International Student Services 

Student Testimonials


Portrait of Bonnie C

Major: Communication Studies, transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Country: China

"I have many wonderful memories at Pierce College. I still remember when I first came to the student office, they patiently guided me step by step from being confused to clarity about my future and provided me with the opportunity to attend my dream school. I felt all of my hard work was recognized and the professors’ passionate help made me have a good time on campus. I will move forward with longing for the school and expectations for the future."


Portrait of Student Carolyn

Major: Music, transferred to California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA)

Country: Colombia

"Even before I arrived at Pierce, I noticed through online counseling the interest they have in us as students succeeding, in comparison to the university where I was before."


Livia P Portrait

Major: Sociology, University Transfer Pathway Class of 2025

Country: Brazil 

"Studying at Pierce College is a blessing to me. The LAPC staff is very welcoming and wants the students to succeed. I am able to study, work as a student-worker, and play soccer at Pierce. Which helps me to make connections with people from different departments at LAPC. It is a unique experience that I have been given. "


Portrait of Student Lorenzo

Major: Civil Engineering, transferred to California Polytechnic University, Pomona

Country: Philippines

"The most challenging and intimidating part of being an international student is to feel belong [sic] and be comfortable in the community. What I liked about Pierce is everyone cares for you, and driven to help you become successful. Coming to Pierce College is one of the best decision I made in my life. You can call it home!"


Portrait of Patrick P

Major: Computer Science, transferred to California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

Country: Thailand 

"Pierce College provided me with the opportunity to simultaneously improve my English by taking ESL classes, study toward my major, and work as a tutor at the CAS. I have gained many skills, including public speaking, leadership, and academic writing, as well as meeting the prerequisites for my upper division classes once I transfer to a 4-year university."


Portrait of Student Saman

Major: Business Administration, transferred to University of California, Berkeley

Country: Iran

"What I really really loved about my experience at Pierce college is the support I had and still continue to have from some of the faculty. They believed in me and helped me challenge myself. Because of them, my journey with Pierce will never end and I love that kind of support."


Portrait of Valary A

Major: English, transferred to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Country: Kenya

"Pierce College was a catalyst for what I have achieved so far professionally and socially. The dedication and level of care that the staff and faculty have for students is unparalleled. Some of my longest friendships were born on this campus. I am glad that my journey in the US began at Pierce."




Portrait of Student Zaheen

Major: Industrial Technology A.S. Degree, transferred to California State University, Northridge (CSUN) to study Engineering Management Technology.

Country: Pakistan

"The most welcoming staff with a beautiful campus I have ever seen that you will fall in love with."

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