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International Education Center


Welcome to Santa Monica College! SMC is recognized as one of the best community colleges in California and the nation. SMC provides the first two years of American university education to help you get where you want to be. SMC is the #1 school to transfer to the UC system, USC, and Loyola Marymount University. SMC is #2 nationwide to Columbia University and #1 among schools west of the Mississippi River.

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New Students

SMC offers many programs, like the Intensive English Program and 18​0 degrees and certificates.

Join our community of more than 3,400 international students from 100 countries.​

Current Students

The International Education Center supports students with many services, like orientation, academic advising, activities, immigration assistance and more.

Special Programs

Go Global with SMC! Travel in a study abroad program and engage in our nationally recognized Global Citizenship program with various campus events and activities.

Contact Us

​Application Deadlines

​​Spring 2020
Out of country: November 15
In Country: January 5

Summer 2020
Out of country: April 15
In country: May 15

Fall 2020
Out of country: July 1
In country: July 15

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International Education      (SSC 3rd floor)
Mon-Thur: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Special Closure: 

Mon, Dec 23rd at 2PM.

*Counseling Fall Hours
Mon-Thur: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m  

Winter/Spring IEC Closures

  • Dec. 24, 2019-Jan. 1, 2020
  • January 20, 2020
  • February 14, 2020
  • February 17, 2020
  • May 25, 2020

Contact and Location

PDF File of SMC Brochure 

Online Virtual Tour

Online Virtual Tour (Chinese)

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