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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 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, and all postdoctoral scholars and visiting scholars (including Health Sciences/ Health system) 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