Campus Life for International Students

RCC provides international students great opportunities to get involved on campus and provides support while adjusting to their new life in the US.


New International Student Orientation

International Student Services welcomes new international students each fall and spring semester and offers New International Student Orientation to provide students with the guidance they need to start their education here at RCC.

See all upcoming International Student events.

International Education Month

Each November, RCC celebrates International Education Week with a month filled of activities and workshops to help promote the benefits of international education. Events in the past have included:

Off-Campus Employment Workshops

Workshops explaining off campus employment opportunities for F1 students through Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are offered each semester.

Career Readiness and Success also offers workshops to students to help prepare their resumes, interview skills, job searching, etc.

Mental Health Workshops

International Student Services and the Counseling team up to host various workshops throughout the year to help international students manage culture shock and other stress factors they may encounter while studying here at RCC and in a new country.

The Connection Center also provides workshops and discussion groups throughout the year, open to all RCC students.

Clubs and Organizations:

On-Campus Clubs

RCC has about 50 active clubs each semester that students can participate in.  Some of those clubs are internationally focused and have also been created by our international students, including:

  • International Club
  • Japanese Language Club
  • Haitian Club
  • Muslim Student Association

International students of course can get involved in any club they are interested in. Visit Student Involvement to find out more.

One to World

RCC are proud members of One to World (OTW), a New York based organization that offers special programs to international students residing in the New York City area.  RCC students are able to participate in the various programs offered by OTW, allowing them a chance to explore the NYC area and meet international students and scholars attending other area Colleges.

Click here to find out more about the programs One to World offers.

Academic Support:

The Academic Success Centers (ASC) provide free academic support to all RCC students. This includes the Tutoring & Science Learning CenterTesting Center, and Reading and Writing Center.