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Enhancing the International Student Experience

Strategies for Success


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 8:30 am

UC San Diego Price Center Ballroom East, 2F 



This one-day conference is an opportunity for the campus community to learn, share and discuss successful institutional strategies, and examine effective approaches to enhancing the international student experience at UC San Diego. At this conference, you will:

  • hear from campus leaders and from units supporting international students at UC San Diego
  • explore results from the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey and Graduate & Professional School Graduate Experience Survey
  • discover the most common challenges faced by international students and discuss ways of addressing them
  • hear UC San Diego international students discuss how they would like to see the campus community respond to their concerns
  • learn from colleagues about how they ensure a positive experience for international students, who make up nearly 25% of the total UC San Diego community of learning.


The issues surrounding international student success are more complex than ever. The unstable political climate and the ongoing debates around migration have fueled a feeling of doubt and unease for international students studying, or considering studying, in the U.S. It is more important than ever to reassure current and potential international students that they are welcome at UC San Diego, and to deliver a first-rate international student experience.

The day will focus on highlighting case studies, examples of promising practices and successful strategies to help participants gain the knowledge they need to make changes and improvements in their institutions.

During the event, participants will have a change to hear first-hand from students about their experiences of being an international student, including what worked and what could be improved. 

The day will conclude with a combination of sessions, panels round table discussions and workshops as well as several networking opportunities, providing participants with the best opportunity to engage with and learn from the event. 


Any faculty and staff who have responsibility for or play a part in supporting a positive international student experience at UC San Diego.

Join us on November 20!


This symposium is organized by the International Student & Programs Office and is sponsored by the Office of Vice Chancellor- Student Affairs and Global Education