International Education Program at College of San Mateo - Before Arrival
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International Education Program

Before Arrival

We are so excited to welcome you to the College of San Mateo and hope that this will be an exceptional educational experience for you. Once you have applied and been accepted at our college there are still a few steps that you need to take before your arrival in the US.

Step One: Read our Pre-Arrival Handbook

This document contains a large amount of useful data. It includes information about orientation, tuition payment, housing, health insurance, and travel to the US. Please make every effort to read it before you arrive in California. The handbook is available online.

Step Two: Obtain Your F-1 Visa

The following links will help you through the remaining process, including obtaining your F-1 visa and beginning classes at CSM. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions as you move forward through this process.