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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS COMPLEX

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS COMPLEX

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

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Visit the International Student Center Communication Archives for a history of past communications.

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The International Student Center has in-person office hours Monday to Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.


Virtual Office Hours 
Team members are available Monday to Friday, during virtual office hours, to assist with general inquiries and scheduling advising appointments through our LiveChat tool. Simply click on the “Chat Now” button on the bottom right of your browser, during scheduled virtual office hours, to interact with one of our team members. Please check below for scheduled virtual office hours:
(All times in PST)
Monday - Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm // 1:00pm-4:00pm

All other questions may be emailed to the office at iscreception@sdsu.edu.
 

You may also leave a message for us by clicking the “Leave a Message” button on the bottom right of your browser, and someone will follow-up with your inquiry. 

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Information about orientation programming for new F-1 and J-1 exchange students can be found here.


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Virtual Open Advising Hours
Virtual Open Advising Hours where no appointment is necessary are hosted weekly. Please check below for scheduled open advising hours:

Tuesday: 2:00-3:30pm

Wednesdays: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Thursday: 2:00-3:30pm

When you join virtual open advising hours, you are placed in a ZOOM virtual waiting room. Advising is handled first-come, first-served. Advisors will evaluate your questions and if more time is needed, will refer you to our appointment scheduling system. The virtual session will be locked 10 minutes prior to the end of the posted hours. Please review the International Student Services Calendar on the right of the webpage to view which advisors are scheduled. You can access the ZOOM session link from the calendar.  
On occasion, focused group or topic open advising sessions will be hosted. These will also be listed on the calendar of events. Check back and review the calendar description when these sessions are posted.  

 

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Requests for Letters, I-20’s, and DS-2019 documents can be submitted using our online request forms. All documents are sent to students via e-mail, using certified e-signatures, approved for use by the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
Please review our Forms for International Students for instructions to complete your form and submit your request. New online forms are developed and added regularly. 

 

bannersappointment@4x.pngYou may come into the office during business hours and schedule a future appointment with an advisor. You may also log-on during scheduled virtual office hours to schedule an appointment with one of our team members. You can also leave a message for us by clicking the “Leave a Message” button on the bottom right of your browser, and someone will follow-up with your request. Upon review, you will be sent a personalized link for you to choose from available appointment times using our online scheduling system. Appointments must be made at least 1-day in advance.

 

bannersopt_review@4x.pngOPT Application Review Sessions are hosted virtually. Please review the Optional Practical Training (OPT) website for a complete listing of scheduled workshops, information and instructions on how to apply, and how to submit a registration request for the session. 

 

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Feeling stressed?? Worried about COVID-19? Just needing to talk with someone? Talk It Out is a drop-in service that provides students with easy access to informal and confidential consultation with our C&PS counselors. Although Talk It Out counselors are professionals, it is not a substitute for therapy and does not constitute mental health treatment.

Drop-in to speak to counselors for 20 minutes about your concerns, get help with problem-solving, and ask any questions you may have about therapy or C&PS. Talk It Out counselors can also guide you through the process of setting up an appointment at C&PS or discuss potential resources both on and off campus. No appointment necessary! Just drop-in via Zoom during designated hours. Please note that we request you turn your video on during these check-ins.  We look forward to meeting you!

 

Spring 2022: 

Start Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

End Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022

No Talk It Out on Holidays: Wednesday, March 30 (Spring Recess)

Wednesdays: 2:00pm-4:00 pm (PST) 

Zoom Information: Talk It Out Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 820 7754 6630
Passcode: 316703

If you have any difficulty logging in Wednesday from 2:00 pm -3:50 pm (PST), please contact Erika Hess at ehess@sdsu.edu and Yu-An Chien at ychien@sdsu.edu. You can also find additional Talk It Out Times here.

 
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Find forms for international students related to financials, OPT, work verification and more.
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Click here to view programs and events at the International Student Center.
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All F-1 and J-1 students are required to purchase the pre-approved policy offered by JCB Insurance Solutions in order to satisfy the Calfornia State University insurance requirement.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Find forms for international students related to financials, OPT, work verification and more.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Click here to view programs and events at the International Student Center.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
All F-1 and J-1 students are required to purchase the pre-approved polivy offered by JCB Insurance Solutions in order to satisfy the California State University insurance requirement.

Stay Informed!

The International Student Center sends a weekly newsletter to inform students, staff, and faculty of upcoming events and important deadlines. To receive the In the Know newsletter...

Click here to subscribe!

International Student Experience Survey

The purpose of this survey is for the International Student Center to gain insight into the experiences of international students at SDSU.

Click here to fill out the survey!

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Link to information about SDSU's American Language Institute (ALI).

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

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