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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. 
  • You can unsubscribe at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every newsletter that you receive.

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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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Winter 2023:

  • January 19
    • CDC Announces Negative COVID-19 Test Requirements for Air Passengers Entering the U.S. from the People's Republic of China
    • STEM OPT Applications
    • What if you get laid off while on OPT?
    • Avoid Employment and Tax Scams
    • Stay in Touch with ISPO Via LinkedIn!
    • F-1/J-1 OPT and Academic Training (AT) Reporting Requirements Reminders
    • Career Center Advisors for International Students

Fall 2022:

  • December 5
    • Traveling Internationally? Check Your Travel Signature!
    • ISPO Holiday Closures and iPortal Requests
    • The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers West Regional Conference Panelists
    • Changing Visa Status to H-1B
    • Stay in Touch with ISPO Via LinkedIn!
    • F-1/J-1 OPT and Academic Training (AT) Reporting Requirements Reminders
    • Career Center Advisors for International Students
  • November 2
    • Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Alumni Spotlight & Networking
    • Changing Visa Status to H-1B
    • Stay in Touch with ISPO Via LinkedIn!
    • F-1/J-1 OPT and Academic Training (AT) Reporting Requirements Reminders
    • Career Center Advisors for International Students
  • October 6
    • Changing Visa Status to H1-B
    • Upcoming Workshop: Understanding Taxes in the U.S.
    • Stay in Touch with ISPO Via LinkedIn!
    • F-1/J-1 OPT and Academic Training (AT) Reporting Requirements Reminders
    • Career Center Advisors for International Students
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iNewStudent Newsletter: Newly-Admitted Students & Exchange 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.
  • If you are a newly admitted international student, you are automatically subscribed to this newsletter, and it will be sent to your UC San Diego email. If you are not receiving these emails, please contact inewstudent@ucsd.edu and request to be added to the distribution list. 
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For Winter 2023 Admits

  • January 9 (F-1)
    • Complete Your Required Check-In for DS-2019 Activation NOW!
    • Required: New International Student Orientation is THURSDAY
    • Important Reminders!
    • Welcome Social Events
    • Check Out our ISPO Guides
  • January 9 (EAP)
    • Complete Your Required Check-In for DS-2019 Activation NOW!
    • Required: New International Student Orientation is WEDNESDAY
    • Important Reminders!
    • Welcome Social Events
    • Check Out our ISPO Guides
  • January 4 (F-1)
    • Complete Your Required Check-In for DS-2019 Activation NOW!
    • Required: New International Student Orientation is NEXT THURSDAY
    • Important Reminders!
    • Welcome Social Events
    • Check Out our ISPO Guides
  • January 4 (EAP)
    • Complete Your Required Check-In for DS-2019 Activation NOW!
    • Required: New International Student Orientation is NEXT WEDNESDAY
    • Important Reminders!
    • Welcome Social Events
    • Check Out our ISPO Guides
  • December 20 (F-1)
    • Registration Open for REQUIRED Winter 2023 New International Student Orientation!
    • Due January 4: iTriton Online Training
    • Traveling to the U.S.: Checklist for Entry
    • ISPO & Campus Closure
    • Homestay Opportunity
    • Check Out our ISPO Guides
    • Welcome Social Events
    • Student Health and Immunization Requirements
    • Additional Resources
    • Questions? Complete the Winter Orientation Google Form
    • Contacting ISPO
  • December 20 (EAP)
    • Registration Open for REQUIRED Winter 2023 New International Student Orientation!
    • Meet Fellow EAP Students Speaking as an Orientation Panelist
    • Due January 4: iTriton Online Training
    • Traveling to the U.S.: Checklist for Entry
    • ISPO & Campus Closure
    • Homestay Opportunity
    • Check Out our ISPO Guides
    • Welcome Social Events
    • Student Health and Immunization Requirements
    • Additional Resources
    • Questions? Complete the Winter Orientation Google Form
    • Contacting ISPO
  • December 9 (F-1)
    • Student Health and Immunizations
  • December 9 (EAP)
    • Apply for a Homestay Program
    • Student Health and Immunizations 
  • December 5 (EAP)
    • Registration Open for Winter 2023 New International Student Orientation!
    • Due January 4: iTriton Online Orientation
    • Traveling to the U.S.: Checklist for Entry
    • ISPO & Campus Closure: Travel Emergency Contact Information
    • Check out our ISPO Guides!
    • Welcome Events
    • Additional Resources: TritonLink, Billing, iPortal Technical Issues, and Health Insurance
  • December 5 (F-1 Students)
    • Do You Have Your Winter 2023 I-20 or DS-2019? Apply Now!
    • Visa Document Details 
    • Registration Open for Winter 2023 New International Student Orientation!
    • Due January 4: iTriton Online Orientation
    • Traveling to the U.S.: Checklist for Entry
    • ISPO & Campus Closure: Travel Emergency Contact Information
    • Check out our ISPO Guides!
    • Welcome Events
    • Additional Resources: TritonLink, Billing, iPortal Technical Issues, and Health Insurance
  • November 21 (EAP)
    • Registration for New International Student Orientation Now Open
    • Complete iTriton Online Training by January 4, 2023
    • Review Travel Checklist Prior to Coming to the U.S.
    • Check Our Our ISPO Guides
  • October 24 (EAP)
    • First Steps: Visit inewstudent.ucsd.edu, Set Up UC San Diego Student Account and Email, Apply for Campus ID Card, 
    • Request Your DS-2019 by November 1
    • Complete Everfi and iTriton Online Training
    • Complete Health Screenings and Immunization Requirements
    • Contact ISPO

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.
  • If you are interested in receiving this newsletter, you can sign up for it below using your UC San Diego email address.
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Winter 2023

  • February 1
    • Early Start Program Requests- Due by March 1
    • Transition to ServiceNow: Contact Form Inquiries
    • Tax Resources and Workshops for International Students
    • Commencement 2023: Support for International Students and Families
    • Staff Updates
    • ISPO Drop-In Office Hours for Campus Partners- February 15 | 12-1 PM
    • Join Us for ISPO's Coffee Hours! - February 8 | 10-11 AM
    • Stay Up-to-Date on the Latest ISPO Newsletters
    • Editor's Picks

Fall 2022

  • December 14
    • Happy Holidays from ISPO!
    • ISPO's First Impact Report Now Available
    • Winter Break: Travel and Re-Entry Resources for International Students
    • Resources
  • November 7
    • Welcome to the United Arab Emirates Scholarship Cooperation Office
    • Office Updates: Office Hours and Staffing
    • Advising Resources
    • ISPO Coffee Hour and Open House, November 16
    • International Education Week
    • Resources and Must Read Articles 
  • October 25
    • International Education Week 2022: Funding Available to Campus for Programming

Sponsored Student Services eBulletin

  • The Sponsored Student Services eBulletin is for contacts within sponsoring entities and members of the diplomatic corps in embassies and consulates around the world. This eBulletin informs our sponsored student partners on important information that impacts UC San Diego's sponsored student population. 
  • For questions, or to subscribe, please email sponsoredstudents@ucsd.edu.

  • December 2022
    • Happy Holidays from ISPO
    • ISPO & Campus Closure for Winter Break
    • Staffing Updates