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About the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO)

The International Students &Programs Office (ISPO) offers a wide array of services and programs for international students and their dependents at UC San Diego in an effort to support their legal stay in the USA and help them achieve their personal,academic, and professional goals.

In addition, ISPO provides a variety of high-quality programs and cross-cultural activities designed to successfully integrate international students at UC San Diego and provide the UC San Diego community with the experiences that foster the development of international knowledge, skills, and sensitivities.

Services and programs include:

Contact Us

International Students & Programs Office (ISPO)
Phone: (858) 534-3730
Email: Visit our Contact Us page

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Monday through Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Advising Hours for International Students

Appointments are offered at half-hour increments:
Mondays & Fridays: 9 a.m. – 12 Noon
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 12 Noon; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Walk-In Advising (no appointment needed):
9 a.m. – 12 Noon
Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays: 9 a.m. – 12 Noon; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call (858) 534-3730

Café Conversations (Weeks 1–10):
Fridays: Noon – 1 p.m. at the Friday International Café