International Students

The International Student Program staff is ready to support you via email, Zoom Chat and In Person.

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Zoom Chat Support Hours:

We are available to support you via Zoom Chat - Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 12:00pm. 
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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.

Deqin from China Deqin is from China. She studied Theatre Arts and participated in many on-campus events that led to her success. Deqin was accepted by both UCLA & UC Berkeley and chose UCLA!
Viviana from Germany Viviana is from Germany. She majored in Business Marketing. She was involved in Peer Mentorship Program. Viviana transferred to George Mason University Fairfax!
Luo from Taiwan Luo came from Taiwan. He graduated from Saddleback with an Associate’s Degree in Psychology. He was accepted by UCLA. Go Bruins!
Mohd from India Mohd is from India. As a mentor in the Peer Mentorship Program, he helped other international students adjust to the new environment and met new lifelong friends! Mohd transferred to UC Berkeley.
Jehan from Egypt Jehan is from Egypt. She studied Business Marketing and was very involved campus activities. She was accepted by Cal Poly Pomona beginning fall 2018!
We wish her the best on her new educational endeavors!
Ruyi from China Ruyi, a Chinese international student, majored in Business Management. In the Peer Mentorship Program, she learned about the American culture with the help of her peer mentor. Ruyi transferred to UC Riverside.

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 the University of Southern California and UC Santa Barbara, and #2 to UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC San Diego.

Country-of-Origin Contact List
The Country-of-Origin Contact List is a resource offered to international students and resident students which lists the country of origin and contact information of participating faculty, administrators, and staff. The goal is to help our students find a faculty, administrator, or staff member on campus that is of the same nationality, is fluent in their native language and/or is familiar with the culture of the student's country of origin. Click here to view the Country of Origin Contact List. All students are welcome to contact any of the individuals on the list.


Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report

The Annual Security Report is available on the Saddleback College Police Department website at Saddleback College Police and Emergency Information | Saddleback College.

You can obtain a hard copy of the Annual Security Report by contacting the Saddleback College Police Department at 949-582-4585.

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.