, homemade daily breakfast and weekly special treats, service projects, dorm Christmas parties, and an annual dorm retreat.
The Greatest Strengths of our Boarding Community are:
Partnership With Parents
Since Dalat’s boarding program is an extension of the loving care that parents provide for their children, dorm staff seek to develop strong, close relationships with sending parents. Staff work closely with parents to understand and meet the individual needs of each student. Guest rooms are provided in the dorm building at reasonable rates so that parents always feel warmly welcomed and have the opportunity to observe dorm life first-hand.
Communication with parents is a high priority as dorm staff view themselves as partners in the process of caring for students. To stay in touch, dorm parents write weekly letters to parents and send pictures of the various activities in which students are involved. We welcome correspondence from parents about the individual needs and progress of their child.
Need a More Detailed Explanation of Dalat Boarding Life?
View our Online Residence Life Handbook for a detailed overview of Dalat’s Boarding Program. This document is also available to download in PDF format.