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What’s In This Newsletter:

  • Partnership in International Education
  • Berkeley City College International Office Hours
  • Revive: International Student Retreat
  • Holidays and Spring Break
  • Tuition Increase
  • Important Dates and Reminders:
  • OPT, Transferring Out & Returning Home
  • Transfer Workshops
  • Late Starting & Intersession Classes:
    • College of Alameda
    • Laney College
    • Merritt College

Join us to celebrate the grand-opening of the Partnership in International Education (PIE), March 25th at BCC from noon to 1:30 in the TLC (3rd floor; room 341). Light refreshments & snacks will be made available.

Presented by the Partnership in International Education (PIE)

Important Updates & Reminders:

Screen shot 2015-03-30 at 3.03.36 PMIf this your last semester, then you may apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) as long as you are getting a degree.

Email Shirley Wilson at to set up an appointment.

Don’t Forget…

If this is you final semester and you are transferring to a new school you must complete our Transfer-Out Form & process. If this is your final semester and you are planning to return home, you must complete our Departure Form.

Leaving the U.S?

Make sure you I-20 signed before you leave the country during the break. Bring your passport and I-20 with you to the Office of International Education.

Tax time is here, and all F-1 International Students must file form 8843 each year. Please visit the International Education website Taxes page for resource information and forms.

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Think it’s to late to enroll for Spring 2015 classes? Think again…

Spring Intersession Classes are still available at most of our campuses. Below are just some of the many available classes this Spring 2015 intersession. For more information and to see more available Intersession Classes, follow the links attached to the campus name or you can find classes on Passport.

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International Advisor Hours at BCC

In an effort to be more accessible and improve our
support to students the International Office will have an
advisor at Berkeley City College on Mondays and
Thursdays during Spring 2015 semester.

You can meet to do a Program Extensions, sign an I-20
for travel, ask questions about employment or you
classes or just stop by to say Hi! 🙂

Appointments are encouraged by not necessary:
Monday & Thursday
8:30am – 12pm & 2pm – 6pm
Room 511 (5th floor)
COA Laney Merritt
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OIE Staff

Office of International Education Team Members:
Sean Brooke, Director
Thomas Torres-Gil, International Program Manager
Drew Gephart, Executive Assistant
Ronald McPeak, International Admissions Specialist
Matthew Jones, International Specialist
Nha Le, International Admissions Specialist
Todd Shima, Counselor