About Us

As a multi-functional inter-college space, International Place is an exciting hub of international activity throughout the year. It is a “home away from home” for students from abroad and from the United States; a lounge for relaxing with a cup of coffee and a newspaper, or just to hang out! International Place of The Claremont Colleges is also a center for cultural exchange as well as a resource for international students and scholars.

Our Vision

The nations and regions of the world are increasingly interdependent.  An adequate education for the future will be an international education — one which helps develop a global perspective and multicultural competence. The presence of students, scholars, and faculty from around the world helps create a sense of world community and enriches the education for all students, faculty, administrators, and the community beyond.

Our Mission

  • To provide specific services for international students and scholars at The Claremont Colleges, to facilitate their successful adjustment to the academic and social environment, and to provide accurate and relevant information and advice throughout their course of study.
  • To provide professional services and information for administrators and faculty concerning federal regulations governing international students and national principles of ethics and standards in international education.
  • To help create an atmosphere of world community at The Claremont Colleges and surrounding communities in which students and scholars from abroad are valued members and to encourage initiatives throughout the Colleges in support of international education.
  • To plan and implement programs which increase international and multicultural knowledge and understanding at The Claremont Colleges and surrounding communities.