International Education Program

College of the Desert believes that international students add to the multiculturalism and diversity of our campus. International Education is an active program with nearly 150 international students from 30 different countries studying at COD. The International Education Program office is committed offering extensive services to support international students throughout their studies at COD and the Intensive English Academy. Services include orientation, counseling, university transfer assistance, activities, immigration advising, and housing assistance. Although there are no dormitories on campus, the International Education Program office works closely with the International Student Placements organization to arrange homestays for our students. We also offer information regarding off-campus apartments. In addition to serving international students, the International Education Program facilitates study abroad participation for any interested COD students.

Obtain the International Student Application online, or contact the office at:  

    International Student Office
    43500 Monterey Avenue
    Palm Desert, CA 92260    
    by email
    by telephone: 001-760-776-7205
    or by fax: 001-760-862-1361