International Students

From our multicultural urban location and our globally recognized rankings and accreditations 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.

NewSchool’s student body is rich in diversity. In Fall 2017, more than 135 international students from more than 20 countries joined the NewSchool community, including students from: Saudi Arabia, Mexico, India, Kuwait, China, Spain, Peru, Brazil, Norway, Iran, Turkey, Iraq, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam, Mali, Republic of Korea, Canada, Morocco, Angola, Bahrain.

International Student Support

Our international team is here to help you!

Fabiola Ramirez, Senior International Enrollment Specialist | (619) 684-8882 | Skype: fabiola.nsad

Services Offered

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

International Student Admissions Requirements

For specific admissions requirements for international students, click here.

Housing Options for International Students

There is no better way to discover the vibrant design community of San Diego than to live here! At NewSchool, residential life is a unique, enriching experience. We offer several options depending on where you would like to live, pricing, and length of stay.

Housing with a Resident Advisor

  • Tenth and G Apartments

Housing without a Resident Advisor

  • Ava at Cortez Hill
  • Vantaggio Suites
  • San Diego Homestay
  • Kamo Housing

For more information on Student Housing, click here.

International Student Advocacy Office

The International Student Advocacy Office recognizes that studying in a new county is a wonderful adventure that can also be challenging at times. In addition to language support, international students can receive assistance as they begin a new chapter in the U.S. with help in such areas as:

  • Understanding cultural differences and expectations
  • Adapting to life in the United States and at the school
  • Dealing with culture shock
  • Receiving moral support
  • Finding helpful resources at the school and in the community

English Language Program

The English Language Program provides support for a variety of populations at NewSchool in order to help students with their English language skills. Support takes many forms such as tutoring, workshops, and classes.