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Global Education units write a series of informative newsletters and ebulletins that provide valuable information and activity updates for students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders. 

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Global Education Newsletter

SPRING/ SUMMER 2020

Fulbright Day 2020, New Exchange Agreements with Kyoto and Southampton, Study Abroad Cumulative Statistics, IFSO Family Support, the Fulbright 2020-2021 Catalog for Scholars Available, ISPO Snapshot for 2018-2019

 

SPRING 2020

COVID-19 Issue: How the Director's Office, IFSO, ISPO and Study Abroad Responded to COVID-19 and Our Short-Term and Long-Term Plans for Programs

FALL 2019

ACE Advisor David Fleshler Visits UC San Diego, New Partnership Database, Out of the Woods Orientation, IFSO Open House, International Scholar Dossier, Study Abroad EXPO Fair, and Information on Global Seminars

 

SUMMER 2019

ACE Internationalization Lab, Robert Schooley, M.D. is New Interim Faculty Director, Increasing LatinX Participation in Study Abroad, Large Increase in Students Going Abroad, New Pre-Arrival Programs, Miguel Velez Scholarship Luncheon, UC San Diego 7th in U.S. for International Researchers, EB-1b Cases Outsourced from IFSO

 

SPRING 2019

Fulbright Day 2019, New Exchange Agreement with Ecole Polytechnique, ISPO Chinese Pronunciation Workshop, Intercultural Communications Workshop, Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation, Advisors Tool Kit for Study Abroad, Scholar Spotlight- Christoforos Mamas, and the Fulbright Scholar Program

 

WINTER 2019

Fulbright Day 2019, Academic Integration Grants for Study Abroad, Global Seminars, Post-Graduate Support for International Students, UC San Diego Ranked as One of the Top Performers in the UC System, Scholar Spotlight- Jingyi Yu, and Tax Season Information

 

FALL 2018

Mexico Mobility Workshop at UC San Diego, International Education Week 2018, Study Abroad Expo, Tell Your Global Story Opportunity, Fall New Student Orientation, Resources for Advising International Students, Scholar Spotlight- Saikat Chakraborty Thakur, and GE Directors Featured on NPR

 

SUMMER 2018

iCenter is now Global Education, Partnership and Program Development Information for Faculty and Staff, Study Abroad Scholarships, Global Concentrations, UC San Diego is #11 in Country for International Scholars, UC San Diego Top 50 Colleges for International Students, Scholar Spotlight- Michael Yip, and UC San Diego is #8 in Country for Top Hosting Institution of International Scholars

News and Updates from the

International Students & Programs Office (ISPO)

Continuing International Students - Weekly Updates (Fall 2020)


NOV 24 2020
Travel Advice for Fall & Winter Breaks, Fall 2020 Course Modality Update, Information for Fall 2020 Admits with Under enrollment Who are Outside of the U.S., HSH Hours Over Fall Break, Fall Connection Break Program, J-1 Employment Webinar, IPSO's Guide to Fall Break, Mental Health Resources for Students Outside of the U.S.
NOV 20 2020 WINTER DEFERRALS: Guidance to Following Your Winter 2021 Arrival
NOV 18 2020 Fall 2020 Course Modality Changes Effective 11/23, Travel Advice for Fall and Winter Break, Get a COVID and COVID Antibody Test at UC San Diego, Quarantining When Returning  to Campus? Housing Availability During Breaks, Planning for Winter Quarter If It's Your Last, Office Closures, iPortal Survey, Fall Break Connection Program, Triton Tools and Tidbits, Triton Trekkers, Intl Education Week
NOV 12 2020 Last Day to Drop a Class with a "W" is 11/13, Applying for a Reduced Course Load, Winter 2021 Classes are Posted, Information on Address Update Requirements, Parents and Family Webinar on 11/18, Resources on Free Speech and Free Expression, Beware of ICE Imposters, Extended Winter 21 Enrollment Advising Hours for Colleges, ISPO Chats, Fall Break Connection Program, International Education Week 2020.
NOV 5 2020 Learn About Applying for Work After Graduation, Address Reporting Requirements for Intl Students, CAPS @ UC San Diego, Career Center @ UC San Diego, Extended Advising Hours for Colleges Intercultural Social Hour and CAPS Forum
OCT 22 2020 Enrollment Deadlines, Accessing TritonLink, Immigration Updates, Career Planning, ISPO Programs
OCT 21 2020 UC San Diego Statement of Support: DHS Proposed Rule on Duration of Status
OCT 15 2020 Deadline to Add Classes (10/16), Deadline to Apply for Part-Time Status (10/16), Limited In-Person Appointments, Fall Check-In (10/16), Support with Asynchronous and Synchronous Classes, Out of the Woods, Intercultural Social HouR
OCT 13 2020 Limited In-Person Appointments, Fall Check-In Deadline, Next Steps for Students Inside and Outside of the U.S.
OCT 8 2020 Info on proposed DHS D/S Rule, Fall 2020 Check-In, Full Time Enrollment Requirements, Download the UCSD App (+ ISPO Alerts), ISPO Extended Hours, Info on DV Lottery, Student Success in a Virtual Environment, Programs: iThrive and ISPO Chats
OCT 07 2020 Student Success in a Virtual Environment via UC San Diego Online
OCT 07 2020 Fall 2020 Check-in, Out of the Woods Virtual Resource Fair, Download the UC San Diego App, iThrive and ISPO Chats, and UC Path for Student Employment
OCT 2 2020 Deadlines & Visa Status Reminders, 2022 Diversity Green Card Visa Lottery - Online Entry Period, Fall 2020 Extended ISPO Advising Hours, OPT Application Update: Injunction on Implementation of Final USCIS Fee Rule, Additional Immigration Policy Updates, On-Campus Employment, Stay Connected with Fellow Tritons | iPrograms and iEvents, Don't Be a Victim of Financial Scams, Chat with an ISPO Advisor 
SEPT 30 2020 Welcome to Fall Quarter!
SEPT 25 2020 ACTION REQUIRED: Fall 2020 Check-In & Addressing Reporting, 9/25 Department of Homeland Security: Proposed New Rule Impacting F and J Duration Status, Graduate Students: CPT and Employment Opportunities, Planning Ahead: Working in the U.S. After Graduation, Stay Connected from Home | iPrograms and iEvents, Chat with an ISPO Advisor 
SEPT 24 2020

Fall 2020 OPT Group Advising Starts Thursday 9/24 at 12pm PST, Fall 2020 Group Advising, Chat with an ISPO Advisor, CORONAVIRUS FAQs

SEPT 16 2020

iStudents Newsletter, ACTION REQUIRED: Fall 2020 Check-In & Addressing Reporting, Continuing your program this fall and have departed the U.S.? Let ISPO know if you're outside the U.S. or have recently Departed!, Travel Plans: What do I need to know to return to the U.S. this fall quarter?, Stay connected from Home | iPrograms and iEvents, TWOW, CAPS Forum, Do you know how to recognize a SCAM when you see one? 

Continuing International Students - Weekly Updates (Summer/Spring 2020)

SUMMER 2020

WEEK 5 (2)

Fall Enrollment & Planning Ahead, ISPO's CORONAVIRUS PAGE: 8/03 Updated FAQs, Housing & 14-Day Quarantine, Chat with an ISPO Advisor

WEEK 5 Clarification on SEVP Policy Announcement for Fall 2020, Planning for Travel to UC San Diego, Information on Post-Travel Quarantine, Intercultural Social Hour, Alone Together Counseling Services
WEEK 4 Updates on SEVP Guidance for Fall 2020, Advice on Applying/ Renewing Visa, Electronic Issuance of I-20, Information on Post-Travel Quarantine, Alone Together Counseling Services, Student Accounts Webinar, Intercultural Social Hour
WEEK 2 Fall 2020 Enrollment- Impact on New F-1 Students, Hybrid and Remote Models for Continuing Students, Questions on How This Impacts You, Webinar on SEVP Guidance for Fall 2020, Intercultural Social Hour, Community Building Circles, Alone Together Counseling Services, iCafe Summer Schedule, Information on Post-Travel Quarantine, Information on Taking Summer Classes
WEEK 1 ISPO Summer Programs: Alone Together Counseling Services, English in Action, Information on Travel Signature for Summer Travel, Summer Class Enrollment
WEEK 0 ISPO Summer Programs, Announcements, Reminders and Upcoming Deadlines, Planning Ahead in Times of Uncertainty

 

SPRING 2020

WEEK 12

Congratulations Class of 2020, Planning Ahead in Times of Uncertainty, Virtual Advising, Maintaining you F-1/J-1 Visa Status over Summer, ISPO Summer Programs, Student Accounts Webinar

WEEK 11

Know Your Rights: Participating in Public Action, Applying for a Reduced Courseload (RCL), iTable Program to Voice Your Concerns, Apply to be an International Orientation Assistant, Coronavirus FAQs

WEEK 10

A Message of Solidarity on the Murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, Activism and Your Visa Status, Options for Remaining in the U.S. after Graduation, Chinese Students Town Hall, iTable Program on Issues Facing International Students

WEEK 9

Deadline to Drop with a "W" for Grad Students is May 29th, Housing Information for After Graduation, Emergency Funding to Support International Students, Beware of Scams, Options for Remaining in the U.S. after Graduation, Ensure Program End Date on I-20/DS-2019 is Correct, ISPO Webinars

WEEK 8

Navigating Employment during COVID-19, Program End Dates on I-20/DS-2019, Options for Remaining in the U.S. after Graduation, Beware of Scams, COVID-19 FAQ

WEEK 7

Navigating Employment during COVID-19, Updating Emergency Contact Information, Stimulus Check, Beware of Scams, ISPO Programs, UC Undergraduate Experience Survey

WEEK 6

Beware of Scams, Online of On Campus for Fall 2020, Changing Degree Levels, ISPO Chats, ISPO Coffee Hours, UC Undergraduate Experience Survey, Campus Activities, Chat with an ISPO Advisor

WEEK 5

On-Campus Employment and Employment Letters, Apply for Work After Your Program, International Emergency Contacts in TritonLink, ISPO Coffee Hours and New Podcast, Launch of GlobalHub.UCSD.edu, Alone Together Counseling Services in English and Mandarin, Coronavirus FAQs

WEEK 4

Learn How to Extend Your Program Date, Undergrad Deadlines for Week 4, Information on 1,200 Stimulus Package Under CARES Act, Weekly ISPO Chats, Triton Tools and Tidbits Podcast, Survey on How COVID-19 Impacts Your Daily Life

WEEK 3

Deadlines to Enroll, Extend and Apply for OPT, Check on Holds on your TritonLink Account, Be Aware of Scams, ISPO Coffee Hours and Intercultural Social Hour, How to Contact ISPO and Access Your Documents

WEEK 2

Deadlines to Enroll and Extend, Emergency Relief Funds, How to Contact ISPO, ISPO Coffee Hours, Triton Tools and Tidbits Podcast, Intercultural Social Hour Zoom, COVID-19 FAQs

Education Abroad Program Winter 2021 Virtual Exchange Students


NOV 25 2020 Online Required Trainings and Orientation, Reminder to Set Up All Required Accounts,  Get Involved Through iEvents
NOV 16 2020 For Winter 2020 EAP Virtual Starters: We Are Tritons Mandatory Training, Register for a Virtual Orientation, iTriton Mandatory Online Training, Get Involved Through iEvents

Newly Admitted Fall 2020 International Students - Weekly Updates

iNewsStudents 19  FINAL NOTICE! Action Required on your Form I-20
iNewsStudents 18 Fall 2020 Resource Guide, ISPO Services and Tools, Fall 2020 Check-In, Course Modality for Fall 2020
iNewsStudents 17 Deadlines, Reminders, & Updates, Fall 2020 Check-In: Who Should it by Friday, October, 16?, Full-Time Enrollment Requirements, Download the Official UC San Diego Mobile App!, Fall 2020 Extended ISPO Advising Hours, 2022 Diversity Green Card Visa Lottery- Online Entry Period, Student Success in a Virtual Environment | UC San Diego Online, Stay Connected with Fellow Tritons | iPrograms and iEvents
iNewStudents 16 International Students: Action Required, Fall 2020 Check-In, Stay Connected from Home | iPrograms and iEvents, Out of the Woods Virtual Fair, iThrive: Unpacking Identity, ISPO chats, Are you a new student employee?, Chat with an ISPO Advisor 
iNewStudents 15 New International Student Orientation, Fall 2020 Check-In, Who should be filling out this request? Who should NOT be submitting this request?, How to Contact ISPO? 
iNewStudents 14 Tech Checklist for Starting Fall Quarter at UC San Diego 
iNewStudent 13 Welcoming New International Students to UC San Diego, Reminders for Travel and Quarantine, Use of Correct Visa Documents for Entry into the U.S., Are you a UC San Diego student employee?, Stay Connected from Home | iPrograms and iEvents, English in-action, TWOW
iNewStudent 12 Do you have the right immigration document in hand? Take action now! OPTION 1: I am outside the U.S. and planning to seek entry into the U.S. this Fall Quarter!, OPTION 2: I am planning to remain outside for the fall and seek entry into the U.S. in 2021!, Change in Plans, Pending Request
iNewStudent 11 New Student International Orientation Register Now!, Triton Weeks of Welcome, Stay Connected from Home | iPrograms & iEvents, ISPO Community Building Circle, Sign up for a Host Family, International Student Spotlight
iNewStudent 10 Do you have the right immigration document in hand? Take action now!, I am outside the U.S. and planning to seek entry into the U.S. this Fall Quarter!, I am planning to remain outside for the fall and seek entry into the U.S. in 2021!
iNewStudent 11 Understanding your Fall 2020 Enrollment Requirements, Updates on Housing and Health Requirements, New International Student Orientation Launch, Stay Connected from Home | iPrograms & iEvents, International Student Spotlight
iNewStudent 10 Guidance for Newly Admitted Fall 2020 International Students Seeking Entry into the United States, Enrollment Requirement, Travel to the U.S., UC San Diego's Operational Plan, Contact ISPO
iNewStudent Undergraduate 9  I-20/DS-2019 Request Deadline Extended to August 28,Updated New Student FAQs Coming August 4, What Immigration Documents Do I Need Right Now?, How do I Obtain Visa and Travel Support Letters?, PLANNING YOUR ARRIVAL: 14-Day Self-Quarantine for International Travelers, Reminder: ISPO is Open for the Summer!, Stay Connected from Home | iPrograms & iEvents, How to Contact ISPO?
iNewStudent Undergraduate/ Graduate

ISPO Launches International New Student Orientation for Fall 2020!

iNewStudents Undergraduate 8

7/24 Clarification on SEVP Guidance for Newly Admitted International Students for Fall 2020, Next Steps for Requesting I-20 or DS-2019, Travel Support Letter Information, Applying for Your Visa, Information on Self-Quarantine After Arrival, Immunization Information, Intercultural Social Hour, Virtual Meet-Up, Alone Together Counseling Service.

iNewStudents Graduate 10

 7/24 Clarification on SEVP Guidance for Newly Admitted International Students for Fall 2020, Next Steps for Requesting I-20 or DS-2019, Travel Support Letter Information, Applying for Your Visa, Information on Self-Quarantine After Arrival, Immunization Information, Intercultural Social Hour, Virtual Meet-Up, Alone Together Counseling Service.

iNewStudent 9  

Updates on Fall 2020 SEVP Guidance Regarding COVID 19, Planning for Fall 2020, What is UC San Diego Doing to Advocate for International Students, Issuance of I-20/ DS-2019  for New Students, International Student Resources, Newly Admitted Students Live Webinar, Campus Resources

iNewStudent 8

Fall 2020 SEVP Guidance Regarding COVID 19

iNewStudent Undergraduate 7

Fall 2020 Enrollment Resources, Upcoming Deadlines, Student Billing and Accounts Webinar Alone Together, GAP and ISPO Chats

iNewStudent Graduate 9

Fall 2020 Enrollment Resources, Upcoming Deadlines, Student Billing and Accounts Webinar and ISPO Chats

iNewStudent Graduate 8 Planning for Fall 2020 FAQs, Deadline Reminders for Health and Health Insurance Forms, Alone Together Emotional Support Forum, Pre-Arrival Webinars
iNewStudent Undergraduate 6 Planning for Fall 2020 FAQs, Deadline Reminders for Health and Health Insurance Forms, Alone Together Emotional Support Forum, Apply to Become a Global Ambassador Program (GAP) Mentee, Pre-Arrival Webinars
iNewStudent Graduate 7 Requesting I-20/DS-2019s, Deadline Reminders for Health and Health Insurance Forms, Pre-Arrival Webinars
iNewStudent Undergraduate 5 Requesting I-20/DS-2019s, Deadline Reminders for Health, Health Insurance, Enrollment and Mandatory Undergraduate Training, Pre-Arrival Webinars, GAP Mentor/ Mentee Program
iNewStudent Graduate 6 Summer 2020 Visa Document Issuance, Fall 2020 Attendance Survey

iNewStudent Undergraduate 4

Summer 2020 Visa Document Issuance, Fall 2020 Attendance Survey, Immunizations and Housing Webinars, ISPO Coffee Hour on Summer Session

iNewStudent Graduate 5

Important Updates for Fall 2020: Remote Start, Requesting I-20 and DS-2019. and Travel Restrictions due to COVID-19

iNewStudent Undergraduate 3

Important Updates for Fall 2020: Remote Start, Requesting I-20 and DS-2019. and Travel Restrictions due to COVID-19

iNewStudent Graduate 4

I-20-DS-2019 Issuance During Coronavirus, F-1/J-1 Student Visa Services, Pre-Arrival Webinars, Immunization Requirements and Student Health

iNewStudent Graduate 3

ISPO Services During Coronavirus, F-1/J-1 Student Visa Services, Making Housing Arrangements, Pre-Arrival Webinar
iNewStudent Graduate 2  Visit the iNewStudent Website, Request your Visa Documents, Pre-Arrival Webinar 
iNewStudent Graduate 1

Visit the iNewStudent Website, Request your Visa Documents, Pre-Arrival Webinar 

iNewStudent Undergraduate 2

ISPO Services During Coronavirus & Remote Learning for Fall 2020, Applying for your U.S. Visa, Pre-Arrival Webinar

iNewStudent Undergraduate 1

Visit the iNewStudent Website, Request Your Visa Documents, ISPO Services During Coronavirus, F-1/J-1 Student Visa Services, Pre-Arrival Webinar

Alumni and Post-Completion Training (OPT/AT) - News and Updates

NOV 24 2020

OPT Notice Reporting Delays, Maintaining Status on OPT/STEM OPT, Changes in Employment Due to COVID-19, Information on Recently Changed Status to H1B, Actions to Take at Completion of OPT, Career Resources Available, OPT Reporting Requirement Reminders, Beware of Scams

OCT 2020

SEVP Portal Account, Information on Recent Approvals of HI1B visa holders, Travel Signature for International Travel, DOL and DHS Publish Final Rules on the H-1B Classification, OPT Reporting Requirement Reminder

OCT 1 2020

Injunction on Implementation of Final USCIS Fee Rule, Chat with an ISPO Advisor, CORONAVIRUS FAQs

SEPT 29 2020

Maintaining Status While on OPT/STEM OPT, Effective 10/2: New USCIS Form 1-765 Version and Fee, OPT Group Advising, SEVP Portal Technical Issues, 9/25 Department of Homeland Security: Proposed New Rule Impacting F and J Duration of Status, OPT Reporting Requirements Reminders

FALL 2020

iStudents Newsletter, Fall 2020 OPT Advising Start Thursday 9/24 at 12 PM PST, Fall 2020 Group Advising, Chat with an ISPO Advisor, Coronavirus FAQs 

SUMMER 2020

SEVP Guidance for Maintenance of Status on OPT/STEM OPT, SEVP Portal Technical Issues,USCIS Announcements Regarding Form I-765, OPT Reporting Requirements Reminders

SUMMER 2020

Immigration Updates and Information, Planning Ahead in Times of Uncertainty, ISPO Virtual Advising, OPT Reporting Requirement Reminders, (Including STEM), 

FALL 2019

SEVP Portal Update, Reporting Reminders on Standard 12-Month OPT, Clarification on STEM OPT Extension Reporting Requirements, ISPO's New Website, Information on Changing Visa Status, and Reminders for Holiday Travel

Campus Partners - News and Updates

NOV 20 2020 Shift to No Indoor Instruction, Travel Guidance for Intl Students Arriving in WI21, Underenrollment for Students Who are Outside of the U.S., ISPO Web Programs, Fall Break Connection Program, iTable, Triton Tools and Tidbits Podcast
OCT 16 2020 Fall 2020 Resource Guide, ISPO Services and Tools, Fall 2020 Check-In, Course Modality for Fall 2020
OCT 1 2020 ISPO Welcomes Fall 2020 New Admits, Fall 2020 Check-In in iPortal, International Students: Action Required, Fall 2020 Check-In, Immigration Policy Updates, New to iPortal?, Fall 2020 Extended ISPO Advising Hours, 10/15 Out of the Woods: ISPO Resource Fair, Editor's Picks
SEPT 30 2020 Welcome to Fall Quarter!
SUMMER 2020 New Admit Enrollment, What Counts, Unexpected Changes, 8/28F Deadline for New Admits, More Information, Contacting ISPO, 8/27 Thursday Webinar for Campus Partners, Coronavirus: FAQ
SUMMER 2020 ISPO Launches Fall 2020 New International Student Orientation
SUMMER 2020 Updated FAQs and ISPO Support, New Admits:  Request for Form I-20/DS-2019 Extended to August 28, Continuing Students: Fall Enrollment and Planning Ahead, Editor's Picks
SUMMER 2020 7/14 Administration Rescinds Rule on International Students, UC Statement on Visa Order, Fall 2020 Course Enrollment and I-20 Issuance, International Student Resources
SUMMER 2020 Fall 2020 SEVP Guidance Regarding COVID-19, Updates to ISPO's COVID 19 FAQ Page, Tips of Reviewing Guidance and Updates, How is UC San Diego Advocating for Our International Students, Webinar Information
SUMMER 2020 Immigration Process and Updates, Immigration and Visa Policies Impacting International Students, Volunteer Translators and Interpreters Needed, Supporting International Students During COVID-19, Webinar for Faculty and Staff on Concerns of International Students
SUMMER 2020 Campus Announcement on Supporting International Students, Ability to Enroll Full-Time in Remote Courses
SUMMER 2020 Webinars for Campus Partners
SPRING 2020 SEVP Clarifies Fall 2020 Guidance, Updated Form I-20 or DS-2019 for Newly Admitted Students Reflecting to U.S., 14 Day Self Quarantine Mandate, National News Links
WINTER 2020  Information on Coronavirus, New Summer and Fall 2020 Admit I-20s and DS-2019 Requests, Visa Delays due to Immigration Processing, Protect Your Students Against Scams, iPortal Approval View Testers Needed, Online Resources for College and Department Contacts, Student Engagement Programs

Sponsored Student Services eBulletin

NOV 2020

UC San Diego Scores High in Global Rankings, Professor Receives a $39M Grant, CONACYT-UCMEXUS Student Spotlight, Students Safely Return to Class and Virtual Grad Prep for Mexican/ U.S. Undergrads

AUG 2020

UC San Diego's Plan to "Return to Learn" for Fall 2020, F vs J Visa: Which is Best for Sponsored Students?, Jacob's School of Engineering Ranked 9th in U.S., Student Spotlight, Featured Faculty, Housing Resources, New Programming

APRIL 2020

UC San Diego at the Forefront on the Fight Against COVID-19, UC System Adjusts Admissions Requirements to Support Students, Saturday is Virtual Triton Day, Spring Quarter at UC San Diego, Hear from Chancellor Khosla

MAR 2020

ISPO Responds to the Coronavirus, UC San Diego Launches Institute for Materials Discovery and Design, Student Spotlight, Ask an Advisor, 
Pulse on Programming International Students & Programs Office Held First International Student Experience Symposium, Featured Faculty, New in the News

OCT 2019

UC San Diego Contribution to State Economy Doubles, Student Spotlight from Rep of Korea, Graduate Admissions Advice, Olivia Graeve's Fellowship with HACU Leadership Academy, Out of the Woods Orientation, and UC San Diego  #2 for Most Applications Received in United States

SEPT 2019

UC San Diego Ranked 18th Best Worldwide (ARWU), Student Spotlight from Brazil, International Peer Coaching Program, Professor Tianyi Zheng Wins Sloan Fellowship, UC San Diego to Build $100 Million School of Public Health, and New International Student Orientation