Sierra Nevada College welcomes international students to apply as undergraduate or graduate students.

International Students

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

International students often enjoy the immersion in the English language as well as the healthy outdoor culture of our small liberal arts college, nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The campus is located at about 2,000 meters elevation and within walking distance of Lake Tahoe, one of the cleanest and deepest lakes in the world.

SNC has enrolled students from Belgium, Brazil, Bhutan, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Eritrea, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Nepal, Norway, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and Vietnam. We welcome students from any country to apply.

Requirements for international undergraduate applicants:

The evaluation must be detailed course-by-course and indicate course level for international transfer students.

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at or 866.412.4636