International Students

International Students

Oakland Community Colleges welcomes students from all around the globe.

With a thriving international student community dispersed among its five diverse campuses, OCC is an ideal location for students seeking a college experience in the United States. Other reasons to attend OCC include:

  • A fully-accredited English as a Second Language (ESL) program designed to prepare students for academic success and become more proficient in English.
  • The possibility to combine two years of study at OCC and two years at a university to earn a bachelor degree.
  • Small class sizes and affordable tuition.
  • Multiple resources to make the most of your academic experience, including tutoring centers; programs and courses geared for your specific area of study; academic counselors and instructors who emphasize learning.
  • Five campuses located in diverse communities spread throughout the metro Detroit area.

Whether you are accompanying a working spouse or parent to the U.S., or coming to study full-time, OCC can provide you with guidance for applications, admissions, enrollment and financial aid. 

Student services for all F-1 students are offered at: 

Royal Oak Campus - Building B, Room 102
Phone (248) 246-2563

Our student services staff can assist you with admission and other general inquiries. Please send your questions  to  

 Since it may be difficult for you to drive to the Royal Oak Campus, we will try to meet your needs as much as possible through email and telephone. Please email your questions first and if an answer cannot be provided by email or telephone, we'll make an appointment. 

Aside from assisting you with F-1 immigration regulation issues, we are able to direct you to resources both inside the college and in the community to make your stay in the U.S. more enjoyable and to meet your educational goals. We look forward to working with you!