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 University Visits & Workshops

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

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

Click here to view the Spring 2018 University Visits Calendar


Click here to view the Spring 2018 ISP Workshop Calendar


Workshop Descriptions

Workshop Description

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.

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.

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.

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.

Exit Workshop
Is it your last quarter at De Anza?  Whether you are transferring to another school in the US, returning to your home country, or planning to do OPT, you must follow the proper exit procedures.  ISP counselors and advisors will explain the steps to graduation and/or leaving De Anza.
 F-1 Immigration

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.

ISP Counselors explain the benefits and steps to completing the UC TAP (Transfer Admission Planner) and TAG (Transfer Admission Guarantee).

Beyond OPT:

Options for living & working in the US
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: 4/19/18