International Students

Riverland Community College welcomes students from all over the world. Prospective international students may apply to Riverland who are seeking an F-1 or M-1 student visa. Learn more about Riverland’s mission and vision by clicking on the below link.

Start Your Bachelor's Degree at Riverland.  Riverland Community College is a great place to start because you can complete your first two years (60 credits) of college (Associate in Arts Degree) at Riverland and transfer those credits to a four-year college or university to complete a Baccalaureate (Bachelor's) Degree. After receiving an Associate in Arts degree our students have successfully transferred to universities all over the United States.  Because we have affordable on campus housing and charge in state tuition we save our students thousands of dollars while providing an exceptional education.

For help with the visa process, fees, questions about embassy appointments, student resources, etc. Please visit

EducationUSA Advising Center’s are available to help you with the application process.  Find an advising center near you,

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Top Ten Reasons to Choose Riverland

  • International Students at RiverlandUse 10 ESL credits toward your degree
  • Instate tuition for our international students
  • Student Scholarships
  • On Campus Housing
  • International Partnership Program
  • Transfer credit guarantees
  • Safe and convenient campus location – only 90 miles from international airport
  • Small class sizes and personalized attention
  • More than 90 academic programs

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Conveniently situated inside the corridors of intersate 90 and 35, our Austin, Albert Lea, and Owatonna campuses are within easy each of any learner. 

  • 1 hour and 40 minutes from Twin Cities (Minneapolis & St. Paul)
  • 1 hour and 32 minutes from Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport
  • 1 hour and 29 minutes away from Mall of America
  • 43 minutes from Rochester, MN

Need Assistance?

Contact Melodee Morem Riverland's International Student Advisor
Skype: 507-433-0558
WhatsApp: 507-440-0409
Office: 507-433-0558
Cell:  507-440-0409