The International Education Office offers a variety of support services for students and scholars. If you need assistance at anytime, please contact the International Education Office at 480-461-7756 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2013 International Orientation will take place on January 9th at 10am in the Kiva Room in the Kirk Center on the Southern and Dobson campus. Please download the agenda here.
Make copies of all your documents and make a list of all your valuable items just in case they get lost or stolen. Obtaining replacement documents and articles can be time consuming and costly if you do not have records.
Arizona has some of the best weather in the nation between the months of September through May. The temperature will average 65-75 degrees fahrenheit (18 - 24 celcius degrees) during the day and 35-45 °F (2 - 7 °C) at night. Our summer months, June through August, can reach temperatures of over 100 °F (43 °C).
Light cotton clothing is recommended for most of the year if you are living in the greater Phoenix area. Most people dress very casual in the summer months. Many students wear shorts and light cotton blouses or t-shirts to campus. Many stores sell very light cotton long sleeve blouses or t-shirts to avoid getting sunburns. They are made from a special "wicking" material that allows perspiration to evaporate quickly and leave you feeling cooler, yet protected.
Our winter temperatures can be chilly, reaching temperatures of 50 - 60 °F (11 - 15 °C). During winter months, you will need jeans, sweaters and a light jacket. If you leave the greater Phoenix area to visit cities located in higher elevations, you will need heavier and warmer clothing during the winter months. It snows in many places such as Flagstaff, Prescott, Show Low and Payson. All these cities and towns are only about 1 - 2 hour car drive.
In addition to recommended clothing items, we strongly recommend you always wear sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor of 15, sunglasses and a hat in the summer months.
A local Asian church, International Baptist Church of Arizona, provides the following resources for new Asian students to MCC. Please note that MCC is not affiliated with this church, and the services that they provide are of their own accord.
Asian international students who need some help can arrange for the appropriate resources to meet their needs. They provide the followings services:
They can serve students speak in Chinese, Cantonese, Tagalog, Japanese, and Korean. Once again, please feel free to contact us for additional information.
Download our Housing Resources guide here.