At PCC, you'll socialize and learn language skills through exciting student activities.
Pursue your interests with over 100 programs.
PCC has four campuses throughout Portland.
Small class sizes and dedicated instructors help our students succeed.
Student clubs meet weekly to practice conversation in a supportive, fun environment.
PCC credits transfer easily to four-year schools.
Welcome to Oregon and PCC!
PCC is a two-year college offering intensive English programs, over 100 areas of study, and the option to transfer to a four-year school. We are the largest school in Oregon, and we have an active international student community.
PCC has four gorgeous campuses located throughout the city. International students love Portland because it is one of the friendliest cities in the U.S., full of parks, coffee shops, and microbreweries. Wherever you are headed, Portland Community College is a great place to begin.
Information in your language
Maintain your F-1 status and find resources like housing, insurance, banking, and more!
Message from PCC President Mark Mitsui
Office of International Student Services
- Cascade: SU Room 308, 971-722-5670
- Rock Creek: Building 3, Room 223, 971-722-7150
- Southeast: Mt. Scott, Room 106, 971-722-6109 (Tues/Thurs)
- Sylvania: CC 215, 971-722-8310
Emergency phone numbers
- 911 for emergency police or medical assistance (on or off campus)
- 971-722-4444 for Campus Public Safety (on campus)
- 971-361-6165 to reach the Office of International Student Services if you have an urgent legal or immigration issue
President Trump recently issued executive orders banning the entry of citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries, and suspending the entry of refugees into the United States. While all the facts surrounding these actions are not yet known, I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm our college commitment to all students, regardless of immigrant status, religion or country of birth.
Students come to PCC from around the world to seek the transformative power of education. Your voices, as well as the voices of international faculty and staff, enrich teaching and learning opportunities at our college and in our community. Our nation has been built upon the value and practice of this pluralism.
If you have questions about specific personal or family circumstances, you are strongly encouraged to know you rights and to seek legal advice. Staff at the Office of International Student Services will do everything possible to support you and to connect you with resources at this challenging time. You can also see a summary of pertinent information provided by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
– Mark Mitsui