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International Student Life

Last updated on Jan 18, 2023

Looking to get connected with fellow peers? Interested in enhancing your experience in meaningful ways? Get involved with ISAP! ISAP offers various events and programming for you to learn, thrive, and build your community of support here at CCA.

View our
upcoming calendar of events here. Join ISAP on Instagram @CCAISAP.

International Ambassador Program

The International Student Ambassadors are a group of international and local students dedicated to building a sense of community that embraces all forms of cultures and supporting our international and domestic students alike.

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcoming new international students at chimera welcome days
  • Offering transitional support to the U.S. and CCA campus life
  • Planning and hosting cultural programming throughout the year
  • Identifying opportunities to advocate and engage the international student population
  • Supporting efforts in building a global artist community

Global Cafe

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Global Cafe are monthly programs hosted by international students or international student organizations to promote cultural awareness at CCA. It is opportunity for CCA staff, faculty, and students to come together to explore and discover about a new culture through cultural tabling activities & snacks from around the world.

Join us the first Friday of each month from 3 pm - 4 pm Outside the Makers Yard (Former Main Entrance, Eighth St. Entrance), Main Building.

Global Artist Buddies Program

International Education Week

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Come join us annually during the 3rd Week of November for International Education Week (IEW), a celebration of international education and exchange worldwide. See past IEW festivities here.

Cultural Celebrations


In collaboration with CCA's international student organizations, below are some highlighted events that take place at CCA during the year.

  • CCA Holi Festival
  • Bollywood Dance Night
  • Henna Tabling
  • Sushi Smackdown
  • Chinese Classical Dance Performance

Global Connections


Learn about all the great places to visit in the U.S. Come explore what San Francisco and the greater Bay Area has to offer while also meeting some new friends!

Listed are some ISAP adventures:

  • Art Museum Outings
  • International movie nights
  • Lands End Beach Hike in San Francisco