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Welcoming Students from Around the World

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Why Choose Pacific Oaks?

Our professors present concepts and theories that they expect all students to discuss from their perspectives. This gives international students the opportunity to hear how theories are applied in American culture and gain better insight into the philosophies and theories taught in our degree programs. Many instructors are current or previous practitioners in their field, enabling them to provide professional insights that can prepare students for their careers after graduation.

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The Diversity Scholarship

To support your enrollment, we are providing a Diversity Scholarship to all students who hold an F-1 or J-1 visa. This scholarship can assist you in making your goal of attending college in the United States a reality. We are also providing an Online Diversity Scholarship to give you the option of attending Pacific Oaks College online from your home country.

At the time of admission, the Diversity Scholarship will be granted automatically.

Visit the scholarship page to learn more.


Our Community Culture

Pacific Oaks College student life includes engagement activities that provide learning opportunities aligned to current local and world events, as well as moments of local cultural importance, such as our Anti-Bias Education Series, Globe Talks, and various information sessions and workshops. This provides all students with an opportunity to learn more about the daily life of American students and develop a deeper comprehension of the rich diversity in thinking, beliefs, and backgrounds of our community.

International students at Pacific Oaks College have a unique opportunity to get to know American life and culture throughout their academic journey. Our small class sizes (typically 15-20 students) help international students develop personal friendships and professional networks with their American classmates that can last a lifetime.

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Program Offerings

Whether your goal is to understand human development or how to successfully lead an organization, our programs are designed to help students identify primary factors that contribute to individual growth. With community-oriented fieldwork at the core of each program, you will learn firsthand how your education can be applied in a practical setting.

Pacific Oaks College is able to sponsor students eligible for a J-1 student visa for any of our full-time on-ground programs, as well as students eligible for an F-1 or student visa for the following programs:


Benefits of Living in the U.S.

Living in the United States presents vast opportunities for networking and expanding your cultural perspectives. Our city-based campuses provide excellent connections to major businesses and nonprofit organizations for fieldwork. To prepare for your transition to the U.S., view our list of the estimated expenses for international applicants to ensure you have the account statements you will need.

Pacific Oaks has partnered with the American Homestay Network to provide housing assistance to our international students throughout their attendance. The Homestay experience is one of the best opportunities for international students to learn and adjust to U.S. culture in a safe environment. Most importantly, many students choose Homestay as it provides the opportunity to immerse in an environment where they can enhance their English language skills naturally and quickly. Visit the Homestay Network website to learn more.

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Application Process


Student Visa Process

Time for visa processing varies by country. To review instructions and processing times for your visa, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Expand Your Worldview. Contact Us to Learn More.

Begin your enrollment process today by filling out our request for information form. After completion, you will be contacted in the next few days by one of our Enrollment Counselors specially trained in admitting international students.

We look forward to speaking with you!

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