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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.

Check back as we will be adding workshops!

Recurring Workshops:

Health & Wellness Center's Lunch & Learn
Every Monday & Wednesday in April
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Learn the most up-to-date COVID-19 information and ask your questions to IVC's in-house doctor, Michele Moscarello, MD.

Mental Health Group Forum
Every Tuesday
11:30am - 12:30pm

IVC's Clinical Psychologist, Debbie Hutchinson, will be hosting this informal support group for students to discuss the current situation and ways to address concerns and manage stress.

International Coffee Hour
Every Wednesday
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Topics vary weekly!
April 22: Link posted soon!
April 29: Link posted soon!
May 6:  Link posted soon!

Join your friends in an informal way to chat, connect and have some fun over a cup of coffee or tea!  Topics vary each week.

International Student Virtual Chat
Every Thursday
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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

 ISP April Workshops:

(Descriptions for workshops are listed below)

Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Tuesday, April 7
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Keep Connecting & Managing Stress
Wednesday, April 8
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Debbie Hutchinson, PsyD, LMFT from IVC's Health & Wellness Center for tips on how to manage stress and stay connected in these times.

University Transfer for International Students
Monday, April 13
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Information Flyer: 

COVID-19 and Your Academic Questions
Tuesday, April 21
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Zoom link:
Information Flyer:

F-1 Transfer & Travel Preparation
Wednesday, April 29
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom link coming!


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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.

How To Communicate with Your Professors

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:​  8:30 am - 5:30 pm​
​Tuesday: ​ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm​
​Wednesday: ​ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm​
​Thursday:  8:30 am - 5:30 pm​
​Friday: ​ Closed