Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. How do I apply for a social security number?
  • 2. Can I get a job while studying at USD?
  • 3. How do I remove the “hold” from my USD account so that I can register for classes?
  • 4. Do I need to file a tax return if I am an international student?
  • 5. How do I apply for a driver’s license?
  • 6. Should I buy or rent a car?
  • 7. What should I do if I have an emergency?
  • 8. Do I need a new travel signature?
  • 9. How do I apply for on-campus housing? What if I want to live off-campus?
  • 10. How do I change my address with OISS?
  • 11. What are the health insurance requirements for international students?
  • 12. How do I get a cell phone?
  • 13. How do I open a bank account?
  • 14. What are the public transportation options in San Diego?
  • 15. Which sites should I explore in San Diego?
  • 16. My family is visiting San Diego. Which hotels should I recommend?
  • 17. What services does the OISS provide?
  • 18. What is culture shock?

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