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Welcome to ISP Activities!

ISP coordinates a range of activities throughout the year, from small trips like bowling and the summer picnic, to large events like the new student orientation and the transfer fair.  ISP also encourages students to participate in general campus events, which are listed on the campus Events Calendar.  To view upcoming ISP events, see Workshops & Events.

Check out some of our annual events for international students below!


The 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 relevant topics. 

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New students line up to check in at the Fall 2016 Orientation.
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De Anza President Brian Murphy welcome new students at the Spring 2017 Orientation.

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Students receive tips for success from ISP academic counselors.

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Students attend the Mini Club & Students Services Fair on the last day of Orientation.


Welcome Dinner

During the Orientation Program each quarter, a Welcome Dinner is held off-campus for all new students to get together and enjoy a free meal, sports, and other fun activities.  The event is hosted by ISI (International Students Inc.) which is a non-profit organization associated with Valley Church in Cupertino. 

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Students and staff meet and mingle before dinner at the Fall 2016 Welcome BBQ.


Summer Picnic

Students enrolled in the Summer Intensive ESL Course attend a Welcome Day and are invited to other activities throughout the summer to help them meet friends and get familiar with the community.  One of these activities is the Summer Picnic, which is held at Memorial Park, across the street from campus.

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Summer 2017 students hang out with local kids at Memorial Park.

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Students playing soccer at the 2017 summer picnic.


International Education Week

De Anza College celebrates International Education Week each fall with special workshops and events.

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Students practice Japanese calligraphy at the ISP Open House event to celebrate the 2016 International Education Week.

student in front of mapAn ISP student points out her country on the map at the ISP Open House 2016.



Transfer Fair

De Anza ISP hosts the annual International Transfer Fair 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.

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tables at the 2017 transfer fair students meeting reps


End-Of-Year Celebration

At 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 student who are graduating and/or transferring to universities. 

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Students add their transfer school to the board at the 2017 End-of-Year Celebration.

students getting ice creamStudents enjoying the ice-cream sundae bar at the 2017 End-of-Year Celebration.



International students who complete an Associate degree are able to participate in De Anza's traditional commencement ceremony in June. 

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Students hold up their diplomas at graduation.

International Student Programs
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek BLVD
Cupertino, CA 95014
Tel. (408) 864-8826
Fax. (408) 864-5638

Last Updated: 7/31/17