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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

Winter 2019
Out of country: October 15
In country: November 15

Spring 2019
Out of country: November 15
In country: January 5

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

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

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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 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Closed Fridays

Both offices will be closed:

Mon Jan 21
Fri Feb 8
Mon Feb 18​
Mon Apr 8
Mon May 27

Contact and Location

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