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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. 
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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 .

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Summer 2023

  • July 24
    • Check Out ISPO's New YouTube Video: Maintain F-1 Visa Status while on OPT 
    • Cap-Gap Process and Eligibility
    • End of COVID-19 Flexibilities for Remote J-1 Employment (Academic Training) 
    • Having Issues with your SEVP Portal? Submit SEVP Portal Assistance Request in iPortal! 
    • STEM OPT Applications
    • Stay in Touch with ISPO Via LinkedIn!
    • UC San Diego Career Center and Career Advisors for International Students
    • Beware of Scams! 
    • F-1/J-1 OPT and Academic Training (AT) Reporting Requirements Reminders
    • J-1 Academic Training (AT) Reporting Reminders
    • Traveling Internationally?
    • Check your Travel Signature
    • Need Additional Assistance?
  • June 28

Spring 2023

Winter 2023:

Fall 2022:


iNewStudent Newsletter: Newly-Admitted Students & Exchange Students

  • Welcome to UC San Diego! The International Servicecs and Engagement Office (ISEO) 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 and request to be added to the distribution list. 
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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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View Past Newsletters:

Spring 2023

  • April 17
    • Support for Current Students 
    • Support for Graduating Students 
    • Support for New Students
    • Regulatory Updates
    • Operational Updates
    • Student Experience and Engagement Updates
    • Staff Kudos and Updates
    • ISPO Connections and Resources 
    • Editor's Picks 

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

  • March 2023
    • Ramadan Mubarak 
    • A Winter Recap as We Spring into 2023
    • New Halal Campus Dining Options
    • Gather for CommuniTEA
    • Welcome to our New Tritons 
    • ISPO Webinars and Resources for Newly Admitted Students 
  • December 2022
    • Happy Holidays from ISPO
    • ISPO & Campus Closure for Winter Break
    • Staffing Updates