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De Anza does not operate any housing facilities, but the Office of College Life maintains a webpage that provides information about off-campus rental listings and room-sharing services. The college does not assume responsibility for any housing facilities. See
Students who are experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness can find information about resources available to them at
The office of International Student Programs (ISP) addresses the needs of De Anza’s international (F-1 Visa) students and helps them adjust to their lives in the United States. Prospective and degree-seeking international students are encouraged to contact the office, visit the campus and view ISP’s website.
ISP has a professional, multilingual staff who are well-informed about educational development, personal and financial planning, cross-cultural issues, immigration rules and regulations, and community programs and resources. The international student counselors assist international students in designing their educational plans and prepare students for their transfer to a four-year university to continue their undergraduate education.
Each quarter, ISP organizes an orientation program for all new international students, covering a wide range of topics, including assessment, health issues, academic skills, personal safety, banking and transportation. ISP also conducts numerous workshops throughout the academic year on a broad range of topics such as employment, transfers to four-year universities and F-1 Visa rules. To help international students in their adjustment to life in the Bay Area and the United States, ISP organizes a selection of social and cultural programs and activities. To protect international students from the high costs of medical care in the U.S., all F-1 Visa students are required to purchase and subscribe to the international student health insurance selected by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District.
Location: RSS, Second Floor Telephone: 408.864.8826
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Learning Communities provide students with the opportunity to connect more closely with classmates, instructors and advisers. By actively participating in a program, students have access to fun, friendly environments with proven success rates. Success, support and friends are hallmarks of these programs.
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FYE is an academic support program for first-time students who are also the first in their families to attend college. FYE integrates multiple fields of study with community engagement, and provides students with practical insight on how to have a successful college experience. Students enrolled in FYE will have:
■ Common readings and assignments in all classes
■ Academic and personal support from a counselor
■ Fun while learning and building community
Location: LCW 102 Telephone: 408.864.8470 Email: Website:
The Honors program provides students the opportunity to explore subjects in depth. Honors projects challenge students to think more analytically and to make more connections between their classes and with the world, helping them transform themselves, their communities, and their environment. The Honors program is designed to:
■ Challenge students to achieve their intellectual potential
■ Improve students' critical thinking, writing and discussion skills
■ Help students understand connections between disciplines
■ Encourage close interaction among students and with instructors
■ Support timely and appropriate university transfer objectives
Location: S33B Telephone: 408.864.8833
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The Humanities Mellon Scholars program is designed to expose a diverse population of students to the humanities – which can help students develop essential skills for innovation, critical thinking and problem solving. Participants can take classes together, earn a Certificate of Achievement in Humanities and get ready for transfer in two years. They’re also eligible for paid internships and other financial help, workshops, social events and guaranteed admission for up to 20 students to the University of San Francisco. Email: Website:
IMPACT AAPI works to support and challenge Asian American and Pacific Islander students and to close the gaps in academic achievement and transfer by focusing on students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in higher education. The program was initially funded through an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Location: LCW 102
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Open to all students, Latinx Empowerment at De Anza (LEAD) provides mentorship and opportunities for community engagement. Students in the program develop their leadership skills by engaging in course-related service learning projects while reading and writing about Latinx culture, history, literature and social issues.
The goal of the program is to help students find a connection to the college and their communities, and to understand their power as agents for positive social change. Cornerstones of the program are community service, social justice and developing a sense of familia.
Location: Equity and Engagement Division, MLC 250
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