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Study abroad at College of the Desert

College of the Desert (COD) is a thriving community college in the sun-kissed American city of Palm Desert, California. It’s an internationally-focused institution that’s shaped the lives of thousands of students from all around the world.

The College has a reputation for providing high-quality programs in an exceptional learning environment. COD offers a multitude of dynamic courses across a range of disciplines, including the arts, sciences, engineering, business, and so much more.

International students are supported by COD’s enthusiastic and caring staff. The College is on a mission to inspire and prepare students for their dream careers through its innovative approach, which perfectly blends theory and practice.

COD’s stunning campus boasts outstanding facilities. International students attending the college have access to an ample library, fantastic bookstore, handy academic skills center, and brilliant counseling service to name a few.

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Why study at College of the Desert?

  • Diverse campus

    COD is home to a multicultural student population

  • Work opportunities

    There are many internships available through the College

  • Great scholarships

    International students can benefit from excellent funding packages

  • Exciting location

    California is a world-famous state with lots to experience

Life as an international student

The student community at COD is vibrant, close-knit, and welcoming - over 30 nationalities are represented on campus. The College is also a great place for international students to experience American culture first-hand.

COD’s amazing international office makes sure overseas students have a smooth transition to life in the United States. They provide guidance, support, and assistance to international students with anything they need - there’s always someone to help.

Accommodation is available near the College’s campus. There’s a wide range of comfortable, clean, modern, and safe housing options on offer. International students can also live with a friendly host family.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
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  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Treatment Rooms
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  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
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  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: US$7,368 per year


Campus Community Award Available for international students that submit a brief statement explaining how they will get involved in campus community life.

OneFuture Coachella Valley Works to help all students graduate prepared for college, career, and life-expanding and enhancing the local workforce so that our youth and economy thrive.

The Reynaldo J. Carreón M.D. Foundation Founded in 1991 by the late valley philanthropist and pioneer, Dr Carreón, to provide underprivileged students of Mexican descent a chance to pursue higher education.


College of the Desert

43500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260, United States

Palm Desert is the perfect place to live and study as an international student. Whether you like relaxing at peaceful nature sites, or you love exploring exciting attractions, Palm Desert is an incredible city with something for you.

Visa requirements for College of the Desert

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements