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Admitted International Students

Orientation

The international student orientation events are now hybrid to accommodate students studying inside the U.S. on the F-1 visa as well as students who will begin their studies online from abroad. 

Several weeks before registration opens for your first quarter, you will be added to an online orientation course (Foothill ISP Orientation) which you can complete at your own pace in order to prepare for the live orientation events. Admitted students: check your email for the invitation to this course as well as the Zoom links and details to join the virtual orientation events outlined below.

Fall 2022 Orientation Events

Note: All events are in Pacific Standard Time (California time). Event dates and times subject to change.

Event Date Time

Registration Workshop* (virtual)

Wednesday, August 3

7am and  7pm Pacific Time (choose one time to attend)

Late Registration Workshop* (virtual)

Wednesday, September 7

7pm Pacific Time

F-1 Student Orientation (in-person)

Wednesday and Thursday, September 14 and 15

@ Foothill College Dining Hall (Rm 2201) 9:30am - 3pm on 9/14 and 12:30pm - 4pm on 9/15

Welcome Events (in-person)

Thursday, September 15 - Friday, September 23

See the event flyers below for more details.

*All Registration Workshops contain the same information. Students should choose one date and time to attend this event.

Event Descriptions

Registration Workshop

This is a crucial workshop for all new students to prepare for registration. It includes a tutorial on how to navigate MyPortal, find your registration date, search the schedule of classes, and register.  

Academic counselors will provide valuable tips on the following topics:

  • understanding the waitlist process
  • transfer credit and general education (GE) requirements
  • prerequisites/corequisites/and advisories
  • and more!

We strongly advise that admitted students complete the placement process and review the online orientation course prior to attending this workshop.

F-1 Student Orientation (for F-1 students INSIDE the U.S. only) 

This is a mandatory event for all new F-1 students who have entered the U.S. and all new transfer students inside the U.S. The two-day, in-person event will give you the opportunity to meet staff and classmates and get familiar with the campus and resources available. Presentations will provide vital information on activating and maintaining your F-1 status, using your student health insurance, planning for your educational goal and more. 

Arrival Documents

A tutorial on how to submit the following mandatory F-1 Arrival Documents will be included during the welcome presentations: 

  • A copy of your I-94 record (download from https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/)
  • International Student Agreement Form
  • Personal Data Information Form 
  • Health Statement Form

The deadline to upload these documents is the second Friday of the quarter and failure to submit may result in cancellation of your I-20.

Welcome Events

In the week following the mandatory two-day in-person orientation, the International Student Programs will host a variety of optional activities and excursions to introduce you to the area and give you a chance to make friends and have fun before classes begin. 

Students can sign up for the events in person at the orientation. Please see event details below.

091422 F22 Orientation One Pager091522 F22 New Student Focus Group091622 F22 Welcome Dinner091922 F22 ISP Open House092122 F22 Bowling Night092322 F22 Monterey Field Trip

HOW TO APPLY

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International Student Programs Office

650.949.7293


foothillinternational@fhda.edu


Administration Building 1900 Room 1933

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