Study in Golden West College in California

Gwc

GOLDEN WEST College

Gateway to a California Degree

About GWC (Golden West College)

Golden West College, part of the California Community College system, was founded in 1965 and is located on 120 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds within the city of Huntington Beach, a coastal community just 30 miles south of Los Angeles and in the heart of breathtaking Southern California. The college holds maximum accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges with over 500 faculty serving approximately 13,000 students. Small classes, state-of-the-art equipment and superior faculty prepare international students for an Associate in Arts degree, transfer to a university, in addition to a wide variety of short-term vocational (Certificate) options. Golden West College strives to be a lively center of learning where students and faculty share educational experiences in a friendly, challenging and creative environment.

About the International Student Program

We are, indeed, committed to international student success at GWC. The International Student Program takes pride in offering quality, individualized services to you—our international guests. Our friendly, student-centered support and expertise is available to you throughout your studies. Take advantage of our specialized academic counseling, expert visa/practical training guidance, on-going personalized advising, home stay services and special student activities to make your college experience in the U.S. as rewarding as possible.

Why Golden West College Is Ideal for International Students

  • Specialists in International Student Advising
  • Dedicated International Student Academic Counselors
  • Reputable and varied academic programs in over 60 major areas
  • Strong university transfer program
  • Affordable education – spend half as much money on university transfer courses
  • Convenient short-term, certificate programs
  • Highly effective Student Success and Tutorial Centers
  • Personalized attention and small class sizes
  • Practical Training advisement
  • Scholarship opportunities*
  • Attractive location and campus
  • Safe, secure environment. Considered one of the ten safest cities by City Crime Rankings

*Scholarship applications are considered by GWC upon completion of a minimum of 12 units and are subject to specific curricular and extra-curricular criteria. Award amounts are modest and cannot be relied upon as any portion of the required international student sponsorship.

Student Services

GWC offers its students a full set of support services including assessment testing, career assessment, child care, counseling, disabled student services, full-service international student center, mathematics learning center, student success center, and tutoring, among many others. Services most frequently requested by international students are detailed below.

International Student Program

The International Student Program provides international students with a full-service office and individualized counseling and guidance in the areas of admissions processing, registration, housing/homestay, immigration law, cultural adjustment, the U.S. system of education, practical training opportunities, and hosts a variety of local/on-campus activities.

Tutorial Learning Center

Free tutoring is available to all GWC students. Learning facilitators assess and recommend videos, workshops, seminars, study groups, and individual tutoring that will help students succeed in their classes.

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center is available to all students who wish to develop and improve their writing and reading skills.

A wide variety of services are offered, including independent study courses and individual consultation with English faculty and graduate tutors on topics ranging from punctuation and grammar to research papers.

International Student Orientation

This mandatory orientation assists international students with adjustment to college life in the U.S. and at GWC. This includes topics such as, the U.S. System of Education, immigration laws and student visa requirements, health care/insurance, drivers license procedures, banking guidance, and student activities. A campus tour is also provided.

 

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