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    Portland, Oregon, USA
     

  • Portland is a vibrant city with a small town feeling.

    Downtown offers eclectic shops and world-class

    entertainment venues, and trendy neighborhoods

    abound. The forests, rivers, mountains, and

    Pacific coast make outdoor activities exciting,

    and the growing tech industry makes Portland a

    highly desirable place to live, study, and work. 

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    “Silicon Forest” -- over 75 tech companies with

     headquarters or branches in the greater Portland area 

    GROWING TECH INDUSTRY
     

    PORTLAND FAST FACTS

  • Metro Area: 2.4 million
    City: ~650,000

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    •    Timbers Soccer (MLS) &

          Trail Blazers Basketball

          (NBA)
    •    Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood,

          forests, waterfalls
    •    Ranked among top bike-

          friendly cities in the US

    ATTRACTIONS

    close to Seattle + San Francisco, 

    just across the Columbia River 

    from Washington state

    ATTRACTIONS

    POPULATION

    LOCATION

    Portland is a vibrant city with a small town feeling.

    Downtown offers eclectic shops and world-class

    entertainment venues, and trendy neighborhoods

    abound. The forests, rivers, mountains, and

    Pacific coast make outdoor activities exciting,

    and the growing tech industry makes Portland a

    highly desirable place to live, study, and work. 

    “Silicon Forest” -- over 75 tech companies with

     headquarters or branches in the greater Portland area 

    GROWING TECH INDUSTRY
     
  • 4 PCC CAMPUSES

    ROCK CREEK CAMPUS

    100+ PROGRAMS 

    ~ 60% of PCC students transfer to university 

    ~ 25% of PCC students complete career-

       technical programs

    SYLVANA CAMPUS

    SYLVANIA CAMPUS
     

    All Students: ~71,000 
    Full-Time Students: ~27,000
    International Students: ~650 from 70+ countries

    ENROLLMENT

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    STUDENT-FACULTY

  • SOUTHEAST CAMPUS
    CASCADE CAMPUS

    4 PCC CAMPUSES

    All Students: ~71,000 
    Full-Time Students: ~27,000
    International Students: ~650 from 70+ countries

    ENROLLMENT

  • APPLY TO PCC

    4 TERM START DATES PER YEAR: 

    Fall -- September
    Winter -- January
    Spring -- April
    Summer -- June

    1.  Complete the PCC International    

         Admissions Application
    2.  Submit required documents (eg financial

         documentation, copies of transcripts and

         passport photo page)

    NO APPLICATION FEE! 

    No TOEFL or IELTS scores are required, but

    you can submit proof of English proficiency

    to be exempted from ESL placement testing. 

    TUITION / COSTS 

    per academic year = 3 terms = ~9 months
    *subject to change without notice

    Tuition 

    2 EASY STEPS:

    Class Fees

    Medical Insurance

    Books + Supplies

    Transportation

    Food + Lodging

    Total 

    (required for Form I-20)

    $8,855

    $345

    $600

    $1,100

    $7,650
     

    $450

    $19,000

    PAYING FOR COLLEGE

    International students are required to show

    sufficient personal or sponsored funding,

    but PCC offers support with …

    ON-CAMPUS WORK opportunities (up to

    20 hours/week)

    SCHOLARSHIPS for new and continuing

    international students.

    TUITION PAYMENT PLANS that allow

    students to pay tuition in installments over

    the term

  • WITH OVER 100 TRANSFER AND VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS,

    PCC HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! 

    •    Business Administration / Management
    •    Engineering
    •    Computer Science (including Cyber Security)
    •    Aviation: Science (plane + helicopter) +

          Maintenance
    •    Life Sciences / Healthcare
    •    Design: Graphic + Interior
    •    Machine Manufacturing
    •    Music & Sonic Arts
    •    Veterinary Technology
    •    ESOL (English as a Second Language)

    After graduation from PCC, international

    students transfer to top-ranked national

    universities, for example Cornell University (#14),

    University of Washington (#56), and University

    of Oregon (#103). Students in health care fields

    transfer to Oregon Health and Science University,

    one of the top 5 US medical schools (primary

    care). Portland State University is a popular

    choice for many fields, including Engineering

    students who often find paid internships in the

    growing tech industry in Portland.

    PCC is a member of Study Oregon, the state

    educational consortium for international

    education.

    TUITION PAYMENT PLANS that allow

    students to pay tuition in installments over

    the term

  • STUDENT LIFE
     

    STUDENT LEADERSHIP

    Students can gain valuable skills in paid

    leadership positions in student government

    and at many campus centers as International

    Student Ambassadors and Peer Leaders.

    Volunteer opportunities abound.

    Each PCC campus hosts student clubs

    that bring students together for common

    interests and to experience new things.

    CLUBS 
    HONORS SOCIETY

    PCC offers international students many activities on-

    and off-campus to get to know the area and meet new

    friends. The Office of International Student Services takes

    trips throughout the city and to the surrounding beach,

    mountains, forests, and rivers.

    ACTIVITIES + TRIPS 

    Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the official community

    college honors society with over 90 years of recognizing

    academic excellence. Membership is based on academic

    achievement. PTK has over $90 million in scholarship

    opportunities each year.

    Intercollegiate men’s and women’s soccer and basketball

    teams compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference.

    SOCCER AND BASKETBALL TEAMS
  • International students have many options

    for housing in Portland:

    •    PCC Shuttles -- A fleet of small busses link the 4

          campuses to each other and are free for PCC
          students to use.
    •    TriMet Buses -- PCC offers student discount
          tickets for the city bus.
    •    MAX Light Rail -- Connects Portland with the
          areas surrounding downtown, as well as the

          Portland Airport.

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 
    HOUSING & TRANSPORTATION

    •    Student Apartments
    •    Homestay Programs
    •    Short-Term Options
    •    Other apartments near each campus

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    Intercollegiate men’s and women’s soccer and basketball

    teams compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference.

    SOCCER AND BASKETBALL TEAMS
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