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Every year more than 2 million students come from all over the world to further their educational pursuits at California’s 114 community colleges. They’re building real world career skills, preparing to transfer to a university, or simply enriching their lives through learning.

This application is your first step.

Soon, you’ll be on an educational journey toward your own fulfilling and rewarding career.

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California community colleges welcome qualified international students. In addition to providing an education for students from other parts of the world, the presence of international students enriches the academic environment for all students.

Many colleges request the following:

• International student application
• Certification of finances
• Proof of English competency

Most colleges have online information related to international students. If you have further questions, administration staff at your desired college can provide answers.