Each quarter, UCR’s International Students and Scholars office hosts a Language Circle program to help you practice your foreign language speaking skills through informal conversations with native speakers. We typically offer a variety of languages including but not limited to, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, and English. The program is open to everyone with all levels of proficiency. Join us to practice your language speaking skills and make new friends!
Language Circles are held once a week during week 2 through week 9 each quarter. Please see our upcoming events for more information about meeting times and location.
If you are interested in becoming a moderator for one of our currently offered language or for a new language, please complete the Moderator Interest Form and email Jacqueline Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org for next steps.
R’Time is a support network hosted in collaboration with The Well. This program is intended to provide a community and a safe space for international women at UCR to connect, find support, and practice self-care. Generally, R’Time is hosted once per month. Please see our upcoming events for information about meeting times and location.
Want to learn more? Contact Jacqueline Hernandez at email@example.com.
Throughout the year, ISS offers a variety of workshops for students on legal employment options, taxes, American classroom culture, and more! Please see our upcoming events for workshop time and location.
International Student Peer Mentor Program
Mission: Through joint effort between the International Students and Scholars Office and continuing UCR international students, the International Student Peer-Mentor Program (ISPMP) provides transitional support to new incoming international students ensuring a positive and welcoming transition to UC Riverside and the U.S. The ISPMP program consists of dedicated meetings and events, auxiliary resources, and academic workshops, which facilitate and contribute to international students’ academic and professional success, and their sociocultural incorporation.
The mentor application is generally available towards the end of the Spring quarter for current international students to apply. Find more information in our International Student Newsletter in May/June.
The mentee application is made available to all new incoming students at the start of the Fall and Winter quarters only via email. Please monitor your UCR email account for more information.
R’Culture: Your Ultimate Travel Guide
R’Culture is a program intended to educate, and brings awareness of global perspectives and culture to the UCR community. R’Culture is fun and interactive comprised of visual presentations, art and dance workshops, and trivia, presented by volunteer Cultural Ambassadors.
The CA role is open to ALL (students, scholars, staff, faculty, and UCR community members). To become a Cultural Ambassador, and to review a sample presentation and the R’Culture Resource Guide, fill out our application.