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Programs and Events

The Out-of-State and International Outreach Program implements programs and events to promote campus community and the inclusion of non-resident students. Some examples of programs that were implemented last year include an all-campus Thanksgiving feast, mentorship programs, cultural series, informational workshops, career development trainings, housing workshops, classroom help, social events, and sightseeing bus trips within the community. Check back regularly to find out what upcoming events are happening! See you there!


Welcome Week

Welcome Week, an annual tradition at UC San Diego, fosters Triton Spirit for both new and returning students. Take part in the fun and supportive activities, services and programs to find your place, make friends, and live the Triton Spirit!

Each College hosts its own unique activities for welcome week!  Along with the college events, there are also campus wide and department focused Welcome Week events. There is a lot going on, make sure to check out the official Welcome Week website so that you don't miss Convocation dinner, Unolympics, Welcome dinner and along with many other amazing activities! 

For events hosted by the Out-of-State and International Outreach Program for Welcome Week, please check back here in August 2021.

Outreach Trivia Nights 

Thursdays at 7pm

Meet new people and test your knowledge of various trivia categories! Free entry to all UCSD undergraduate students, and prizes for winning team! Make this a weekly event and turn up the competition! ALL STUDENTS WELCOME!  For Spring 2021 Trivia Nights, please register at: 

Passport to Culture

Currently on hiatus

Current international and out-of-state students serve as expert panelists to share their experiences in each region while students listen and enjoy a traditional meal from the highlighted region! The program is designed to help students learn about other cultures and give them a chance to enhance their global understanding.

GAP Mentorship Program

The Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) is a peer mentoring program designed to assist incoming undergraduate international and out-of-state students in acclimating to a new environment and making a smooth transition into university life. GAP Mentors provide friendly support in order to engage our undergraduate non-resident students and help them create solid relationships within the UC San Diego campus.. For more information, please visit: