International students

If you're coming to TCC as an international student, our International Student Services advisors will help you get started.

International Student Services (ISS) provides comprehensive admission assistance, immigration advising, and support services to all non-citizen applicants and students at TCC. 

As part of the Intercultural Learning Center, ISS encourages international awareness and cultural appreciation through student exchange programs, study abroad opportunities, and intercultural events.

Programs & services

English as Second Language (ESL) Program

Taught by credentialed, experienced faculty, TCC's ESL program offers non-native English speakers the oral, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary to succeed in the U.S. academically, professionally, and personally. View TCC's ESL courses.

ESL Placement Testing

TCC requires most non-native English speakers to take the ACCUPLACER ESL placement test prior to enrolling in classes.

Intercultural Learning Center

Each semester, the Intercultural Learning Center (ILC) and International Student Services offer a full range of programs and services to support, celebrate, and raise awareness of the cultural diversity of our students.

Intercultural Club

TCC's Intercultural Club, a student organization, is dedicated to promoting an interest in and appreciation of different cultures and languages, fostering relationships between international and domestic students, and promoting culturally based social and educational activities. Please contact us for more information.

Why choose TCC?

Affordable tuition

TCC courses are a fraction of the cost of tuition at 4-year colleges and universities, saving students thousands of dollars a year.

Guaranteed admission

TCC has over 30 guaranteed admission agreements with Virginia’s best colleges and universities.

Flexible scheduling

TCC offers hundreds of day, evening, weekend, and online courses, allowing students to create schedules that fit their lifestyles.

Contact us


Virginia Beach Campus
Princess Anne Building
Room A-115
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

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Contact information

Phone: 757-822-7296
Fax: 757-822-7544

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Hours of operation

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time (ET)