Spring 2020 | Finals Week | Weekly updates for International Students @ UC San Diego
Reminders and Upcoming Deadlines
Participating in Public Action

During this time, you may have questions about participation in the current protests against racism and injustice or would like to learn more about the U.S. history behind the civil unrest.
ISPO understands that choosing to participate in a public action is a very personal decision. Think carefully before engaging in protest activities as the potential to encounter or be approached by law enforcement is higher. If you choose to engage in protest activities, review the Amnesty International  "Safety During Protest "  information, the ACLU " Protesters' Rights " and print and carry the  " Know Your Rights "  card. 
ISPO has compiled additional information on the ISPO website:

Finally, there are many ways to participate in the fight against racism and injustice beyond participating in a protest such as increasing your own awareness and learning about the issues, having engaging dialog with others, donating funds, and more. We hope that you all take good care, stay safe, and stay informed.
Are you enrolled in less than 12 units for Spring 2020?

F-1 and J-1 Students are required to enroll in 12 units each academic term (except Summer) in order to maintain their student status. Students who are not enrolled in 12 units must apply for a Reduced Course Load in order to maintain their status. Students may be eligible for a Reduced Course Load due to one of the following reasons:

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How Has COVID-19 Affected You? ISPO Is Ready To Help!

With generous support from the Associated Students International Student Support Initiative, the iTable program has been expanded to include additional emergency and special relief funding for students experiencing hardships due to COVID-19 which include but is not limited to:

  • Food Insecurity
  • Housing Insecurity
  • Technical and Academic Support Needs
  • Tuition & Other Financial hardships
  • Support Forums & Mental Health Resources

Students that participate in the iTable program may also be connected to other special relief funds to address hardship they may be experiencing in other areas. ISPO is here to listen and offer our help! If you are seeking assistance, please fill out the  iTable Referral Form  for support.
Apply to be an International Orientation Assistant!

Volunteer Orientation Assistants (OAs), play an integral role during the New International Student Orientation held every September to welcome over 3,000 international students to UC San Diego! Help us welcome the new incoming class of UC San Diego Tritons.  Apply today! 
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