This study examines international student programs (ISP) in community colleges. A review of related literature discloses that there was a lack of uniformity for admission, testing, and placement of international students. This study analyzes ISPs in the forty community colleges with the largest international student enrollment nationwide to identify best practices in policies, and then compares the benchmarks with the ISP policies in the sixteen Maryland community colleges. The theoretical framework for this study, environments for learning, is attributed to John Dewey. Following his principles, a variety of educational standards and methods are appropriate in cultivating a society; there is a need to make differences in education’s spirit and method as it operates in diverse types of community life.