International Student Introductory Program for Graduate Programs
Feel like a San Diego native—before your first class starts.
We want you to have the best experience at USD. That's why we offer an International Student Introductory Program (ISIP) and make it your first mandatory course as a new international student. Just like tour guides, we'll show what it's like to live and study in the U.S. by taking you around campus and introducing you to the business, social and cultural scenes in San Diego.
To build your confidence and academic success, we'll help you improve your speaking, reading and writing skills. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to develop relationships with business executives, alumni and other students—so you have a network of support right from the beginning.
Your ISIP itinerary.
Here are the kind of activities you can experience during the ISIP program.
Improve your skills through career and professional development seminars.
Master your communication skills through public speaking, speech and writing workshops.
Meet and mingle with other graduate business students and faculty at USD.
Health and housing.
Find out about housing, transportation and healthcare information.
Learn about U.S. immigration regulations.
Find your home away from home.During the summer, you can live on campus through summer housing. You can pay for housing by the day, with no penalty for cancellation. Visit USD's summer housing to reserve your apartment or learn more details.
- Plan to arrive on campus by August 1, 2017. This way, you will have plenty of time to get settled.
- Our program meets on campus in San Diego, with trips into the city scheduled in.
- Have you worked or studied in the U.S. for two years? If so, you are not required to participate in ISIP.