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Workshops & Events

Check back frequently as new workshops, university visits, and other events are added to the calendar regularly.

Always check the Transfer Center website for additional university visits and workshops.

(Note: Location, date & time of events are subject to change)

January 2017
Event Description
18       Workshop! Staying in Status: F1 Visa Regulations 12:30-1:30pm  Santa Cruz Room, Campus Center

Workshop! Understanding your Health Insurance   (Free pizza!) 

12:30-1:30pm Conference Room A, Campus Center         
26 University Rep! Northern Arizona University 8-11am Dining Hall- info table
February 2017


University Rep!  Notre Dame de Namur University 10am-1pm Dining Hall- info table


Workshop! F-1 Employment
11:30am-12:30pm L21


University Rep! Hult International Business School 10am-12:00pm Dining Hall- info table


Transfer Applications (CSU+private applications)
1:30-2:30pm Santa Cruz Room, Campus Center


University Rep! University of Colorado- Colorado Springs
9-10am Dining Hall- info table


Workshop! Choosing a Major for Transfer & Beyond
12:30-1:30pm Santa Cruz Room, Campus Center


University Rep! Notre Dame de Namur University 10am-1pm Dining Hall- info table
21 University Rep! San Francisco State 10am- 2pm ISP Office
22 University Rep! CSU Northridge 10am-2pm ISP Office
23 Workshop! Choosing Classes for Spring Quarter
1:30-2:30pm Santa Cruz Room, Campus Center
28 University Rep! San Jose State 10:00am-2:00pm ISP Office
March 2017


University Rep! Notre Dame de Namur University 10am-1pm Dining Hall- info table


University Rep! CSU Northridge 10am-2pm ISP Office


University Rep! San Francisco State 10am-2pm ISP Office


Presentation! San Jose State F' 17 ADMITTED STUDENTS: Next Steps 1-2pm L82


Presentation! San Jose State PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: Still Apply for F'17
2-3pm L82


New Student Orientation (Spring 2017)


University Rep! Notre Dame de Namur University 10am-1pm Dining Hall- info table


University Rep!  Savannah College of Art & Design 10am-2pm Dining Hall- info table


TRAVEL REQUEST DAY(bring in your I-20 by 4pm for same-day travel approval)

8:30am-5pm ISP Office


Workshop Descriptions
Workshop Description

F-1 Employment

Overview of different types of on and off campus employment. Eligibility, Social Security number, application for authorization and practical trainings will be explained.

Graduation & Transfer Readiness

Discuss issues and tips for successful graduation and transfer to 4-years institution;such as filing for AA/AS degrees, choosing the right university, GE and IGETC certification, etc.

Applying to UC

The application deadline for the University of California is November 30th. Are you on the right track towards completing all of the IGETC and major requirements? Each UC campus is unique and admissions are done by individual campus. The quality of personal statement is essential for the admission consideration.

Applying to CSU
Learn about the procedures for CSU admission and get help completing the application and reviewing transfer requirements.
Understanding Your Health Insurance Learn what is covered under your student insurance plan, how to submit claims, and tips for saving money on health-related expenses.
GE Requirements
A review of the three GE ‹General Education› patterns: AA/AS, CSU, IGETC. Will also cover GE certification for transfers.
Tips for Personal Statement & Recommendation Letters
Admissions to universities have become more and more competitive.  Every top university is looking for students who not only have excellent grades, but is seeking students who are outstanding in personal experiences and will distinguish them from other students.  International Student Counselors will provide tips on how to get the best recommendation letters and how to write a good personal statement.
Private University Applications

Applying to private universities is quite different from applying to CSU or UC. Private universities offer more scholarships and financial assistance to students. Understand how to research for the right private university for you.


How To Deal

With Emergencies

In case of an accident or emergency, such as an auto or bicycle accident, injuries, or apartment burglaries: What should you do? In case of a personal injury or crisis, such as major illness, sudden loss or family member or financial resources, sexual assault: What should you do? To protect yourself, learn about how to prevent these events and deal with these dangers.
Staying in Status: F-1 Immigration Regulations

Overview of all F-1 rules and regulations, which are constantly changing. Be updated on the latest developments regarding SEVIS, travel, visa renewal, legal F-1 status, full time enrollment, benefits of F-1 status, and more.

Filing for your Degree and/or Certificate


Counselors at ISP work with students on their Graduation requirements. A couple of days during the Spring Quarter are exclusively dedicated to help students filing for Graduation of AA/AS degrees and certificates programs. Take advantage of these dates to file for your degree in a timely manner.
Choosing a Major & Career How to assess your career interest(s) and choose the right major to match.  Also learn the process for changing your major.
Making the Most of your Transfer Fair

The Transfer Fair is the best opportunity for you to meet face-to-face with an admissions officer.  This workshop will advise you on what types of questions to ask and how to get the information you need in order to prepare you well for your application in the future and your chance of being accepted.

Beyond F-1:

Pursuing H-1Band

Permanent Residency
Are you interested in knowing what are some options that an international student has after graduation and Practical Training?  How does a company hire and sponsor an employee for the work permit and visa, H-1B?  What do student have to prepare to apply for H-1B?  How can one become eligible for Permanent Resident, or Green Card?  An immigration attorney will give you an overview of the eligibility, requirements, and procedures.  Get the information early and plan your future.
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International Student Programs
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek BLVD
Cupertino, CA 95014
Tel. (408) 864-8826
Fax. (408) 864-5638

Last Updated: 3/1/17