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International Student Newsletters:

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:
​Optional Practical Training (OPT):

September 27

​2:00pm - 3:30pm ​A 213
How to Use Your Health
October 12
​3:00pm - 4:00pm ​LA 204
​Immigration 101: (CANCELED) ​Wednesday,
October 19
​3:00pm - 4:30pm ​LA 204
​University Transfer for
International Students
October 20
​12:00pm - 1:30pm ​B 104
Optional Practical Training (OPT): ​Wednesday,
October 26
​2:00pm - 3:30pm ​LA 201
​Immigration 101: ​Wednesday,
November 16
​2:00pm  - 3:00pm LA 201
Optional Practical Training (OPT): ​Thursday,
November 17
​12:00pm - 1:30pm ​CEC 3
Travel Preparation: ​Tuesday,
November 29
​12:00pm - 1:30pm ​CEC 3


Optional Practical Training (OPT):
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 below. 
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.  See below:

University Transfer for International Students.pdfUniversity Transfer for International Students.pdf
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!
Counseling Workshops:
The Counseling Center at IVC is sponsoring a series of workshops to help students deal with the stress of being a college student.  The "Stress Busters" workshop series offers free and fun workshops to help you manage stress and anxiety whether it be through mindfulness and meditation training, creative arts or plants and nature.  For a complete list of available workshops this fall, please visit Fall 2016 Stress Busters Workshops.pdfFall 2016 Stress Busters Workshops.pdf

Upcoming Events:

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Join us for a celebration of this most American holiday! 

Holiday Open House

Stop by the International Student Office for tasty holiday treats.  No sign up is necessary so please stop by.

Wednesday, December 7
10:00am - 2:00pm
International Student Office

 Career Edge!

Irvine Valley College, UCI and the Irvine Chamber of Commerce are proud to offer this FREE program to IVC students who are interested in improving their business skills.  Career Edge is a series of courses that address different topics to help students be more marketable in the workplace.  Some of the courses are on-line, some are in-person.  Upon completion of the course, you will be able to attend a workshop with local business professionals. 

This is a great opportunity for you to become more competitive in your future career!  See the flyer below for registration information and is FREE!



University Transfer Events:

Coming soon!




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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