Director of Admissions and Records
Residency and International Student
International Student Bulletin
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).
Friday, December 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in I4-213
- 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.
Wednesday, October 17, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, in I4-301Q
Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, in I4-301Q
- 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.
Friday, November 30, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in I4-213
To pre-register for any of the employment workshops, complete the workshop registration form or go to the Counseling Department, I4-303 or call (619)388-2672 to sign up.
San Diego Mesa College scholarships are available through the Mesa Foundation which acts as a scholarship clearinghouse, awarding its own scholarships and overseeing the foundation's scholarship endowment fund. Scholarship assistance is one of the college's keys to ensuring student success by expanding financial support to all students. Scholarship opportunities are advertised each fall and awarded the following spring semester at the annual Scholarship Awards gala.
While San Diego Mesa College is not affiliated with nor endorses the following sites, the information may also be of interest to international students seeking scholarship resources: