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About OISS&SA

The Houston Community College Office of International Student Services & Study Abroad (OISS&SA) provides information and programs to F-1 international students about the campuses and community and provides support and assistance concerning F-1 visas and related F-1 immigration issues.

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Our Mission

The Office of International Students Services & Study Abroad (OISS&SA) will provide exemplary services for international students that include enrollment, registration, orientation, counseling, aid with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rules and regulations, and other social integration needs. OISS&SA is committed to assisting international students and other non-immigrants as it relates to their student and immigrant status at HCC. OISS&SA is a reliable, knowledgeable and professional resource for international students engaged in learning and skill development.

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Student deadlines

New student deadlines

The OISS&SA must receive your application on or before:

  • Fall Semester: July 1
  • Spring Semester: November 18
  • Summer Semester: April 1

Transfer student deadlines

The OISS&SA must receive your application on or before:

  • Fall Semester: July 31
  • Spring Semester: December 6
  • Summer Semester: May 1

**Note: the OISS&SA will only accept complete transfer packets - all documents must be submitted together.

*** Applications must be received or postmarked by the above dates. Applications will not be accepted after the deadlines. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Resources

Housing

Houston Community College (HCC) does not have housing facilities. All HCC students live off-campus and must arrange their own housing options prior to enrollment. HCC does not recommend any particular housing option, but below are a few options available for students' consideration (please contact the vendor directly):

 RATES:

  • $200 Placement fee
  • $575 minimum per month (room only)
  • $750 minimum per month (room with continental breakfast and dinner)
  • $210 refundable room deposit

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ms. Barbara Land

Phone: 713-772-1732

Fax: 713-772-3390

Email: homestayhouston@yahoo.com

Address: 8511 Hiawatha Drive

Houston, TX 77036

Note: Airport pick-up can be arranged. Please contact the service provider at www.homestayhouston.com

 

 RATES:

  • $15/day, per person

CONTACT INFORMATION

Houston International Hostel

Phone: 713-758-9250

Email: revs@houstonhostel.com

Address: 5302 Crawford

Houston, TX 77004

 

APARTMENTS

Apartments are another alternative for students seeking housing arrangements in the Houston area, and many reasonable options can easily be found. Students can rent apartments prior to arrival by contacting an apartment locator, such as those at the Houston Apartment Association, who can help them find an apartment within their price range. For more information, please contact the Houston Apartment Association at:

Phone: 713-595-0300

Fax: 281-582-1503

 

DISCLAIMER

The information presented above on the HCC Office of International Student Services & Study Abroad's website is intended as a resource to assist students with locating housing and should in no way be construed as an official endorsement of the aforementioned vendors. HCC does not have an official business relationship with any of these vendors and is not to be held liable for their business practices. As such, students are solely responsible for business agreements entered into with any vendor, and HCC bears no responsibility for making sure these agreements are carried out.

Disclaimer

The information on the Houston Community College (HCC) Office of International Student Services (OISS) website is intended only for current and prospective international students, faculty, and staff affiliated with HCC.  All matters relating to the immigration status of the student is the student’s responsibility, not the responsibility of HCC.  If a student has an immigration issue that requires legal advice, the student is encouraged to seek professional services from a qualified immigration attorney. Any information on OISS’s website is subject to change at any time and without notice and may not apply to individuals outside HCC. Nothing contained herein should be constructed as giving legal advice as contemplated under any statute, regulation, or other law.

News

Ebola Outbreak and Risks to Travelers

Oct 1, 2014

HCC and Office of International Students Services reminds students traveling of a potential health concern.

Events

7 Jun
Northwest College
Alief-Bissonnet
HCC OISS&SA representative at Alief

The International Student Advisor/ Designated School Official reports to the campus once a month to assist with international student inquiries.

Events

8 Jun
Northwest College
Spring Branch Campus - Room 116 and Lobby
HCC International Student Advisor/DSO on campus at Spring Branch

The International Student Advisor/ Designated School Official reports to the campus once a month to assist with international student inquiries.

Events

9 Jun
Southwest College
West Loop Campus - Room C108 and Lobby
HCC International Student Advisor/DSO on campus at West Loop

The International Student Advisor/ Designated School Official reports to the campus once a month to assist with international student inquiries.

Events

14 Jun
Central College
Central Campus Room 117 and Lobby
HCC International Student Advisor/DSO on campus at Central

The International Student Advisor/ Designated School Official reports to the campus once a month to assist with international student inquiries.

Events

15 Jun
Northeast College
Northline Room 406.7 and Lobby
HCC International Student Advisor/DSO on campus at Northline

The International Student Advisor/ Designated School Official reports to the campus once a month to assist with international student inquiries.

Events

16 Jun
Southwest College
Stafford Campus Room 138 and Lobby
HCC International Student Advisor/DSO on campus at Stafford

The International Student Advisor/ Designated School Official reports to the campus once a month to assist with international student inquiries.

Events

21 Jun
Southeast College
Southeast Campus, Learning Hub Room 219 and Lobby
HCC International Student Advisor/DSO on campus at Southeast

The International Student Advisor/ Designated School Official reports to the campus once a month to assist with international student inquiries.

Events

22 Jun
Coleman College
Coleman College, Student Services Room 103
HCC International Student Advisor/DSO on campus at Coleman

The International Student Advisor/ Designated School Official reports to the campus once a month to assist with international student inquiries.

Events

23 Apr
District
District Auditorium
Culture Bumps: The Key to Diverse Communication

HCC students, faculty and staff are invited to this training session on international multicultural understanding and communication.