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International Students Program


Welcome to Santiago Canyon College (SCC) International Student Program. It is our pleasure to help you reach your educational and career dreams. The best of two worlds meets here where you can get quality and affordable education.


SCC is one of the newest and fastest-growing community colleges in southern California.  SCC is located in the city of Orange, which has been named one of the 50 Safest College Towns in America by The SafeWise Report.  The college serves over 10,000 students from Anaheim Hills, Irvine, Orange, Tustin, Villa Park and throughout Orange County.  Situated at the intersection of Chapman and Jamboree, SCC is easily accessible from several freeways.  SCC is a diverse learning community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth.  SCC offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes university transfer, associate degree and certificate programs, and has been named one of the Top 10 Community Colleges of the Greater Los Angeles Area for Transfer by EDsmart.  At SCC, we encourage students to plan, implement, and evaluate their educational progress through meaningful reflection and interaction with both the college and community. 


Why Choose Santiago Canyon College?

  • Quality education at an affordable tuition
  • We offer an economical 2+2 option for students.  Complete first two years of college at SCC, then transfer to a university.  Complete your degree at the university within two years and avoid paying the outrageous cost of four full years at a university.
  • Brand new campus with new facilities and modern technologies
  • Excellent professors, course selection and programs, personal attention and small classes
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Provides transfer opportunities to all four-year institutions in the U.S.A.
  • University transfer admission guarantee (University of California Transfer Guarantee Program - TAG) to designated four-year universities, two years at SCC, two years at the university (2+2)
  • Personal service of an International Student Office staffed with a coordinator and counselor to help you with every aspect of your education
  • Small international student population provides opportunities to speak English
  • English Language Program available
  • Location, location, location - centrally located near shopping malls, beaches, amusement parks such as Disneyland, and local universities


English Language Program (ELP)


SCC's English Language Program (ELP) is an intensive English program that prepares students for study at U.S. colleges and universities. The program is designed for students who have some knowledge of English.  ELP which is both TOEFL-preparatory and academically oriented, conducts sessions throughout the year.  Each session consists of 20-24 hours of instruction per week.  ELP sessions are starting soon click here for more information.