Student Clubs & Activities

Mesa Community College (MCC) is proud to have over 300 international students representing 55 countries from around the globe! We are here to assist you with all of your immigration, academic, and cultural adjustment needs. Stop by and see us!

International Student Association

The International Student Association was created to encourage and promote goodwill among international students to increase awareness and appreciation of other cultures, and to provide an opportunity to develop lifelong friendships.

ISA recognizes, honors, and learns from students who come from many countries. Activities and events include guest presenters, educational trips, leadership opportunities, social activities, and volunteer efforts.

As a member, you help create the International Student Association. Your support, participation, ideas and suggestions will determine the success of the club. You are encouraged to get involved and become a leader!

To know more about the powers and duties of each officer, click here

To join the ISA as a member or officer, please email

Be a Member of the I-Team

The International Orientation Team is a group of F-1 international students that helps the staff in the International Orientation department to run our International Orientation every fall and spring semester. This group of students act as leaders in the F-1 community, and are our friendly welcoming committee! If you would like to join the I-Team, please email

If you are interested in being a part of the I-Team please

Drop by the IE office to meet the Team. We are located on the Southern & Dobson campus in the Thunderbird Student Success Center, Building 36N.

Maricopa Global Leadership Retreat

Join students from MCC and other Maricopa Community Colleges!

Every fall semester, MCC students participate in the Maricopa Global Leadership Retreat, bringing together nearly 100 American and international students for a weekend of developing global leadership skills -- all while learning about other cultures! Download the flyer and application now!

Application deadline: Stay tuned for updates!

  • Learn about other cultures
  • Discover intercultural communication strategies
  • Practice conflict resolution
  • Recognize different leadership styles across cultures
  • Explore global sustainability concepts
  • Become a global leader
  • Build trust
  • Make new friends

Transportation, lodging and meals will be provided. Participants will be required to pay a small registration fee of $20, which includes a commemorative event T-shirt. Any Maricopa Community College student in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0, an open mind, and a willingness to share experiences is eligible to apply. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits. The scoring of applications is based on GPA, and the essay that is a part of the application.

MCC Global Leadership Retreat Participants

International Student Orientation

All new F-1 students MUST attend the international orientation. Please make sure that you can attend and that you will be in the country by that time, at the latest! You will receive specific information regarding the orientation with your I-20.

Come by the office and get to know us! The International Education office is located on the Southern & Dobson campus in the Thunderbird Student Success Center, building 36N.

Conversation Partners

The purpose of this program is to match an American student studying one of MCC's offered foreign language with an international student who is native to that country and would like to improve his/her English. In addition, there will be mutual benefits of cultural understanding.

If you would like to have a conversational partner in one of the following languages, please fill out the Conversation Participant form, sign, and mail it to:

International Education Office - Thunderbird Student Success Center, building 36N
Mesa Community College
1833 West Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202

If you prefer, you may come by the Office and drop off your form in person. We are located on the Southern & Dobson campus in the Thunderbird Student Success Center, building 36N.

Please contact Trini Elsworth by email: or by phone at 480-461-7778 if you have questions.

Languages that MCC offers and can be matched:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish