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International Education Center


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New Students

SMC offers many programs, like the Intensive English Program and 110 degrees and certificates.

Join our community of more than 3,400 international students from 100 countries.

Current Students

The International Education Center and Counseling Center supports students with many services, like orientation, academic advising, activities, immigration assistance and more.

Special Programs

Go Global with SMC! Travel in a study abroad program and engage in our nationally recognized Global Citizenship program with various campus events and activities.

Application Deadlines

Summer 2019
Out of country: April 15
In country: May 15

Fall 2019
Out of country: July 1
In country: July 15

Winter 2020
Out of country: October 15
In country: January 5

Spring 2020
Out of country: November 15
In Country: January 5

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International Education Center
Main Campus – Counseling Complex
Mon – Thu 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fri 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

International Education Counseling Center
1734 Pearl St.
Mon – Thu 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fri 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    

​Both offices will be closed on the following days:

Monday, May 27​
Thursday, ​July 4

Contact and Location

PDF File of SMC Brochure 

Online Virtual Tour

Online Virtual Tour (Chinese)​​

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