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International Students of
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Where Our International Students Are From

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Students at Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, and Los Medanos College come from more than 70 countries to study; many then transfer to four-year universities to receive a bachelor’s degree. Learn more about the international student population. 

International Student Testimonials

  CCC Testimonials

 
Amy
COLOMBIA

The teachers (at CCC) are very good; the classes are perfect. You have the opportunity to share with people from other countries. They have a lot of services, support for the students, clubs, and organizations.

Rose - Cambodia
Emily
VIETNAM

The first thing I always think about (at CCC) is the international education office and the counseling office. They always help so much with the international students. Contra Costa College has a restaurant for us. I work for the restaurant to practice my prep program. 

Annie - Tanzania
Rose
CAMBODIA

My plan after CCC is to transfer as a Computer Science major. I want to graduate with my Bachelor’s (degree) and then move on to get my Ph.D. I have been thinking of applying to all the UC system. San Jose State (Univ.) plus Georgia Tech and UT Austin (University of Texas).

Rose - Cambodia

 

  DVC Testimonials

 
Brian
BURMA

Ever since I started studying in DVC, I haven't had any doubt about my decision to come here. DVC offers so many resources for students to succeed while also providing a chance for students to have a balanced life within their time here. I think that is the most valuable quality of the college.

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Celeste
SINGAPORE

I like DVC’s location because it’s in the middle of a lot of great nature places and cities. It’s not too far from San Francisco either, so we have options if you want to get out and enjoy California. I chose DVC because I heard it has a great transfer rate to a lot of great UCs, especially for Berkeley.

Celeste, Singapore
Diane
CAMEROON

The professors (at DVC)  are really accessible, either in class or after class. You can always go to their office hours; they’re always willing to help and listen to whatever issue you may have in the class. I’m involved in three (student) clubs. I’m actually the former President of the Women in Computer Science Club. Over there we go to hackathons, which are competitions for computer science students and we do a lot of other activities. I want to transfer to UC Berkeley, and I came to DVC because I think it’s the best school to transfer to UC Berkeley.

Diana, Cameroon
Juan Diego
PERU

I really like that its suburbs, so it’s a very nice area with shops, stuff to do around campus. And the great thing about it is if you don’t like peaceful, you also want crazy, you can catch the BART and go to San Francisco, hang out in the big city and it’s amazing! If you’re not sure about your major, this is an affordable option that you can explore, try different things and then transfer to a university that’s good for your major. After DVC, I plan to transfer to a 4-year university. My dream school would be the University of Southern California.

Juan diego, Peru
Khalid
QATAR

I would highly recommend DVC  to international students because it is a very friendly, safe, friendly environment. There are so many international students from around the world. It’s a great place. The professors are really nice, and it’s just a very friendly environment.

Khalid, QATAR
Mohamed
MALAYSIA

I like DVC ’s location because it has a lot of restaurants, especially being a Muslim, where I eat certain foods such as halal meat. So there’s a lot of variety that you can find it around DVC. I’m currently the President of the International Student Club, and also I’m working on campus as a student worker at the Career & Transfer Service. I’m planning to transfer to UC Davis.

Mohamed, Malaysia
Ravi
KAZAKHSTAN

Teachers here (at DVC) are great. They will always find time for students to help. This college offers many extracurricular activities and opportunities for your future studies and career plans. International Student Office is the place that I love. They’ll always be there for you and will do anything to help you.

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Taito
JAPAN

My studies at DVC and employment in the International Student Admissions & Services help me to become more independent as a student and learn things that I need to know in order to achieve my career goals in the future.

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Ting
TAIWAN

DVC has a lot of opportunities. If you were really serious about building up your resume and transferring to your dream school, join in clubs, student government, and talk to your instructors.

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Youn
SOUTH KOREA

I think the location of Diablo Valley College is really good. The groceries, hospitals, and housing are all available near campus. Mount Diablo, Yosemite, and Napa Valley are all around the city, so we can visit the travel spots during the vacation. I work as a student work in ISAS (international student office), and I also work as a math tutor in the math lab. Being involved in the campus makes me feel more connected to DVC and American society.

Youn, South Korea

  IEC@DVC Testimonials

     
Daniyal
IRAN

I would like to recommend this program, IEC, to every international student because IEC is like a bridge to DVC that prepares each student during this path.

Daniyal, Iran
Kongpob
THAILAND

I do well at DVC now because I took IEC before.

Kongpob, Thailand

  

  LMC Testimonials

 
Aline
BRAZIL

I like the weather here because it’s very similar to Brazil. I like the professors because they are very kind and very professional, and they are available all the time to help us. I recommend LMC because the location is perfect, the professors are very good, and they have many resources, and the international student office is very helpful and can help you in every step of your process.

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Feng
CHINA

San Francisco Bay Area is an awesome place, and the weather is super nice. I’m planning to transfer (from LMC) to UC Berkeley.

Feng, China
Melanie
GERMANY

When I came here to Los Medanos College as an international student, we had an orientation week. There were other students to help you find friends or just to talk with them, so you have somebody in school. And now I’m doing that with the new students that are coming in.

Melanie, Germany
Nafisat
NIGERIA

I like the professors (at LMC) because they are willing to help outside of class, and the classes are usually interactive, and it’s easy to make friends. I’ll be working in the library (next week), and I’m also involved in the International Student Club. I plan to transfer to Cal State East Bay.

Nafisat, Nigeria
Takeru
JAPAN

My study abroad experience (at LMC) brought me great influence and spiced up my life. I will never forget this experience.

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