Office of International Programs (OIP)

July 14, 2020: The recent ICE rule from July 6 was

revoked. Please click here to see the recent

message from our office.

Virtual OIP Office Hours

The Office of International Programs (OIP) is launching its virtual office hours starting Monday, May 18, 2020.

The drop-in hours will be Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm during all regular business days (we will be closed on holidays).

During these hours, you can click on the link below to join the virtual OIP:


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Once you click on this link during our drop-in hours, you will be asked to wait for the host to admit you into the virtual office. You may have to wait a few minutes before someone admits you. Then, the OIP staff will admit you into the Zoom room and will assist you. Please note that depending on your questions and situation, you may be referred to set up a separate Zoom appointment with a DSO at a later time. The OIP Virtual Office will remain operational until we are able to offer face-to-face services again. 

Welcome International Students

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City College of San Francisco welcomes International Students from throughout the world. Our Office of International Programs encompass the Academic and Institute for International Students (aka Intensive English Program). There are currently over 600 students from 80 countries studying at our various campuses. Their presence complements a broad mosaic of multi-ethnic students from San Francisco.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service has authorized City College of San Francisco under federal regulations to enroll qualified non-immigrant students. Each semester the College admits international students without reference to a quota. City College of San Francisco is fully accredited by ACCJC, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. The Institute for International Students, and intensive English program is also supported by AAIEP, the American Association of Intensive English Programs.