International Students

Welcome to the College of Letters & Science!

There are four academic advisors in the College of Letters & Science who specifically help support our F-1 Visa & EAP Reciprocity student populations: Paula Bautista, Tanya Higuera, and Sarah Ocampo.

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR: In order to keep students and staff safe and do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus, College of Letters and Science academic advisors will be only be available via phone or Zoom. The Letters and Science Advising Office in 1117 Cheadle Hall & the Transfer Student Center in the Library will be closed indefinitely beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.

Please visit for instructions on how to contact our office during this time or to meet with an advisor as soon as possible.  To reach the international advisors via email please send your message to  International advisors are available on a drop-in basis every Friday from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time-- please go to: to meet with an international advisor. Please be sure to identify yourself as an international student.

For any F-1 Visa related questions please contact Office of International Students and Scholars.  

Note: the content of these pages is designed for students who have been formally admitted to UCSB or are participating in the EAP Reciprocal exchange program.

International students registered in courses through UCSB Extension only (and who have never been admitted to UCSB) should contact the Extension office regarding any questions.