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Volunteer Orientation Assistants (OAs), play an integral role during the New International Student Orientation held every September to welcome over 3,000 international students to UC San Diego.


  • Mandatory 2 hour OA Training
  • Sign up for a half day or the full day. A separate email will be sent out to sign up for times after you submit application below.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Welcoming new international students
  • Meeting with students to determine their immediate needs
  • Checking students' immigration documents during Document Check Sessions
  • Providing information and materials on living in San Diego, such as bank accounts and drivers licenses
  • Assisting in locating short-term and long-term housing referrals in the area
  • Making campus and community office referrals as needed
  • Assisting with the Welcome Events, including International Student Welcome Reception


  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, patience, and empathy
  • Ability to serve as role model and mentor

How to Apply

Application deadline: TBD for 2022

For more information: