Student Support

Activities & Events


Activities for International Students

Every semester, IEC invites F-1 students to participate in free events and activities on campus and in the Los Angeles area. 

Activities include:

  • NBA basketball games
  • Theme park visits
  • Staff-led tours and activities including hiking, Griffith Park Observatory, Hollywood sign, Santa Monica Pier and Farmers market, Natural History Museum, Getty Villa etc.

Students receive information by email and can sign up or get more information at the IEC.

Student Clubs

There are many campus clubs for students with special interests in areas such as science, sports, creative arts, business and industry, service and recreation. Club activities include business meetings, field trips, concerts, lectures, forums and social events. Through these activities, you may participate in and contribute to the life and interests of the college and the community as well as make new friends. All clubs, except the Honor Scholarship Society (which requires specific qualifications), are open to all students. California law forbids secret fraternities and sororities in public community colleges. 

For more information, visit SMC's Associated Students for information about clubs and other campus-wide activities or contact the IEC at 310-434-4218.