Cherry Blossoms

Current International Students

Racial/Ethnic Categories

Per U.S. Department of Education and the State of California guidelines, colleges are required to collect racial and ethnic data. Please see below for a description of the racial and ethnic categories to be inputted on page 2 of the International Student Application under the What is your racial/ethnic background section:

Are you Hispanic or Latino? A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. If yes, write one or more of the following:
  • Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano Central American
  • South American
  • Hispanic: Other

What is your race? You can write one or more of the following from the bulleted lists:

Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent.

  • Indian
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Laotian
  • Cambodian
  • Vietnamese
  • Filipino
  • Asian: Other
Black: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
  • Black or African American
Native American: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • American Indian / Alaskan Native
Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Guamanian
  • Hawaiian
  • Samoan
  • Pacific Islander: Other
White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
  • White

  

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

 

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International Student Programs Office

650.949.7293


foothillinternational@fhda.edu


Administration Building 1900 Room 1933

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