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International Student Program

What we do

The SLC International Student Program (ISP) co-facilitates new and existing academic support services to optimize the learning experiences of international students. In concert with the SLC team and in collaboration with other campus partners, our staff support and advocate for the specific and evolving needs of international students.  


Formats of Service

ISP coordinates the Economics Program and the Language Exchange Program. We also provide referral services to facilitate access to campus resources catered to international students. Our staff are available to meet with students to assist them in navigating their experiences at Cal.


Language Exchange Program

The Language Exchange Program provides a free, flexible, and fun-filled way for Cal students, international and domestic alike, to meet and share their language skills. We emphasize mutual exchange by all participants, so you will have the opportunity to learn and to teach a language. You will be grouped and/or paired with a proficient speaker of the language you are interested in practicing. Through our program, you will be able to refine not only your multilingual skills but also your ability to communicate effectively across cultures. Best of all, by participating in the Language Exchange Program, you become a member of the Student Learning Center -- an inclusive, robust global learning community of over 20 professional educators, 300 student staff, and 7000 Cal undergraduates. For more information, click here.

Economics Program

The SLC Economics Program provides acdemic support for students taking Economics 1, 100A, 100B, 136, 140 and other equivalents. We leverage the power of peer pedagogy to enhance the learning process and outcomes for Economics students. Our services include Drop-in Tutoring, Pod Tutoring, and Exam Review. For more information, click here.

Individual Consultations

International students interested in learning more about the resources available on campus can make an appointment to speak with our friendly staff. Same-day appointments are available. Email Khuyen V. Nguyen, Ph.D., ISP Director, for more information: