The first part of the winter quarter will begin with remote instruction. Our physical office will remained closed during that time and our staff will be working remotely until January 28. You can contact them through email and Zoom. Advising appointments are continuing via Zoom. Our working hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Visit the Campus Return website for updates on Winter 2022. 

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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

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Latest News and Updates

Robert McKee Appointed Interim Campus Faculty Director of Education Abroad

Dear Faculty Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Robert “Rob” McKee as the new Interim Campus Faculty Director of Education Abroad. He assumed this role on January 3, 2022. Rob joined the UCR Bioengineering department in 2018...

Reflections from Diversity Abroad's 2021 Global Student Leadership Summit

The UCR Education Abroad office annually invites UCR and non-UCR graduate students to join our team and intern with us for one year, either for academic credit and/or professional development experience. We have been fortunate to have some amazing talent...

Gilman Scholarship Winners for Winter & Spring 2022

Since 2012, 537 UCR students have applied for the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship award. Of that, 149 UCR students have been awarded, totaling over $550,000. Why is Gilman, and scholarships like it, so important? “A Gilman Scholarship enables...

UCR News

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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Virtual program links students around the globe
UC Riverside’s International Affairs shifted into a nearly 24/7 operation earlier this year, especially in its efforts to recruit new international students. The team spent thousands of hours redesigning programs for virtual platforms — all made accessible to students in the United States and around the world.  
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