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An Exciting and Diverse Place to Learn

International Education

Chemeketa Community College is an exciting and diverse place to learn and grow.

About Us

Chemeketa Community College is a public two-year college located in Salem, Oregon, USA. Chemeketa was established in 1970. We are committed to transforming lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences. We value access and diversity which is affirmed by how we care, collaborate, and innovate with each other and the community. We promise to actively support student learning from precollege to transfer to the workplace through focusing on student, success, quality, and sustainability in all our practices.

We serve over 7,000 FTE students every year. We offer over 120 different certificate and degrees. These include university level career technical, university transfer and Intensive English. Through the International Programs we provide assistance to you through your transition process to the USA. We offer arrival and housing assistance, orientation, academic and immigration advising, tutoring, health care assistance and insurance coverage. Chemeketa is an excellent place for international students to feel at home and connect with a healthy diverse community.

Over 175 students from over 43 different countries gather at Chemeketa each year to study Intensive English or an academic program. At Chemeketa, you can earn a transfer degree to a four-year university or obtain a two-year technical degree to begin a career.

We also provide services for local students interested in developing their global competencies through international experiences which includes Service Learning and Study Abroad.  

Popular Transfer Programs

  • Business
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering

Some Outstanding Two-Year Programs

  • Computer Electronics
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality Management
  • Nursing
  • Wine Studies
  • Intensive English

Student Services

Chemeketa is a safe and inviting place for international students. We offer an outstanding range of services and activities to help you get started like -

  • Orientation
  • Housing and arrival assistance
  • Regular trips and events

Other services are designed to help you succeed, including -

  • Academic tutoring
  • Writing and math assistance
  • Drop-in advising
  • Conversation tables
  • On campus Employment opportunities
  • Clubs