Support Services for International Students

The Office of International Programs (OIP) serves as a center for international students. Here the friendly staff assists international students with everything from immigration and academic advising to practical issues like finding housing options or opening a bank account. No question is too small to ask at the OIP. The office is in the Gaiser Hall (GHL), Room 215. Please contact international@clark.edu for any questions you may have. However, there are many resources and people around Clark College who are available to help with any question, concern or interest you may have. Please see the following description which lists a few.

Immigration & Guidance Services

The Office of International Programs provides all international students with an International Student Advisor who will work with you throughout the application process, welcome you upon arrival and provide support and immigration information to you throughout your time at Clark College.

Academic & Transfer Advising

An International Academic Advisor is available for you by appointment in the Office of International Programs. You can discuss your program requirements and select classes for the upcoming quarter.You are encouraged to see your advisor each quarter.

Scholarships for International Students

The Office of International Programs awards two (2) $500 scholarships each year to eligible continuing international students.  This scholarship may be applied toward tuition and education fees only; no cash awards given. 

Eligibility:

The International Student Scholarship is open to all full-time international (F-1) students who are in status and currently enrolled at Clark College, and who fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Minimum [Clark College] GPA of 3.0
  2. Must return full-time for a minimum of one additional quarter.  The award is conditional upon registration for upcoming Fall 2016 classes.
  3. Recommendation Letter/Form from Clark College faculty or staff
  4. Essay (200 words or less) addressing your educational and career goals, how Clark College will help you meet those goals and what college activities/clubs/athletics you have been involved in at Clark College.

Scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year will be available during Winter term 2016.  Contact us at international@clark.edu for any questions about how and when to apply for this scholarship opportunity. 

For additional information about scholarships at Clark College, visit the Clark College Foundation Scholarships page.

International Peer Mentor Program

The International Peer Mentor Program connects new international students with current Clark College students who are interested in helping international students in their Clark College and cultural transition.  International Peer Mentors will help new international students acclimate to life at Clark College and in the U.S. during Orientation and by inviting them to activities and social events, introducing them to many of the College traditions such as sporting events, theatre productions, Spring Thing, International Education Week and the Sakura Festival. New international students will be assigned to an International Peer Mentor prior to the start of the quarter by the International Programs Office.  Selected students will be assigned to groups consisting of approximately seven to ten international students. This one-year volunteer appointment is a great opportunity to build important intercultural leadership skills!

The application period to apply for an International Peer Mentor position in 2016-17 Academic Year opens on Monday, April 4, 2016.  Application Deadline: Monday, May 2, 2016.

International Peer Mentor Application

International Peer Mentor Recommendation Form

Diversity Center

The Diversity Center, located in Gaiser Hall 214, is a welcoming and safe place for the entire Clark community (students, faculty, staff, and community members) to learn about and engage with issues of diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, and social justice.
The Diversity Center hosts regular conversations, film screenings, workshops, and other events in our comfortable gathering space.

Student Life

If you are wondering how to be more involved in student activities, Student Life at Clark College has around nearly 50 clubs, organizations and programs, in addition to a wide variety of special activities, cultural events and intercollegiate athletic programs.

Tutoring Services

Clark College has several tutoring centers which are easily accessible to all students.  If you need extra help with a class or an assignment, you can visit the appropriate center and meet with a tutor, free of charge. 

Tutoring Center

Location

Tutoring Services Provided

Language & Writing Center(Appointment & Drop-in)

Hawkins Hall 102

English, IELP, World Languages, conversation practice, writing, resumes, scholarship essays and more

Accounting & Business Center
(Drop-in)

Applied Arts 4 (AA-4) 106

Accounting, business, economics, most business math classes

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Centers
(Appointment & Drop-in)

Bauer Hall 101/102

Most levels of math, sciences, chemistry, biology, engineering and more

Transitional Studies Center
(Appointment & Drop-in)
*Transitional Studies students only

T-Building 228

Transitional Studies, CAP, ESL classes

eTutoring
(Online)

eTutoring.org

Most subjects, all online

Hours and schedules vary by quarter.  Please visit the Tutoring Services webpage for current information. 

Computer Labs/Computing Services

There are computer labs in five locations on campus. There are tutors available to help you when you need help or if you have a question.

Anna Pechanec Hall, Room 102
Bauer Hall, Room 105
Cannell Library, Room 203
Scarpelli Hall, Room 017 and Room 135
You will find maps to lab locations, hours and other related resources on the Computing Resources web page.

Career Services

The Career and Employment Services Center provides educational, career and personal counseling at no charge to students. Counselors can help students identify interests and abilities, explore educational options and develop job skills.

The Career Services Center is in Gaiser Hall. The telephone number is 360-992-2902.

Health and Counseling Services

Health Services provides many free or low-cost services to students. Emphasis in care is placed on prevention and early intervention for the highest possible level of wellness. Student resources within Health Services include a self-care area, telephone and relaxation room. Counselors are available to offer advice and support if you are feeling depressed or anxious.

The Health Center is in the Health Sciences Building, Room 124. It is open Monday through Friday for walk-ins or appointments. The telephone number is 360-992-2264 or e-mail hservices@clark.edu.