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International Student Center:

Upcoming Events and Workshops


Please note that due to the COVID-19 public health emergency,
all International Student Program
workshops will be offered in an on-line format.

All times PST!

International Education Week:

November 16 - 20, 2020

Schedule of Events

The International Student Program at Irvine Valley College invites our faculty, staff and students to join the events our international students have planned to highlight some of the cultures represented in our program as a a part of International Education Week 2020 (​):

Monday, November 16:

“International Students:  Resilience During COVID-19”
Hear from a panel of current international students as they share their unique experiences as IVC international students during COVID-19.
Monday, November 16
12:00pm – 1:00pm (PST)
Register Here

“Indomie Talk”
Learn about Indonesian cuisine in this cooking demonstration by the Indonesian Student Club.  Recipe information can be found at:
Monday, November 16
5:00pm – 6:00pm (PST)
Register Here

Tuesday, November 17:

“Fun Facts About China”
Learn some interesting facts about China that you may not know from Qianming Fang.
Tuesday, November 17
12:00pm – 12:30pm (PST)
Register Here

International Club:  Baking Together – Cookie Time!
Join the International Club members and learn to make two delicious and festive cookies!  Recipe information can be found at:
Tuesday, November 17
5:00pm – 6:00pm (PST)
Register Here

Wednesday, November 18:​

“Angkor Nation”
Learn about the cultural heritage of Cambodia from Muny Vuth.
Wednesday, November 18
12:00pm – 12:30pm (PST)
Register Here

“Chinese Traditional Holidays”
Learn about the meaning and celebration of some of Chinese biggest holidays from Xiaohua Yao.
Wednesday, November 18
3:00pm – 3:30pm (PST)
Register Here

Cooking Demonstration:  Malai Tikka
Learn how to make this delicious Pakistani barbecue dish from Abdul Sadiq.  Recipe information can be found at:
Wednesday, November 18
5:00pm – 6:00pm (PST)
Register Here

Thursday, November 19:

“Colombia Culture and Facts”
“Travel” with us to Colombia to learn about this South American nation with a presentation by Laura Salazar.
Thursday, November 19
12:00pm – 12:30pm (PST)
Register Here

“Conversational Japanese”
The Japanese Club will teach viewers some simple Japanese words and phrases.
Thursday, November 19
4:00pm – 5:00pm (PST)
Register Here

Friday, November 19:

“Pho-Nomenal Vietnam”

Learn about the famous Pho – and other cuisine – from Vietnam with Dan Tran and Nhi Bui.
Friday, November 20
3:00pm – 3:30pm (PST)
Register Here​


Recurring Workshops:

International Student Virtual Chat
Join International Student Counselor Dalal Farsakh for an opportunity to chat, ask questions and engage with fellow international students in this on-line chat!​

1:00pm - 2:00pm on the following Thursdays:
August 27
September 3, 10, 24
October 8, 22, 29
November 5, 19
December 3, 10
All above dates:  Register Here!​

International Student Program Q&A Session
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Join Christina Delgado, Director, International Student Program for an opportunity to hear important updates and ask your questions related to IVC virtual study​.

Click the above links to register!

 ​ ISP Workshops:
(Descriptions for workshops are listed below)


University Representative Visits:​

International Admissions Representatives will be meeting with IVC international student in a virtual format during the fall semester.  Upcoming university representative visits include (all times PST):

California State University Northridge (CSUN)
Thursday, November 1
9:00am - 1:00pm
Individual Appointments (20 minutes)

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Monday, October 26
Workshop:  5:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 27
Individual CSUN Appointments:  2:00pm - 5:00pm

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
Tuesday, October 27
Workshop:  10:00am - 11:00am

Wednesday, October 28
Individual CSULB Appointments:  10:00am - 12:00pm

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Thursday, November 19
10:00am - 3:00pm
Individual Appointments (20 minutes)

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
Wednesday, November 25
10:00am - 2:00pm
Individual Appointments (20 minutes)

To Register:

Please call the International Student Program at 001-949-451-5414 or visit the Appointment Scheduling Lobby​.  The zoom link will then be sent to you by email by the university representative when scheduled.

Virtual Activities:​

Check back soon for upcoming virtual activities!


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Workshop Descriptions and Information

Please call 949-451-5414 or email to sign up for any Workshops. Please include your name and student ID number.

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Communicating with your professors is an important part of the American education process both in and out of the classroom.  Learn about how to effectively ask questions and get help from your professors so that you can be more successful in the classroom.

How to Use Your Health Insurance

Learn how to find a doctor, what to expect in terms of costs and how to file a claim with your IVC health insurance provider.

Workshop Descriptions

Immigration 101

Do you need a refresher on the basics of your F-1 visa status? If so, be sure to attend this workshop which will go over the regulations and benefits of your F-1 visa.

Optional Practical Training

If you are interested in learning how you can work off-campus in a job directly related to your major and gain valuable skills, please attend one of the OPT workshops.

Travel Preparation

It is important to know what you need to do to travel abroad and be able to return back to the USA. Learn about necessary visa renewal processes, I-20 signature processes and more.

University Transfer for International Students

The transfer and application process to university is often different for international students. Learn how to research universities, what the application processes and requirements are, as well as when you should begin to apply.


T: 949-451-5414
O: CEC 7

Regular Office Hours

Office Hours

Monday:​  9 am - 6 pm​
​Tuesday: ​ 9 am - 6 pm
​Wednesday: ​ 9 am - 6 pm
​Thursday:  9 am - 6 pm
​Friday: ​ 9 am - 4:30 pm​