At the International Program Office (IPO), our staff will work to assist you during your time at WHC. From the time you apply to the time you graduate our office staff is here to help you with any questions you may have. Our staff will assist you with questions about immigration, housing, cultural adjustment, registration, classes, employment and activities. We will make sure you are taken care of and receive the assistance you need.
Some of our services include:
Orientation Program: A mandatory three day Orientation Program for new international students. The orientation is scheduled several days before classes begin. You will take required assessment tests, and will select classes with advice from our counselors. The Orientation will include important information about our residence halls and a tour of the campus and the community.
Airport Pick-up: Our International Program staff will pick you up at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport in Fresno, California, when you arrive. This is a free service! You will be taken directly to the West Hills College Coalinga residence hall. Contact our office for more information about this service.
Activities: Throughout the semester, the International Program Office (IPO) provides activities for our international students. Some are free and some have a minimal cost. This semester we will be traveling to Universal Studios, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Hearst Castle, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Gilroy Gardens & outlet mall. The spring 2009 semester will include trips to Yosemite National Park, Disneyland, and many other exciting locations in California.
Residence Hall: International Students are required to live on-campus in the Residence Hall for one year. International Students are guaranteed a place in the Residence Hall when they are admitted.
All international students under 25 are required to live on campus in the Residence Halls for at least one year.