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International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services

Helping currently enrolled students at California State University, Chico.

Drop-in Advising 

Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

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*We may be able to accommodate appointments outside of these times. Send an email request to Tasha Alexander or Cindy McKay.

International Study Buddy!

Using podcasts, instructional videos, and other virtual learning tools, your International Student Advisors help increase your knowledge on many useful, interesting, and amusing topics.

Student Success and Wellness

Events, orientation, insurance, immunizations, tutoring, housing, getting involved, and international friendship program.

Immigration Compliance

Documents and terminology, maintaining status, travel & re-entry into the U.S., and useful websites.


Scholarships, grants, & fee waivers, virtual resources, Chico State policies, how to get a social security number, and California driver’s licenses.

Career Planning and Employment

On-campus jobs, internships, work after graduation, and career preparation.


Guidelines, applications, and forms for maintaining status, curricular practical training (CPT), and optional practical training (OPT).

International Inspirations

Read our student success stories. We hope they inspire you to keep working hard, get involved in campus life, and be courageous during your experience here in Chico.