About ISC


Mission Statement


The International Student Center (ISC) advances San Diego State University as a global learning community by serving as a crossroads for students from around the world seeking educational opportunities at SDSU, and for SDSU students seeking educational opportunities in other countries. The ISC offers a full range of programs and services to foster student success, global perspectives, intercultural awareness and international good will.


Letter From the International Student Center Director


On behalf of the International Student Center, I welcome you to San Diego State University and our community. We look forward to serving you during your academic career. San Diego State is recognized nationally for its diversity and many exciting international initiatives throughout the world. At present, over 1800 international students from more than 90 countries study at SDSU in addition to many alumni who remain valued friends of the University and ISC. More than 1600 SDSU students study abroad each year at destinations around the world earning credits toward their degree and gaining valuable international experience.


As a University and office, our goal is to provide you and your dependents the best in services and support through the many programs and activities organized each semester. My staff and I are eager to assist you as you navigate the SDSU system, rules, and policies and as such we highly recommend that you seek our help and advice on a regular basis. We will do everything we can to make you feel at home in your new environment.


The ISC staff is proud to welcome you and we wish you great success in pursuit of your academic goals at San Diego State. We look forward to meeting you in person and welcoming you to San Diego State!


Warm wishes,
International Student Center