About the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO)
The International Students &Programs Office (ISPO) offers a wide array of services and programs for international students and their dependents at UC San Diego in an effort to support their legal stay in the USA and help them achieve their personal,academic, and professional goals.
In addition, ISPO provides a variety of high-quality programs and cross-cultural activities designed to successfully integrate international students at UC San Diego and provide the UC San Diego community with the experiences that foster the development of international knowledge, skills, and sensitivities.
Services and programs include:
- Comprehensive one-on-one advising and workshop sessions regarding immigration, international travel, financial planning, health insurance, employment authorization, cultural, technical, and personal issues
- Application support for visas, maintenance of status, employment authorization, Social Security cards, California driver's licenses, federal and state taxes, and other benefits
- Quarterly orientation and welcome program for new students and their dependents
- Opportunities for all UC San Diego students to learn more about each other and the world through a variety of programs and events such as: