Get excited for the OISS platform that will streamline everything!
Get excited for the OISS platform that will streamline everything!
Dear Campus Colleagues

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is excited to announce the upcoming launch of UCSBGlobal in February 2021! [Watch our launch video!]

WHAT IS UCSBGlobal?
We're glad you asked!✨ It's a new online platform International Gauchos and UCSB departments will use to submit, review, and track requests made to OISS.
UCSBGlobal will revolutionize the way you interact with OISS, and simplify life for everyone! 
With the launch of UCSBGlobal, International Gauchos will enjoy:

✅ No more running around campus to collect signatures🏃😅
✅ No more waiting in line for drop-offs or pick-ups ⏳😑
✅ No more printing or scanning of OISS forms 🖨🙅🏻‍♀️
✅ No more wondering about your request status 🤔❓
✅ ...and much, much more! 🤩✨

If you currently sign off on OISS forms for international students or scholars, you'll be pleased to know that you'll receive automatic emails requesting your electronic approval! No more signing off on paper or PDF forms, and no more drop-off or pick-up coordination! 
Users will also no longer have to use the International Student Portal or International Scholar Dossier (ISD). Instead, all end users will simply log into UCSBGlobal using their UCSB NetID (single sign-on) to access electronic request forms. 
Everything will be streamlined with UCSBGlobal, a one-stop-shop for all. 🎉

IMPORTANT DATES
Friday, January 15, 2021Last day the OISS J-1 Scholar Advisor team will accept new requests.
Friday, January 16, 2021: International Scholar Dossier (ISD) access will be made read-only. Department users will still be able to sign in and view existing work, but will not be able to make changes or submit new requests.
Friday, January 22, 2021: Last day the OISS Student Advisor team will accept new requests. 
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - February 7, 2021: UCSBGlobal implementation and transition. OISS staff and services will be available but limited due to take-down of current systems.
February 8th, 2021: First day to begin submitting OISS requests again, but through UCSBGlobal! 

Please check out our video, which further outlines the value of UCSBGlobal for International Gauchos. (Click on the video image below to watch it on YouTube.)
Thank you all for your continued support of UCSB's International Gauchos. We appreciate your exceptional work and service!
Your Friends,
The OISS Team
UCSBGlobal Page
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