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iStudents Newsletter: Currently Enrolled Students

  • Stay up to date by reading our weekly iStudents Newsletter for the latest immigration updates, deadlines, reminders and fun programs and events for international students in F-1 and J-1 status at UC San Diego.
  • If you are a current international students, you are automatically subscribed to this newsletter, and it will be sent to your UC San Diego email. If you have not been receiving this newsletter, you can sign up for it below.
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iEmployment Newsletter: Alumni and Students on Post-Completion Training

  • Stay up to date by reading our iEmployment Newsletter, which is distributed quarterly for F-1 students on post-completion OPT and STEM OPT.
  • Students are automatically subscribed to the this newsletter once ISPO issues a recommendation for post-completion work authorization (F-1 OPT or J-1 AT). As these updates are specific to students who have recommended post-completion work authorization, students are unable to subscribe on their own. For questions, email iEmployment@ucsd.edu .

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Fall 2021

  • September 24
    • Biden Administration To Lift Travel Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated International Travelers in November
    • CBP Extends Canada-Mexico Land Border Restrictions Through to October 21
    • Department of State Announces Expansion of In-Person Visa Interview Waiver for F, M and Academic J Visa Applicants
    • USCIS Extends Flexibilities for OPT Applicants Affected by USCIS Receipt Notice Delays: For Applications Received by USCIS Between October 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021
    • OPT Application Filing Options Update: New Guide Available on ISPO's
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    • OPT Reporting Requirements Reminders
    • Cap Gap Process and Eligibility
    • Check Your EAD Cards: Is the information correct? 

Summer 2021

  • August 23
    • OPT Application Filing Options Update: New Guide Available on ISPO's STEMOPT.UCSD.EDU
    • USCIS Extends Flexibilities for OPT Applicants Affected by USCIS Receipt Notice Delays: For Applications Received by USCIS Between October 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021
    • OPT Reporting Requirements Reminders
    • SEVP Portal Issues
    • Cap Gap Process and Eligibility 
    • Check Your EAD Cards: Is the information correct?  
    • Download the Official UC San Diego Mobile App to Receive iPortal Status Updates! 
  • July 23
    • State Department Clarifies National Interest Exception Policy for Students on OPT
    • Triton Table Talks for Alumni
    • OPT Reporting Requirements Reminders
    • SEVP Portal Issues
    • OPT Application Filing Options Update
    • Ask Triton: ISPO's Website Enhancements
  • June 21
    • OPT Application Filing Options Update
    • OPT Reporting Requirements Reminders: STEM OPT Extension Reporting Requirements (Validation Reports) and Reporting Reminders for Students on Standard 12-Month OPT
    • UPDATE: State Department's Expansion of National Interest Exception Policy: Resources and Guidance
    • Ask Triton: ISPO's Website Enhancements
    • Interactive Map of Employers Who Sponsor International Students and Scholars

Spring 2021:

  • May 19
    • Cap Gap Process and Eligibility
    • UPDATE: State Department's Expansion of National Interest Exception Policy: Resources and Guidance
    • International Entrepreneur (IE) Program to Remain Open
    • Ask Triton: ISPO's Website Enhancements
    • OPT Reporting Requirements Reminders
  • April 20
    • Interactive Map of U.S. Employers Who Sponsor International Students and Scholars
    • Trusted/ Credit Sites for USCIS Updates and Case Studies
    • Mental Health Links for Referrals Post Graduation
    • Your STEM OPT Application: ISPO's Form I-983 Guide
    • I Applied for OPT- Now What?
    • USCIS Flexibilities for OPT Applicants Affected by USCIS Receipt Notice Delays: For Applications Delivered Between 10/1/20- 5/1/21
    • OPT Report Requirements Reminders
    • Upcoming Webinars and Events
    • Regulatory Updates: Judge Rules STEM OPT Program Lawful, DHS Delays Effective Date of H-1B Selection Final Rule, SEVP Announces Rescission of Implementation of New Unit and the OPT Employment Compliance Unit

Winter 2021:

  • March 4
    •  Special Announcement: USCIS Extends Flexibilities to Certain Applicants Filing Form I-765 for OPT
  • February 19
    • ISPO's Guide to STEM OPT Form I-983
    • Filing Multiple OPT Applications and OPT Receipt Notice Delays
    • Check Your EAD Cards: Is The Information Correct?
    • OPT Reporting Requirements Reminders
    • Upcoming Webinars
    • Filing U.S. Tax Forms for 2020
    • Regulatory Updates: Judge Rules STEM OPT Program Lawful, DHS Delays Effective Date of H-1B Selection Final Rule, and SEVP Announces Rescission of Implementation of New Unit, the OPT Employment Compliance Unit  
  • January 22
    • Social Security Office Updates
    • Filing U.S. Tax Forms for 2020
    • Final Rule that Changes H-1B Selection Process and Final Rule on Prevailing Wage
    • New SEVP Unit to Oversee Employment Compliance in the OPT Programs and Report on Impact on U.S. Workers
    • Legal Decision Supporting OPT/STEM OPT Program
    • OPT Receipt Notice Delays (Form I-765)
    • OPT Reporting Requirements Reminders
  • January 9
    • Special Announcement: New Address for Filing OPT Applications: USCIS Form I-765 New Filing Location Effective 1/8/21

iNewStudent Newsletter: Newly-Admitted Students

  • Welcome to UC San Diego! The International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) is here to support you as you begin your journey as a new student at UC San Diego and are here to help you navigate the ins and outs of your program as an international student.
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Summer 2021

  • September 20 (ALL)
    • Complete Check-In for I-20/ DS-2019 Activation
    • Module 7: "Check-In with ISPO" Available in iTriton- Complete by October 20!
    • Visit the iEvents Calendar for Fun In-Person and Virtual Activities!
    • Get Involved Today Through the Globally Engaged Tritons Co-Curricular Opportunity!
    • International Peer Coaching Mentor Meet-Ups
  • September 7 (ALL)
    • New International Student Orientation Starts Tomorrow!
    • Complete Check-In for I-20/ DS-2019 Activation 
    • iPrograms and Orientation Activities Information
  • August 25 (ALL)
    • Register for New International Student Orientation + New International Student Gift Card Giveaway!
    •  "Surf Check: Coming to UC San Diego Guide" Available
    • Campus Housing Move-In Updates and Procedures
    • Discounted Rates at Marriott Hotels for UC San Diego Students
    • Fall 2021 Vaccination Compliance FAQs for International Students
    • Complete Check-In for I-20/ DS-2019 Activation
    • UPDATE- Fall 2021 Arrivals: Understand Your Earliest/ Latest Date of Entry into the U.S.
  • August 11 (ALL)
    • Support for Delayed Visa Appointments & Arrivals to the U.S. 
    • Complete Check-In for I-20/ DS-2019 Activation
    • UPDATE- Fall 2021 Arrivals: Understand Your Earliest/ Latest Date of Entry into the U.S.
    • Register for New International Student Orientation
    • Download Your 2021 Welcome Packet Today!
    • International Student Association (ISA) New Student Question & Answer (Q&A) 
  • July 26 (ALL)
    • Digital Welcome Packet Now Available
    • Update on Campus Housing for Fall 2021
    • Transportation- Getting to Campus from LAX and SAN airports
  • July 12 (Undergraduate)
    • ISPO Visa and Travel Support Letter for Visa Processing
    • COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Exceptions: Does This Apply to Me?
    • iTriton on Canvas
    • Newly-Admitted Undergraduate Students: Transcript & IB Score Deadlines
    • New Student Academic Advising and Course Modality Updates
    • In-Person or Hybrid Instruction Requirements for Students with an INITIAL I-20 or DS-2019
    • Pre-Arrival Webinar Recordings and Orientations
    • Important Information for I-20/ DS-2019 Issuance: iPortal is now LIVE!, I-20/DS-2019 Details, Are you Transferring from a U.S. High School or College to UC San Diego?
    • Applying for Your U.S. Visa: Scheduling Your Visa Interview, Canceled or Delayed U.S. Visa Appointments
    • New Student Resources: Visit the iNewStudent Website!, Missed a iNewStudent Newsletter? Visit iNews.ucsd.edu!, Zoom Advising Hours, Contacting ISPO, Phone SIM Card
  • July 12 (Graduate)
    • ISPO Visa and Travel Support Letter for Visa Processing
    • COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Exceptions: Does This Apply to Me?
    • Scheduling Your Visa Interview
    • iTriton on Canvas
    • Important Information for I-20/ DS-2019 Issuance: In-Person or Hybrid Instruction Requirements for Students with an INITIAL I-20 or DS-2019, iPortal is now LIVE!, I-20/DS-2019 Details, Are you Transferring from Another U.S. University to UC San Diego? 
    • New Student Resources: Visit the iNewStudent Website!, Missed an iNewStudent Newsletter? Visit iNews.ucsd.edu!, Zoom Advising Hours, Phone SIM Cards
  • July 12 (EAP/ Exchange Students)
    •  iTriton on Canvas
    • Pre-Arrival Webinar Recording: Exchange Students
    • Visit the iNewStudent Website
    • How to Request a DS-2019 and DS-2019 Details
    • Pre-Arrival Resources: New Student Zoom Advising Hours, Contacting ISPO, Phone SIM Cards
  • June 29 (Undergraduate)
    • Phone SIM Card
    • Information on College Orientations
    • Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • iPortal is now LIVE!
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information for students who are Transferring from a U.S. High School or College to UC San Diego
    • Applying for Your Visa: Scheduling an Appointment and Information on Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Get Involved: Global Ambassador Program, International Peer Coaching Program, Regional Meet-Ups & International Student Organizations
    • New Student Resources: iNewstudent.ucsd.edu, iNews.ucsd.edu, iTriton Online Training, Zoom Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • June 29 (Graduate)
    • Phone SIM Card
    • Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • iPortal is now LIVE!
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information for students who are Transferring from a U.S. High School or College to UC San Diego
    • Applying for Your Visa: Scheduling an Appointment and Information on Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Get Involved: Global Ambassador Program, International Peer Coaching Program, Regional Meet-Ups & International Student Organizations
    • New Student Resources: iNewstudent.ucsd.edu, iNews.ucsd.edu, iTriton Online Training, Zoom Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • June 29 (EAP/ Exchange Students)
    • Pre-Arrival Webinar Recording for Exchange Students
    • Phone SIM Card
    • Visit the iNewStudent Website
    • How to Request a DS-2019
    • iTriton Online Training, New Student Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • June 14 (Graduate)
    • ISPO's Coronavirus Information Page Updated
    • Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • iPortal is now LIVE!
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information for students who are Transferring from a U.S. High School or College to UC San Diego
    • Applying for Your Visa: Scheduling an Appointment and Information on Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Get Involved: Global Ambassador Program, International Peer Coaching Program, Regional Meet-Ups & International Student Organizations
    • New Student Resources: iNewstudent.ucsd.edu, iNews.ucsd.edu, iTriton Online Training, Zoom Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • June 14 (Undergraduate)
    • ISPO's Coronavirus Information Page Updated
    • New Triton Advising for Incoming Transfer Students
    • Information on College Orientations
    • Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • iPortal is now LIVE!
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information for students who are Transferring from a U.S. High School or College to UC San Diego
    • Applying for Your Visa: Scheduling an Appointment and Information on Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Get Involved: Global Ambassador Program, International Peer Coaching Program, Regional Meet-Ups & International Student Organizations
    • New Student Resources: iNewstudent.ucsd.edu, iNews.ucsd.edu, iTriton Online Training, Zoom Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • June 14 (EAP/ Exchange Students)
    • Visit the iNewStudent Website
    • Pre-arrival Webinars
    • How to Request a DS-2019
    • iTriton Online Training, New Student Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO

Spring 2021

  • June 7 (EAP/ Exchange Students Fall 21)
    • Visit the iNewStudent Website
    • Pre-arrival Webinars
    • How to Request a DS-2019
    • iTriton Online Training, New Student Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • June 1 (Undergraduate)
    • ISPO's Coronavirus Information Page Updated
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • iPortal is now LIVE!
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information for students who are Transferring from a U.S. High School or College to UC San Diego
    • Applying for Your Visa: Scheduling an Appointment and Information on Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Get Involved: Global Ambassador Program, International Peer Coaching Program, Regional Meet-Ups & International Student Organizations
    • New Student Resources: iNewstudent.ucsd.edu, iNews.ucsd.edu, iTriton Online Training, Zoom Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • June 1 (Graduate)
    • ISPO's Coronavirus Information Page Updated
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • iPortal is now LIVE!
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information for students who are Transferring from a U.S. College or University to UC San Diego
    • Applying for Your Visa: Scheduling an Appointment and Information on Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Get Involved: Grad Pals Program and Student Organizations
    • New Student Resources: iNewstudent.ucsd.edu, iNews.ucsd.edu, iTriton Online Training, Zoom Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • May 24 (EAP/ Exchange Students Fall 21)
    • Visit the iNewStudent Website
    • Pre-arrival Webinars
    • Information on COVID-19 and Vaccinated-Related Matters
    • How to Request a DS-2019
    • iTriton Online Training, New Student Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • May 17 (Undergraduate)
    • U.S. Department of State Responds to UC President's Advocacy Letter for International Students
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • iPortal is now LIVE!
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information for students who are Transferring from a U.S. High School or College to UC San Diego
    • Applying for Your Visa: Scheduling an Appointment and Information on Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Get Involved: Global Ambassador Program, International Peer Coaching Program, Regional Meet-Ups & International Student Organizations
    • New Student Resources: iNewstudent.ucsd.edu, iNews.ucsd.edu, iTriton Online Training, Zoom Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • May 17 (Graduate)
    • U.S. Department of State Responds to UC President's Advocacy Letter for International Students
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • iPortal is now LIVE!
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information for students who are Transferring from a U.S. College or University to UC San Diego
    • Applying for Your Visa: Scheduling an Appointment and Information on Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Get Involved: Grad Pals Program and Student Organizations
    • New Student Resources: iNewstudent.ucsd.edu, iNews.ucsd.edu, iTriton Online Training, Zoom Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • May 10 (Undergraduate)
    • U.S. Department of State Responds to Advocacy Letter from the UC Campus Network
    • Important Information and Support for Indian Nationals
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • iPortal is now LIVE!
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information for students who are Transferring from a U.S. High School or College to UC San Diego
    • Applying for Your Visa: Scheduling an Appointment and Information on Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Get Involved: Global Ambassador Program, International Peer Coaching Program, Regional Meet-Ups
    • New Student Resources: iNewstudent.ucsd.edu, iNews.ucsd.edu, iTriton Online Training, Zoom Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • May 10 (Graduate)
    • U.S. Department of State Responds to Advocacy Letter from the UC Campus Network
    • Important Information and Support for Indian Nationals
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • iPortal is now LIVE!
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information for students who are Transferring from a U.S. College or University to UC San Diego
    • Applying for Your Visa: Scheduling an Appointment and Information on Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Get Involved: Grad Pals Program
    • New Student Resources: iNewstudent.ucsd.edu, iNews.ucsd.edu, iTriton Online Training, Zoom Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • May 3 (Undergraduate)
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • iPortal is now LIVE!
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information for students who are Transferring from a U.S. High School or College to UC San Diego
    • Applying for Your Visa: Scheduling an Appointment and Information on Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Continuing Advocacy by University of California and Higher Education Associations
    • Get Involved: Global Ambassador Program, International Peer Coaching Program, Regional Meet-Ups
    • New Student Resources: iNewstudent.ucsd.edu, iTriton Online Training, Zoom Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • May 3 (Graduate)
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • iPortal is now LIVE!
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information for students who are Transferring from a U.S. College or University to UC San Diego
    • Applying for Your Visa: Scheduling an Appointment and Information on Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Continuing Advocacy by University of California and Higher Education Associations
    • Get Involved: Grad Pals Program
    • New Student Resources: iNewstudent.ucsd.edu, iTriton Online Training, Zoom Advising Hours and Contacting ISPO
  • April 26 (Undergraduate)
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information on Transferring from a U.S. High School or Another College/ University
    • Applying for Your U.S. Visa: Scheduling Visa Appointments + Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Information on Visit the iNewStudent Website
    • Zoom Advising Hours
    • iPortal is Live
    • iTriton Online Training
  • April 26 (Graduate)
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • Information on Transferring from Another U.S. College/ University
    • Applying for Your U.S. Visa: Scheduling Visa Appointments + Canceled or Delayed Visa Appointments
    • Information on Visit the iNewStudent Website
    • Zoom Advising Hours
    • iPortal is Live
    • iTriton Online Training
  • April 23 (Special Announcement)
    • Special Announcement: Required Check-In for Students w/ a Spring 2021 Program Start Date on their I-20
  • April 19 (Undergraduate)
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • Visit the iNewStudent Website
    • Zoom Advising Hours
    • iPortal is Live
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • iTriton Online Training
  • April 19 (Graduate)
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • Visit the iNewStudent Website
    • Zoom Advising Hours
    • iPortal is Live
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • iTriton Online Training
  •   April 13 (Undergraduate)
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • Visit the iNewStudent Website
    • Zoom Advising Hours
    • iPortal is Live
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • iTriton Online Training
  • April 13 (Graduate)
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • Visit the iNewStudent Website
    • Zoom Advising Hours
    • iPortal is Live
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • iTriton Online Training
  • April 5 (Graduate)
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • Visit the iNewStudent Website
    • Zoom Advising Hours
    • iPortal is Live
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • iTriton Online Training
  • March 29 (Graduate)
    • Upcoming Webinars and Pre-Recorded Webinars on iwebinars.ucsd.edu
    • Visit the iNewStudent Website
    • Zoom Advising Hours
    • iPortal is Live
    • Information on I-20/DS-2019 Issuance: Funding Requirements, Standard Start Dates and Early Start Program Information
    • iTriton Online Training

ISPO News for Campus Partners: News for Campus Departments & Campus Partners

  • Stay up to date by reading our ISPO News Newsletter, which is distributed quarterly to campus partners such as faculty, undergraduate and graduate coordinators, staff and more.
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Fall 2021

  • September 23 
    • Resources for Supporting International Students
    • What's New: Fall 2021 Student Services  
    • Land Border Restrictions Extended to 10/21/2021
    • Plans to Rescind COVID-19 Travel Bans and Instead Require Proof of Vaccination
    • In-Person Visa Interview Waiver Available for F and J Students and Scholars
    • Continued Flexibility with Eligibility for Remote Courses

Summer 2021:

  • August 31
    • ISPO Opens Front Desk on Wednesday, September 1, 2021
    • ISPO Welcomes Four New Team Members
    • USCIS Extends Accommodations to F-1 Students Applying for Initial 12 Months of Optional Practical Training  
    • OPT Application and I-765 eFiling Options: Updated ISPO Guides
    • OPT Eligibility Upon Earning a Terminal Masters    
    • Guidance for Students Unable to Arrive to the U.S. for Fall 2021 
    • Understanding Requirements to Enter the U.S. for Fall 2021      
    • Required Report: Initial Arrival to the U.S. (Check-In)  
    • Resource Pages for Student FAQs 
    • Editor's Picks  
  •  
  • June 9
    • FA21 New Admits - CPT Eligibility for Summer 2022
  • June 2
    • Commencement Support Information- ISPO Resource Page
    • Summer 2021 Employment for International Students
    • Fall 2020 Admits: CPT Eligibility for the 21/22 Academic Year
    • Summer Arrival to the U.S. for Students Subject to Geographic COVID Entry/ Travel Bans
    • iPortal Updates: OPT I-20 Requests (Graduate Students Only) 

Spring 2021:

  •  April 29
    • SEVP Provides Updated Guidance for 2021-22 Academic Year 
    • State Department Expands National Interest Exception Policy to Certain Travelers from All Countries Subject to the COVID-19 Entry Bans
    • U.S. Consular Mission to India Announces Significant Limitations to Visa Services
    • Continuing Advocacy by University of California and Higher Education Associations
    • International Students Uncertain About Fall 2021
    • Resources for Supporting International Students
    • English-in-Action Conversation Program
    • Webinar: The Student On-Campus Experience Matters: International Student Retention and Success
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  • April 9
    • Summer Full-Time Enrollment Requirements
    • Summer 2021 Internships & Curricular Practical Training for Fall 202 Graduate Student Admits
    • Visa Services Operating Update
    • Updates on COVID 19-Related Presidential Proclamations Regarding Visas and Travel
    • ISPO Web Resources + How to Say My Name in Chinese Workshop

Winter 2021:

  • March 18
    • Statement of Support for the Asian/ Asian American Pacific Islander Communities
    • Graduate Student Eligibility for Summer 2021 Curricular Practical Training
    • Interactive Map of U.S. Employers Who Sponsor International Students and Scholars
    • Pre-Arrival Season: Welcoming Fall 2020 New Admits and Arrivals to the U.S.
    • Regulatory Updates: USCIS Extends Flexibilities to Certain Applicants Filing Form I-765 for OPT, U.S. Department of State Announces Phased Resumption of Routine Visa Services
    • Expansion of Renewal Visa Interview Waiver Eligibility
    • ISPO Web Resources
  • February 19
    • iPortal Updates: System Maintenance, iPortal for Departments Guides, and ISPO Alerts through UC San Diego Mobile App
    • Update on On-Campus Employment for International Students
    • Things to Consider: Planning for Spring 2021 Arrival to the U.S.
    • Guide: 10 Things to Consider When Supporting International Students
    • Mental Health Resource: My SSP (Student Support Program)
    • ISPO Web Resources
  • January 14
    • ISPO Office and Student Services Update
    • Pre-Arrival Season Begins March 1
    • Information on COVID-19 Tests for Entry to U.S.
    • USCIS Modifies H-1B Selection Process to Prioritize Wages While U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Reform Prevailing Wages
    • Guide: 10 Things to Consider When Supporting International Students in a Virtual Environment
    • Student Success in a Virtual Environment Resource
    • Tax Resources
    • ISPO Web Resources