iResource: On-Campus Resources to Support International Students & Scholars

 

Thank you for visiting the iResource page - a comprehensive list of on-campus resources to support UC San Diego’s international students, scholars, and researchers. The list is grouped into five broad topics (Academic & English Learning Support, Career & Professional Development, Cultural Engagement, Student Health & Well-Being, and Other Resources). Click on the name of the program/resource to view a brief description and link to their website.

 

To submit additions or changes to the list, please contact the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) .

(Updated: 10/24/2017)

 


Academic & English Learning Support

Academic Integrity Office

  • Academic Integrity Advising: Students are able to book private and confidential, one-on-one appointments with an AI Peer Educator. In these meetings they can discuss anything related to the AI process or Policy and learn the expectations and standards for completing their academic work.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Peer Educator Program: Our Peer Educators advise students, receive awesome leadership experience, gain a supportive community, and feel the satisfaction of making a difference and helping their peers. Peer Educators promote integrity and educate students on ethics. You can become a peer educator too!
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Academic Integrity Review Board: Students accused of academic misconduct can have the allegation reviewed by the Academic Integrity Review Board (AIRB). Students can apply to serve as an AIRB member.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Excell with Integrity Contest: Every year, UC San Diego coordinates an Excel with Integrity Contest. We ask undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs -- “how do you excel with integrity?” This contest is open to all UCSD undergraduates, graduate students and post-docs. Submit a drawing, video, song or written piece that expresses how you excel with integrity, or why you think it is important to excel with integrity. Everybody loves free money!
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring

Analytical Writing Program

  • Analytical Writing Program: It is designed to help you master the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills that will enable you to succeed at the university and in your professional lives. We offer two course options for those who have not yet met the university’s Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR).
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring

College Writing Programs

Graduate Division

  • Featured Events: list of upcoming events, student organization activities, and new resources and opportunities for graduate students.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Graduate Division Workshops: provide incoming students with much-needed information about campus resources and opportunities, as well as advice and tips on how to succeed in graduate school, from the financial side of life, to the social and academic.
    • Available: Fall

I-House

  • Language Conversation Tables: The Language Conversation Table (LCT) program emphasizes the social and cultural dimensions of learning a language that involves connecting with people, sharing ideas, and understanding the culture and context of a language
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring

International Students & Programs Office (ISPO)

  • English-in-Action Conversation Program: cultural exchange for students to grow more proficient in conversational English. Students are matched with other UCSD students/staff as well as members of the local community
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • International Student Orientation and Welcome Programs: During orientation, the ISPO office partners with college coordinators for intentional programming in order to ease the acclimation process for incoming international students.
    • Available: Fall, Winter
  • Triton Edge Program: intended for incoming international freshman students, this program entails 5 weeks of rigorous academics, intentional programming and allows for early acclimation for students prior to orientation.
    • Available: Summer

Office of Academic Support & Instructional Services (OASIS)

  • Language Arts Tutorial Services Program (LATS): OASIS LATS provides tutoring support for students with critical writing, reading, and study skills. The LATS individual tutoring and group workshop schedules is also posted on our website each quarter. Our tutors and staff welcome and support international students and ELL students.
  • Math and Science Tutorial Program (MSTP): OASIS math and science workshops are group study-sessions led by a tutor that explains course concepts and encourages a collaborative learning environment.
  • OASIS Learning Communities (OLCs): OASIS helps you bridge the gap between your academic and social lives through our OASIS Learning Communities (OLCs).
  • OASIS Programs: offer opportunities to proactively engage in structured experiences in order to ensure academic success, student retention, and social satisfaction.

Teaching & Learning Commons (TLC)

The Library

  • Workshops at The Library: All instructional workshops are open to UCSD students, staff, and faculty. San Diego area health professionals may also attend the workshops space permitting. PubMed workshops are open to everyone. Individual / group consultations and customized workshops on these or other topics are also available. Contact Karen Heskett to request a consultation.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

UC San Diego Extension

  • English Language Institute (ELI): offers a wide variety of programs, developed for international students of all levels of English proficiency, from beginner to advanced. Programs include Intensive Academic English, University Preparation Academy, Academic Advancement Through Service Learning, English for Engineering and Technology, and many others.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • EAPD: UC San Diego Extension’s English for Academic and Professional Development (EAPD) program offers evening courses for international students to develop their English language skills in the following subject areas: Academic, Business, and Technical Writing; Conversation and Oral Presentation; Grammar and Vocabulary; and Pronunciation and Fluency.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

 

Career & Professional Development

Career Center

  • Career Center Events and Workshops: All events are located at the Career Center unless noted otherwise.  Events are organized by category and then chronological by date. RSVP via Port Triton unless otherwise noted.
  • Career Resources for International Students: Meet with a Career Peer Educator for walk-in advising, or schedule advising appointments with advisors for more specific career-related topics beyond what is covered during walk-in advising
  • Master's and PhD Career Development Week: is a series of tailored workshops and other events to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars discover career options, learn successful job search strategies, and connect with employers and alumni.
    • Available: Winter
  • Online Career Tools: Log in to Port Triton to access Career Services restricted tools for UC San Diego students and alumni.  Other tools are hyperlinked. You will find references to these tools throughout the Career Service Center website.
  • Port Triton: is UC San Diego's database of fulltime jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and all on-campus jobs, including work-study.

Graduate Division

  • grAdvantage Programs: aim to prepare graduate students and post-doctoral scholars for a range of careers, from industry to academia. grAdvantage was developed with input from industry leaders in the San Diego Community and provides a suite of resources to help participants develop essential leadership, teamwork and communication skills to become successful leaders in their field.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

International Students & Programs Office (ISPO)

  • I-Employment: is website providing employment and career resources for international students. Find information about jobs and employment while you're at UC San Diego, and learn about career options after you graduate.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

UC San Diego Extension

  • International Programs: offering English language, university credit, professional certificate, and customized programs for personal, academic, and professional development to international students who are here for a full-time program of non-degree studies.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • Leadership and Teamwork Certificate: is designed to equip participants with strong "soft skills" to complement their technical skills and expertise. Regardless of the field, qualities such as solid communication skills, self-awareness, time management, and the ability to function on diverse and collaborative teams are highly sought-aftert.
    • Available: Fall
  • Student Grant Program: offers undergraduate and graduate vouchers to full-time UCSD students every quarter. A limited number of vouchers are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are good for up to $500 off one Extension course. Please see the website for dates of availability.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

 

Cultural Engagement

Center for Student Involvement

  • Communications & Leadership: has quarterly and yearlong seminar programs geared as topics such as: Interpersonal relationships, public speaking, professional communication, the chancellor’s scholars program, as well as many iLead workshops where you can earn a certificate. Checkout ilead.ucsd.edu for more information.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Community Health Associates (CHA): is a program where you serve as a long-term volunteer intern a local nonprofit working on community-based health initiatives and learn about health as a social justice issue.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Community Service: hosts all sorts of programs such as Alternative Breaks where students go a week-long service project during Spring Break. Check out more information at ab.ucsd.edu .
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Greek Life: is open to any student interested in joining one of over 50 fraternities and sororities associated one of three Greek councils: Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and Multicultural Greek Council.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Justice Corps: is a program where you can assist self-represented litigants to file paperwork related to family law and civil matters.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Student Organizations: Leadership development, volunteer opportunities, and student organizations. Students can get involved in many ways, through joining one of over 600 student organizations or starting one on something they are passionate about.
    •  Available: Fall, Winter, Spring

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

  • The Graduate Student Association (GSA): exists to advocate the rights and interests of our diverse community, to provide for the enjoyment of social, cultural, and service-oriented events, and for the betterment of academic and non-academic life of all graduate and professional students at UC San Diego.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring

I-House

  • Global Forum: The Global Forum at International House is dedicated to promoting global awareness, understanding and citizenship throughout UCSD and the communities it serves through public lectures, discussions and events.
  • I-House Programs: Engaging and connecting people are what I-House is all about. Whether it’s through resident activities, campus-wide programs or community programs, there are a number of different ways you can get involved.
  • International House (I-House): is a wonderfully vibrant on-campus community dedicated to the promotion of international awareness and intercultural understanding at UCSD and around the world! All UCSD students, faculty, staff and community friends are welcome to participate in our programs.
  • I-Plus: I-House offers you all your usual I-House programs...plus more! Such events include Compassion Week, International Education Week, and International Day of the Girl Child.
  • Student Organizations: I-House is home to several diverse and influential student organizations that collaborate to define and promote global citizenship. 
  • Sunday Supper: A spectacular night of dining, inspirational talks, and stellar community performances to celebrate our vibrant global community.

     

International and Out-of-State Outreach Coordinators

  • International and Out-of-State Outreach Coordinators Programs: support for non-resident students as they culturally transition to UC San Diego and integrate into the college community. Cultural programs and social events, info sessions on campus resources, field trips to explore San Diego & California, and much more.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

International Center

  • Wednesday Coffee (w/ Friends of the International Center): is every Wednesday from 9:30am – 12:30 pm in the UC 409 dance hall. International scholars and students can join this group and make new friends, build English language skills, and have fun all over a cup of coffee.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Thanksgiving Exchange Program: cultural experience for international students to share Thanksgiving dinner with families in the community.
    • Available: Fall

 

Student Health & Well-Being

Athletics and Recreation

  • Athletics: UC San Diego sponsors 23 intercollegiate men's and women's sports at the NCAA Division II level. The Tritons compete primarily in California Collegiate Athletic Association, widely regarded as the premiere conference for D-II athletics.
  • Recreation: opportunities abound for every student’s interest and ability level.
  • Sports Facilities: works with Athletics, Recreation, student and staff organizations, and the community to maintain and schedule over 100 sports facilities — and to provide support services for special events that improve the quality of life on campus.

Center for Ethics and Spirituality

  • The Center for Ethics and Spirituality: provides students with secular counseling, discussion, and education programs relating to spiritual, moral, and ethical issues and questions that may arise within the UCSD community of students, scholars, workers, and campus affiliates.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): CAPS provide counseling to undergraduate and graduate students. We meet with students, couple, and groups to help with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, social and romantic issues, study skills and time management, among other issues. We also provide crisis intervention. We have a large number of providers, some of whom provide therapy in different languages, including Mandarin, Spanish, Farsi, Cambodian, Japanese, Nepali and Hebrew. Our services are free of charge and are confidential.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

  • The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD): at UC San Diego works with undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with documented disabilities, reviewing documentation and, through an interactive process with the student, determining reasonable accommodations.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)

Student Health Services (SHS)

  • Student Health Services: provides quality primary medical care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy, and x-ray.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

The Zone

  • The Zone: is a lounge for students that features free programs such as yoga, meditation, Zumba, therapy dogs, and cooking demonstrations to help you achieve your optimal well-being.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

 

Other Resources

International Faculty & Scholars Office (IFSO)

  • J-1 orientation is held every Wednesday at 9:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2126. J-1 regulations, programs, and resources for scholars are discussed at the J-1 orientations. 
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • H-1B orientation is held on the first Monday of every month at 9:30 am at McGill Hall, Suite 2126. H-1B regulations and compliance as well programs and resources available for H-1B employees are discussed at H-1B orientations.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • Family/Dependent Orientation (w/ Friends of the International Center): The family orientations are presented by the Friends of the International Center and are held the first and third Wednesday of every month, 9:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2126. Family orientations focus on the spouses and families of the International Scholar population. Living in San Diego, programs, and resources are discussed at the family orientations.
    • Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs

  • Explore-Prepare-Innovate-Creat (EPIC) Postdoctoral Training Program: its curriculum will provide postdoctoral scholars with training for multiple career paths, which consists of Essential Training, continued Foundational Training and Specialized Training in Specific Paths over the average three-year postdoctoral training period for UC San Diego postdoctoral scholars.
  • Calendar of various events, workshops and training can be found here.