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About Global Education

Global Education supports UC San Diego’s mission of providing transformative experiences in a globally-connected world by bridging educational opportunities with the vast global research network of our campus. Whether supporting international students, faculty and scholars to achieve academic and personal success, or creating and connecting students to high-impact opportunities abroad, Global Education achieves UC San Diego’s culture of collaboration and vision to prepare the next generation of global leaders.

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UC San Diego Named Gilman Scholar Top Producing Institution

The Gilman Program recognized UC San Diego as one of the top 20 producing institutions of Gilman Scholars in the past 20 years. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. The dedication of Study Abroad UC San Diego to make international opportunities accessible to all students was critical to UC San Diego receiving this notable achievement. 

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Support Afghan Scholars At Risk

The UC San Diego International Institute, in partnership with the Afghan Student Association, has created the Afghanistan Scholars at Risk Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund on behalf of our campus to respond to the urgent need to help at-risk academics directly impacted by the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.

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Global Education Departments


International Students & Programs Office (ISPO)

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International Faculty & Scholars Office (IFSO)

GE Quarterly Newsletter

Our newsletter informs campus partners on the latest internationalization efforts at UC San Diego. The newsletter always contains resources on how our offices can support faculty and staff interested in global activities and initiatives.

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Global Academic News

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November 2021

Visiting Israeli Scholar Featured in Smithsonian Magazine

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November 2021

Center for Energy Research Director Op-Ed on UN Climate Conference

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November 2021

Scripps Faculty in ABC News for Restoring Mexico Mangrove Fields

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San Diego & Tijuana Selected as 1st Binational Design Capital

The selection of the San Diego-Tijuana joint bid makes it the first binational capital in the history of the World Design Organization (WDO). The two cities were recognized for this honor as a result of their commitment to human-centered design and legacy of cross-border collaboration. UC San Diego's Design Lab was a primary partner in the bid for this historic achievement. 

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Global Education Advocacy Efforts

Read more about Global Education and campus advocacy efforts for international students and scholars.

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