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The International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) is so excited to welcome you to UC San Diego! As a newly admitted international student, you are required to attend New International Student Orientation designed to help orient you to the UC San Diego campus community, inform you of your F1/J1 Rights & Responsibilities, and give you an opportunity to connect with other new international students!

  • *Attending ISPO’s orientation is required in addition to any of your college or department orientations (NOTE: UCEAP students are not required to attend their college orientation).



For students beginning their program in Winter 2023, here are the important dates below:
  • January 4, 2023: Deadline to complete iTriton Online Training for ALL students.
  • January 11, 2023 at 5pm PT: Virtual Orientation Session for EAP-Reciprocity students - Register Now
  • January 12, 2023 at 12pm PT: Virtual Orientation Session for F-1 students - Register Now

Social Events

A big part of orientation is meeting new people! Register now for these social events:

  • January 12, 2023 at 2pm PT: Intercultural Social Hour w/ an EAP Spotlight (In-Person) -  Register via iEvents Calendar 
  • January 18, 2023 at 10am PT: ISPO Coffee Hour (All Students) - Register via iEvents Calendar [coming soon] 

Please check out iEvents Calendar for additional social events. 


Pre-Arrival Resources

  • Pre-Arrival Webinars 2022
    • Webinars created by ISPO and campus partners that cover topics such as student health, housing, funding, and more!
  • Surf Check: Coming to UC San Diego Guide 
    • Check out this guide put together by students for students! Covers topics like arranging transportation from the airport, setting up a phone number, bank account, and more!
  • Welcome Guide 
    • Prepare for arrival with easy checklists and valuable immigration information.
  • iResource Page
    • A comprehensive list of on-campus resources to support UC San Diego’s international students, scholars, and researchers.

iTriton Online Training (Mandatory)

Newly admitted international students are required to complete the iTriton Online Training during their first quarter at UC San Diego.

For more information on the iTriton Online Training please visit

Questions? Contact

International Parent & Family Resources

  • When parents and families are informed, students benefit. We encourage parents and families to learn more about resources and support in place for them at Parent & Family Programs.


Did not find what you were looking for?  Please complete the Winter Orientation Questions Google Form.