Contact Us

The International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) is here to help you with any questions you might have. Our mission is to provide support and guidance to our international student population in order to help you achieve your academic, professional and personal goals. 


Important Note:

International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) will be closed on Friday, August 17, 2018 for a staff development event. We will reopen on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM.

Submit a Question or Meet with an International Student Advisor:

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Please allow for 2-5 business days (not including weekends or holidays) for an advisor to review your message and respond.

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Email

Phone

Our main phone number:

  • (858) 534-3730

 

Voicemails:

  • When leaving a voicemail, please make sure to state your full name, PID (if applicable), phone number and brief description of your inquiry.
  • Please allow for 1-2 business days (not including weekends or holidays) for an advisor to review your message and respond.

 

Phone and voicemail hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Not available on weekends, university holidays and during other announced closures

Front Desk Intake Advising

International Student Intake Advisors at ISPO's Front Desk can assist you with document drop-offs and pick-ups, and with basic advising related to maintaining your F-1 or J-1 status.

 

Front desk intake advising hours:

  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Not available on weekends, university holidays and during other announced closures

Walk-In Advising

International Student Walk-In Advisors can assist you with any questions or concerns related to maintaining your F-1 or J-1 status as well as helping you make the most of your time here as an international student at UC San Diego.

  • Great for quick questions or follow up from a previous appointment.
  • No need to make an appointment, simply walk in to our office during the times listed below.
  • Up to 15 minutes per session.

 

Walk-in advising hours:

  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: No walk-in advising available
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Not available on weekends, university holidays and during other announced closures

Appointment Advising

International Student Advisors can also assist you with any questions or concerns about your complex situations related to maintaining your F-1 or J-1 status during a longer appointment.

  • More in-depth advising for complex issues.
  • Appointment sessions can be done in person in our office or over the phone.
  • To schedule an appointment:
    • email istudents@ucsd.edu any time, or
    • call (858) 534-3730 during our front desk hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM), or
    • visit us in person during our front desk hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM).
  • Please keep in mind that we do not schedule same-day appointments, and that there is limited availability of appointment sessions.
  • If no appointment session is available during your desired times, then you are welcome to come to our office for in-person walk-in advising (see times in the drawer above).
  • 30 minute sessions.

 

Appointment advising hours:

  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: No appointment advising available
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Not available on weekends, university holidays and during other announced closures

Mail

Our mailing address:

International Students & Programs Office
Student Center B
9500 Gilman Drive #0018
La Jolla, California 92093-0018

Frequently Asked Questions

Current international students at UC San Diego can also find answers to their Frequently Asked Questions on our FAQ page.

Emergency Contact Information

Emergency Phone Number:

  • Please use this phone number only in a true health or safety-related emergency:  
  • Available after hours and on weekends, university holidays and during other announced closures
  • (858) 534-4357 (UCSD Campus Police) 

 

Urgent Requests:

  • E-mail istudents@ucsd.edu with any urgent requests and/or call our main office phone, (858) 534-3730, during our office hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

 

Find Us:

Physical Address

Walk to ISPO Video

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Driving & Parking Directions

Driving Directions

  • The UC San Diego International Students & Programs Office is located off of La Jolla Village Drive on Interstate 5.
  • From Interstate 5, EXIT on La Jolla Village Drive WEST.
  • Proceed to the first light at the bottom of the hill and TURN RIGHT onto VILLA LA JOLLA DRIVE.
  • TURN LEFT onto GILMAN DRIVE.
  • At the third stop sign, TURN RIGHT onto MANDEVILLE LANE.
  • The International Students & Programs Office is located in Student Center B, on the corner of Gilman Drive and Mandeville Lane.
  • Click here for photo of Student Center B Building

 

Parking Information

The Gilman Parking Structure has visitor spaces (marked "V") available for parking by the hour, and is located 3 blocks east of our office at the Student Center B on Gilman Drive and Russell Lane. Use the pay stations located on each floor to purchase your permit. For more information on parking, please visit the Transportation Services website.

Campus Shuttles

Students, faculty, and staff can ride free shuttles that serve campus, medical centers and key points off campus. For more information, please visit the campus shuttles webpage on the Transportation Services website.

MTS Buses

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) buses stop at the Gilman Transit Center, which is located on Gilman Drive just west of the Gilman Parking Structure. Please follow the walking directions as seen on the map at the bottom of this page from the Gilman Parking Structure to the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) located in Student Center B.

Gilman Transit Center MTS Bus Routes:

    • 30: UTC, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Old Town, downtown San Dieg
    • 41: VA Hospital, UTC, Clairemont, Fashion Valle
    • 101: UTC, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside NCT
    • 150: UTC, VA Hospital, Old Town, downtown San Dieg
    • 201/ 202 SuperLoop: UTC are
    • 204SuperLoop: UTC area, Executive Drive, Judicial Drive, Nobel Driv
    • 237: UCSD - Rancho Bernardo Transit Station
    • 921: UTC, Mira Mesa

To plan your trip and get bus schedules please take a visit the San Diego MTS schedules page  

For more information regarding public transit at UC San Diego, please visit the Transportation Services website.

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