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Office of International Students and Scholars

Welcome to USD!

Welcome to our international family. USD hosts international students and scholars from more than 70 countries around the world. We are delighted that you are joining this group of distinguished students and scholars, and we hope that your experiences here will prove intellectually challenging, culturally enriching, and personally enjoyable, whether you stay only for a few weeks, or several years.

USD: Your Home Away from Home!

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Happy Holidays and Season's Greetings!

We want to congratulate you all on completing a semester and to those who are graduating! As you prepare for your travel plans during the winter break, we would like share some important information and reminders with you.

In observance of Christmas and New Years, the International Center's Office will be closed from December 23rd - January 2nd. We will re-open Tuesday, January 3rd .

  • For detailed information on holiday travel inquires, please visit our Travel Page.
  • For any academic related inquires, please send an email to internationaloffice@sandiego.edu and we will respond once our office re-opens. 
  • In case of an emergency or hospitalization, please contact USD's Public Safety Department at (619) 260-7777.
  • For Incoming International Students & Scholars, please visit our Incoming Students & Scholars Page.

If you have NOT officially been issued an I-20 by USD you will need to contact either the Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions Office to resolve any pending items.

New Students with an I-20 or DS-2019:

If you have officially been issued either an I-20 or DS-2019 please refer to our New Students page to find more detailed pre-arrival information. Students will also be receiving pre-arrival details by email.


What is iTorero?

iTorero is a convenient online system where international students can request documents and services from the Office of International Students and Scholars from the comfort of their own computer.


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Contact Information

Office of International Students and Scholars
International Center

Serra Hall 201
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4598
Fax: (619) 260-5924
internationaloffice@sandiego.edu

Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED