International Student Academic Bridge Program

Student Success Learning Community Cohort

The International Students Academic Bridge program is a Student Success Learning Community Cohort for new international students. Upon completion of the Academic Bridge Program, international students will be integrated into the general international students population at DVC, and continue to receive follow up services.

6-week intensive program for transferable university credits!

In addition to the 6-week summer session (June-July), this program is also available to new international students for the mid-fall (October-December) and mid-spring (March-May) 8-week sessions. Apply now!

Student success benefits

  • Soft landing/smooth transition to full-time studies
  • Priority registration
  • Academic support, tutoring and small study sessions
  • Dedicated counseling/educational planning orientation
  • Advising from International Student Office
  • Workshops, peer mentorship, activities
  • Campus tours/transfer to 4-year university support

Important dates

Applications open: October 1, 2023

Application deadlines

May 1, 2024 (overseas); June 1, 2024 (transfers in US)
Pre-arrival workshops: May 6-10, 2024
Check-in/report arrival: June 3-7, 2024
Class dates: June 10-July 18, 2024 (6 weeks)


$6,393 (includes tuition, health insurance, activities, homestay and meals)


(7 units - UC/CSU Transferable)

  • Cultural Anthropology (ANTHR-130) – 3 units
  • History of California (HIST-124) - 3 Units
  • New Student Success Strategies (COUNS-100) – 1 Unit

Costs and classes subject to change.


  • Completed DVC application
  • Copy of passport
  • Bank statement (min. $28,454)
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL 61 IBT or 500 iTP, IELTS 5.5, Duolingo 95, or ITEP 3.5)
  • 18 years of age or 16 with proof of high school completion