International Students

Saddleback College is one of the premier community colleges in California and the United States. We are located in beautiful Southern California and only a few miles away from the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean.  Saddleback College is a two-year, postsecondary institution of higher education fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The College is known for its well equipped, high-tech learning centers and laboratories, challenging academic curricula, strong student support services and high transfer rates to prestigious universities, like UC Irvine Berkeley, Los Angeles, and San Diego, University of Southern California, and other premier institutions of higher education.

The International Student Program is here to assist you during your application process and while you are a student at Saddleback College. The office provides a variety of services that include F-1 student visa immigration advising, health insurance registration, academic workshops, seminars, and social events.

New Student Orientation and Welcome Packet





Saddleback College International Students are invited to attend the following informational workshops and events specifically related to optimizing the Saddleback experience. Please check the ISO Facebook page and website for upcoming workshops & events.  We look forward to your participation!

International Student Mentor Workshop


Event Title


January 6, 2016 9:00am

MANDATORY International Student Orientation

SSC 212

January 29, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm International Student Orientation (Make-up) SSC 211
February 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm Immigration 101 Workshop SSC 212
February 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm Mentorship Program "Meet and Greet" SSC 212
February 24, 2016
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spring 2016 Workshop - International Health Insurance SSC 211
March 9, 2016
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spring 2016 Workshop - Practical Training & Employment SSC 212
April 6, 2016
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spring 2016 Workshop - Transferring Schools, Travel & Visa Renewal SSC 212