The Study Abroad Office collaborates with other academic departments and student services to provide a wide range of activities for our students returning from studying abroad. Browse below to find ways to extend your study abroad experience back to Point Loma.
International Resources in San Diego and Beyond
If you are looking to stay involved in the international community, San Diego has tons of things to offer. Check out these sites for great events and opportunities near campus:
- Meetup - enter your interests (language, country, etc.) and this site will show you various gatherings near your location. This is a great way to find a language or culture group nearby.
- House of Pacific Relations International Cottages - located in Balboa Park, the International Cottages open their doors every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm to share national traditions. Some cottages even allow non-heritage members.
- Cup of Local Sugar - be a welcoming local here is San Diego for an international visitor by meeting them for coffee, site seeing, or your favorite San Diego outing.
- Postcrossing - begin a global postcard exchange or find a pen pal through this FREE online resource
- International Rescue Committee San Diego - internationally-focused volunteer opportunities and events throughout town.
Become a Global Ambassador
Help your peers study abroad by volunteering as a Global Ambassador in the Study Abroad Office. Visit the Global Ambassador page for more information and to apply.
We strongly encourage each and every one of you to get involved in the various student organizations on campus. Many of these clubs are designed for students with international experience and the type of global perspective developed through study abroad, LoveWorks short-term missions, and international internships. The International Club, as well as the myriad of culture-based clubs on campus, would benefit greatly from your experience and passion for global issues.
The most effective way for students to process their international experiences and the development of a global perspective is to share those experiences with other students who have similar interests, broadening their worldviews. Therefore, several activities will be organized throughout the year to bring students together for dinners at various ethnic restaurants, movies, and travel story/picture sharing events. Check out the Study Abroad Events Calendar to see what events we have coming up next.
Remember that ISIC Card you received when you went abroad? You are still eligible for some great discounts here in the US.
Here are a few examples:
- JetBlue: 11% off discount
- STA Travel: special student discount rates
- Amtrak: 15% off lowest fares
- 24 Hour Fitness : special discounted membership rate
- Apple Store: Up to 50% Apple Software and up to 10% off Macs
- Target: 10% off online purchases
- Macy’s: 11% savings
Go to www.myisic.com for more information and to register your card if you haven't done so already.