International Education Program

College of the Desert believes that international education programming adds to the multiculturalism and diversity of our campus while aligning with COD's Mission, Vision, and Values. International Education is an active program with students from approximately 30 countries studying at COD. The International Education Program office is committed to offering extensive services to support international students throughout their studies at COD and in 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 and faculty.

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

    International Education Program
    43500 Monterey Avenue
    Palm Desert, CA 92260    
    by email
    by telephone: 001.760.776.7205