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A World Of Cultures United in Learning

 

The decision to study abroad is so important to your future!  Here at Ohlone College, the International Programs and Services staff takes pride in helping you achieve your long term educational and career goals.

Ohlone College Welcomes International Students!

As President of Ohlone College, I am proud to be a leader in our multicultural and international learning environment. Our College motto, “A World of Cultures United in Learning,” is very fitting because we gain so much from the knowledge and perspectives of international students. And for you, an international student coming to Ohlone, studying and living abroad can be life-changing. Students from over 30 nations currently attend Ohlone College and reap the same benefits. We hope you decide to join us, too.
 

– Gari Browning, Ph.D.
   President/Superintendent
   Ohlone Community College District

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Ohlone College is an excellent

place to begin your

studies in America!

Ranked

#6

for transfer and graduation rates out of the 113 CC


Ohlone has agreements with University of California schools to automatically accept our international students if they meet certain criteria.  We also have transfer pathways to California State Universities that make transferring simple.

TRANSFER ADMISSION GUARANTEES


Ohlone has many opportunities for international students to participate in campus activities. We have student clubs, such as the International Club, sports and a student government.

CAMPUS LIFE


We have an intensive English language program for students who don’t have a TOEFL score. We help students build their English skills so they can begin their academic studies with confidence.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (ELI)


Instructors are experienced and dedicated to teaching. Class sizes are small so teachers are able to support students.

HIGH QUALITY, LOW COST


2 Years at Ohlone College + 2 years at University = Bachelor’s Degree
Ohlone provides academic foundation you need to succeed in US Higher Education

2+2


We have academic counselors to support students in meeting their academic goals.
Watch the video to see how Ohlone assists students in reaching their goals

STRONG STUDENT SUPPORT

Tuition & Fees

$7,000

Ohlone

CSU

UC

$16,000

$40,000


Ohlone has many opportunities for international students to participate in campus activities. We have student clubs, such as the International Club, sports and a student government.

CAMPUS LIFE


We have an intensive English language program for students who don’t have a TOEFL score. We help students build their English skills so they can begin their academic studies with confidence.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (ELI)

Ohlone College is located in the safe, suburban city of Fremont, California. We are in the heart of the Bay Area.  You can take the subway to explore San Francisco, take a bus to Silicon Valley, or take a short drive to see the redwoods or the coast.

Discover Northern California

Fremont

Monterey Coast

San Francisco

Muir Woods

Ohlone College is located in the safe suburban city of Fremont, California.   We’re in the heart of the Bay Area, you can take the subway to explore San Francisco, take a bus to Silicon Valley, or take a short drive to see the redwoods or the coast.

UC Berkeley

Stanford University

Ohlone College is located in the safe, suburban city of Fremont, California. We are in the heart of the Bay Area.  You can take the subway to explore San Francisco, take a bus to Silicon Valley, or take a short drive to see the redwoods or the coast.

Monterey Coast

San Francisco

Ohlone College is located in the safe suburban city of Fremont, California.   We’re in the heart of the Bay Area, you can take the subway to explore San Francisco, take a bus to Silicon Valley, or take a short drive to see the redwoods or the coast.

Transfer Pathway to Top Universities

Ohlone provides the foundation for students to transfer to a University to earn their Bachelor’s Degree.

We have a Transfer Center that is dedicated to assisting you in preparing and applying to any University you choose. We have workshops, one-on-one appointments and schedule University Representatives from UC Berkeley, UCLA and other schools to meet with you and answer your questions.
 
Top Transfer Universities for Ohlone International Students:


    • UC Berkeley


    • UCLA


    • San Jose State University


    • UC Davis


    • UC San Diego

Ohlone is one of

the few Community

Colleges in California

to offer intensive English classes.

ELI:

English Language Institute

Students who successfully complete ELI never have to take the TOEFL test!

ELI is a comprehensive English program that prepares students for their academic studies.  Students who graduate from ELI are more confident in their classes and have an easier time adapting to college life.
 
Upon completion of the ELI program students will be automatically admitted into the academic program at Ohlone College for their chosen major.


THE ELI PROGRAM HAS 5 START DATES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR: Spring (January), Spring Mid-Semester (March), Summer (June), Fall (August) and Fall Mid-Semester (October).

 

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

As an international student who had a poor English foundation, Ohlone really helped me fit into the new environment. The mentor program has let me meet one of my most important friends in my life, who is a faculty member of the school. He has showed me so many aspects of the American life and has played a key role in helping me adapt to the western culture. 

I came to the U.S. with many goals, goals beyond a college degree. California is a diverse state, and that reflects on my daily life in Ohlone. I’ve met friends coming from different parts of the world and gotten to experience many things outside the clasroom, such as clubs and student government. I’ve known almost all the counselors; they are more like friends than school faculty to me and I had so much fun working with them. Even later, after I transferred to UCLA, I would often come back to visit Ohlone and its lovely community.”

Kevin Zheng, China

UCLA, Business Economics

Ohlone College has helped me a lot in terms of my education. All of my instructors and classmates are approachable and helpful in making everything I learned in my classes more understandable which lead to my successful grades. Other than that, Ohlone College also assisted me in my self-growth. The people here are very welcoming, friendly and never hesitate to help me with any problem that I encountered especially people in International Programs and Services and Counseling Department. The skills that I developed in Ohlone College have helped  me in transferring to University of Michigan easily.  Ohlone College has made my first experience abroad in the States more valuable and remarkable.

Eisqil Hazamuddin, Malaysia

University of Michigan, Engineering

Studying at Ohlone College was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had! At Ohlone, not only have I gained a lot of knowledge from various interesting and challenging courses, but also I have learned incredible lessons for life. Advisors and professors always try to discover the full potential of me and teach me how to become a better person. As an international student who lives far away from home and family, Ohlone really made me feel welcomed and loved. Thanks Ohlone for inspiring me and challenging me to achieve who I am today!

Rong Huang, China

UC Berkeley, Computer Science

Coming all the way from Western Africa, the first months in Northern California were rough. However, the people I had the chance to meet at Ohlone College helped ease this transition from one continent to another. Ohlone taught me the importance of community and helped me in the process of acquiring the skills needed to achieve my life goals and I will forever be grateful for that.

Farima Kone Kito, Burkina Faso

UC Davis, Communications

READY TO BE

AN OHLONE STUDENT?

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE:


Completed Application 
• Bank Statement
• Transcripts from High School or University
• Copy of Passport
• $50 Application Fee
• TOEFL or IELTS score, ONLY if applying for

  degree program.  Not required for ELI

You can scan and email the documents or mail them to us. We will send you an acceptance letter and form I-20 to apply for your visa within a few weeks of receiving your complete application.

 

FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW

FOR MORE DETAILED

INFORMATION.
 

International Programs Website 


Majors


Estimated Costs


English Requirements for the Degree Program


QUESTIONS?  


Email Us! 


General Questions:
International@ohlone.edu


Bill Sharar, Director
wsharar@ohlone.edu


Kristi Radke, Manager
kradke@ohlone.edu


Sanae Milano, Degree Admissions
smilano@ohlone.edu


Connie So, ELI
cso@ohlone.edu

As an international student who had a poor English foundation, Ohlone really helped me fit into the new environment. The mentor program has let me meet one of my most important friends in my life, who is a faculty member of the school. He has showed me so many aspects of the American life and has played a key role in helping me adapt to the western culture. 

I came to the U.S. with many goals, goals beyond a college degree. California is a diverse state, and that reflects on my daily life in Ohlone. I’ve met friends coming from different parts of the world and gotten to experience many things outside the clasroom, such as clubs and student government. I’ve known almost all the counselors; they are more like friends than school faculty to me and I had so much fun working with them. Even later, after I transferred to UCLA, I would often come back to visit Ohlone and its lovely community.”

Studying at Ohlone College was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had! At Ohlone, not only have I gained a lot of knowledge from various interesting and challenging courses, but also I have learned incredible lessons for life. Advisors and professors always try to discover the full potential of me and teach me how to become a better person. As an international student who lives far away from home and family, Ohlone really made me feel welcomed and loved. Thanks Ohlone for inspiring me and challenging me to achieve who I am today!

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