Helpful Websites for International Students

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F-1 Visa Regulations

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) An official ICE site to find useful information such as maintaining your immigration status while a student in United States, what to expect at a U.S. port of entry and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

LBCC Student Services

Assessment [insert link] Find information on assessment and schedule for assessment.
Online Counseling [ insert link] You can submit questions to the international student counselor regarding academic issues.

Transfer Related Websites

ASSIST  ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. You can find lower division requirements for your major for CSU and UC campuses.
CSU Mentor CSUMentor is an online resource designed to help students and their families learn about the CSU system, select a CSU campus to attend and apply for admission. International students can download the application from this site.
University of California Find transfer information on University of California.
AICCU Association of Independent Colleges & Universities

Find college applications, financial aid information and virtual campus tours of independent colleges and universities.
Transfer Center Resources such as Transfer Steps, University Representatives, and Calendar of Events are available to assist you in transferring to a 4-year university.
California Colleges.edu  The state’s free official website that provides information about higher education in California for students, counselors, and parents.
College Navigator Compare colleges on factors such as programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, financial aid, campus safety, and accreditation.
BrainTrack’s US Colleges and Universities Directory of universities and colleges that offers information including school profiles, original overviews, home page links, and detailed degree data. 
College Source You can access college catalogs at this site.
US NEWS Find how the college rank for a specific major.
ETS Find TOEFL information.

Career Related Websites

Career Center LBCC Career Center provides career counseling, career assessments, resume and cover letter assistance, job interview preparation and career courses.
What Can I Do With a Major in… Find careers related to your major.
Occupational Outlook Handbook Find career information: Job description, training, earning, job outlook and related occupations.
California Career Cafe View interviews of people from different careers.  From the industry sectors, pick an industry to explore. Once you get to the industry page, look for Road Trip Nation Interviews on the right column of the page.  Choose  videos to review.

Other Helpful Websites

Tax Filing Sprintax provides a user-friendly, step-by-step way to make DIY tax preparation for international students and scholars quick and easy.
Virtual Pamphlets Find resources for various topics such as alcohol and drug abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, study skills, time management and MORE!
Fastweb A search engine to find scholarship information that meets your specific qualifications.
International Scholarships Find scholarship information for international students.
Cost of Living Calculator Explore and compare the cost of living in American cities.