Welcome to the International Center

​​​​​​​​​​North Lake College has a growing international student population currently representing more than 80 countries.  We are committed to serving North Lake College's diverse student population by supporting international students and language learners in an inclusive and encouraging environment.  We provide excellent enrollment, advising and F-1 status immigration services to assist students as they gain language skills, achieve academic success and attain their educational goals.


Why Attend North Lake College?

A community college is an ideal choice for international students.  Affordable out-of-country tuition and small class sizes help make North Lake a great place to pursue your education.

The community college environment has many advantages:
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Individualized attention from professors
  • Lower tuition cost
  • Class credit transferable to four-year universities
  • Ideal environment to adapt to American academic practices
Many international students come to North Lake College to earn an associate’s degree and then transfer to a four-year university in the United States to earn their bachelor’s degree. This means North Lake is a great starting point for your American education. 
Forms, deadlines and instructions to get started with the admission process
Studying at North Lake
Information on registration and academics
Visa Information
How to keep immigration papers in status 
Working in the U.S.A.
Instructions for finding employment during your time as a student
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers many international students want to know
All forms for current and future international students
Degrees and Certificates
A full listing of our academic programs
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Non-credit courses for students who need to strengthen their English language skills

​​English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Credit courses for students who have some English-language proficiency



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