International Student Program

Welcome to ECC International Student Program (ISP)!

El Camino College's International Student Program (ISP) is here to help F-1 visa students who are interested in or currently studying in the United States. Whether you are an interested person, new applicant or continuing student, the ISP website will guide you through support and ways to contact our office. 

Summer Office Hours

The International Student Program is here to help you!  Please find our in person office hours and our virtual hours below.  We are located on the first floor of the Student Services Building!

In-Person Office

Monday: 8:00am- 5:00pm 

Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm 

Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm 

Thursday: 8:00am- 5:00pm

Friday: CLOSED

Virtual Zoom Office & Chat

Monday - Thursday : 9:00am  - 4:00pm

Join ISP Zoom Office

Chat: Monday-Thurdsay: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Click the "Ask Us" tab on our site to chat us!



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El Camino College strives to create an open and welcoming environment for all students to complete their educational dream of studying in the United States. With students from over 65 different countries, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved on and off campus. You will feel welcome here!

We offers four different types of programs for international students:

Find Your Path

We're excited to welcome you to the Warrior family! The following links have important information that will help you navigate your journey here at El Camino. The International Student Program staff are also here to assist you; please contact us with an questions you have. 

Important Notice

IMPORTANT: From Fall 2023, F1 visa students are required to take at least nine units on campus or hybrid courses to maintain their status.

Campus information:  ECC's updates here.

Counselors are available via ECC Connect for counseling.  They will no longer access counseling through Cranium Cafe. To make an appointment, please call, email , zoom, or walk into our office.


Zoom: Visit Zoom Front Desk

Call: 310-660-3431

For Drop In Hours, please request a link from ISP Front Desk

Chat with ISP Counselor


Unfortunately, ECC is unable to process applications from Myanmar at this time.

Overseas Applicants (students applying for a new F-1 visa)

Overseas Applicants
Semester  Deadlines Class Begins
Spring  December 1 Mid-February
Fall  June 15 End of August

Transfer Applicants (F-1 students already in the U.S.)

Transfer Applicants
Semester Deadlines Class Begins
Spring January 10 Mid-February
Fall July 1 End of August




What International Students Are Saying About ECC

At El Camino College, I can learn not only from my classes but also from my friends and the ECC community. El Camino College is the right place to find one's perfect professional path because of its various opportunities in each field.

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International Warriors Program

The International Warriors Program plays an essential role in creating supportive and meaningful connections between international students and the campus community. This peer-mentor program will help you and run various fun events all the year around. 

  • Photo & Essay Contests
  • Online Events
  • Seasonal Events (Halloween, Christmas , and more!)
Event Calendar

Questions? Contact Us

International Student Program

Student Services Building, Room 164

Phone: 310-660-3431


On-Campus Office Hour

Mon-Thurs | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday | 9:00am - 1:00pm

Virtual Office Hour

Mon-Thursday | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Zoom ISP Front Desk