Learn about 2-year colleges in the United States and the wonderful opportunities that they have! Community Colleges (also known as Junior Colleges or JUCOs) offer both technical degrees and degrees for transfer into a university. See how you can save money on your education, upgrade your academics, improve your athletic prospects, and more!
This event will begin with a 20-minute presentation on how the "2+2" transfer system works in the United States and then 8 colleges will present on their majors, campuses, athletics, transfer options, technical degrees, and more!
AGENDA (in Eastern time)
3:00 - EducationUSA, "Community Colleges and the 2+2 Transfer process"
3:20 - Bellevue College (WA)
3:30 - Waukesha County Technical College (WI)
3:40 - Leeward Community College (HI)
3:50 - College of the Desert (CA)
4:00 - Kapiolani Community College (HI)
4:10 - College of the Canyons (CA)
4:20 - Mesa Community College (AZ)
4:30 - East Los Angeles College (CA)
Jenika advises students across Canada on the process of applying to U.S. universities. EducationUSA is a free service funded by the U.S. Department of State.
Beata Anderson, International Recruiter
Established in 1966, Bellevue College is a top-ranking, fully accredited college offering two-year associate and four-year bachelor’s degrees, as well as professional certificates, intensive English program (ESL), and International High School Completion program. Bellevue College is the largest of the 34 institutions that make up the Washington Community and Technical Colleges system and the third-largest institution of higher education overall in the state. Bellevue College is the home of 29,000+ students with about 1,000 international students from over 60 countries each year. Students choose Bellevue College for its desirable location surrounded by Microsoft, Expedia, T-Mobile and many other iconic hi-tech corporation, high-quality education with strong transfer-out to TOP universities, small classes, dedicated faculty and rich student resources and services, enriched internship/employment opportunities.
College of the Canyons
Dr. Jia-Yi Cheng-Levine, Dean, International Affairs & Global Engagement
College of the Canyons is situated in one of the most beautiful master-planned communities in Southern California. At COC, we are proud of our top academic performance with known Universities throughout the U.S. We have Academic agreements with top schools such as UCLA that pave the way for our students to enter the dream college of their choice. International students at COC experience a vibrant campus community with individualized educational plans to achieve academic goals.
College of the Desert
Cody McCabe, Director of International Education
College of the Desert (COD) is a thriving college located in sunny Southern California. Ranked one of the 50 most beautiful colleges in the U.S., COD is an inspiring place to study. COD welcomes Canadian students to enroll in popular university transfer associate degree programs and dynamic gap-year options, as well as to try out for our many athletic teams. COD’s advantages for international students include priority course registration, exclusive counselor access, and transfer guarantees to University of California and California State Universities. Home to world-famous events like the Coachella Music Fest, our location is an incredible place to live!
East Los Angeles College
Jeremy Allred, International Recruitor
East Los Angeles College is a fully accredited public college that provides the first two years of a four year Bachelor degree and transfer guarantee agreements with top universities in California and across the United States to finish the last two years of upper division courses towards a BA/BS degree. We are located in a safe, clean suburb of Los Angeles, California and have full services for international students. We support all majors and have one of the lowest tuition rates.
Kapi‘olani Community College
Damian Zukeran, International Education Specialist
The Kapi‘olani Community College (Kapi‘olani CC) began in 1946 as the Kapi‘olani Technical School at a time when Hawai‘i was still a territory of the United States. The innovative school was administered by the Territorial Department of Instruction with a strong academic focus on food service. But in 1959, as Hawai‘i was entering statehood, three additional programs were added: practical nursing, business education and dental assisting. In 1965 the college realigned its academic mission and joined the University of Hawai‘i System. From its original home at the corner of Pensacola Street and Kapi‘olani Boulevard to its current location on the slopes of scenic Diamond Head, Kapi‘olani CC is poised to take its place at the head of the technical renaissance of the 21st century!
Leeward Community College
Aya Hara-Joesting, Interim International Program Manager & International Student Advisor
Leeward Community College is one of seven University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges. The College is centrally located in a safe and convenient location on the island of Oʻahu known as "The Gathering Place" overlooking Pearl Harbor. The College enrolls over 6,000 students and offers more than 70 fields of study for Certificates and Associate degrees. Many Leeward CC international students transfer to a competitive four-year university both in Hawaiʻi and the mainland United States upon completion of their transfer/associate degree program. Friendly and diverse staff at the Office of International Programs provides personalized service for each international student.
Mesa Community College
Aziz Alhadi, Director, International Education
Mesa Community College, located in sunny Mesa, Arizona, is recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the United States by Aspen Institute. MCC is a welcoming, global community with a student body of nearly 20,000 attracting students from nearly 60 countries!
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, students can choose from more than 195 programs, degrees, and certificates. Earn a two-year associate degree with a seamless transfer to 40 four-year universities to complete your bachelor’s degree. Our top “2+2” transfer institutions include Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona.
Waukesha County Technical College
Melody Reichoff, Global Education Coordinator
For nearly a century, Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, has been preparing students for success within the regional and global economy. WCTC's four schools: the School of Business, School of Health, School of Protective & Human Services and School of Applied Technologies offer programs that are as diverse as our students. All of our programs offer comprehensive training in skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace.