About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the International Student Programs is to:

  • Support and assist all international students in successfully achieving their educational goals
  • Provide seamless coordinated service to current and prospective students in a friendly, supportive and professional manner
  • Promote international/global awareness and intercultural understanding through development and implementation of programs/events that integrate international students into the CCSF community

 

Office of the Dean, Office of International Programs

Dear International Student:

Welcome to City College of San Francisco! My name is Dr. Vinicio Lopez and I am the Dean of International Education, English as a Second Language, and Transitional Studies. The Offi ce of International Programs encompasses many facets of international education including International Student Programs, the Institute for International Students (also known as the Intensive English
Program), and Study Abroad Programs.

Here at City College we have over 1000 international students from 90 countries studying at our various campuses. Just like you, they contribute to a broad mosaic of multi-ethnic students studying in San Francisco. This diversity among the student body is mirrored in our faculty and staff to provide an enriching environment for your studies here and beyond.

The mission of our office is to:

  • Support and assist all international students in successfully achieving their educational goals
  • Provide seamless, coordinated service to current and prospective students in a friendly, supportive and professional manner
  • Promote international/global awareness and intercultural understanding through development and implementation of programs/events

Please use this handbook as a guide to answer your many questions. Should you need further assistance, please feel free to contact the office in Cloud Hall Rm. 212 at:
+1-415-239-3895 or international@ccsf.edu

I hope that you enjoy your time with us!

Best Regards,
Dr. Vinicio Lopez
Dean of International Education

Office of the Chancellor