International Student Services
HACC is home to nearly 200 student visa holders from 47 countries.
Who are international students?
F-1 international student visa holders are admitted to the U.S. to be full-time students. They contribute greatly to the diversity of the College and are instrumental in promoting global awareness, responsibility, intercultural understanding, and engagement among students, faculty, and staff. They bring a great economic benefit to our country. It is calculated that HACC international students alone brought $5.1 million to the region and supported 29 local jobs during the 2018-2019 academic year. These students are governed by strict regulations and are monitored by the Department of Homeland Security. They are required by federal regulation to maintain a full-time course load and make satisfactory progress in a degree or certificate program.
What services are available to international students at HACC?
In addition to the services available to all students at HACC, International Student Services helps students:
- Integrate into the College community
- Understand and follow the regulations pertaining to their immigration status
- Achieve their academic goals by providing academic advising
- Apply for immigration benefits such as employment authorization
- Take advantage of the opportunities and support services available at HACC
I am interested in becoming an international HACC student. What should I do?
Visit International Admissions for international admissions information.
How do I contact International Student Services at HACC?
International Student Coordinator
Harrisburg Campus, Cooper Student Center, room 217
Please note that HACC’s campuses will remain closed until Dec. 31, 2020 due to the COVID crisis. Classes will be taught online through remote instruction and virtual learning. All International Student Services are provided remotely. Please e-mail InternationalStudent@hacc.edu for information or to schedule a time to meet.