Multicultural Center

Intercultural/International Studies Division

Welcome to our Division!

Students stanmding in front of the Multicultural CenterThe Intercultural/International Studies Division provides programs of study that increase understanding of the many cultures and languages of the world today.The Intercultural/International Studies Division (IIS) includes:

Departments & Areas of Study:




  • 8:00am-12:00pm
  • 1:00pm-4:45pm

Dates Closed:

Wednesday, May 4, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Friday, May 6, 8:00am-5:00pm

Summer Session:

Monday, June 26, 2016-Friday, August 5, 2016


We are located at the Multicultural Center (MCC).

The Multicultural Center (map) at De Anza College is a gathering place for intellectual and cultural enrichment, programs, services, and facilities for students, faculty, staff, and our community. The goal of the Center is to provide an environment that recognizes cultural differences, respects cultural uniqueness, and facilitates cross-cultural interaction, learning and appreciation.

Come visit us or if you need you can reserve a space for your meeting or event!

Read more about the Multicultural Center.

World Languages

Collage of postcards from around the world

See the World Language Proposed Offerings.

World Language Prerequisite Clearance

Please see World Language Prerequisites  if you are registering for any World Language courses numbered 2-6 (e.g., SPAN 3).

Don't forget to fill out the World Language Prerequisite Form, 4 weeks prior to enrollment!

Campus Community Partners

Degrees and Certificates: 

Click the information pages identified on the left to get degree and certificate requirements and links to other similar resources.

If you cannot find the information you're looking for, please call the IIS division office at 408.864.8769 or e-mail

What is Take Back the Night?

Take Back the Night (TBTN) is a local and national movement aimed at ending sexual and gender-based violence.  This year's activities focus on state-based forms of gender and sexual violence, physical and sexual violence in the home and strategies for combating violence through self-defense, protest, and art.
TBTN Events and Locations
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM: Film Screening "Out of the Night" (Campus Center Conference A & B)
11:00AM to 2:30 PM: Clothesline Project and Poster Making (Main Quad)
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM:  Write a Letter or Make a Card to LGBTQ Prisoners (Campus Center-El Clemente and Santa Cruz Rooms)
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM: Self-Defense Classes (Campus Center-Conference Room A)
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM: March (meet at the Main Quad at 7:00 PM)
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM: Community Art Event and Open Mic (Campus Center Conference A& B)

Summer 2016 World Language Classes

6-Week Summer Session: June 27-August 5

If you have successfully completed the First Quarter coursework at another institution (including high school), and plan to register for the second quarter or higher, please submit the World Languages Prerequisite Clearance Form.

  • FREN D001.01  (Loubna Hafid)
    Elementary French 1st Quarter
    MTWR 1:00AM-12:25PM Room L61
  • JAPN D001.01  (Min-Jin Kuo)
    Elementary Japanese 1st Quarter
    MTWR 10:00AM-12:15PM Room TBA
  • KORE D001.01  (Yurha Lee)
    Elementary Korean 1st Quarter
    MTWR 3:00PM-5:15PM L65
  • SIGN D001.01 (David Rawson)
    Elementary American Sign Language 1st Quarter
    MTWR Time 7:30AM-9:45AM Room TBA
  • SPAN D001.01 (Ruben Abrica-Carrasco)
    Elementary Spanish 1st Quarter
    MTWR 7:30AM-9:45AM MLC109
  • SPAN D001.02  (Nelly Valencia)
    Elementary Spanish 1st Quarter
    MTWR 12:30PM-2:45AM Room TBA
  • SPAN D002.01  (Jeffrey Mancilla)
    Elementary Spanish 2nd Quarter
    MTWR 10:00AM-12:15PM Room TBA
  • SPAN D003.01  (Carmen Ramos)
    Elementary Spanish 3rd Quarter
    MTWR 10:00AM-12:15PM L66

/International studies Division
Office: Multicultural Center
Contact: Jo Ann Okabe-Kubo
Phone: 408.864.8769


Last Updated: 5/4/16