Center for International Education

NCC is global . . .

Located within 90 minutes’ drive from both New York City and Philadelphia, Northampton Community College provides you with an excellent education close to some of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States!

During each semester, the college plays host to more than 130 international students from more than 30 countries. The International Student Program assists you with admission and enrollment, new student orientation, advising, and other information that will help you reach your goals. Additionally, the Center for Global Education and International Services provides assistance to international students with personal, academic and immigration needs.

study in statesThe Center for Global Education and International Services is the international hub of Northampton Community College. Whether you want to study here or study abroad, we can help you find your place.

Why Choose NCC as Your Host College?

International students are a valued and active part of the campus at Northampton Community College.  We provide exchange students with incredible values and options to pursue your education. Northampton Community College offers you the following benefits:

  • On-Campus Housing: NCC is the only community college in PA that has on-campus housing! We can assist you in transferring to the USA. As an international student, you may find it difficult to live away from home at first, but at Northampton we are dedicated to help make the transition as easy as possible. Comfortable accommodations are within walking distance from academic buildings and other on-site amenities. NCC has flexible dining options and a wide range of extracurricular programming, as well.
  • Community: Northampton "Community" College upholds its name to a T. At Northampton Community College, community is truly our middle name. While you're focusing on academics, you will also be creating a home away from home with other students from across the United States - and the world. As an international student, you'll have access to helpful resources to make an easy transition to student life. We have 60 student clubs and organizations on campus where you can join to meet new people, learn about a new topic or to become more involved in your major. The small class sizes at NCC and low student-to-instructor ratio also ensure you one-on-one interactions with professors.
  • Location: Northampton Community College is ideally situated near some of the largest cities on the east coast, such as New York City, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Aside from the large cities, Lehigh Valley has much to explore and offer, too. Allentown, Bethlehem and other nearby communities are accessible by the LANTA bus system and rich with unique food, culture, music, entertainment and art.

At NCC, we strive to be one of the best community colleges in the U.S. for international students. With affordable tuition fees and ample opportunities to continue your academic success at a four-year college, there's no better place to begin your career than at Northampton Community College. Learn more about our international student program by contacting our Admissions Office today.

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