Student Services

International Student Seminar

All new international students are required to attend the International Student Seminar held at the beginning of each fall and spring semester or term (for some graduate programs). Information necessary to maintain international student status is presented along with needed information about campus resources, policies, and activities. Please remember to bring all of your travel documents with you to orientation (I-20, I-94, Passport, Visa).

Student Health Insurance

For information regarding Student Health Insurance please visit CLU Health Services or call 805-493-3225. If you are a current international student and have not received your insurance card please call UnitedHealthcare Student Resources at 1-800-767-0700 to request a permanent card. Please visit UnitedHealthcare and select California Lutheran University from the "Find my School's Plan" section to view the International Student Policy Brochure and to print a Temporary ID Card until your permanent card arrives.

Student Communication Space

We have a computer, a scanner, a printer, and a fax machine for your use.  They are available for during business hours on a first-come, first-served basis.

International Student Advising

All international students are entitled to have their immigration questions and concerns addressed. Both Linda Boberg and Juanita Hall have master's degrees in counseling college students. It is best to Emil Dr. Hall directly for an appointment; Linda is available for walk in advising.

Know Your Rights!

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has published information about what to do if you are stopped by police, immigration agents, or the FBI.  We recommend that you read this valuable information. Click here.


Throughout the year, various workshops are offered to continuing students on a variety of topics designed to ensure student success.

Workshops include:

  • Immigration workshop: Every fall and spring with immigration attorney, Bernard Wolfsdorf.
  • OPT workshop: online to help you understand what you need to do to apply for Optional Practical Training.

Book and Video Library

A large collection of books and videos by or about minority and international populations are available for checkout by the entire campus community. Easy sign and go policy. We just ask that items are returned within one week. To send us your recommendations for additions to our library, please email us. For a complete listing of our books and videos, click here.

Games and Cultural Music Library

The Multicultural Office has a wide variety of cultural music and board games available for check out. Just stop by the office to check them out.

International Graduation Stoles

Our office provides graduating international students with stoles representing their country to wear at the May graduation ceremony each spring. To pre-order a stole, please sign up in the Office at the beginning of February. Stoles cost $40 for one country; You may have additional countries represented on your stole for additional costs.