International Students

Study in sunny California

FIDM's four campuses are located in California's most exciting, vibrant, and ethnically diverse cities in the Golden State. Whether you choose to study in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, or San Diego, FIDM is just minutes away from beautiful beaches, cultural hot spots, and top notch shops and restaurants.

Four California Campuses

Hooray for Hollywood! FIDM's Los Angeles campus, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, is walking distance to L.A.'s Fashion District, STAPLES Center, L.A. LIVE, and much more. Attractions such as Grauman's Chinese Theatre and Universal Studios are nearby, and you just might spot a movie star during your first week in Los Angeles.

The San Francisco campus sits in historic Union Square, where designer boutiques and major retailers are on every block. Explore Chinatown, world-class museums, or take in a performance at the San Francisco Opera.

FIDM Orange County is just a short ride from Disneyland, the shopping centers South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island, and some of the state's best surfing. Companies such as Quiksilver, Hurley, Oakley, and Billabong are headquartered here.

Located in the bustling East Village, FIDM San Diego is walking distance from PETCO Park and the exciting Gaslamp Quarter. The unique coastal location near the U.S./Mexico border makes the city appealing to leading global manufacturers.

The International FIDM Community

FIDM has 8,000 students from the United States and more than 30 other countries. Each campus has a staff member dedicated to assisting FIDM's International Students with their visa needs, and FIDM offers numerous support services including orientation, student activity meetings, and cultural exchange events. FIDM wants to make your transition to living in California as easy as possible and is here for you every step of the way.

Gain Real World Career Skills and Experience

FIDM assists international students with practical training during their studies and the Career Center provides advice throughout their entire industry career. The IDEA Center at FIDM offers one-on-one support, practice conversation, and Success Seminars to international students. Upon graduation, international students can stay in touch through the FIDM Alumni Association and network with graduates in their region of the world.