For more information about programs for international students at UC San Diego, contact email@example.com.
Please visit the International Students & Programs Office Calendar for upcoming events.
UC San Diego has over 50 registered cultural organizations and hundreds of other student organizations focusing on social, academic, community service, and leadership events.
Grants are awarded quarterly to on-campus student organizations devoted to creating programs or events that promote international education and exchange. Grants range from $100-200. Apply before the end of week 4 of each quarter. Application coming soon.
International Club (I-Club) is a student organization that welcomes and encourages ALL students-international and local to participate. Its mission is to promote cultural and civil engagement within an inviting, relaxed, and enjoyable atmosphere!
International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Initiated in 2000 by the US Department of State and the Department of Education, the week is dedicated to enhancing international awareness across UCSD campus as well as to reinforcing the importance of the exchange of students and scholars across borders.
International students and their family members are welcome to attend a special orientation that will provide information on educational and fun activities for families to participate in during their stay in San Diego. Download the PDF flyer for more info.
ISAC is a forum that is comprised of key international student leaders from a variety of student organizations that gives them an opportunity to share members’ perspectives about campus initiatives and programs. ISAC’s goal is to receive valuable feedback from international students on the unique needs and challenges they face as well as sharing relevant information and resources that are available to them. Meetings are held monthly throughout the Academic year.
IGSAC is a forum that is comprised of key international graduate student leaders from a variety of student organizations. The goals are to share relevant information and for the International Center staff to form a stronger collaboration with student organizations primarily focused on serving international graduate students.
Looking for a way to interact and connect with international students at UCSD? The I-Center is sponsoring intramural sports teams every season that include at least one study abroad returnee and one international student.
Explore San Diego's local attractions and activities during the weekend and academic breaks. Excursions can include San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, Whale Watching, and more.
Two events available per quarter. Outdoor events include overnight camping trips, kayaking, surfing lessons, and more. Enjoy the great outdoors with the International Center and Outback Adventures! For upcoming trip information, visit International Triton Trekkers.
The Resale Shop, at the UCSD International Center, is an on-campus thrift store. Proceeds from the sale of gently used clothes, books and household items fund scholarships for international education. Volunteers and donation of goods are welcome. Call (858) 534-1124 for more information.
The English-in-Action tutor program (EIA) is a volunteer-run program that helps international students/ scholars and their spouses with English language skills. Anyone can volunteer to be a tutor! All you need is interest in learning about new cultures while helping the international community acclimate to their new environment.
Come join us on Friday afternoons from noon to 1 p.m. to meet and discuss topics relevant to International Student life. All forum participants receive a free International Café lunch!
Students Beyond Borders (Fall quarter)
Steps to Success (Winter quarter)
International Summit (Spring quarter)
The Triton Transition Program aims to integrate new international freshman into the UC San Diego population by giving them the opportunity to connect with other students while studying, living, and exploring San Diego together before they start their degree program. The four week program is designed to improve the participants’ English language and academic skills, introduce them to American culture, familiarize them with San Diego and Southern California, and encourage them to connect and make friends with other UC San Diego students.
Help someone learn your language and enjoy conversational practice in their language in exchange. Just join the Language Exchange Facebook Page and post your native language, what language you'd like to practice, your contact information and any other information you'd like to share. Partners will contact each other through Facebook and start practicing each others' language!
**New** English Conversation Table at International Friday Cafes during the Academic year. Schedule of topics: http://bit.ly/FridayCafeSpring14
Help our newcomers get acclimated to their new environment New International Student Orientation, held every fall. As a volunteer Orientation Assistant, you will play an integral role in welcoming hundreds of international students, researchers, faculty, and family members to the UC San Diego campus, while learning about different cultures and having a great time!
The Triton International Leaders mentor program provides an opportunity for newly admitted international students to connect with student mentors, communicate, and have fun! Triton Leaders develop strong leadership and communication skills while new international students are given a forum to familiarize themselves with UC San Diego and learn about the surrounding area.
Get to know your professors outside of the classroom! Invite them to coffee/tea time at the International Center. Free beverages and snacks provided. More information coming soon.
Interact with members of the UC San Diego community from all over the world while eating a delicious meal during our International Café held every Friday during the academic year (weeks 1-10) from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the International Center. Everyone and anyone is welcome!
International visitors are welcome every Wednesday morning for coffee, conversation and friendship. 10 a.m. to noon in the International Center.
See the current schedule of activities.
International students can spend the Thanksgiving holiday with UC San Diego and local San Diego families to enjoy the Thanksgiving meal together and engage in cultural exchange.
International visitors are welcome every Wednesday morning for coffee, conversation and friendship.10:00 to 12:00 in the International Center.
See the current schedule of activities.
Join us for our fall trip to the Bate’s Nut Farm in Valley Center, California northeast of the city of Escondido. We will be leaving from the International Center on Saturday, October 11, at 9 a.m., and returning at 3 p.m. Round-trip transportation provided.
Bate’s Nut Farm offers a number of fall activities including the opportunity to pick out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, shop at the general store, check out the homemade fudge counter, get food from food trucks, check out the petting zoo, enjoy gorgeous fall weather on a day outside of San Diego, plus enjoy an optional hay maze (for an additional $2.50), or go on a tractor ride ($2.50)!
JOIN I-Club for dynamic cross-cultural exchange!
ENGAGE in dialogue by meeting people from all over the globe.
MENTOR our international newcomers by becoming an Orientation Assistant.
VOLUNTEER to become an English-in-Action Tutor.
EAT delicious international cuisine every Friday at International Café!