For International Students

For COVID-19 updates and questions, please contact the Office of International Students & Scholars.

Worldwide suicide hotlines, online chats, and emergency numbers are available at

As an international student, you may encounter new and intense stressors as you transition to living and learning at Cal Lutheran.

Common concerns for international students include:

  • Anxiety about academic performance and requirements
  • Concerns related to self-identity
  • Acclimating to U.S. culture
  • Self-esteem struggles
  • Navigating long distance relationships
  • Conflicts in intimate, social, or professional relationships
  • Homesickness

CAPS is more than happy to meet with you for any of the above concerns, or if you are experiencing any other difficulties.


Additional Resources

Adjusting to Life in the United States

California Lutheran University's International Student Services

Adjusting to Life in the United States U.S. News & World Report article.

Western Education System: Feel the Difference is a blog article about the main differences between Eastern and Western higher education. contains helpful information about studying and living in the United States. gives a comprehensive explanation about living in the United States as a foreign student, including information about different academic options to pursue after college.