International Education Center
Dear International Student,
In order to limit the potential transmission of COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution and care for the health and wellbeing of SMC's students, faculty, and staff, the college has taken specific actions that will influence how we provide education and services in the immediate future.
- Effective Wednesday, March 18, SMC will transition all in-person classes to temporary online instruction modalities such as Canvas, Zoom, and other platforms.
- All Classes will remain in online modality until June 16th, 2020.
If you have not received a communication about how to access your courses, please contact your professors immediately.
Please Note: When your on-ground classes move online, your F-1 Visa will not be affected. You will maintain your valid F-1 visa status.
While your classes will be online, the International Education Center (IEC) and other support services at Santa Monica College will be closed to in-person visits. All our services will be offered remotely and available online. Please email us and our staff will assist you remotely.
Please contact the International Education Center as follows:
To connect with a counselor for academic support and counseling online
Web Portal: www.smc.edu/askiecc
To connect with a specialist for assistance with immigration and F-1 visa issues, Travel Signatures, health insurance questions, package program support housing, verification letters, Department of Motor Vehicles support, Social Security number questions and for all other services:
We realize this is a stressful time for you. Our top priority is your health and safety and we are here to help and support you. Please do not hesitate to contact us anytime you have a question or concern. The IEC is your home and we are all here to help.
International Education Staff
Welcome to Santa Monica College! SMC is recognized as one of the best community colleges in California and the nation. SMC provides the first two years of American university education to help you
get where you want to be. SMC is the #1 school to transfer to the UC system, USC, and Loyola Marymount University. SMC is #2 nationwide to Columbia University and #1 among schools west of the Mississippi River.
Google Translate to translate information on this website to other languages.