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Global Initiatives understands that unexpected events occurring around the globe can have a direct or indirect impact on our campus community. Whether it is a geopolitical conflict or natural disaster, the effects can be complex, distressing, and far-reaching. We are here to provide support and connection to resources for those navigating difficulties. Please reference the following resources available to you during these challenging times.

Support for Syria and Turkey

Global Initiatives expresses our deepest condolences for those affected by the devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkey.

Chancellor's Statement

Chancellor Khosla issued a statement to UC San Diego in response to the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey and includes support resources.


From the VCSA Office

This statement contains case management and student affairs contacts, support services and information on relief efforts.


Support Relief Efforts

This USA Today article from February 6, 2023 contains information on aid organizations and humanitarian relief services.


Donate to Relief Efforts in Turkey

If you want to contribute to the relief efforts in Turkey, the UC San Diego Turkish Student Association and the Turkish Undergrad Organization are asking for individuals to make a modest donation to the Ahbap organization.



Support for Students

Support for Researchers, Faculty and Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Health & Wellness
    • The Faculty & Staff Assistance Program is a confidential Employee Assistance Program which helps all main campus faculty and staff, postdoctoral students and visiting scholars with well-being and has licensed, professional counselors available to talk to you. Schedule an appointment online or call (858) 534-5523. 
    • UC San Diego Health Sciences/  UC San Diego Health System employees can contact their Employee Assistance Program aligned with their medical coverage. For questions about your benefits, please contact the UC San Diego Health Human Resources team via this protected employee portal or call (619) 543 3200.

Support for Extended Studies International Students

  • Health & Wellness
    • Extended Studies International Students may access off-campus counseling services through the Anthem medical insurance plan. For assistance, students should contact the International Programs Health and Welfare team at
  • Academic Support
    • English Language Institute students should contact their academic advisor at .
    • Certificate and University and Professional Studies students should contact their academic advisors at
  • International Advising & Services