A Message to Our International Students

from President Lloyd Holmes

The following message from De Anza College President Lloyd Holmes is a response to the federal Student and Exchange Visitor Program's July 6 announcement of new rules for F-1 Visa students. 

We strongly disagree with this short-sighted rule change, which immediately created uncertainty, stress and hardship for you, our international students, and our college as a whole.

As international students, you are an integral part of our diverse college community, contributing unique experiences and perspectives to the educational experience that De Anza offers to all students. This new directive from the Trump Administration puts you in a grossly unfair position.

De Anza College has been following local, state and federal health guidelines in providing online instruction to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. This new requirement seems designed to pressure colleges into providing in-person instruction. It is essential that the college retain the flexibility to provide instruction in ways that best serve students, and help ensure their safety.

We are actively exploring all options to ensure that you can continue receiving an outstanding education from De Anza College, while protecting your health and that of our resident students, faculty and staff.

Lloyd A. Holmes,
President, De Anza College 

More Information

  • July 9 Update from ISP

  • Additional Support is Available

Online Summer Updates

Please watch this webpage for updates and be sure to check your email frequently. We will continue to send you urgent information by email. You'll also find helpful answers to many of your questions on the ISP Coronavirus FAQs webpage and more general information on De Anza's Online Summer webpage and the ISP Facebook page.

Welcome to ISP!

The office of International Student Programs (ISP) at De Anza College is here to assist students who are attending on F-1 visas.

Our office includes academic counselors and immigration advisers who can help with all aspects of your college experience, from admissions and visas to campus life, degree programs and assistance with transferring to a four-year university.

If you are interested in attending De Anza College on an F-1 visa, please submit an online request so we can send you more information. We will also notify you when one of our representatives is in your area.


Not an F-1 Visa Student?

The ISP admissions process is designed for students attending on an F-1 visa. If you have a different visa status, green card or dual citizenship, please contact the Admissions and Records office to inquire about the general admission process.

While our office primarily serves F-1 visa students, some of our programs and events are open to everyone on campus. Please contact our office if you would like to get involved with ISP activities. 


Our Mission Statement

ISP logoThe International Student Programs (ISP) office oversees all aspects of international student programs, services and exchanges at De Anza College. Its mission is to nurture a lifelong global perspective on campus and provide a user-friendly environment to international students to ensure a rewarding educational and personal experience at this college. ISP plays a key role in increasing De Anza's visibility around the world and serves as a resource to the campus community on information and resources concerning international education and activities.

ISP Office Hours

While you won't be able to visit us in person during the 2020 summer sessionyou can still reach us by email Monday- Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

F-1 Visa Students  

(Please review first)

Before you email a staff member, we urge you to review our contact information summary for a description of who to contact specifically for your questions. This will help us respond quickly and accurately.

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