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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.

NOTE: Chemeketa International Programs continues to monitor the developments of the coronavirus situation. We are continuing to follow Chemeketa guidelines and policies to help minimize the risk to our students and maintain safety.

For updated information and resources from Chemeketa in regards to the situation, please visit

About Chemeketa Community College

Established in 1970, Chemeketa is a public two-year college located in Salem, Oregon, USA that serves more that 7,000 FTE students each year. We offer over 120 different certificate and degrees including two-year university-level technical degrees, transfer degrees and intensive English.

The college is committed to transforming lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences. We value access and diversity and 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.

About Chemeketa's International Program

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. 

Our International Program provides assistance to you through your transition process to the USA, including –

  • Arrival and housing assistance
  • Orientation
  • Academic and immigration advising
  • Tutoring
  • Healthcare assistance
  • Insurance coverage
  • Regular trips and events

We also provide services for local students interested in developing their global competencies through international experiences like service learning and study abroad.  

Student Services

Many services are designed to help you succeed, including –

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

Popular Transfer Programs

  • Business
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering

Some Outstanding Two-Year Programs

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