Students from nearly 30 countries across the globe find a welcoming home at the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture.
CAPLA is and was both a school and a home to me, 11,000 kilometers away from my home and my family. Here, I found a loving environment that I look forward to being a part of everyday.
- Sara Ghaemi '20 MS Arch
International Student Services Advising
The University of Arizona's International Student Services offers drop-in "quick advising" Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. via phone, email and Zoom, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. via phone. Alternatively, you may schedule an appointment.Get International Student Services Advising »
CAPLA International Students Club
CAPLA International Students Club is composed of students from diverse backgrounds and from all around the globe. The ISC is dedicated to facilitating communication between students and faculty and promoting a friendly environment for all CAPLA students while providing international students a safe and welcoming home away from home.
International Student Services
The University of Arizona's International Student Services office, a part of Arizona Global, offers a wide array of resources and services for new and current students, including immigration guidance and forms, advising, events, the Global Wildcat Guide and many other programs. Visit the International Student Services website or follow a link below for specific information and resources:
Information about visas, travel, employment
Your online system for immigration requests
Meet the staff, hours, scheduled appointments
Meet International Students and Alumni
Meet a few of CAPLA's international students and recent alumni by viewing their student profiles:
Taking on New Challenges: Rafael Taiar '22 B Arch
Bachelor of Architecture student Rafael Taiar, who is from the small city of Vinhedo in São Paulo, Brazil, came to CAPLA for what he knew would be a challenging and rewarding undergraduate experience.
A Broad Spectrum of Energy: Sara Ghaemi '20 MS Arch
Sara Ghaemi, who holds a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering from Iran, came to CAPLA to study the Master of Science in Architecture because it provides an opportunity to focus on sustainability and energy efficiency in the built environment.
A Passion for Real Estate Finance: Xiaoqin (Heather) Shi '20 MRED
Heather Shi entered CAPLA's on-campus Master of Real Estate Development program in Fall 2019 after earning her undergraduate degree in computer science and technology in China. Here, she's found real estate development finance to be particularly fascinating.