The Department of International Affairs at United States University provides important resources to our diverse population of international students.

The department staff works to assist students with many elements of their transition to life in the United States and at USU. Some of the services the International Students Office provides are:

  • generating your I-20 once all necessary documents have been received;

  • providing pre-arrival information for new international students;

  • leading International Orientation/English Assessments for new students;

  • assisting you with any questions related to your F-1 status or any updates or changes that need to be made to your I-20;

  • helping you apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT);

  • assisting students who have a difficult time transitioning into American culture or who have initial difficulties with the U.S. education system;

  • referring students to counseling services, if requested;

  • disseminating important information pertaining to international student life.

If you are an international student and need assistance with any of these or other topics, don’t hesitate to drop by or make an appointment!

Office Location and Hours

The Department of International Affairs is located at the San Diego Campus.

7675 Mission Valley Road.
San Diego, CA 92108

Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Drop-in appointments are always welcome.  However, due to per-scheduled meetings and other frequent scheduling changes, it is recommended that you contact OIEPS, to make an appointment when you need assistance.

Maryela Fiscal
International Records and Services Coordinator