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International Students and Programs Office Strategic Plan (2018 - 2023)


In Fall 2018, the International Students and Programs Office announced our five-year Strategic Plan. The plan guides the work of our office and ensures we focus on the most critical areas for new students, current students, alumni, and staff. The plan's key pillars focus on working toward greater inclusion and success for the international student community.

ISPO Strategic Plan

ISPO Strategic Plan Summary

Goal 1: ADVISING SERVICES

Increase advising capacity to serve the continued growth in the international student population. ​

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Goal 2: Student EXPERIENCE AND ENGAGEMENT

Design and implement hybrid (virtual and in-person) student experience and engagement opportunities for international undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree students to support satisfaction, retention, and time-to-degree.

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Goal 3: ANALYTICS

Develop and research new metrics of international student success​.

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Goal 4: COMPLIANCE

Ensure that UC San Diego complies with federal agencies' (U.S. Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Labor) regulatory reporting requirements for the F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors, thereby maintaining our students’ and their dependents’ legal status in the U.S.

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Goal 5: INFRASTRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION

Enhancing the organizational infrastructure and financial stewardship to successfully meet the challenges of the future.

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Goal 6: COMMUNICATIONS

Enhance institutional presence and communicate positive impact of international community  and ISPO’s services and programs.​

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Goal 7: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

To diversify international student population.​

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ISPO Impact Report 2021-2022

Coming Soon!