International Students

Founded in 1968, Saddleback College is one of the premier community colleges in California and the United States, with over 24,000 students, including over 300 international students from over 40 countries. We are located in beautiful Southern California and only a few miles away from the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean. In Orange County, Saddleback College ranks #1 in transfer to University of Southern California and UC Santa Barbara, and #2 to UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC San Diego.

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.


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Tuesday Peer Mentorship Program/Luncheon
Making friends with American students and having lunch together
Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30pm, QUAD

Conversation Group
Practicing English with native speakers from the community
First Thursday of each month, 12:00-1:00pm, SSC 107

International Student Thanksgiving Luncheon
Celebrating American holidays and having fun
Wednesday, November 15, 12-2pm, SSC 212

Career Service Workshop
Learning about employment procedure & information
Wednesday, December 6, 2-4pm, BGS 253

Spring 2018 International Student Orientation
Welcoming new students to Saddleback College
Monday, January 8, 8-12pm, SSC 212