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Driving as an International Student

To drive in California, you will need to apply for a driver's license. California does not recognize an International Driving Permit.

Getting a California Driver's License

Eligibility

  • All international students over the age of 18
  • Completed the SEVIS Check-In process upon arrival
  • Apply 30 days after the I-20/DS-2019 program start date

How to apply

Visiting the DMV

The closest DMV to campus is located in Seaside, CA:

  • 1180 Canyon Del Rey Blvd.
  • Seaside, CA 93955
  • Phone: (800) 777-0133

International Programs

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Phone
(831) 582-4778
Building
Gavilan Hall