International Students

Study in beautiful San Diego, California

From our accreditations and our multicultural urban location to our focus on sustainable design, NewSchool is a one-of-a-kind place to study architecture and design. We welcome students from around the world to join our community of innovation, passion, collaboration, and academic rigor.

From special topic studios with travel, to full terms abroad, NewSchool students are able to live and study design from a global perspective.

International Student Support

Our international team is here to help you!

Stefania Costa
International Enrollment Manager
Phone. 619.684.8887
Email. scosta@newschoolarch.edu
Skype. stefaniaNSAD

Meet Stefania

“I am originally from Italy and I came to San Diego to attend college in 1999—and I never left! I love everything about San Diego and Southern California, including the sunny weather, the beach, and the friendly people, just to name a few. I love to travel (some of my favorite destinations are Dubai and Tokyo) and to learn different languages (I speak Italian, German, and French). When I am not working, I can be found at the beach, walking along the bay with my dog Feefy, doing yoga, working out at the gym, and trying new restaurants. I enjoy working with international students because I was an international student myself, and I am aware of the challenges and cultural shock that international students may encounter when they arrive in the United States. I hope that sharing my experience will help them feel welcome and comfortable in a new country.”

Fabiola Ramirez
International Enrollment Specialist
Phone. 619.684.8882
Email. framirez1@newschoolarch.edu
Skype. fabiola.nsad

Meet Fabiola

“I am originally from Guadalajara, Mexico. I grew up in Tijuana & San Diego. I am very happy to say that living in a border city has allowed me to have the best of both worlds. I have a Bachelor in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. I studied abroad in Spain and loved it! I absolutely recommend traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures. When I’m not working, I enjoy art history and art appreciation. I also love traveling and visiting museums throughout the world. I play tennis and enjoy going for walks in nature. As a previous exchange student, I am excited to be able to help international students reach their academic and personal goals.”


Services offered:

• Support through the enrollment process
• Visa support and counseling
• Assistance with housing
• Ongoing support while on campus