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Please review the newsletters below for important information about your F-1 visa and the program and services available at IVC:

International Student Workshops:

We are happy to offer our fall workshop series for international students.  For details on the specific topics, please see below the list of dates.   
Please call 949-451-5414 or visit the International Student Office to sign-up for any of the listed workshops. 
Workshop:                         ​Date:                   ​Time:                    ​Location:
​Immigration 101: 

February 16

3:00pm - 4:00pm
A 205​
Optional Practical Training (OPT): ​Wednesday,
February 22
​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 203
University Transfer for
International Students:
March 14

12:00pm - 2:00pm

A 203
Optional Practical Training (OPT):
March 16
3:00pm - 4:00pm
A 205
​University Transfer for
International Students
April 18
​12:00pm - 2:00pm ​A 203
​How to Use your Health Insurance: ​Wednesday,
April 19
3:00pm - 4:00pm​ ​LA 106
Optional Practical Training (OPT): Tuesday,
May 2
12:00pm - 1:00pm
​ A 203
​Travel Preparation: ​Wednesday,
​May 3​
12:00pm - 1:00pm​ ​A 203
​How to Communicate with
Your Professors
May 9
​12:00pm - 2:00pm ​A 203

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.

University Transfer for International Students:
The transfer and application process to university is often different for international students.  This workshop will teach you about the nuances of  the international student transfer process.  Learn how to research universities, what the application processes and requirements are, as well as when you should begin to apply.  
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.
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.
Travel Preparation:
As we get closer to the holiday break, 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.

Upcoming Events:

IVC/ISI Conversation Partner Program

International and ESL students are invited to join a FREE conversation partner program hosted by the International Student Center and ISI Friendship Council.  Local community members will come to the IVC campus on the following days to practice English with our international students. 

​Date: ​Time: ​Location:
​Thursday, February 9 ​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 213
​Thursday, February 23 ​​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 213
​Thursday, March 9 ​​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 213
​Thursday, April 13 ​​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 203
​Thursday, April 27 ​​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 203
​Thursday, May 11 ​​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 203
Practice English, learn about American culture and our local community!  Join the Conversation Partner Program!  Please see the attached flyer for more information:

Conversation Partnership Program.pdfConversation Partnership Program.pdf

 Sign-Up is required by calling 949-451-5414, visiting the International Student Center or emailing with your name, student ID number and dates you would like to attend.

University Transfer Events:


CSU International Student University Transfer Fair:

The International Student Program is hosting 18 California State University (CSU) international student admission representatives for an international specific transfer fair!
International Student University Transfer Fair
Wednesday, April 19
10:00am – 1:00pm
SSC Quad
(In front of Student Services Center)
Meet with representatives who work specifically with international student admissions to learn about how to apply to CSU schools.  Sign-up is not required; simply stop by the tables between 10am - 1pm on April 19.

University Representative Visits:

The IVC Transfer Center hosts university representatives at the IVC campus to meet with students each month.  Please visit for the latest calendar and list of visitors.

Campus Tours:

UCLA STOMP Conference

Friday, April 28
7am - 5:30pm 

All campus tours require sign-up at the Transfer Center in SSC 230.  Space is limited so reserve your space today!


Please visit the Transfer Center in the Student Services Center, SSC 230 for more information about these and other transfer related events!




Christina Delgado
International Student Program Director

Maria Lopez
International Student Program Specialist

David Chang
International Student Program Technician

Julia Rozova
International Student Program Technician

T: 949-451-5414
O: Student Services Center, Room SSC 140 


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