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ABOUT ISPO

Vision

An inclusive and globally-engaged University community where all international students achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals.


Mission

We will enrich the academic, research, and intercultural experiences of international students, provide the highest levels of knowledge and expertise in advising and immigration services within a welcoming and supportive environment, and advance global education and engagement efforts, in partnership with campus departments and units, at UC San Diego.


Core Values

  • Collaboration
  • Empowerment
  • Excellence
  • Inclusion
  • Innovation

Strategic Goals: 2018-2023

  • Advising Services: Improve the quality of coordinated and comprehensive academic, cultural, and immigration advising services to support student success.
  • Student Experience & Engagement: Enhance the international student experience to increase meaningful and life-long engagement with the campus and local community.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Cultivate an inclusive and welcoming campus community to enrich an environment where all have the opportunity to thrive.
  • Partnerships & Collaborations: Support collaborative campus partnerships and initiatives to advance global education and research.
  • Organizational Efficiency & Financial Stewardship: Strengthen organizational efficiency and financial stewardship to successfully meet the challenges of the future.

Areas of Expertise


Office Hours

International Student Advisors are available to see students either by appointment or during walk-in advising hours:

  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: No 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.
  • Visit our Contact Us page for more information.