How to Get Started
Henry Ford College works with many international students of different immigration statuses. Each status has unique requirements. Select your student type below for more information. If you are not sure of your student type, contact International Student Services.
The Cultural Friendship Program pairs international students at Henry Ford College with students, staff and faculty from the United States. Broaden your worldview and develop quality friendships on campus!
English Language Institute (ELI / ELL / ESL)
The English Language Institute (ELI) offers instruction in American English language and culture. The ELI serves a diverse population to help students meet their English language goals.
The independently owned and operated Union at Dearborn is one option for students, offering fully furnished apartments in a variety of floor plans, and an all-inclusive utility package. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center with yoga room, 24-hour computer lab, 24-hour marketplace, basketball court, and study lounges on every floor.
The Union at Dearborn primarily houses students from our neighbor school, the University of Michigan Dearborn, but it also welcomes HFC residents. This information is provided solely as a service to HFC students. The Union is neither endorsed nor run by Henry Ford College.
There are other housing options available in the surrounding areas.
Services to Help You Succeed
Our goal is your success. From selecting a career path that matches your interests and strengths with emerging fields, to assistance with course scheduling, academic advisors and counselors are here to provide you with personal assistance to stay on a successful path.
Transfer to a Four-Year University
Get a great education while saving thousands of dollars, right here in your community. Starting at HFC and transferring to a 4-year college after earning your associate degree could save you up to $40,000 toward the completion of your bachelor's degree! Learn more about transferring.