The International Students and Scholars office is in its new location in the Student Services Building, 2nd Floor. The Education Abroad Office will remain in Skye Hall room 339 until later in the Winter quarter.

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2023 SafeAbroad Awards!

SafeAbroad, a leading advocate for safety and risk assessment for students studying abroad, presented the 2023 Safety Abroad Summit virtually on September 14, 2023. The Summit focused on health, safety, security, and risk management for international education. There were many truly impressive nominations for this year's awards, but these teams and individuals really stood out...

African Student Programs visits Guyana

The UC Riverside Education Abroad Office partnered with the African Students Program (ASP) to send students on a nine-day educational trip to Georgetown, Guyana. The students learned about Afro-Guyanese history and engaged with local organizations. Dr. Jamal J. Myrick, Director of African Student Programs, developed this program with the University of Guyana and plans to...

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 partnership offers peace of mind to students, faculty, and guardians, and reinforces the university's efforts...

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 partnership offers peace of mind to students, faculty, and guardians, and reinforces the university’s efforts...

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 Association in the Office of Continuing Medical Education. In addition, she programmed and managed numerous...

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

Reminder for U.S. Passport Holders - "X" Gender Option

The UCR Education Abroad team wants to remind students who are U.S. passport holders that they have options when it comes to gender identity on their passport. Important Note on the "X" Gender Passport Option: On April 11, 2022, the United States joined a growing list of countries that allow for a third gender option...
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Resources for those impacted by current situation in Iran

UCR students, faculty, and staff comprise a dynamic, global community and are impacted by world events every day. We are deeply saddened by the death of Mahsa Amini and distressed to see violence inflicted on people who protest for basic human rights. Our thoughts are with those in our community who have connections to the...

2022 Grants for Academic Integration of Education Abroad

A special announcement from International Affairs and Education Abroad to UCR faculty: Dear Faculty Colleagues, Less than 2% of UCR undergraduate students participate in Education Abroad as part of their UCR degree. We want to increase that number and we need your help! To increase access and participation, UCR needs to reduce some of the...

Director and Cultural Attaché of Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau visits UCR

Professor Ali Massoud, director and cultural attaché of Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau and head of the educational mission office in Washington, D.C. visited UCR in Spring 2022 as part of a familiarization tour of universities in California. Jun Wang, associate provost of strategic initiatives and international recruitment welcomed professor Massoud and helped connect him...
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International Affairs welcomes APRU Secretary General

UCR was honored to host two senior leaders from the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Dr. Christopher Tremewan, secretary general, and Sherman Cheng, chief financial officer. APRU membership includes 60 leading universities from 19 economies across the Pacific Rim region. UCR joined APRU in winter 2020. The pandemic effectively shut down international travel for...
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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...
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