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Worldfest Education Abroad Fair 2021

Transform your professional future by learning abroad now. It can take up to a year to figure out what to study, where to go, and how to pay for it all, so begin your journey to career readiness with a week of events focused on everything related to education abroad.

Our Worldfest Education Abroad fair runs from October 18 - 22, 2021 and is open to all students, from UCR, the UC system, and beyond. Join us to explore how learning abroad can change your life!

 

 

When:

Monday, October 18 – Friday, October 22, 2021, with times varying from 9 am to 7 pm

Where:  

Most sessions will be virtual this year. Register for each session individually.
The Worldfest Conversation & Culture event will be in-person at the UCR Bell Tower. 

Parking Information:

If you need assistance with parking, please see this document for information on parking location, parking kiosk, and self-service pay stations.

Questions?

Please contact the Education Abroad office educationabroad@ucr.edu


 
Special Event Spotlight

Faculty Led Education Abroad Program (FLEAP)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

UCR Faculty Led Education Abroad Program Drop-in Advising (FLEAP) 

  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 20, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

Do you want to spend next summer learning abroad with UCR faculty and students? Join the education abroad staff and UCR faculty to learn more about your options to go abroad next summer on a UC Riverside faculty-led education abroad program.
 

Special Event Spotlight

Worldfest Culture & Conversation – In Person Event @ UCR

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Worldfest Culture & Conversation

  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside
  • Date/Time:  Thursday, October 21, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Bell Tower

The Worldfest Culture & Conversation event is to promote cultural and foreign language programs in partnership with the Comparative Literature & Foreign Language department. Meet us at the Belltower to learn more about programs abroad, practice speaking a foreign language, and connect with cultural student organizations at UCR.

 

Explore the World with ISA (UCR)
  • Hosted By:  International Studies Abroad
  • Date/Time:  Monday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Register

International Studies Abroad (ISA) provides high-quality semester, summer, and year-long study abroad at distinguished host institutions in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Join us as we introduce our study abroad options.

 

KEI Abroad: Affordable Programs in Your Major (UCR)
  • Hosted By:  KEIabroad
  • Date/Time:  Monday, October 18, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Register

From the beginning, KEI worked to develop affordable comprehensive programs that integrate courses, internships and cultural interaction. Our goal was, and continues to this day, to provide education abroad programs that allow students to complete major-specific and general education requirements, gain practical experience and enhance their understanding of the world through cultural and social immersion. Join us as we introduce our study abroad and internship options.

 

Barcelona SAE Info Session for UCR Students (UCR)
  • Hosted By:  Barcelona SAE
  • Date/Time:  Monday, October 18, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

Barcelona SAE is a boutique study abroad and internship program that provides personalized attention and focuses on this beautiful Mediterranean city that we call home. Ask any of our alumni and you’ll learn about their unforgettable academic, cultural, and professional experience – one that was beneficial not only during their time in Barcelona, but has given them a personal and professional advantage for the rest of their lives. Join us as we introduce our study abroad and internship options in the vibrant city of Barcelona.

 

Arcos Learning Abroad Info Session (UCR)
  • Hosted By:  Arcos Abroad
  • Date/Time:  Monday, October 18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Register

At our very core we at Arcos Learning Abroad believe in the transformative power of study abroad and international education. We also understand how important it is to choose the right program and one that fits our students' needs. Join us as we introduce our study abroad options in Latin America and Spain.

UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Sessions (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Systemwide Office
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 19 – Thursday, October 21
  • Register

Interested in enhancing your UC education with study abroad? The University of California Education Abroad Program has 150 study abroad programs designed with you in mind. Start your adventure with UCEAP by exploring our sessions held Oct 19th-21st! Get an introduction to UCEAP, compare the cost of studying abroad vs. remaining at UC, learn about scholarship opportunities, and discover how making smart decisions will impact your safety abroad. Explore UCEAP’s diverse program offerings by attending sessions segmented by location and area of study. Your family is encouraged to participate, too, and there’s a special session intended to answer their unique questions in both English and Spanish. Come to learn, leave inspired!

 

Tips for Students Traveling on a Budget in a Post-COVID Environment (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  Student Universe & UC Riverside
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 19, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Register

Tips for booking travel online and over the phone in a post-COVID environment with an overview on how airlines and travel planning has changed.

 

Beyond Studying Abroad: Internships and Research Opportunities (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Berkeley
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 19, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

Looking to gain internship experience while also building your global career network? Join us to learn more about the benefits of a global internship and the various opportunities available for all UC students. Virtual options are available!

 

The Gilman Scholarship for Studying or Interning Abroad (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Davis
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 19, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Register

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for federal Pell grant recipients to participate in study abroad and internship programs throughout the world. Learn about the aims of the Gilman Scholarship, eligibility requirements, the application process, and how to become a competitive candidate. Q&A session will follow the presentation.

 

How To Win Free Money through Study Abroad Scholarships! (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside & UC Santa Cruz
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 19, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Register

In this information session, we will highlight a variety of study abroad scholarships you can use to help pay for your study abroad program.

You will learn:

  • Why it's important to have an international, high impact experience
  • Who these awards are targeting
  • Featured study abroad scholarships

Don't miss out on your chance to get ahead of the scholarship game!

 

Study Abroad Student Panel (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Santa Barbara
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 19, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Register

What is it actually like to study abroad? Was it hard to make friends? Any tips to travel cheaply? What was the biggest cultural difference? You can ask them yourselves! Attendees can submit questions to our panel of students before or during the session.

 

UCR Faculty Led Education Abroad Program Drop-in Advising (FLEAP) 
  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 20, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

Do you want to spend next summer learning abroad with UCR faculty and students? Join the education abroad staff and UCR faculty to learn more about your options to go abroad next summer on a UC Riverside faculty-led education abroad program.

 

UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Sessions (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Systemwide Office
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 19 – Thursday, October 21
  • Register

Interested in enhancing your UC education with study abroad? The University of California Education Abroad Program has 150 study abroad programs designed with you in mind. Start your adventure with UCEAP by exploring our sessions held Oct 19th-21st! Get an introduction to UCEAP, compare the cost of studying abroad vs. remaining at UC, learn about scholarship opportunities, and discover how making smart decisions will impact your safety abroad. Explore UCEAP’s diverse program offerings by attending sessions segmented by location and area of study. Your family is encouraged to participate, too, and there’s a special session intended to answer their unique questions in both English and Spanish. Come to learn, leave inspired!

 

UC Virtual Fair (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Campuses & UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Systemwide Office
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 20, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Click on this pdf to participate

The UC Virtual Fair will put you in touch with advisors waiting to talk to you from all across the UC system to discuss their international opportunities! You will be able to explore programs from the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) and various UC campus faculty-led programs.

 

Exploring your Unique Identities Abroad & Away (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Santa Cruz
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 20, 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Register

In this session, we will explore how the many varied aspects of identity can impact your experience on a program in another culture, whether it is international or domestic. When preparing yourself to be immersed in another culture, it is important to consider all the different ways that you identify as an individual, recognizing how your unique identity might be perceived abroad and away. We will talk about how leaving your current cultural context can change how you experience your identity, how to navigate your transition to a new culture, and what resources you can use to prepare and set expectations for success.

 

UC-Wide Virtual Programs (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Irvine
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 20, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Register

As UC Students, you have the opportunity to engage globally from wherever you are through virtual global programs. Join this session to learn more about the kinds of programs available, the benefits of virtual programs, and how your participation can boost your skills and career.  

 

Worldfest Culture & Conversation
  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside
  • Date/Time:  Thursday, October 21, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Bell Tower

Worldfest Culture & Conversation is to promote cultural and foreign language programs in partnership with the Comparative Literature & Foreign Language department. Come join us to learn more about programs abroad, as well as explore cultural student organizations at UCR.

 

UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Sessions (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Systemwide Office
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 19 – Thursday, October 21
  • Register

Interested in enhancing your UC education with study abroad? The University of California Education Abroad Program has 150 study abroad programs designed with you in mind. Start your adventure with UCEAP by exploring our sessions held Oct 19th-21st! Get an introduction to UCEAP, compare the cost of studying abroad vs. remaining at UC, learn about scholarship opportunities, and discover how making smart decisions will impact your safety abroad. Explore UCEAP’s diverse program offerings by attending sessions segmented by location and area of study. Your family is encouraged to participate, too, and there’s a special session intended to answer their unique questions in both English and Spanish. Come to learn, leave inspired!

 

First Time Travelers (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Los Angeles
  • Date/Time:  Thursday, October 21, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

Are you thinking of traveling within the U.S or overseas for the first time? Are you unsure of what to expect or how to prepare? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this webinar is for you! You’ll learn about required travel documents, purchasing airfare, navigating airports, and more!

 

Peace Corps (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC San Diego
  • Date/Time:  Thursday, October 21, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

The Peace Corps sends volunteers to serve in over 60 countries around the globe. Volunteers must be American citizens and come from all backgrounds to represent the diversity of America abroad. They work at a grassroots level in six different program areas—education, health, environment, youth development, agriculture and community economic development—for a period of 27 months. Volunteers receive transportation to and from the country, a monthly living stipend, vacation and health benefits, and significant training. The Peace Corps provides loan deferment options and, after completing service, volunteers receive a readjustment allowance of over $9,000, lifetime eligibility for certain graduate school fellowships and one year of preferential hiring for federal positions. Peace Corps service is a life-changing experience that develops leadership skills and opens doors professionally and academically. Join this virtual panel to hear from returned Peace Corps volunteers and learn how the Peace Corps can help you explore your global future!

The JET Program: Live, Work, and Discover Japan! (UCR)
  • Hosted By:  The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 22, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Register

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program offers young professionals the opportunity to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs). Since 1987, more than 75,000 JET Program participants from over 70 countries have lived and worked in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Join JET and become part of this exclusive network of like-minded international enthusiasts! In this session, representatives from the Japanese consulates in Los Angeles and San Francisco will discuss the positions and the application process for the 2022-2023 program cycle.

 

API: Discover Affordable Programs that Match Your Academic Interests (UCR)
  • Hosted By:  Academic Programs International
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Register

Academic Programs International (API) has a portfolio of experiential learning options designed to accelerate career growth, including international and domestic study and internship programs. Apart from academic offerings, our programs include orientations programs, cultural and social activities, housing options, and an array of excursions. Our experiential programs – intern, teach, work, and volunteer – are designed to offer participants meaningful travel opportunities that allow them to transform their lives while transforming the lives of others. Join us as we introduce our study abroad and internship options.

 

CAPA Study & Intern Abroad Info Session (UCR)
  • Hosted By:  CAPA: The Global Education Network
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 22, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Register

CAPA: The Global Education Network is committed to academic excellence, integrity, and innovation in learning abroad. We provide meaningful experiences that challenge and inspire students to analyze and explore complex political, cultural, and social landscapes within urban environments. Using collaborative learning communities and global connections via technology, we prepare students to live and work in a globally interdependent and diverse world. Join us as we introduce our study abroad and internship options.

 

Boost your Resume Abroad: International Internships with ISA (UCR)
  • Hosted By:  International Studies Abroad
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 22, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Register

ISA Internships & Service-Learning provides participants a unique experiential learning program abroad. Internship placements focus on high-quality, customized work experiences while offering career-building guidance before, during and after the program. Service-Learning placements are designed to meet the needs of the local community while developing skills relevant to the participant’s field of study through guided reflection. Join us as we introduce our internship options.

 

Semester at Sea Info Session (UCR)
  • Hosted By:  Semester at Sea
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 22, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

Nearly 100 years ago, the idea for a floating university that would travel the world became the passionate pursuit of James Edwin Lough, a psychology professor at New York University. He believed changes needed to be made to traditional teaching methods of American universities and soon became a leader in a new educational movement. Travel and first-hand experience, he felt, must be part of every scholar’s education and he set out to find others who shared this vision. Join us as we introduce our study abroad program at sea.

 

AIFS: Creative Funding for Study Abroad (UCR)
  • Hosted By:  American Institute for Foreign Study
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Register

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) provides study abroad programs in 20 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, Central America and Africa. Interested in studying or interning abroad, but worried about paying for programs? Come learn some tips and tricks of preparing financially for your time abroad. We’ll share some creative methods of fundraising that our alumni have done in the past as well as share scholarship and grant opportunities!

 

Previous Years

 

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Opportunities Abroad program (OAP)

 

 

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