535 Watson Drive
Claremont, CA 91711 Location: Building 535
Phone: (909) 607-8590
Fax: (909) 607-8086
Email: admissions[at symbol]kgi.edu
International Students and Scholars
KGI takes pride in its rich cultural diversity, and we encourage international students to be a part of our community. We believe and have witnessed that the future leaders of life sciences emerge through sharing common knowledge with people from different backgrounds, ethnicities and perspectives. We have about 40% international students each year from over 9 countries from around the world.
We are committed to assisting international students throughout their association with KGI. As part of The Claremont Colleges, KGI works with the International Place to assist international students during their transition to the United States after being admitted. International Student Counselor, Rigzin Norbu, advices students on procedures relating to immigration, employment, social security, tax, etc. She is also available on campus to advise students and answer any questions regarding process formalities.
International Student Orientation - During Orientation week, one week is dedicated to international students to help them acclimate to a new culture, to the campus, and to academic expectations. Students are introduced to immigration regulations, good writing practices, and get an opportunity to speak with current international students about their experiences.
Temporary Host Families or Airport pickup - Organized through I-Place. I-Place assists students in housing and arranges for international students to stay with families living around the Claremont area. I-Place also organizes airport pickups for newly arrived international students. To request these services or find out more details, please visit I-Place.
Employment Workshop - Summer internships are part of the KGI curriculum. International students remain on F-1 student status while their I-20 reflects Curricular Practical Training (CPT). After graduation students can opt to continue staying in the United States to work on Optional Practical Training (OPT). This workshop educates current students about the rules, formalities, and procedures relating to employment. Students are also assisted individually upon request.
Advising - Students can get advice from an International student counselor regarding social security number, driver's license, tax filing, maintaining legal status. I-Place is also another great resource for KGI's students seeking advice. All international students are invited to the workshops organized by I-Place throughout the year.
Forms - All the required forms for international students are available online for ease of access. Students are assisted in filling these forms if required.
|"This is a fantastic experience that not only opened the doors to new opportunities but also allowed me to make new friends from all over the world."|
|Juan Pablo McDonald