Hello New Triton!,

Welcome to UC San Diego! The International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) is excited to welcome you to campus very soon. We are here to help you navigate the ins and outs of your program as an undergraduate student. Let's get started!
Have You Requested Your I-20/DS-2019 Yet?
Remember to request your I-20 or DS-2019 for Fall 2020 as soon as possible!  
The  iNewStudent.ucsd.edu  page will explain the steps of applying for your I-20 (for the F-1 visa) or your DS-2019 (for the J-1 visa) through the iPortal. The deadline to apply for this document is  August 1, 2020.  
NOTE: If you plan to take all of your classes remotely for Summer/Fall 2020 outside the United States,  please be aware that you should still request your  hardcopy   I-20 (F-1) or DS-2019 (J-1) documents for Fall 2020  and   attempt to book a visa appointment in your home country as soon as they become available. 

If after attempting to apply for your visa you face delays (due to travel, visa issuance, or other reasons due to the impact of COVID-19), ISPO will provide next steps as new guidance from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is released. 

For more information related to new international students and the impact of COVID-19 this fall, please visit  ISPO’s New Student FAQs page.  
Important Checklist Reminders
Catch Up On Our Pre-Arrival Webinars!
If you missed out on ISPO’s Pre-Arrival Webinars this spring, you can still watch them at iwebinars.ucsd.edu . These presentations focus on a variety of topics specific to newly-admitted international students, and they help answer some of our new students’ most frequently asked questions about getting started at UCSD.  
Apply to be a GAP Mentee!
The Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) is a summer-long peer mentoring program designed to assist incoming undergraduate international students in acclimating to a new environment and making a smooth transition into university life at UC San Diego. Deadline to sign up to be a GAP Mentee is Friday, June 19 th
More information regarding orientation, housing, and other important pre-arrival information is coming soon! If you have any questions, contact us at   inewstudent@ucsd.edu.
Visit our website at iStudents.ucsd.edu or send us a message through our Online Contact Form