International Student Office

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.




Dear all current SC International Students-

As you may know arriving on campus can be scary for any freshman, but as an international student you are also faced with cultural changes, family separation, and a heavy course load.

To help ease the transition, the Saddleback International Student Office with the help of a grant from ASG, started a peer mentoring program for international students to become better adjusted to their new surroundings.

We're reaching out to you because you have valuable knowledge and experience in adjusting to campus life that will be helpful to new international students. 

As a peer mentor you will develop leadership skills, expand your global awareness, participate in fun campus events and make new friends! We ask you to consider helping a new student for one semester to help them adjust to Saddleback and the life in South Orange County.

So don't wait any longer. Become a peer mentor today!

If you are interested in becoming an International Student Peer Mentor, please submit a paragraph stating your interest and how you believe you can support new international students. Email to by February 2nd.

We hope to hear from you soon!