Director of Admissions and Records
Residency and International Student
Current International Students
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, May 17, 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, March 13, from 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, May 10, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in I4-213
To pre-register for any of the workshops, complete the workshop registration form or go to the Counseling Department, I4-303 or call (619)388-2672 to sign up.