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International Program

Strive for success at Pima with educational support designed for international students like you. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Why choose Pima?

Choosing a community college like Pima is a great way to save money while earning your associate degree. 

We offer:

  • A quality education with expert faculty. You’ll enjoy personalized instruction in a small classroom setting.
  • Free tutoring and an English-as-a-second-language program.
  • The chance to gain a competitive edge. Enroll in our Honors Program for more in-depth study and professional opportunities.
  • An easy transfer process. Earn your associate degree at Pima, then transfer to one of our partner institutions – including the University of Arizona.

Are you ready to begin your Pima experience?  Apply online today.

Support and resources for international students

The team at the Pima Center for International Education will help you understand your student visa requirements. We will guide you through the transition to studying in the US and help you succeed. 

If you need support, visit the Center at the West Campus, call +1 (520) 206-6732, or email We can help you with:

  • Immigration advising - Know your rights and responsibilities. Contact the number or email above to apply for optional practical training.
  • Academic advising - Get help choosing courses, understanding how to transfer, and enrolling in English-as-a-Second-Language courses.
  • Cultural adjustment - Connect with other international students, learn about American customs, and get tips for living in Tucson.
  • Enrolling in orientation - All international students enrolling at Pima must attend orientation before starting classes.
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