International Student Orientation - For Parents
Parents of accepted students may view the International Student Orientation below.
Click on "Enter As Guest" to view the orientation.
Do NOT try to log in as your son or daughter.
Launch This Orientation
A variety of important topics are covered in this orientation, including:
Housing & Money Management
Faculty Expectation & Student Success
Student Rights & Responsibilities
F-1 Visa Regulations
Safety and Street Smarts On & Off Campus
How to Use Your Medical Insurance
International Student Orientation »
Insurance Plan Information
The medical care and insurance systems in the United States is likely to be very different from the system in your own country.
Your student will have several sources of information and assistance available to help them navigate our system including, the insurance company website and customer service; the International Student Support Program office; and the SBCC Health & Wellness office.
Your student's school-endorsed insurance plan is for medical treatments and illnesses. The insurance will pay for all or part of:
Doctor office visits
Treatment for Mental and Nervous disorders
Womens health examinations
This plan does NOT cover:
Dental or vision care (except to repair injury)
Pre-existing conditions, for the first 6 months of the policy
Students who are in violation of their F-1 status
Student who withdraw or transfer during the first 31 days of policy term
The International Student Insurance Plan does not include dental or vision, but supplemental plans may be purchased online. Learn more and sign up by clicking on Supplemental Plans
Click here to download the Frequently Asked Questions which provides instructions for how to use the insurance.
Fall semester: August 1 - December 31
Spring semester: January 1 - May 31
Summer session: June 1 - July 31
**Dates, fees and coverage are subject to change each year.**
International Student Insurance Brochure » Insurance Frequently Asked Questions
How Can I Access My Child's Student Record? What is FERPA?
Santa Barbara City College is required by federal law to maintain student records and privacy in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This limits the information that we are legally permitted to release to anyone other than the student. You can read more about FERPA on the Admissions and Records FERPA webpage.
Your student can submit authorization to our office to release specific information to you. They need to fill out the Release of Information to Parents form (linked below) and submit it to their International Student Advisor.
If your student's last name begins with letters A-Gr, your Advisor is Annette Boatman.
If your student's last name begins with letters Gu-Li, your Advisor is Jennifer Eggertsen.
If your student's last name begins with letters Lj-St, your Advisor is Shelby Harrington.
If your student's last name begins with letters Su-Z, your Advisor is Rosemary Santillan.
Authorization for Release of Information to Parents »