International Student Services (ISS) NEWS

Edmonds Community College

Health Insurance for Students on Vacation Summer 2014 July 11, 2014

Dear EdCC International Students,

If you are currently taking a vacation quarter for summer quarter 2014 and if you are not registered for any classes, please note that you must contact the ISS office to purchase insurance in order to keep your health coverage through the summer.

ISS strongly encourages all students to purchase insurance during vacation quarters.

To add insurance for summer, the process is simple:

  • Visit the ISS office
  • Ask about adding insurance for summer quarter
  • An ISS staff member will help you to add the insurance to your school account.
  • Once the insurance charge is added, you may make your payment at the Cashier’s Office for the $201 insurance fee.
  • The DEADLINE to add insurance and pay the $201 fee is JULY 30th


Question: Why do you need health insurance during the summer?

Answer: Health insurance can save you a lot of money! Health care is VERY expensive in the United States. For example, one trip to the emergency room can cost over $1,000.00. With student health insurance, an emergency room visit can cost you as little as $50, the plan will cover the rest of your bill.

For a complete list of benefits, answers to frequently asked questions, help finding a doctor and more information, please visit the Lewer Insurance website for EdCC students:

If you have questions please visit the ISS office. Thank you!


EdCC International Students Accepted to Top Universities! June 24, 2014

Filed under: University Transfer — ISS @ 2:08 pm

International Student Services would like to congratulate graduating students!

We are pleased to announce that EdCC international students have been accepted to top U.S. universities, including:

  • Eight EdCC international students were accepted to University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)!
  • Three students were accepted to the University of California Berkeley!

Other schools include:

  • Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
  • University of California Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Riverside
  • University of Southern California
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • University of Rochester
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Washington (Seattle, Bothel and Tacoma campuses)
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of Iowa, Rutgers
  • The State Univ of New Jersey and Boston University
  • California State University Northridge
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of Oregon
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Western Washington University
  • Washington State University

Congratulations Graduates!


Get Your Travel Signature Before You Go! June 5, 2014

Before you travel home this summer:

Remember to visit the ISS office to ask for a signature on page 3 of your I-20!




Don’t wait, get your travel signature today!


10:30 am to 11:30 am (except Wed)


3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri


IESL students planning to go home for summer must submit a Student Status Report form and a flight schedule copy to the ISS office.  Or, vacation (staying in the US) requests must be submitted to ISS before summer quarter begins July 2nd. To be eligible for a vacation, IESL students must complete three full time quarters (fall, winter and spring).


College students do not need to submit a Student Status Report for summer quarter. Remember to register for summer and/or fall classes! Remember that fall quarter early registration is available and tuition is not due until August 20th. Save your spot in the classes that you need!



Part Time Jobs in ISS June 4, 2014

The ISS Office has two job openings for

General Front Office Assistants

Click the links below for a full description and application instructions

* Part Time Position Opening KOREAN Speaker

* Part Time Position Opening ARABIC Speaker




Summer Quarter Vacation and Going Home June 3, 2014

Summer Quarter

 Vacation & Going Home



Intensive ESL Students and Vacation / Home for Summer:

  • Summer is NOT automatically a vacation quarter for IESL students.

  • *IESL students must study full time Summer Quarter OR:

  • Submit a STUDENT STATUS REPORT FORM to request vacation (if eligible – see below) or report plans to go home*

Vacation: IESL students may be approved for a vacation quarter in the US if you have completed three quarters in-a-row: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, and Spring 2014 and you plan to study Fall 2014. Summer Quarter vacations for IESL students must be approved by ISS. Please go to the online Student Status Report form to request vacation quarter approval.

Going Home: IESL students going home for summer – please submit an online Student Status Report and a copy of your plane ticket (you do not need to be eligible for a vacation quarter to go home for one quarter). If you are returning home for 2 or more quarters, please make an appointment with an ISS advisor.


College and High School Students and Summer Vacation / Going Home:

College and High School students may take Summer 2014 as a vacation quarter in the US or go home. College and high school students do not need to report to ISS for summer vacation approval or to go home for summer, except….

*Exceptions to Summer Vacation Eligibility for College and High School students: College and high school students are NOT eligible for a vacation Summer 2014 if you already took a vacation during Fall 2013, Winter 2014 or Spring 2014; or if you do not plan to return to EdCC for Fall 2014.

*Vacation = not studying, or taking less than 12 credits, or 12+ credits with less than 7 in class or hybrid


 Fall Quarter Registration: if you are going home or taking a vacation quarter Summer 2014 you should register early FALL 2014. Click here for Tuition Payment Deadlines and Options

**Check with an ISS advisor if you have questions about vacation quarters or going home**

ISS Drop-in Advising Hours: 10:30-11:30am (except Wed), and 3:30-4:30pm M-F

Appointments: (425) 640-1518



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