International Admissions

Contact Info

Virtual Office Hours:
Meet with an Admissions Counselor
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Mailing Address:
Office of Admissions
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455*

For more information, contact:
[email protected]

*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

Bradley Moon

Bradley Moon, M.A.

International Admissions Adviser

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

David Ayers, M.A.

International Admissions Adviser

Region: Freshmen from India, and the Middle Eastern countries

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

Edward Murillo, M.S.

International Admissions Adviser

Region: Freshmen from Europe, Africa, Australia and the Americas

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!


Wenjun "Vivian" Jin

Wenjun "Vivian" Jin, M.A.

International Admissions Adviser

Region: Freshmen from Asia and International Graduate students (all countries)

Favorite Place on Campus: Scripps Cottage and Turtle Pond – This is a peaceful and beautiful spot on campus. Many students choose this area to have lunch, study, or to hang out with their friends.

Favorite Campus Eatery: Oggi's – They have the best margarita pizza!

Favorite San Diego Attraction: Torrey Pines State Park for an easy, but beautiful hiking trail.


Amanda Yousif

Amanda Yousif, M.A.

International Admissions Coordinator

Favorite Place on Campus: The SDSU turtle pond! Being surrounded in nature and relaxing under the sun. The sound of the pond and watching the fish and turtles is beautiful and peaceful.

Favorite Campus Eatery: East Commons and more specifically, Panda Express.

Favorite San Diego Attraction: Belmont Park because it offers rides, attractions, and restaurants and it is right by the beach.


Student Ailixir


Student Assistant

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.

Student Anushka


Student Assistant

Hometown: Delhi, India

Native Language: Hindi

Major: Biology - Cellular and Molecular Biology, Class of 2021

Favorite Place on Campus: I love the Mediterranean Garden near the Life Sciences building. It has a variety of species of plants and a very peaceful setting.

Favorite Campus Eatery: Chipotle - because Mexican food is really delicious!

Favorite San Diego Attraction: SeaWorld - because I love the animal shows and exciting rides.

Student Isabel


Student Assistant

Hometown: Aguascalientes, Mexico

Native Language: Spanish

Major: International Business, Class of 2021

Favorite Place on Campus: I love studying on the chairs at the Big City Bagel coffee cart by the Education and Business buildings and enjoying the beautiful weather of California. The Aztec Student Union is also a wonderful place to eat and study.

Favorite Campus Eatery: Epic Wings! The Chicken Fries with the medium sauce are just perfection.

Favorite San Diego Attraction: I love crossing the bridge to Coronado Island and experiencing the breathtaking view of the city and ocean, especially at sunset. Little Italy is also an amazing place to eat delicious food at one of the patio cafés.

Student Jameel


Student Assistant

Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq

Native Language: Arabic

Major: Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2019

Favorite Place on Campus: The turtle pond is an amazing place to relax between classes or after a long day in school. The atmosphere is beautiful.

Favorite Campus Eatery: Trujillo's Taco Shop has the most delicious Mexican food near campus!

Favorite San Diego Attraction: Coronado Island has a beautiful beach and a great vibe! It's a must see for anyone visiting San Diego!

Student Julia


Student Assistant

Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Native Language: Portugese

Major: Management, Class of 2021

Favorite Place on Campus: The Mediterranean Garden - It's really peaceful and great for studying or just relaxing in between classes!

Favorite Campus Eatery: The Brazilian food tent at the Farmer's Market - Not only do they have the best acai bowl in San Diego, but it also reminds me of home!

Favorite San Diego Attraction: Seaport Village - There are so many things you can do there, from walking around to watching a magic show. They also have Ben & Jerry's ice cream!

Student Ning


Student Assistant

Hometown: Zhengzhou, Henan, China

Native Language: Chinese-Mandarin

Major: Accounting, Class of 2020

Favorite Place on Campus: Love Library. It contains both quiet places and places to communicate. I love to take a break between courses and study alone or with the group in Love Library.

Favorite Campus Eatery: The eatery named Poki One N Half in the South Campus Plaza. They have great salad! The spicy sauce in the salad is my favorite!

Favorite San Diego Attraction: Seaport Village - buy a pizza from the local store, sit near the waterfront, enjoy the view, and relax in the sun! This is the life!

Student Rafaela


Student Assistant

Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Native Language: Portuguese

Major: International Business, Class of 2022

Favorite Place on Campus: Student Union and the deck on Storm Hall are great places to do homework and enjoy the sun at the same time.

Favorite Campus Eatery: Shake Smart. They have the best protein shakes, and the banana and almond butter sandwich is the best!

Favorite San Diego Attraction: Little Italy. They have really good Italian restaurants and also there are nice coffee shops to go and study.