If you would like to speak with an international admissions advisor, please contact us during our virtual office hours.
If you need to drop off documents, please stop by our office in person and drop them off. The International Admissions Office is located in Student Services West (SSW), 1641.
Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. PST
Monday–Friday, 9-11 a.m. PST
Staff will let students into the Virtual Front Desk Zoom meeting in order of arrival. Please remain in the waiting room and our team will get to you as soon as possible.
Due to campus holidays, this office will be closed on the following dates:
- 2023: January 2, January 16, March 31, May 29, June 19, July 4, July 7, September 4, November 10, November 23-24, December 21-26
- 2024: January 1, January 15, April 1, May 27, June 19, July 4, September 2, November 11, November 28–29, December 24–27
Office of Admissions
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455*
*When you send us mail, please include the last four digits of the ZIP code to ensure your mail arrives directly to the Office of Admissions.
Meet the Staff
Director of International Recruitment
Favorite Place on Campus: The SDSU Transit Center! You can reach almost any attraction in San Diego by using the easy and direct trolley or bus system on campus.
Favorite Campus Eatery: The Halal Shack in the East Commons, where I can satisfy my craving for Middle Eastern street food.
Favorite San Diego Attraction: It's not just one, but I love how fun, diverse, and eclectic the various San Diego neighborhoods are. A few of these neighborhoods are North Park, Hillcrest, Kensington, and Normal Heights, but there are many more!
Bradley Moon, M.A.
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
Region: International Transfer students (all countries)
Favorite Place on Campus: KPBS – The radio station that produces my favorite programs and podcasts!
Favorite Campus Eatery: Thai food from the weekly campus Farmers Market.
Favorite San Diego Attraction: Sunset Cliffs on the coast is a great place to watch the sun go down and update your profile picture!
David Ayers, M.A.
International Admissions Advisor
Region: First-years from Middle East, Africa, Asia
Favorite Place on Campus: The International Student Center for Friday Coffee Hour.
Favorite Campus Eatery: The Habit because it's a California original.
Favorite San Diego Attraction: La Jolla Cove for surfing and snorkeling with leopard sharks.
Edward Murillo, M.S.
International Admissions Advisor
Region: First-years from Europe, Australia, the Americas, and international students studying in the U.S.
Favorite Place on Campus: In front of the Love Library on Thursdays! There is a farmers market every Thursday where vendors sell their delicious food!
Favorite Campus Eatery: Does Trader Joe's count? SDSU has many great campus eateries I enjoy such as The Habit, Chipotle, and Lolita's.
Favorite San Diego Attraction: Balboa Park. It has history, architecture, gardens, the zoo, and much more!
Why should students choose SDSU? SDSU provides students with an affordable, high-quality education that gives them the tools to stand out when applying for jobs after graduation. And the diverse, inclusive campus culture at SDSU adds so much value to your study abroad experience!
Why should students choose SDSU? San Diego State University not only provides hands-on learning experiences for students, but also a pathway for transformation. SDSU offers a wide variety of courses to meet your interests. With amazing academic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a beautiful campus, SDSU is a place where you can thrive and unleash your potential.
Hometown: Urumqi, Xinjiang, China
Native Language: Uygur, Chinese-Mandarin
Major: Accounting - Business Administration, Class of 2022
Favorite Place on Campus: Aztec Recreation Center - It's very large, with lots of facilities, professional fitness instructors and a very large indoor basketball court. Great for fitness or playing basketball with friends!
Favorite Campus Eatery: The Brazilian barbecue food tent at the campus farmer's market - they have the best barbecue in San Diego!
Favorite San Diego Attraction: Downtown - from tasting food in the different restaurants to discovering the eclectic galleries and boutiques lining the streets. As the sun goes down, the downtown area is a great place to experience the amazing nightlife of San Diego.
Hometown: Zhejiang, China
Native Language: Chinese (simplified)
Major: Accounting - Business Administration, Class of 2023
Favorite Place on Campus: Turtle Pond – A beautiful place to spend time and relax on campus. The turtles and koi fish are not afraid of people, they come close to you!
Favorite Campus Eatery: 55 Thai kitchen – Always nice, fresh, and tasty! They have many delicious meals for vegetarians.
Favorite San Diego Attraction: Balboa Park. Nice park with a lot of beautiful buildings and gardens. And there are also a lot of museums to visit!
Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Native Language: Portuguese
Major: International Business - French Western Europe, Class of 2023
Favorite Place on Campus: Student Union or the deck on Storm Hall. They are good places to do homework and enjoy the sun at the same time.
Favorite Campus Eatery: Oggi's. The pizza there is amazing! Don't forget to add balsamic glaze on top!
Favorite San Diego Attraction: Little Italy. They have really good Italian restaurants and also there are really nice coffee shops to go and study.