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New Students: Pre-Arrival Guide

Welcome to California College of the Arts!


Welcome to the growing international student community here at CCA! We are so excited for you to join us and experience the unique culture of CCA, as well as the greater Bay Area.

The Office of International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP) is here to help you adjust to being somewhere new, and to let you know about the resources that are available to you as a CCA student. This guide is a starting point to get you familiar with our campus. Below are various links to resources for you as you plan your trip to California.

As you start planning your travels, make sure you arrive in time for our orientation in August. In the meantime, check out the ways you can connect to the CCA community!

Things to read before you arrive!

Below are various topics that will help prepare you for your arrival in the United States and to California College of the Arts. Please remember that you are required to attend orientation! Read more about orientation below: