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ISP coordinates a range of activities and special events throughout the year, from monthly International Squad meet-ups to large events like the new student orientation and the annual spring transfer fair.

Orientation

students at orientationThe International Student Orientation Program is offered three times per year for new students starting in fall, winter, or spring quarters.  In addition to meeting ISP staff and getting to know classmates, students attend workshops on academics, F-1 immigration policies, health and safety, and other important topics.  Visit our Orientation page for more details.

Workshops

Special topics workshops led by ISP staff are offered throughout the academic year.  Some of the most popular workshops include TAG/TAG, UC and CSU Applications, and F-1 Employment.  Check the Workshops page for the current quarter's workshop calendar.

Transfer Fair

uc davis transfer fair tableThe international offices at Foothill and De Anza Colleges host the annual FHDA International Transfer Fairs each spring with representatives from over 70 universities from California and across the U.S.  The event is free and open to all students who want to get more information about their transfer options.  Dates and details about the fairs, including a list of participating schools are posted several weeks before the event on the Transfer Fair page.

International Squad Meet-ups

students at lunar new year partyISP's International Squad meet-ups are casual and fun events for students that occur once a month on Fridays.  They are a great way for students to meet friends and ISP staff, hang out and relax, and get involved with activities at De Anza .  Activities are different each month, so check your email for updates.

End-of-Year Celebration

students eatingAt the end of spring quarter, ISP hosts a celebration to honor all the achievements of our international students throughout the year and give special recognition to the students who are graduating and/or transferring to universities.  The event usually involves student performances, special VIP guest appearances, food and fun!  All students are encouraged to join the festivities.

Graduation

students at graduationStudents who complete an Associate Degree are invited to wear a cap and gown and participate in De Anza's traditional commencement ceremony in June.  ISP staff attend the school-wide graduation ceremony to congratulate our international students and give them a special medal.

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