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International Student Programs

COVID-19 Updates for F-1 Students

While the campus is virtual during the COVID-19 crisis, updates and announcements specifically for F1 international students will be posted here.   Check your email frequently as we will continue to send you urgent information by email . You can also monitor the general Foothill COVID-19 Update Website for all-campus updates.

Virtual ISP Office 

The ISP office continues to service F1 students virtually!   

AND please join our weekly drop-in advising hours and special virtual events to ask your questions and stay connected with staff and classmates:


Immigration Advising Hours 

Virtual Drop-in Advising will be offered every Monday and Thursday  from 2:00 to 3:00PM PST

(Refer to the Zoom link in your email, or contact the ISP office for the virtual meeting deails.) 

Special Events

(Refer to the Zoom link in your email, or contact the ISP office for the virtual meeting deails.)

Date Time Event
Wednesday, April 8 3:00-4:00pm PST

ISP Coffee Hour

Current students will lead this casual event to stay connected, hear from your classmates, and share how you're preparing for spring quarter.  

Friday, April 24 11:30AM-12:30PM PST

F1 Employment Workshop

Learn about the options for working while in F1 status, including eligiblity, requirements, and procedures for CPT and OPT.

Friday, May 22 1:00PM PST

Student-Led ISP Coffee Hour

  • Coupons and other ways to save money during lock down.
  • How to access tutoring through Foothill’s
    tutoring program.
  • Jobs available and where to specifically look for job postings on campus that F1 Visa students
    are eligible for.



Click here for most updated COVID-19 FAQ - updated April 1, 2020


Daily Updates

Wednesday, May 20

Virtual campus/online classes will continue through  summer & fall 2020

For the safety of our Foothill students, faculty and staff and all their families, summer and fall classes will be virtual/online—with a limited exception for select Allied Health labs.  Continuing students in active F1 status may take ALL online/hybrid classes and study from any location for the fall quarter.  We recommend registering for classes that end in a V or Z if you are studying outside of the U.S.  Courses that end in a Y will have an on-campus component.  You may maintain your F1 status from any location as long as you enroll and complete 12 units.


Tuesday, May 5

Note about COVID-19 and tuition fees

We will continue to keep you informed about the status of our Fall 2020 in-person classes; however, there is a possibility that some or all instruction for all or part of the Fall 2020 quarter will be delivered online.

Many factors are taken into consideration when calculating tuition and fees, including our ability to offer access to leading faculty and educational resources. Tuition and fees also help us offer student support services such as tutoring, counseling, and International Student Programs, all while ensuring that your courses are transferable no matter how they’re delivered. There will be no changes or reduction of our tuition or fees based on instructional method. International students will continue to receive a high quality, affordable education from the top community college District in California.

Thursday, April 2

Virtual Drop-In Immigration Advising

Drop in advising  via Zoom will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 2 to 3 pm for spring quarter.  Please join this Zoom chat and ask your immigration questions, or send an e-mail to to ask questions or request an individual Zoom appointment.


Health Insurance Update- Telemedicine & Co-pay Waivers

You can still get a referral to get the $50 doctor visit co-pay waived even though the campus health center is closed.  Click here view instructions on how to get a referral using Telemedicine.


Thursday, March 26 

Immigration Update- I-20 Travel Signatures

Due to COVID-19 we received notice that I-20's may now be signed electronically.  Until further notice, we will not be shipping I-20's locally or abroad.

If you need a travel signature, please email Merry Quittner at and include in your email:

  1.  Passport name

  2. Student ID number

  3. SEVIS number

  4. Subject: Travel Signature

  5.  Please let us know if you will be studying in the U.S. or outside of the U.S. for the spring quarter 

Friday, March 20

 It has been announced that remote instruction will continue through Spring quarter ending on June 26.  Please email us to let us know if you have questions about the spring quarter and check back here for regular updates.  We will hold a second chat for current students next week.  Stay tuned for details!


Monday, March 16

Foothill College Goes Virtual Due to COVID-19, as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020

ISP services will still continue virtually.  For general questions, email

For Immigration Advising, email Barbara Brown , Immigration Adviser, at


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