MiraCosta College New Student Newsletter
Fall Semester ArrivalsJuly 2013
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World Cultures Day at MiraCosta
Each spring, the International Office hosts World Cultures Day at MiraCosta College. It's a time for students, faculty and staff to share about their cultures with other MiraCostans. Don't forget to bring some cultural artifacts from your country when you travel to the U.S. so that you can share them with the campus next spring! 
July 4th
    SD Fireworks    
July 4th is a huge holiday in the U.S, when we celebrate Independence Day. In San Diego, we typically spend the holiday at the beach relaxing with family and friends and watching fireworks displays at night. Do you have a similar tradition in your culture? Write us and let us know!
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Welcome Fall 2013 Applicant,


Time to prepare for your arrival to MiraCosta for fall 2013!  Have you received your F-1 visa and made your travel plans yet? As an important reminder, class registration for new international students begins on July 22. If you are in the United States by this date, you should visit MiraCosta immediately to prepare for class registration. 
Academic Calendar for 2013-14
Fall Semester 2013

First Day of Registration     July 22, 2013
First Day of Class                August 19, 2013
Last Day of Class                December 16, 2013

Spring Semester 2014
First Day of Registration     November TBD
First Day of Class                January 13, 2014
Last Day of Class                May 19, 2014
Summer Semester 2014
Classes Begin Early June and Complete End of July
Math and English Placement Testing
Exam All new students are required to take the English and math placement tests. To prepare for the tests, visit the Testing Office website
for review questions. When you arrive in the U.S., please report to the International Office. You will need to bring your passport and SEVIS I-20 form with you.  
Mark Your Calendar!
Orientation The mandatory New International Student Orientation is scheduled for August 6 and 7. All new students are required to attend orientation on August 6, so make sure to arrange your travel accordingly. We look for to seeing you there!
Still Need to Find a Place to Stay?
housing All international students should consider applying to stay with a host family for your arrival. You can also check out the housing section on our website for information about finding a place to live near MiraCosta College. 
We look forward to seeing you soon!



Institute for International Perspectives

MiraCosta College 
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Oceanside, CA 92056


Phone: 1-760-795-6897

Fax:      1-760-757-8209 


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