International Student Programs

International Student Programs




Welcome International Students!

Southwestern Oregon Community College is a state, fully accredited, two-year community college that prepares international students to succeed in their education while embracing American culture fully in a vibrant community. Students can earn Associate degrees or complete short-term certificated programs in more than 50 academic subject areas. We also have an on-site Culinary Institute for pursuing a career in the Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts. For students seeking to complete a Bachelor's degree, Southwestern Oregon Community College is an excellent place to complete the first two years of a Bachelor's degree (2+2 transfer preparation program) before transferring to a four-year university, such as University of Oregon or any of the Oregon State universities and other colleges and universities across the United States.

International Students Programs at SWOCC were created specifically to ensure a successful educational and personal experience among our international students as well as to promote cross-cultural understanding. Services for international students include academic and immigration advising, personal counseling and special events/activities. We are committed to helping international students adjust to a different educational and cultural environment.

Experience Southwestern! You will find a personal and caring atmosphere with faculty and staff who take an interest in you and your future. We are confident that you will soon see that Southwestern is truly a home away from home.


  • Native speakers of English from Australia  Canada, New Zealand, and United Kingdom are not required to provide proof of English Proficiency.
  • U.S. citizens interested in Study Abroad can contact the International Student Programs Office for more information.

SWOCC International Viewbook

Contact Info


Maya Tsai
International Student Coordinator

Office: Empire #213

Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Phone: +1.541.888.7185
Fax: +1.541.888.1597