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Foothill College / De Anza College: near Silicon Valley and San Francisco, California
Foothill / De Anza Colleges
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12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California

ph 650-949-7293
fx 650-949-7080

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US$ 15,998.

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Foothill College / De Anza College: near Silicon Valley and San Francisco, California Foothill College / De Anza College: near Silicon Valley and San Francisco, California

Foothill College and De Anza College:
Study in exciting and beautiful Silicon Valley...
near San Francisco, California!

Foothill College and De Anza College are among the best two-year colleges in the United States, transferring international students to prestigious universities such as the University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, and Stanford. You can study at Foothill or De Anza for two years and then transfer into the third year at a university. Transfer degrees, associate degrees, and certificate programs are available. Some of our popular, excellent programs include business, computer science, interactive and multimedia technologies, film and television, graphic design and computer graphics, and many more!

Why choose Foothill College or De Anza College?

  • More than 80 different university transfer majors
  • Excellent transfer rate to highly selective universities
  • Inexpensive tuition, approximately $5,000 per year
  • Friendly, helpful staff and international student counselors
  • Instruction from nationally recognized faculty, not teaching assistants
  • Nationally accredited colleges with small class size and personal attention
  • Excellent English as a Second Language classes
  • Student activities, intercollegiate sports, cultural clubs and celebrations
  • An award-winning, beautiful campus setting with nearby access to mountains, beach, and city life
  • Exciting Silicon Valley location, near Apple Computer, Cisco Systems, Intel, Yahoo! and many other successful companies

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Foothill / De Anza Colleges, California

Outstanding Academic Programs
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Since opening in the early 1960's, Foothill and De Anza Colleges have emerged as two of the outstanding community colleges in the United States. Academic programs parallel requirements for the first two years of university study. Our students have an excellent success record! Of all the international students who complete their first two years at Foothill, most successfully transfer into their third year (as juniors) at one of the world-class public or private universities, including Stanford, University of California - Berkeley, University of California - San Diego, UCLA, Santa Clara University, San Jose State University, and more! Here are just some of the transfer majors at Foothill and De Anza Colleges:

Accounting Computer Design / Graphics Marketing
American Studies Computer Programming Multimedia / Interactive Technology
Animal Health Technology Data / Network Communications Music
Anthropology Drama Nursing
Art Economics Ornamental Horticulture
Athletic Injury Care Electronics Photography / Digital Imaging
Aviation Engineering Physical Education
Biological Sciences English Physical Therapist Assistant
Business Environmental Studies Physics
Chemistry Film / Television Psychology
Child Development History Travel Careers
Communication Law and Society Zoology
Computer Applications Manufacturing / Design

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Special Features of Foothill / De Anza Colleges

Architecture and Facilities: Several times, the American Institute of Architects has honored Foothill College with awards and has called the most beautiful community college ever built. Special facilities include large computer centers, online libraries, an Olympic-size swimming pool, par golf course, football stadiums, and several theaters including the Flint Center at De Anza College.

Orientation Program for International Students: All international students participate in a week-long orientation course at Foothill or De Anza before the start of the students' first quarter. During this course, each student gets to know the international staff who conduct a comprehensive orientation covering issues from personal adjustment to registration for classes. It's a great way to meet new friends!

English as a Second Language (ESL): Foothill and De Anza Colleges accept students with TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores of 500 (paper) and 173 (computer) or higher. An IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5 or higher is also accepted. Both institutions place students into an English as a Second Language course depending on the individual's ability and needs.

Small Classes and Personal Attention: ESL classes are usually fewer than 20 students, and offer considerable individual attention. Regular academic classes are also small. Instruction is offered by full time professors who are hired for their proven teaching ability. In addition, one-to-one tutoring in English and in all academic areas is available through the Tutorial Centers. Special counseling is provided for international students to help with cultural adjustment, career choices, and transfer into the third year at four-year colleges and universities.

Housing Services: Foothill and De Anza have no housing facilities on campus. The college works with a local agency offering homestays. There are many apartments (including some that are furnished) available for rent in the area.

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Educational and Living Expenses / Application Deadlines

Tuition for international students is $133 per unit.
Figures below are based on the minimum 12 units for three quarters.
Tuition is subject to change.

Tuition, Fees US$ 4,788.00
Comprehensive Mandatory Health Insurance US$ 1,110.00
Total US$ 5,898.00
Books, Supplies US$ 600.00
Room and Board US$ 7,500.00
Transportation and Spending Money US$ 2,000.00

Application Deadlines: Applications are accepted for fall, winter, or spring quarter. All beginning students will be required to arrive on campus approximately one month prior to the beginning of classes for orientation and registration. Here are the due dates:

Fall Quarter 20 June
Winter Quarter 20 October
Spring Quarter 20 January

Location: Silicon Valley, near San Francisco, California

Foothill College is situated 40 miles south of San Francisco, and 15 miles north of San Jose in the safe community of Los Altos Hills. The area offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities and cultural attractions. The multiethnic mix in the San Francisco Bay Area blends many heritages - Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, African, and European.

De Anza College is located in the city of Cupertino, 45 miles south of San Francisco and 6 miles from San Jose. De Anza has a distinct Spanish / modern architecture that creates a natural, comfortable campus atmosphere conducive to study.

The varied geography and climates of Northern California invite residents to enjoy both ocean and mountain sports within easy driving distance. Mild temperatures in the western foothills surrounding the campuses provide a pleasant year-round climate.

Our valley is served by inexpensive bus, train, and light rail public transportation systems. Newly improved freeways link all parts of the valley with San Francisco and San Jose. We invite you to join us!
Foothill / De Anza Colleges are located near San Francisco, California

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