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Call for Nominations for International Affairs Recognition Awards

Submit your nominations today to honor UCR's outstanding international community! These awards recognize exceptional students, scholars, faculty, and staff who have had a significant impact on the international community at UCR. Their contributions help enrich the international experience at UCR and enhance UCR's global engagement. Nomination period: March 1 - March 25, 2022 Award categories...

War in Ukraine + UCR resources for students and scholars

Dear Campus Community, The events of this past week in Europe have left many of us shaken by the images and stories coming out of Ukraine. The unexpected war has made us feel vulnerable and helpless; we shake our heads in horror and wonder, “how can this be happening?” We feel compelled to look for...

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 as a lecturer and is now an Assistant Professor of Teaching. He teaches courses in...

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 contribute to our mission of marketing international opportunities and helping to diversify students that learn...
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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 American students to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, skills that are critically important...
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UCR Giving Tuesday 2021

Giving Tuesday is an annual fundraising event where non-profit organizations try to raise as many funds as possible in a 24 hour period. For 2021, International Affairs hosted two fundraising efforts: one to support Education Abroad scholarships and one to support international students at UCR. Our Giving Tuesday campaign, “A Bigger Advantage - Expanding Education...

Interning in Paris: Camila Nalvarte Ique interns with film industry in France

Education Abroad Student Spotlight: Camila Nalvarte Ique Camila Nalvarte Ique is a 4th year Theatre, Film & Production major who interned abroad on the UCEAP Field Research & Internship program in Paris, France during Fall 2021. Her internship through the Institute for Field Education (IFE) completed on-site evaluations of all internships and produced a short...
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Campus Interim Faculty Director - Education Abroad Job Announcement

From: Vpia Sent: Monday, November 15, 2021 3:18 PM To: faculty@scotmail.ucr.edu Subject: Campus Interim Faculty Director - Education Abroad Job Announcement Dear Campus Community, I write to invite Faculty with interest in international education to serve as the Interim Campus Faculty Director of the Education Abroad, UC Riverside Office. This position (Title Code: 900, Director)...

Celebrating Worldfest Fall 2021

Worldfest Education Abroad Fair 2021: Perspectives & Reflections from Faculty and Students UCR’s 2021 Worldfest Education Abroad Fair was mostly virtual this year, with many sessions offered by international education organizations, like CAPA, API, and JET. A session on the UCR Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program (FLEAP) was also hosted for students to connect 1:1 with...
| Education Abroad

Meet the Education Abroad Student Team 2021 - 2022

Each year Education Abroad is lucky to work with a fantastic group of students who serve as interns, peer advisors, and Highlander Abroad Advisory Committee (HAAC) members. They are part of our outreach efforts, so you will probably see them tabling at events, presenting to classes about Education Abroad opportunities, and connecting with student organizations...
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Changes in Practice for J-1 Scholar Processing Fees

9 September, 2021 The International Students and Scholars Office (ISS) proposes to change its practice of not allowing J-1 scholars to pay our processing fees for issuing a DS-2019. Currently, our practice is to permit only the PI/Department to pay these fees, when in reality there is no regulatory statute to prevent the scholar from...
By ISS Staff | | International Students and Scholars

Situation in Afghanistan + UCR resources for students and scholars

Dear Campus Community, As you have seen from recent news coverage, the safety and security situation in Afghanistan has unraveled quickly as Allied troops withdraw and the Taliban resurgence took over the Afghan government. It is upsetting to watch the news coverage in Afghanistan and other areas of the world that are experiencing violence and...

Spring 2021 Employee of the Quarter: Macy Ring

International Affairs is proud to announce the Spring 2021 Employee of the Quarter is Macy J. Ring. Macy was nominated and selected by peers for her outstanding work in overseeing all administrative aspects of UCR’s Faculty Led Education Abroad Program (FLEAP). There is no doubt that 2020 and 2021 have been incredibly difficult years for...
By IA Staff | | International Affairs

Winter 2021 Employee of the Quarter: Mely Fitzgerald

International Affairs is proud to announce that the Winter 2021 Employee of the Quarter is Mely Fitzgerald. Mely was nominated and selected by peers for her professionalism, dedication to International Affairs, and her collegiality. Mely Fitzgerald has a long history of cultivating meaningful relationships across campus. She currently serves as the Executive Assistant to the...
By IA Staff | | International Affairs

ISS Town Hall Discussion on Recent Violence Directed Toward Asians and Asian-Americans

Please join us for an end of-the-quarter ISS Town Hall on Thursday, March 25 at 9:00 a.m. pacific time. The increase in verbal attacks and physical violence directed toward Asians and Asian-Americans during the pandemic, most recently the horrific and senseless killings at Atlanta-area this past last Tuesday, are shocking. The ISS team is here...
By ISS Staff | | International Students and Scholars

Fall 2020 Employee of the Quarter: David Dai

As part of an ongoing strategy to build a healthy, inclusive, and supportive environment, International Affairs has launched a series of new recognition efforts to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work our staff undertake each day. For Fall 2020, Wei “David” Dai was nominated and selected by peers for his dedication and flexibility during an...
By IA Staff | | International Affairs

ISS Town Hall Discussion on COVID-19, CA Stay at Home Guidance, Travel, and Winter 2021

As students and scholars prepare for the Winter Break, the ISS team held a final Town Hall meeting to discuss current issues before the university closes. Topics included California’s Regional Stay at Home Order, California’s Travel and Quarantine Advisory, Global Travel Restrictions, and Winter 2021 SEVP Registration Guidance for F-1 students. In addition, pre-submitted questions...
By ISS Staff | | International Students and Scholars

Finals Week Tips

Hello Highlanders. It’s finally week 10, the last week of the quarter before finals. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the quarter more difficult with remote learning, but UCR faculty and staff are working hard to support all of you. Whether you are happy that the quarter is almost over or you are just getting started...
By Jenna Nguo | | International Students and Scholars

ISS Pre-Arrival Webinar for Incoming International Students (Winter 2021 Arrival)

The ISS team hosted a Pre-Arrival Webinar for incoming international students on November 13, 2020. For those who were not able to join us, you can watch a replay of the webinar below, along with resources and links to additional information shared. Dear New Students, Thank you for joining us for the webinar last Friday...
By ISS Staff | | International Students and Scholars

Students Honored at International Affairs Recognition Ceremony

As mentioned in the previous article, the International Affairs Recognition Ceremony was a bit different this year. Normally, International Affairs would host a special Recognition Ceremony just before graduation, as a way to celebrate the accomplishments of international students, scholars, faculty and staff before commencement. But with the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the emergencies...
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