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WELCOME USA Community College Consortium is a group of five accredited community colleges dedicated to helping international students succeed. All of the colleges are located in safe, desirable communities and are within one hour of a major American city. The colleges all offer English language courses (ESL), university transfer (2+2), career degrees, and more. USACCC students have access to excellent support services and gain the education they need to transfer to top universities and enter the global marketplace.


WHY CHOOSE A USACCC COMMUNITY COLLEGE? Almost 50% of American students begin their higher education at a community college. These students choose community colleges for their affordability, support services, campus life, and dedication to student success. YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM: • No TOEFL, No SAT, No ACT requirement for admission • Pathways for transferring to distinguished U.S. universities • Small classes • Multiple housing options, including homestays, dormitories, and apartment living (vary by college) • Affordable tuition • Safe and secure environments in desirable locations • Free airport pick up YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO: • Free support services (tutoring, academic advising, library services, etc.) • Sports teams, student clubs, & on-campus activities • Support services from staff and faculty ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES All colleges offer English language courses as an integral part of the academic degree program. All five colleges accept students at all English language levels and have courses designed to assist students with improving English skills in order to be successful in college level courses. During Orientation, students are assessed using placement testing to determine accurate course placement. Our advisors will work with incoming students to ensure that they are taking the courses appropriate for their levels and receive the education they need in order to be successful. ASSOCIATE DEGREES

University Transfer Pathway USACCC community colleges are a great place to start for international students who dream of earning a four-year bachelor’s degree in America. After earning an associate’s degree, our students qualify to transfer to nationally ranked four-year institutions located throughout the United States. You may study almost any major at a USACCC school including: Business (Accounting, Administration, Finance, Marketing, etc.), Science (Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, etc.), Liberal Arts, Social Sciences (Political Science, Psychology, History, Economics, etc.), Humanities/Arts, (Visual and Performing Arts), Computer Science, and many more.

Career Programs Our schools offer a variety of associate degrees that teach you the skills needed for careers and industries in high demand. Each school offers a variety of career degrees programs to choose from including the following: Environmental Conservation, Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, Information Technology, Marine Maintenance Technology, Culinary Arts, Nursing, Business Management, Agriculture Technology and many more.

2 YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREES (plus English, if needed) + 2 YEARS AT UNIVERSITY 4 YEAR BACHELOR’S DEGREE


COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Airport

Top 5 Transfer Schools

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Average International Student GPA 3.4

Distance to Airport

Application Deadlines

125 km University of Central Florida

Airport City

Spring

November 15

Orlando, Florida

Summer

Number of Students

July 1

April 1

Fall

8,000 University of South Florida

Number of International Students

Level 1

August

Spring

January

Housing Options

Florida State University

1. On-Campus Housing

Summer

May

Estimated Costs ‘13-’14

2. Apartments Near Campus

Test at CF

Level 2

Level 3

Reading

Writing

Reading

Writing

Reading

Writing

0-83

0-89

84-105

90-102

106+

103+

TOEFL

61

IELTS

5.5

STEP/ EIKEN

2A

Tuition

$10,125

Admission Requirements 1. International Student Application

3. Financial Support

TEST SCORES

Fall

100

2. High school transcripts

Semesters & Start Dates

ACADEMIC PLACEMENT TESTING

Florida International University

Books & Lab Fees $1,300

Living Expenses

ENGLISH CLASSES

$6,336

Insurance

$949 University of Florida

TOTAL $18,710

COURSE SEQUENCE Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Reading

Reading

English Composition

Writing

Writing

Speech & Listening


On our 150-acre campus, international students from more than 27 countries have access to state-of-the-art campus facilities and top notch degree programs. Housing that is adjacent to the campus offers private rooms with shared facilities, along with a game room, swimming pool and computer lab, and is conveniently located to classrooms, shopping mall, supermarket, banks and movie theaters Student groups hold regular events including Club Rush, Health Fair and an International Food Festival. The college also sponsors intercollegiate teams in baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s basketball.

LOCATION Our campus is located in the safe and sunny community of Ocala, Florida. We are within driving distance of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center and world-class beaches. Our students enjoy a tropical climate with hot and humid summers and mildly chilly winters. You should pack lots of sandals and shorts, and bring a few sweaters. Students can travel around campus and the surrounding area by walking, or riding a bicycle. Bicycle racks are located next to classrooms and other buildings on-campus. Students may also ride the Ocala city public bus system for a reduced student fare. The bus stops and picks up students right on campus.

Wai Kit “Ricky” Wong, Hong Kong

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TESTIMONIALS

“I met so many very knowledgeable professors who were passionate about the subjects they were teaching and really cared about their students.“

Katerina Mazackova, Czech Republic

“I have been playing tennis since I was six and CF gave me the opportunity to get a good education while at the same time play a sport that I love.”

3001 S.W. College Road Ocala, FL 34474 t 352-291-4404 e international@cf.edu w cf.edu/international


DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Top 5 Transfer Schools

Airport Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

3.5

Distance to Airport

Application Deadlines

24 km Drexel University

Airport City

November 15

Summer ESL

Number of Students

April 15

Penn State University

13,000

Number of International Students

Semesters & Start Dates Fall

August Temple University

225

Housing Options

Spring

January

Summer

May/June

1. Homestay Program Options 2. Apartments Near Campus

Villanova University

Estimated Costs Tuition & Fees $9,528

Housing

Admission Requirements

$6,075

Health Insurance

1. International Student Application

3. Financial Support

Fall

July 15

Spring

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2. High school transcripts

Average International Student GPA

George Washington University

$1,154

Transportation

$747

ENGLISH CLASSES

Books & Supplies

$1,200

Miscellaneous $1,350

TOTAL $20,054

COURSE SEQUENCE Subject

Elementary

Intermediate I

Intermediate II

Grammar

023

033

043

Writing

024

034

044

Reading

025

035

045

Listening & Speaking

026

036

046


Delaware County Community College international students from 55 countries enjoy a peaceful, high-tech campus surrounded by nature, with easy access to the dynamic city of Philadelphia. The College recently invested $60 million in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Complex and other renovations designed to support educational innovation. New facilities include science laboratories, art studios, small sun-filled classrooms, collaborative meeting rooms, student lounges, a fitness center, aerobics studio, Fair Trade cafés, and tiered lecture halls. We encourage our international students to get involved in a wide range of opportunities on and off campus: clubs, organizations, athletics, university transfer fairs, and Campus Philly events. Staff and faculty are dedicated to helping international students become well-rounded and successful.

LOCATION The College is located in Media, Pennsylvania, known as “Everyone’s Hometown.” Media is a quiet, familyfriendly, safe community with excellent grocery stores, restaurants, shops, and parks. Students live in homestays or apartments near the College and travel by bus or car to campus. Train and bus systems link students from Media and other suburbs to the city of Philadelphia. On weekends and breaks, international students can conveniently visit the amazing cultural and historical treasures in and around Philadelphia, which is home to some of America’s best museums, theaters, and markets, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the University of Pennsylvania, 100 nearby colleges and universities, and more. Within hours, students can also experience New York City, Washington, D.C., and beautiful gardens, mountains, and beaches. Delaware County students enjoy the wonderful holidays, foods, and activities specific to the four seasons: fall, winter, spring, and summer.

Esther Castillo, Macau

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TESTIMONIALS

“The college experience provides many new relationships – both academic and social. These relationships can lead to many new opportunities.”

Irena Milovanovic, Serbia

“My years at Delaware County Community College were some of the best years of my life. I felt well prepared for the transfer to Drexel University. I was awarded a Dean’s scholarship upon admission and my credits transferred easily towards my bachelor’s degree.”

901 South Media Line Rd. Media, PA 19063 t 610-359-7336 e admiss@dccc.edu w dccc.edu/inter


MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Airport

Top 5 Transfer Schools

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Average International Student GPA 3.4

Distance to Airport

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

45 km

Airport City Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadlines Fall July 15

Spring

December 15

Number of Students

Summer

May 15

18,000

Number of International Students

University of Illinois - Chicago

Semesters & Start Dates Fall

August

Spring

290

January

Housing Options

Summer

Illinois Institute of Technology

1. Homestay Program

June

Estimated Costs

2. Apartments near campus

Tuition & Fees

Admission Requirements

Housing

$8,100

DePaul University

1. International Student Application 2. High school transcripts 3. Financial Support

$6,075

Transportation

$400

Books & Supplies

$1,600

Insurance

$1,152

Miscellaneous Indiana University Bloomington

$2,160 TOTAL $19,487

COURSE SEQUENCE Level 1 Beginning

Level 2 Intermediate

Reading

Reading

Writing

Writing

Grammar

Grammar

Speech

Speech

No Degree Course Allowed

Degree Course Allowed

Level 3 Advanced

College Level

Reading

Com 101 Degree English

Writing

Additional Degree Course

Grammar

Additional Degree Course

Speech

Additional Degree Course

Degree Course Allowed

Additional Degree Course


We are the second largest community college in Illinois, with international students from more than 50 countries. We provide the best of both worlds: a peaceful campus set in nature, where students can focus on their academic goals, but enjoy easy access to a culturally rich and exciting big city of Chicago nearby. Our Student Life office has more than 35 student clubs and organizations students may choose to join including Asian diversity, art club, film fans, music club, student newspaper and more. The College also offers sports and athletics teams including, soccer, basketball and tennis. International student also benefit from Conversation Partners and Student Ambassadors to make friends, gain new skills and get involved.

LOCATION Surrounding our campus is a safe and comfortable family-oriented community with shopping malls, grocery stores, restaurants, movie theatres, a golf course and library within walking distance. Moraine Valley is also bordered by nature with trees, hiking, bike paths, and picnic areas for outdoor recreation. Nearby, Chicago is a business, cultural and educational center and home to many companies including Boeing, Hyatt, McDonalds and United Airlines. The city offers world famous architecture, museums, art, music, sports teams, beautiful lakefront beaches, public parks, and almost 100 colleges and universities. The Midwest location offers four distinct seasons, summer, fall, winter, and spring. Students enjoy nature and the different activities the diverse seasons bring. The public bus system comes directly to Moraine Valley’s campus and connects students to the communities around the College. Students walk, ride bikes or take a bus to campus. Using public transportation, students can reach Chicago in about an hour.

Gui Ru Liu, China

TESTIMONIAL

“The English Program is very effective to help international students improve their language a lot. Students can find the level where they are to start their language course and avoid wasting time.”

9000 W. College Pkwy Palos Hills, IL 60465 t 708-974-5334 e international@moraine valley.edu w morainevalley.edu/ international


SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE Top 5 Transfer Schools

Airport Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Average International Student GPA

TEST SCORES

3.5

Level 50/55 Level 60/65 Level 70/75

Distance to Airport 96 km

University of Washington

Airport City

Application Deadlines Rolling Admissions

No Deadlines

Seattle, Washington

Number of Students

University of Washington Bothell

5,600

Semesters & Start Dates Fall

September

Number of International Students

January

190

April

Winter Spring

Washington State University

Housing Options 1. On-Campus Residence Halls 2. Homestay Program

Western Washington University

1. International Student Application

44-56

57-69

TOEFL

IELTs

Advanced Level

Advanced Plus Level

College Level

Testing at Skagit

70-81

82-92

93+

TOEFL

45-52

56-60

61+

IELTs

5.5

ENGLISH CLASSES COURSE SEQUENCE Level 50/55

Level 60/65

Level 70/75

Estimated Costs

Writing (Grammar)

Writing (Grammar)

Writing (Grammar)

Reading

Reading

Reading

$8,912

Room, Living Expenses & Books $7,446

Listening

Listening

Listening

Speaking

Speaking

Speaking

Advanced Level

Advanced Plus Level

College Level

Composition

Composition

English (99 or 101)

Reading

Communications

College Success Skills

Music Appreciation

College Success Skills

College Success Skills

Communication Studies

$639

4. Recommendation Letter

0-43

July

Insurance

3. Financial Support

Testing at Skagit

Summer

Tuition & Fees

Admission Requirements

2. High school transcripts

ACADEMIC PLACEMENT TESTING

Oregon State University

TOTAL $17,042


Our 102-acre Mount Vernon campus features modern buildings and the latest classroom technology to make your learning experience the best that it can be. Our student-housing complex, Campus View Village, is located onsite and is a short three-minute walk from most facilities. SVC students may participate in a variety of extra-curricular clubs and activities, including the Conversation Partner Program, student government, KSVR college radio, and collegiate athletics that include soccer, tennis and baseball. The International Programs office also arranges trips to Seattle, game nights, local outings, and more.

LOCATION We are located in beautiful Mount Vernon, Washington, midway between the metropolitan cities of Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Mount Vernon is a safe and friendly community with all of the conveniences of a larger city. The campus is conveniently located and students can easily walk or take a bus to local grocery stores, restaurants, shopping malls, and movie theaters. The Cascade Mountains stand to the east, overlooking Skagit Valley. Students can enjoy outdoor activities yearround including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, and visiting the nearby San Juan islands. Although SVC students enjoy the four seasons, they will not experience extreme temperatures found in other areas of the United States. Summers are warm and dry, Winters see little or no snow, Springs and Falls are mild and wet. SVC students can easily get around by walking, bicycle, and the bus. Students can purchase a reduced rate bus pass from the college each quarter. The bus stops directly on campus and connects you with other surrounding counties and communities. The buses also provide bike racks so you can easily use your bike along with the bus.

Petya Pramova, Bulgaria

TESTIMONIAL

“SVC gave me the education and knowledge I needed to succeed and continue my education into a four-year university. I enjoyed the small classes along with a wonderful learning atmosphere.”

2405 E. College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273 t 360-416-7734 e internationaladmissions@ skagit.edu w skagit.edu/international


WEST HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Average International Student GPA

Top 5 Transfer Schools

Airport Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)

3.2

Distance to Airport

California State University, Fresno

100 km

Airport City

Fall

July 15

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Fresno, California

Spring

LONG BEACH November 15

Number of Students

California State University, Long Beach

1,200

Number of International Students

Semesters & Start Dates Fall

Mid-August

Spring

Mid-January

70

Housing Options On-Campus Dormitories

California State University, Los Angeles

Estimated Costs Tuition & Fees $6,992

Books & Lab fees

Admission Requirements

$1,100

1. International Student Application 2. High school transcripts

Application Deadlines

Living Expenses

$6,806

San Diego State University

Health Insurance $1,140

Miscellaneous $1,800

3. Financial Support

TOTAL $17,838 San Jose State University

ENGLISH CLASSES Please visit our website for ESL program information internationalstudents.westhillscollege.com


Students looking for a safe and friendly environment might want to look toward the west side of Central California’s San Joaquin Valley. Our mission is to provide a world-class learning environment to a diverse student population in a small town, friendly atmosphere. Faculty and staff enjoy welcoming international students from every part of the globe. Throughout the academic year, the International Students Program Office provides activities for the international students to enjoy. These include on campus student activities, athletic opportunities, and field trip excursions to popular tourist destinations in California, including Universal Studios, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Hearst Castle, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Gilroy Outlet Mall, Yosemite National Park, Disneyland and many other exciting locations in California.

LOCATION Coalinga is centrally located, mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco in California’s Central Valley, which is considered one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions. Coalinga is a small, safe, rural community in the heart of California in the Western United States. Coalinga is located three hours from San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, and the dynamic California coastline. Central California provides a comfortable Mediterranean Climate. Mild temperatures throughout the entire year allow students to enjoy outdoor activities and events. The community of Coalinga is a small, safe and easily accessible town, that allows students to walk to any destination within the community. Students will not need to purchase a car. Students can walk throughout the community or choose to purchase a bicycle.

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TESTIMONIALS

“WHCC has proved to be one of the best decisions of my life.”

Allen Mkrtychyan – Russia

“At WHCC everybody I meet has been very kind, friendly, and hospitable here; they have made it possible for me to feel at home.“

300 Cherry Lane Coalinga, CA 93210 t 559-934-2435 e internationalstudent@ whccd.edu w internationalstudents. westhillscollege.com


OUR LOCATIONS After earning an associate degree, our students qualify for transfer as a third year student to many nationally ranked four-year institutions located throughout the United States.

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3001 S.W. College Road Ocala, FL 34474 t 352-291-4404 e international@cf.edu w cf.edu/international

901 South Media Line Rd Media, PA 19063 t 610-359-7336 e admiss@dccc.edu w dccc.edu/inter

9000 W. College Pkwy Palos Hills, IL 60465 t 708-974-5334 e international@morainevalley.edu w morainevalley.edu/international

2405 E. College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273 t 360-416-7734 e internationaladmissions@skagit.edu w skagit.edu/international

300 Cherry Lane Coalinga, CA 93210 t 559-934-2435 e internationalstudent@whccd.edu w internationalstudents.westhills college.com


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