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International Affairs News

International Affairs News

As UC Riverside's international ambassadors, we foster global engagement. We connect students and faculty at UCR with opportunities to work and learn abroad. We also work with internal and external partners to help international students, research scholars, and staff come to UC Riverside.


Calling all Highlanders – Where in the world are you?!

Connect with us! Do you have an international experience to share? Did you learn, intern, or conduct research abroad? Are you an international alumnus who wants to reconnect? Do you have a group of UCR Alumni in your area? Please share your photos and stories with us. We’d love to hear how UCR has impacted your life and career. Email us at internationalaffairs@ucr.edu

Want to connect with us on Instagram? Post a photo, share your favorite UCR memory, use the hashtag #UCRAroundTheWorld, and tag us @UCRInternationalAffairs.



Latest News and Updates

University of California, Riverside and SafeAbroad Forge Innovative Partnership for International Safety & Risk Management

The University of California, Riverside and SafeAbroad announce a new partnership to enhance student safety abroad with innovative safety solutions. UC Riverside is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of its community while its members travel abroad. This new...

Join us for a Retirement Celebration honoring Mely Fitzgerald

After years in private industry and ownership over two businesses in San Diego County, Mely began working in the University of California system in 1998 at the UCSD School of Medicine campus managing program accreditation compliance with the American Medical...

USCIS Announces Premium Processing for Certain F-1 Students Seeking OPT

The International Students and Scholars office would like international students to see the March 6, 2023 announcement from USCIS regarding premium processing for certain F-1 students seeking OPT. The full announcement can be found on the USCIS website: https://www.uscis.gov/newsroom/news-releases/uscis-announces-premium-processing-new-online-filing-procedures-for-certain-f-1-students-seeking-opt

UCR News

Endowed gift will broaden the horizon for UCR students
A $2 million gift from the Pollitt family will fund scholarships that support study abroad opportunities.
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Fundraising effort seeks to aid at-risk Afghan scholars   
Public donations will help scholars fleeing from danger, offer them safety .
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Study abroad programs
Eleven students awarded study-abroad scholarships  
Eleven UC Riverside students have been selected for two prestigious national scholarships to study or intern outside of the United States. 
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Goldwater-Fulbright scholars
Meet the 2021 Goldwater, Fulbright scholars 
Goldwater scholars Shayan Saeed and Ryan Gates; and U.S. Fulbright scholars Jacqueline Aguirre de la O and Zehra Qazi are recipients of two of the nation’s most prestigious awards.  The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is one of the country’s most competitive honors in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The application process is rigorous and asks students to think deeply about their research and long-term goals.
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