Volvo found a way to make life a little easier for international students. Normally it would be difficult to obtain a vehicle in the United States. Typically students will not have US credit history, and if they could obtain a car - how would they handle the expense of getting it home? Shipping the vehicle can be expensive, and selling the vehicle may take more time than a student has available to them.

Thanks to Volvo, international students can now make one easy payment and drive a Volvo during their enrollment at school. With this payment, the student customer will not have to pay for any factory scheduled maintenance or even car insurance. At the end of their duration at school, the student will simply drop the vehicle off at the Volvo store location.


There's a few simple steps to get you into a new Volvo with this program:


STEP 1: Verify Your Eligibility

Have your driver's license, your U.S. school enrollment letter, and a valid passport handy.


STEP 2: Visit Us

Visit us. We're conveniently located at 285 S. Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94103


STEP 3: Select Your Vehicle

This is the fun part! Select your vehicle from the inventory.


STEP 4: Submit Required Documentation at the Dealership

As soon as your lease application is approved through Volvo, along with your eligibility documents, you can discuss the different mileage plans available. Once this is all complete, you'll make your one-time up-front payment.


STEP 5: Enjoy Your New Volvo

Discuss a date and time for you to pick up your new Volvo at the dealership.


STEP 6: Turn in Your Volvo

Once school is over, turn in your car at the Volvo dealership, and then you'll be on your way!

Program Benefits

One-Time Payment 
You have plenty to worry about, but car payments shouldn't be one of those things. With One-Time Payment, you make one easy, upfront payment for the duration of the term,**  so you only pay for the portion of the car that you use. 

U.S. Credit History Not Required

Being an international student with no credit can be hard. With just a few simple eligibility requirements, this program puts you in the driver's seat of a new car without having U.S. credit history.

Maintenance & Insurance Included
Peace of mind is a wonderful thing, especially while in school. That's why this program includes standard factory scheduled maintenance and industry-leading insurance.***

Simple Vehicle Return at End of Term
Spend your graduation celebrating, not selling your car. Once your lease term ends, just return the car to your nearest Volvo dealer. No hassles.

Drive a Brand New Volvo

Enjoy the new car smell. With a vast selection of eligible vehicles, enjoy all the latest in technology, design, safety and more in a new Volvo.

More About the Program

International Driving Permit and foreign driver's license or equivalent required
Copy of valid Student Visa (F or M)
Proof of college enrollment status and date enrolled
Proof of clear OFAC

Current model year vehicles available from dealer stock
Mileage plan will be determined at the dealer

Automotive liability and physical damage insurance*** included in program
Coverage provided by Hub International Northeast, Ltd. Click to download brochure

Program includes standard factory-scheduled maintenance for 3 years or up to 36,000 miles. For students who intend to drive more than 36,000 miles, additional maintenance coverage is available for peace of mind 

Post Delivery Responsibilities

Annual vehicle registration and inspection
Vehicle turn-in to dealer at end of term
Participant may be subject to penalties for excess wear and use damage
Participants in certain states3 will be subject to personal property taxes

If you are interested in the international student lease program, you can contact us here or give us a call at 866-944-6548 and we'd be happy to assist. Feel free to stop into one of our store locations and ask a Product Specialist for assistance!

Check out our new car inventory here to start your shopping.


Volvo Cars San Francisco

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