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Contact Information

Location


214 University Center - On Library Walk, centrally located next to Center Hall and near the on-campus Target. IFSO shares office space with Study Abroad. Nearest cross streets are Myers Dr and Rupertus Ln.

Contact


Phone: (858) 246-1448 
Fax: (858) 822-5726
Email: ischolars@ucsd.edu 

Hours


IFSO's on campus location is open 9am - 1pm Tuesdays and Fridays (excluding Holidays) for document pickup only. Advising available via email, phone or zoom. Note: Building/Office door may be open as we share a space with Study Abroad; however IFSO is only there in person Tuesdays and Fridays 9am - 1pm for document pickup.

Connect with IFSO


Appointments

IFSO Advisors are available to meet via Email, Phone or Zoom with faculty and scholars to discuss a variety of topics including:
  • Change, extension, amendment of status or transfers to/from UC San Diego
  • Travel
  • 212e waiver
  • Options beyond current status, including permanent residency
  • Insurance, health care access, and J insurance requirements
  • Referrals for UC San Diego or community resources

 

Scholar Surname Status Advisor Name 
A - G J-1 and H-1B

Dalia Alshamas

H - N J-1 and H-1B

Marie Manlapaz

O - W J-1

Taylor Luscutoff

O - W H-1B

Unassigned

ifsoh1b@ucsd.edu  

X - Z J-1 and H-1B

Nallely Garcia

Faculty H-1B cases hired through a national recruitment  H-1B

Sandra Vargas Tinoco

A - Z E-3 and TN

Roark Miller

Email

The International Faculty & Scholars Office strives to respond to all email inquiries within two business days. Please include your name and current status.

IFSO Immigration Advisors:

Scholar Surname/Family/Last Name Status Advisor Name  Advisor Email
A - G J-1 and H-1B Dalia Alshamas dalshamas@ucsd.edu
H - N J-1 and H-1B Marie Manlapaz dmanlapaz@ucsd.edu
O - W J-1 Taylor Luscutoff tluscutoff@ucsd.edu
O - W H-1B Unassigned ifsoh1b@ucsd.edu  
X - Z J-1 and H-1B Nallely Garcia nallely@ucsd.edu 
Faculty H-1B cases hired through a national recruitment  H-1B Sandra Vargas Tinoco svargastinoco@ucsd.edu
A - Z E-3 and TN Roark Miller rtmiller@ucsd.edu 

 General Inquires:

Email Inquiry Type
ischolars@ucsd.edu J-1 and general inquiries
ifsoh1b@ucsd.edu H-1B 
ifsopr@ucsd.edu Permanent Residency 
ifsorecharge@ucsd.edu Recharge or credit card payment 
ifsoinsurance@ucsd.edu Health insurance for J-1s/J-2s
ifsoprograms@ucsd.edu  Events hosted by IFSO
internationaltaxhelp@ucsd.edu Tax resources for international faculty and scholars
ifsoisd@ucsd.edu  ISD specific inquiries

Location

Open Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am - 1pm (excluding Holidays) for Document Pickup only.
The International Faculty & Scholar's Office is located at 214 University Center
  • 214 University Center is our building number and campus area, we do not have a physical address. For direct instructions to our location visit:
  • Nearest cross streets are Myers Dr and Rupertus Ln.
  • We are located next to Center Hall and accross from the Career Services Center. Near the Target on Campus
  • Entrance to building can be seen from Library Walk
IFSO Map
IFSO Location

IFSO Location

IFSO Location

 

IFSO View on Library Walk

Map of IFSO location

After Hours Drop Box

IFSO has an after hours drop box next to our front door entrance at 214 University Center. The after hours drop box should only be used at the direction of an IFSO Staff member. This will ensure that items placed in the after hours drop box are picked up in a timely manner.

The after hours drop box (black box) is located on the left side of the front door to enter IFSO's office at 214 University Center.

  • Entrance to building faces Library Walk
  • 214 University Center is the building number and campus area, not the physical address, for direct instructions to our location visit: 

Drop Box

 

Drop Box

 

Drop Box

Mailing Address

To mail items to the International Faculty & Scholars Office (IFSO) please use the information as provided below.  If you have questions regarding how to address a package to IFSO contact ischolars@ucsd.edu for assistance.  

Mailing address (FedEx, USPS, UPS):
University of California, San Diego
Name of IFSO contact, IFSO 
9500 Gilman Drive  #0123 (Univ Center 214)
La Jolla CA 92093

 
To send items via Intracampus mail:
The International Faculty & Scholars Office mail code for intra-campus mail is #0123.

Parking

For Faculty & Scholars without a UC San Diego parking pass, daily or hourly parking is available for purchase at pay station permits or meters. 

Please note that there are different parking options: A (Faculty), (Staff/Grad Students) and V (Visitor).

There are a few locations on campus with 20 minute loading zones which allow for quick 20 mins visitis without having to pay for parking. If you will be parking in a 20 minute loading zone please make sure it is clearly noted as "20 minute loading." The following locations have 20 minute loading parking spots available: 


Note

There are currently many construction projects occurring at UC San Diego, many parking lots are closed or being repurposed as outdoor classrooms. Please visit the UC San Diego Parking website and our Transportation and Commuting Alternatives page for additional parking and commuting information.

UC San Diego Shuttles

Faculty and scholars can ride free UC San Diego shuttles that serve campus, medical centers and limited areas of the surrounding community. 
  • Due to COVID-19, to board UC San Diego shuttles you are required to complete the daily screening and obtain a green thumb up. The shuttle driver will ask for the green thumb up confirmation to allow you to board the UC San Diego shuttle.

For additional commuting options, visit our Transportation and Commuting Alternatives page.

Safety, Security and Emergency

In the Event of an Emergency (Medical, Crime, or Fire)

Call 911. You can dial 911 from any phone. 911 is the nationwide emergency number. Be ready to report details, beginning with the nature of the emergency and the exact location (address).

In the event of a campus emergency, emergency.ucsd.edu will be updated with details and instructions.  

The UC San Diego Police Department can be reached at (858) 534-HELP (4357). The UC San Diego Police department can also be contacted in case of immigration-related emergencies when the International Faculty & Scholars Office is closed

For information regarding the topics listed below visit our Safety, Security, and Emergency Information page.

  • Campus safety escort service
  • Crime prevention
  • Crime statistics on UC San Diego campus and the surrounding community
  • Crisis hotlines
  • Emergency preparedness (wildfires and earthquakes)
  • San Diego resources
  • State, federal and international resources
  • Urgent care and emergency room information

COVID-19 UPDATES

Stay up to date with the most current campus plans, safety guidelines, testing and vaccination information, and more!

COVID19 Information