Welcome Modified OPI (MOPI) Assessment Workshop Information Page

On January 11th and 12th, 2023, SDSU will host a 2-day Modified OPI (MOPI) Assessment Workshop for Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and English/Other language instructors. These workshops run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (45 minutes for lunch and two 15-minute brain breaks) on both days and will be held on the San Diego State University Campus, in the Storm Hall building.  Participants will stay at the Doubletree Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, which is located along the Green trolley line, and is just a 20-minute ride to the SDSU transit station on campus.  Participants will be reimbursed for airfare, Lyft, Uber, or taxi to/from the airport to the hotel, meal per diem, and cost for a two-day trolley pass.  SDSU-LARC staff will book lodging for participants.  Please view the "Reimbursement Policy and Procedures" section below for more details. 

Registration for the MOPI workshops will open October 24, 2022. Seats are limited so please be sure to sign up quickly. SDSU will work to accept as many instructors as possible, while also working to give each Project GO institution the chance to send one representative. Workshop participants will attend sessions for the same language group on both days. Please do not purchase flights until your seat in the workshop is confirmed on November 18, 2022.

Important Dates: 

  • October 24, 2022 - Registration Opens (Click to open the registration form)
  • November 16, 2022 - Registration Closes
  • November 18, 2022 - Participant notification day (Confirmation email with instructions or No available seats)
  • December 16, 2022 - Deadline to submit airfare receipts/itinerary
  • January 10, 2023 - Participants arrive
  • January 11-12, 2023 - MOPI Workshop at San Diego State University, Storm Hall
  • January 13, 2023 - Participants depart
  • January 20, 2023 - Deadline to submit receipts

The DLNSEO grant, which funds these workshops, will cover the reimbursement of hotel lodging and airfare, and provide costs to cover ground transportation and per diem for meals. Each workshop participant will pay for their airfare and ground transportation up front, and then submit receipts to SDSU-LARC in order to be reimbursed. The deadline for submitting receipts is January 20th, 2023. Please allow 3-5 weeks for reimbursement after document are submitted.

Participants must complete the SDSU Direct Deposit form to receive the reimbursement directly to a bank account. If you prefer a check please notify the SDSU-LARC staff

Save and send receipts to SDSU-LARC

  • Round-trip flights to San Diego International Airport (SAN). If driving, please contact the workshop staff.
  • Ground transportation between San Diego International Airport and the hotel
Automatically included in stipend - No receipts needed
  • 2-day Trolley pass
  • Meal per diem ($54 per full day based on GSA rates)
  • Hotel - 3-nights, January 10-13, 2023.  Additional hotel charges or nights will be paid by the participant.

Confirmed participants will receive email instructions how to submit receipts for reimbursement.

The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is approximately 15-20 minutes driving from the hotel and meeting venue. While you may save money flying to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), we do not recommend battling the heavy traffic. Only economy class airfare will be reimbursed. Save your flight itinerary/receipts.

Common Itinerary

  • Arrival to SAN - January 10, 2023
  • MOPI Workshop - January 11-12, 2023
  • Departure from SAN - January 13, 2023

Ground Transportation - SAN to/from Hotel

At the San Diego International Airport follow the ground transportation signs and order an Uber, Lyft, or catch a taxi to the hotel. Save your receipts.

Confirmed participants will receive email instructions how to submit receipts for reimbursement.

The San Diego trolley (green line) is conveniently located outside the hotel, and in a few short stops arrives at the SDSU campus.  Participants will automatically receive the costs of 2 all-day passes in the reimbursement package.  Participants will need to purchase the trolley pass using the PONTO app.

Directions from hotel to SDSU
  • Exit the hotel and walk across the street to the Hazard Center Trolley Stop
  • Take the Green Line East
  • Exit the trolley at the SDSU Transit Center
  • Walk to the Storm Hall Building (5-10 minute walk)

Trolley Hazard Center to SDSU - Google Map Link

Walking SDSU Transit Center to Storm Hall - Google Map Link

Participants DO NOT need to book a room at the hotel. SDSU-LARC staff will make hotel reservation for the participants once participation is confirmed and the flight itinerary/receipt is submitted.

The qualifying group rate dates are January 10-13 (3-nights - arriving January 10, departing January 14).  If a participant needs to reserve nights outside of these dates please inform the SDSU-LARC staff and make your own hotel reservations. Participants will be reimbursed for only the qualifying nights. Participants will be responsible for any additional room charges (i.e., room service).

Participants will be required to provide a credit card upon check-in.

SDSU, DLNSEO, and IIE are committed to providing a safe meeting experience for all, and are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and recommended safety guidelines for large group gatherings. SDSU-LARC will provide N95 masks to all MOPI participants upon request and there will be hand sanitizing stations throughout the workshop space. There will also be rapid COVID-19 self-tests available as needed, should anyone develop symptoms during the course of their stay for the MOPI workshop. A finalized COVID-19 safety plan will be shared with participants closer to the workshop date in accordance with current recommendations and SDSU/San Diego city/county policy. All attendees will be expected to follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines put in place for the MOPI workshop

For current SDSU COVID-19 safety guidelines please visit: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/student-health-services/covid-19/general-prevention