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​​​​​​​Woodbury University - founded in 1884
International Stude​nt​ Resource Center​
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New​s & Updates

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​All NEW internati​onal students must make an appointment to meet with the International Student Advisor within the​ FIRST​ mon​th of classes!​​​
  • New 24-month STEM OPT extension!! Learn more here if you are either a Media Technology or Animation major.
  • Read the Immigration attorney's presentation on OPT, H1-B, and the various visas available for international students.
  • Summer I-20 Signatures: If you will be traveling out of the country, you need to have your I-20 signed EVERY 6 MONTHS!​​

New Students: Important Information

Planning Your Arrival
International Undergraduate Student Application Checklist​
F-1 International Student Financial Statement​
International Student Timeline​

Legal & Financial Information

As part of your advising team, International Student Advisors/Designated School Officials (DSO) provide assistance with student visas and information about the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requirements. The DSO provides advising on a variety of matters, including adjustment to life in the United States and issues pertaining to studying at Woodbury University.

Living in the US
Campus Resources for International Students​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Learn about the "International Student Experience" at Woodbury including individual attention, advisement, and academic support; connecting with the Woodbury community; and experiencing southern California culture.

Support staff for international students:

Burbank | San Diego

Meet other international students:

International Peer Advisors​IPA Facebook Group Meet the IPAs​ & Meet the IPAs (part 2)​ | Apply to be an IPA!

International Student Association (WISA)

​TELP (Transition English Language Program)
Transportation, banks, and other community resources
Common Words and Phrases at Woodbury​
Housing​ (Burbank)

Campus Resources for all Woodbury Students​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Both campuses

Student Academic Support and Resources

Writing Center

Moodle and Self-Service


Career Services

Campus Safety

Health Services and Counseling Services

Burbank Campus

Campus Bookstore​

Food Services

Campus Map​

Contact Us
​Burbank​ San Diego​
James Coon
International Student Advisor​
Office of Student Affairs (Whitten Student Center)​
(818) 252-5265
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
International Student Advisor:​
(619) 235-2900 (extension 18)
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm