Mesa Journeys




Ivonne Alvarez
Director of Admissions and Records
Residency and International Student
Admissions Supervisor

Contact Mesa International Students

International students


Student Services Center 1-400,
Mon-Thurs, 8 am - 6 pm / Fridays: Closed for summer from 6/6 to 8/12
Fall & Spring Standard Friday Hours 8:00am - 1:00pm will resume 8/15

If you visiting our department in person, you can get in line virtually using QLess.

Ways to get in the Admissions line using QLess:

  1. Visit QLess
  2. Text: 619-404-2585 Keyword: sdmc admissions

We are available to assist you remotely. Please email us at

International Student Program

International Student Program brochure

San Diego Mesa College offers a two-year Associates degree program for F-1 visa students with the option to transfer to a four-year institution.

We strive to:

  • Integrate visiting international students onto campus to foster global awareness within the classroom and throughout the community.
  • Support the study aboard experience of students from around the world who have selected San Diego Mesa College in their pursuit of international education.
  • Provide immigration advising, ensure regulatory compliance, and deliver comprehensive services throughout the cultural and educational transition from home to the United States, culminating in a successful departure.

Services & Workshops Offered:

  • Prospective Student Admissions Advising
  • Employment Workshop
  • International Student Drop-In Advising
  • International Counseling Hot Spot
  • Departure Workshop

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