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student Life

Activities + Trips

PCC offers international students many activities on and off-campus to get to know the area and meet new friends. The Office of International Student Services takes trips throughout the city and to the surrounding beach, mountains, forests, and rivers.

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a group of students in the city
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students hold up drawings

Student Leaderships

Students can gain valuable skills in paid leadership positions in student government and at many campus centers as International Student Ambassadors and Peer Leaders. Volunteer opportunities abound.

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students on a truck in apple orchard

Honors society

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the official community college honors society with over 90 years of recognizing academic excellence. Membership is based on academic achievement. PTK has over $90 million in scholarship opportunities each year.

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group of students takes a selfie on a field trip
group photo by Portland Kayak Company sign
Two female students by a game wheel


PCC hosts over 100 student clubs that bring students together for common interests and to experience new things.

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female basketball team

Soccer and Basketball teams

Men’s and Women’s teams compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference

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