International Student Program (ISP)
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International Student Program (ISP)


El Camino College will hold classes entirely ONLINE SUMMER 2020.
During FALL 2020, classes will be MAJORITY online.  Only classes that require a physical presence will be in-person on campus (for example, a science lab class).  If your class is on campus, you will be required to attend in person in the fall.  Find more information on ECC's updates here.

However, this comes with many risks.  We understand the many stresses that come with studying in the U.S. at this time and will work with you within our ability to maintain your academic prorgress.  If you are a current student and wish to take classes overseas, we encourage you to contact our staff to discuss your situation.

Alternatively, if a student wants to return home and stop attending classes, they have the option to take a leave of absence on a terminated I-20.  Please contact the ISP office to discuss and options to resume classes.


El Camino College is home to over 500 international students representing almost 60 different countries. We strive to create an open environment for all students to complete their educational dream of studying in the United States. ECC is a leading transfer institution to UC and CSU schools.

Take a quick look at our campus and see what to expect from ECC!

We are excited to welcome you as part of our Warriors family! The following links have important information that will help you find your way throughout your journey here at ECC. The International Student Program staff are also here to assist, contact us with an questions you may have. 

Arrow pointing to the right at the text Future Students: If you are interested in applying as a international student to ECC, visit our Application page to find information on the steps to apply, English proficiency requirements and the estimated cost of attendance.

Arrow pointing to the right Incoming StudentsAre you a new student that has already been accepted to ECC but are looking for what to do next? Check out New Students to learn more about our student health insurance, orientation dates, ESL placement test preparation, nearby housing and our academic counseling services. 

Arrow pointing to the right at the text Current StudentsIf you are a current ECC student and have questions about your student visa, immigration rules and regulations, your I-20, OPT, campus resources, traveling outside the country, getting more involved on campus, and much more, please visit our Current Students page.

Campus Closure Announcement

- All classes have been moved to online instruction through the summer semester.  Fall 2020 will be majority online with a limited amount of classes requiring on-campus participation.

- HOWEVER, we are still available to help, just ONLINE!

Online Library Help

The library is now virtual and there is a librarian available to help you online through Chat Reference! Chat Reference is open Monday-Thursday from 8am-midnight, Friday from 8am-9pm, and Saturdays 8am-5pm. Visit the online library HERE!

Online Tutoring Help

Tutoring services are available online!   

-For the Writing Center, click HERE! 
-For the Math Study Center, click HERE! 
-For all other subjects, click HERE! 

Campus Information & Links