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Fall 2017 New International Student Orientation


The UC San Diego International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) is excited to meet you in person!  The International Student Orientation program is your first chance to experience all that UC San Diego has to offer you. Orientation provides valuable information to ease your transition to campus and life in the USA.  

 iTriton Online Training


All new international students in F-1/J-1 status (including transfer students from other U.S. schools) are required to complete the mandatory iTriton Online Training course before arriving in the USA.

International Student Welcome Lounge


The Welcome Lounge is an open, optional space for new students to meet ISPO staff members, ask questions and enjoy refreshments, and complete International Student Document Self-Check! In addition, you are strongly encouraged to attend the International Student Orientation where we will review document self-check again. Look forward to meeting you at both!

J-1 Exchange Visitor Information


In addition to the information provided to all students in F-1 and J-1 status during orientation, J-1 students and any J-2 dependents should keep themselves informed about The Exchange Visitor Program, as well as their J-1 rights and resources, by reading copies of the Welcome to the Exchange Visitor Program brochure from the Department of State, and the Wilberforce Pamphlet on the Rights and Protections of Temporary Workers.

 New International Student Orientation


We strongly encourage you to attend the International Student Orientation.  At the orientation, you will meet other international students and the ISPO staff, review important information on how to maintain your F-1 or J-1 visa status, self check and review your immigration documents to make sure they were processed correctly at the port of entry, and attend useful information sessions that were created specifically for international students like you. The Welcome Lounge is also available and open September 18-22, 11am-4pm for document self-check (see above).

Remember to bring the following documents to the International Student Orientation for the document self-check:

  • Original or copy of Form I-20 (F-1 Students) or DS-2019 (J-1 Exchange Visitors)
  • Copy of electronic I-94 arrival / departure card (accessible at www.cbp.gov/i94 only after arrival to the U.S.) 
  • Original or copy of passport

The International Student Orientation is separate from undergraduate college orientations, the Graduate Division New Graduate Student Orientation and department orientations.

SIGN-UP DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2017 (See Registration SSO Login link below)

 Orientation Schedule


Registration (SSO Login Required)

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors


Special thanks to our Fall 2017 International Student Orientation Sponsors!







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