Director of Admissions and Records
Residency and International Student
Contact Mesa International Students
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the San Diego Community College District has moved toward the overall closure of in-person operations. Our department is offering limited services until further notice. For more information and updates, please visit the SDCCD Coronavirus news center here
We are available to assist you remotely. Please email us at SDMesaIS@sdccd.edu
International Student program Workshops
- International Student Employment Workshop - This workshop is intended for international students to learn more about working in
the United States while attending as an international student at San Diego Mesa College.
This workshop is mandatory prior to anyone seeking either on- or off-campus employment authorization or if it
has been more than 1 semester since you last attended this workshop (NOTE: any updates
will be discussed since the previous workshop so there's always new information).
- Mini-Opt Employment Workshop - For students needing to fulfill the workshop requirement for OPT, which stands for
Optional Practical Training in off-campus degree-related employment. Since this is
an abbreviated workshop, it is best for students who have previously attended the
2-h workshop but just need a refresher due to any new regulations that have been mandated
in recent months.
- International Student Departure Workshop – Students whose I-20 immigration document to study abroad at San Diego Mesa College
is about to expire or could be pending their last semester in Mesa F-1 are required
to attend this workshop offered at the end of each semester. Prior to the end of their
time at the college, international students have various forms to complete to maintain/transition
their immigration status.
Schedule your International Student Program Workshop below: