International Student Programs

At Golden West College

Golden West College was founded in 1965 and is located in the city of Huntington Beach, a coastal community just 30 miles south of Los Angeles and in the heart of breathtaking Southern California. The college is a well-known destination among international students because of its academic excellence, geographical vibrance, and cultural diversity. Golden West offers excellent degree and certificate programs in STEM, Business, Arts and many more. Students can graduate from Golden West with an Associate degree, or transfer to a university for a Bachelor degree.

The International Student Program is committed to prepare you for academic success and cultural transition, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our community.

Mission Statement

In support of GWC’s educational philosophy and mission, the International Student Program (ISP) provides comprehensive outreach, programming, and support services to all new and continuing international students. The ISP is committed to maintaining core professional competencies as set forth by the National Association of International Educators (NAFSA) to deliver quality programs and services; to ensure institutional compliance; and to foster cross-cultural engagement and understanding.


Golden West College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

ISP Team
ISP has a team of dedicated staff members to help you succeed at GWC.
Meet Our Team