Information for International Student Applicants

Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomes students from all over the world.  See all we have to offer.

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Welcome!

Naugatuck Valley Community College is proud to have students representing a wide variety of countries.

Our International Student Advisor is committed to helping you have a successful college experience and is here to answer questions about the admissions process.

Here's some information to get you started: 


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Where is NVCC

Where is NVCC?

Naugatuck Valley Community College has two campuses, one located in Waterbury, CT and another in Danbury, CT.  

Waterbury is at the heart of the 13-town Central Naugatuck Valley Region.  With a population of over 110,000, Waterbury is Connecticut's fifth largest city yet retains all the classic appeal of a small New England town. Danbury is a vibrant city with approximately 80,000 residents and is located along the Still River. 

In addition to the many benefits within these cities, we're a comfortable two-hour drive to Boston, Providence and New York City. The pleasures of both shoreline (beaches, boating, seaside towns) and mountains (skiing, hiking, outdoor sports) are just a short drive away!

As you consider relocating, you'll be happy to know that the climate in Connecticut is moderate in spring, summer and fall and is cold in the winter. Our state is known for exquisite multicolored fall foliage and beautiful beaches along the coastline. Shopping and cultural events are available in Waterbury and nearby towns and cities that are easily accessible by car or public transportation. 

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Waterbury Campus
750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708

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Danbury Campus
190 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810

Things to Know

Important Things to Know As An Incoming International Student

A community college is a public school that offers a variety of academic and vocational programs, two-year technical vocational degrees, two-year associate degrees and university transfer programs.  A student can complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree program at a community college and then transfer to the four-year college of their choosing.  Compared to most four-year institutions, a community college offers smaller classes, more attention from instructors, personalized instruction AND less expensive tuition. 
Naugatuck Valley Community Colleges currently offers six levels of English as a Second Language instruction, with a particular focus on Reading & Writing courses that prepare students for college-level classes in English. However, we do not have a formal ESL program and are not authorized to issue Form I-20’s for the sole purpose of studying ESL.

No, International students are not eligible for financial aid.

Naugatuck Valley Community College does not have on-campus housing and cannot assist students in finding apartments or host families. You will need to secure your own living arrangements.

Students on F-1 visas who maintain their status and good academic standing may legally apply for on-campus employment.  However, the college has very few employment opportunities available.  Those eligible students who do find on-campus employment may work on-campus up to 20 hours/week with the permission of the International Student Advisor.

Off-campus employment is NEVER LEGAL without specific authorization from USCIS. After you have maintained legal status and studied full-time for one academic year, you may apply to USCIS for off-campus work permission. However, since F-1 visa students are only offered a limited period of off-campus employment authorization, students should carefully consider any requests for work permission.

Yes, there is public transportation available to each campus.  In addition, credit students receive a free bus pass as part of their student fees.  

A transportation link does exist between the two campuses, however, bus times are limited and may not coordinate with all class times. 

For more information visit our Getting to NVCC page.


Contact

Contact our International Student Advisor

Jennifer Wissink
International Student Advisor
jwissink@nv.edu
203-575-8010 (p)
203-596-8766 (f)
Room: Kinney Hall, K500
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination: Naugatuck Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or genetic information in its programs and activities.  In addition, the College does not discriminate in employment on the additional basis of veteran status or criminal record.  The following individual has been designated to handle nondiscrimination policies regarding disability policies:  Robert Divjak, Director of Facilities/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Room C216, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; 203-575-8235.   The following individual has been designated to handle nondiscrimination policies regarding sex discrimination as well as other forms of prohibited discrimination:  Jacquie Swanson, Associate Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator, Room K704, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; 203-575-8043. 
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