Welcome International Students!
Join us in the California sunshine!
College of the Desert (COD) is a thriving two year community college
located in exciting Southern California. Surrounded by majestic
mountains, covered in lush palm trees, and bathed in sunshine for more than 300
days a year, the campus is truly an inspiring place to study. Pursuing
an associate’s degree at COD gives international students
the opportunity to save money, to fully develop their academic and career goals, and to benefit from the high regard many
universities have for COD transfer students. That’s because transfer
success is a passion at COD! Our faculty, counselors, and staff are
focused on helping students transfer to the best-fit public and private
universities throughout the United States, such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford
University and many more. In fact, many prestigious universities offer guaranteed transfer admission to
COD’s international students without requiring TOEFL/IELTS or SAT scores!
COD's International Education Program
COD's International Education Program (IEP) welcomes students from over 30 countries! Our mission is to assist international students with achieving their educational goals by providing a program of comprehensive support services. The IEP actively supports initiatives that increase multicultural awareness for students, faculty, and staff. This includes assisting COD's students with participation in study abroad opportunities available through the Southern California Foothills Study Abroad Consortium!
· Serves COD's mission by contributing to the success, learning, and achievement of
our diverse students.
· Contributes to our district's vision of
being a center of collaborations and innovations for educational enrichment.
· Promotes the district's values
of student success, diversity, and inclusion.
Location: Cravens Student Services Center, 2nd floor
Contact: (760) 776-7205, fax at (760) 862-1361 or email
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM; Fridays 8:00AM - 12:00 PM
Learn more about COD and our Intensive English Academy following the links below and provided to the left!