Resources for international

Is it your first time in the United States? Do you have questions about visas? Would you like to meet other expats? Do you want to take some English lessons?

You can access to different ressources to get these informations

The Internation Student & Scholar Office (ISSO) is located accross the street in the William J. Rutter Center. Its mission is to provide the highest quality of service in areas that support the social, cultural and immigration needs of the international community of UCSF.

The ISSO organizes regular J-1 and H-1B orientation.

Check out the details on the ISSO website.


You can receive the ISSO newsletter and get information about the upcoming events and  do not miss any event.

Join the ISSO mailing list to receive the ISSO newsletter.


Half of the postdocs working at the Gladstone Institutes are international.

Contact the Glasdtone Postdoc Advisory Committee to get information from international postdocs.


Check out the International Postdoc survival Guide from the National Postdoc Association (NPA)

The Gladstone offers English Second Language courses.


A---APPLY precise pronunciation strategies for accurate speech

B---BE clear when you communicate in lab meetings and by phone

C---COMMIT to 7-sessions of 2-hour interactive instruction

The only fee is for the textbook: “Clear Speech” $30.00





BI-LEVEL multi-skills course to help you raise your

                       proficiency to the next level


COMMIT to 9 weeks of 2-hour interactive instruction:

                      COST: Textbook $30.00

                      TUITION:  FREE to Gladstone


For more information, contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


The ISSO/ACSS English Corner
Every Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., Clinical Sciences, 521 Parnassus Ave, S-159
A free informal conversational English class provided by people born and raised in the U.S., as well as many people who have experienced life as a new immigrant. Drop-in class. No RSVP necessary! FREE. Questions? Email Huixi Li.