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Chinese international students have mixed feelings about graduation, amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Students sitting in graduation attire

Caden Zhao, Reporter

June 23, 2020

International students, some back in their home countries, others still in the United States, have mixed emotions about graduating from De Anza College because of the uncertainty of their student status. “I have to go back to China to renew my I-20,” Victoria Duan, 23, computer science major said,...

International students face uncertainty and hardship due to COVID-19 concerns

Infographicc of the world and a plane

Caden Zhao, Reporter

May 2, 2020

Faced with the decision of returning home or remaining in the U.S., international students at De Anza College are experiencing both economic and mental pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 116 international students did not re-enroll for spring, according to an email sent Marisa Spatafore,...

Pandemic leaves international student community with worries over status, finances

Anthony Lucido, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19 and De Anza College’s closure and move to online classes, international students are concerned about their status in the U.S. In an email sent from the district, international students were informed that if they chose to leave for the spring quarter to go back to their...

ISP informs international students about maintaining status

Kathleen Quinn, Campus Beat Editor

March 12, 2020

International Student Programs has updated information for F-1 students regarding recent changes to the campus which include guidance for leaving the U.S. and requirements for maintaining F-1 status. To maintain active F-1 status: Minimum requirements for enrollment remain 12 units for the spring quar...

Not so wealthy, De Anza international students’ financial struggle

Brazilian student Vitor Miranda, 22, computer science major, works at the De Anza book-store textbook department.

Damon Ong, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

Often seen as affluent and nonchalant by local students, international students face their own set of financial and adjustment problems in De Anza College which often flies under the radar. An informal poll of 20 local students revealed that the general consensus in the De Anza community is that international students are well-off and hence have little pro...

Sparking inspiration through cultural education

Johanna Berntsson, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018

For the first time ever, De Anza College hosted International Education Week, a nation-wide campaign that sheds light on hardships international students face, while offering education and advice for the future. The event, sponsored by the International Student Program and DASB. “We want to use t...

Cross Cultural Partners program fosters connection between ESL, non-ESL students

CCP office is loctated in AT 313 Room 2.

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

ESL instructor Webb Hamilton leads Cross Cultural Partners program to help International students speak English fluently and assimilate with American culture, while giving non-ESL students insight different cultures.  The program has currently about 200 students and they want an increase in it. Due to insufficient non...