Our international student advisors are here to help you every step of the way. They can connect you with representatives in your home country who will meet with you to discuss our programs and answer any questions you have about studying at ICC. Our advisors can also help you sort out visa requirements, arrange visits to our campuses, connect you with current students and alumni in your area and help you with the application process. Once you’ve enrolled, they will assist you with housing and continue to serve as liaisons when you’re in classes. Even after you graduate, they will keep in touch, informing you of International Culinary Center events in your area and opportunities to stay connected to the ICC family.
Leland Scruby (Left), International Student Advisor in New York; Rachel Lintott (Right), International Student Advisor in California
At ICC, we welcome students from every corner of the globe. It’s this diversity that adds richness and personality to our student body.
Along with my colleague Rachel Lintott, our role as international student advisors is to ensure that the transition from your country to ours is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. For starters, you’ll likely need a student visa for your stay in the United States. Once you’ve completed an application for admission, you can begin the visa application process. If you’re here in another status, we can help you change your status in order to study here. We will walk you through the necessary paperwork step-by-step and answer any questions along the way. We can also put you in touch with current culinary students or graduates from your home country if you’d like to talk with them about their personal experiences at the school.
I know the prospect of traveling to another country can be daunting. I myself lived abroad for two years, and know firsthand what it’s like to be a foreigner in a foreign land. But you’re not alone here. In fact, you’ll meet others just like you in our student clubs (including one just for international students in New York). With the support of your classmates, chef-instructors and all of the ICC staff, you’ll soon feel right at home.
If you have any questions, please contact your admission representative, and we’ll work together to get you the information you need.