From the time you apply to the time you graduate, our staff is here to help you with any questions you may have. The International Students Program and the office of Student Services are committed to your success here at WHC Coalinga! International Student Services include:

  • Counseling and advising services specific to your degree program
  • Airport pick-up free to all international students in our program
  • Field trips to San Francisco, Yosemite, and local cultural events
  • Learning Center and Free Tutoring available
  • Athletics
  • Transfer Center
  • Conversational English program with local community members

Residence Halls

international student in residence hall

International Students admitted into West Hills College are guaranteed a place in the residence hall. Students living on campus will have three meals provided to them, Monday - Friday, and two meals on Saturday and Sunday. The Housing Application will be provided during orientation.

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Transfer Center

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The West Hills College Coalinga Transfer Center serves students who are transferring to the California State University (CSU), University of California (UC), private, and out of state colleges and universities.

Services offered include:

  • College Catalogs
  • Articulation Agreements
  • Contact with University Representatives
  • University Application Assistance
  • Transfer Planning
  • Transfer Related Workshops
  • Tours to Local Four Year Universities

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Additional Support Services

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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.


WHC has a counseling office with trained staff who will help you with questions about classes, future plans and personal issues. In addition to the Counseling Center, students at WHC will work with Faculty Advisors in their major who will assist them with questions about classes and schedule planning. Learn More >>

Learning/Tutoring Center

The Learning/Tutoring center is available to all WHC students. The center has tutors who are available to provide you with assistance in your studies as well as conversational partners. This is a free service! Learn More >>

Conversational English

Conversational Partners is a service designed with International students and English as a second language (ESL) students in mind. A group of students are paired up with a native English speaker to practice every day conversational English that students may not learn in class. Such lessons include slang and phrases and context while learning cultural and dialect differences across states. This group sometimes meet and plan outings to contextualize their learning. It's a fun way to practice while making new friends.Learn More >>


We offer a variety of teams for both men and women including men's baseball, basketball, football, and rodeo and women's softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball and rodeo. Learn more >>


Associated Student Body (ASB), Residence Hall Association, Spanish Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and an International Students Organization. Learn More >>


Throughout the semester, the International Program Office (IPO) provides activities for our international students. Some are free and some have a minimal cost. Past activities have included visits to the surrounding universities as well as traveling to Universal Studios, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Hearst Castle, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Gilroy Gardens & outlet mall, Yosemite National Park, Disneyland, and many other exciting locations in California.