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.

Contact Form

Please allow for 3 business days (not including weekends or holidays) for an advisor to review your message and respond.

Contact Us eForm

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
  • In a true health or safety-related emergency, call 911.
  • In urgent, but non-emergency after-hours situations, you may contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4357. Do NOT call this number during our office hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Advising Hours

Front Desk Advising

International Student Intake Advisors at the 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.

  • 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 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. Walk-in advising is done on a first come, first served basis and is up to 15 minutes per session.

  • 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

 

Request an Appointment

If you have a complex situation related to maintaining your F-1 or J-1 status, you may schedule a 30 minute appointment with an advisor. To schedule an appointment:

  • Submit the appointment request via our Contact Us eForm with the description of the topic to discuss, 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).

Mailing Address

Our Mailing Address:

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

Emergency Contact Information

Emergency Phone Number:

  • Use this phone number only in urgent, but non-emergency after-hours situations
  • In a true health or safety-related emergency, call 911.
  • Available after hours and on weekends, university holidays and during other announced closures
  • (858) 534-4357 (UCSD Campus Police) 

 

Urgent Requests:

  • Submit any urgent requests via our Contact Us eForm with "URGENT" at the top of the text box and a description of the topic 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:

Map

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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.

Buses

Campus Shuttle

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.

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)

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 Diego
    • 41: VA Hospital, UTC, Clairemont, Fashion Valley
    • 101: UTC, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside NCTD
    • 150: UTC, VA Hospital, Old Town, downtown San Diego
    • 201/ 202 SuperLoop: UTC area
    • 204SuperLoop: UTC area, Executive Drive, Judicial Drive, Nobel Drive
    • 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.