Message from the Director
Welcome to the University of San Diego and to the Office of International Students and Scholars! USD hosts international students and scholars from 65 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 to you, whether you stay only for a few weeks, or several years.
The University of San Diego is committed to internationalization as reflected in the myriad of services provided to our community of international students and scholars, the outstanding academic programs, and the hundreds of opportunities for you to grow and learn, from our vibrant International Center to our diverse student organizations. Join these activities, and become an active campus member!
You and the many international students and scholars that form our international community are contributing to make USD into the global learning institution that it has become. Your culture and life experiences are transforming our campus; in turn, you have the opportunity to deepen your own understanding by becoming a full participant in every aspect of life here at USD.
At the Office of International Students and Scholars, we want to be a part of your success here at USD. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our social and educational programs and services. You will find out that we do much more than regulatory and visa issues; in fact, our advising services and our cultural programming can provide you with the support that you need to achieve academic and personal success. We invite you to visit us often, let us know how we can help you, and find the support that you need to make your time here productive and fun. We hope that you will allow us to make the Office of International Students and Scholars your home away from home.
Again, welcome and we wish you the best!
Yvette M. Fontaine, M.Ed.
Director, Office of International Students and Scholars