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Study Abroad Returnee News
May 2011

International Club


To all the graduating Anteaters who’ve been abroad: 
The team at CIE wishes you the best in your next stage in life.  May there always be some “international” in it!  Thanks for the contributions you have made at UCI to it becoming a place of global inquiry, knowledge, and understanding.

Graduation Country Sash - Last day to purchase: May 13, 2011 at CIE
Show your global pride at graduation and make you international experience visible!  Accent your cap and gown with a Country Sash!  Special discount price for UCI students is $28 (check or cash, exact amount only).  You can check out the sashes here, but be sure to order through the Study Abroad Center in order to receive the discount price.


Glimpse Correspondents Program – Get Paid to Travel the World  Application due June 15, 2011
The Glimpse Correspondents Program is for talented writers and photographers with a passion for storytelling and a knack for finding truly unique stories. The program is open to anyone who will be working, volunteering, or studying outside of their home country for at least 10 weeks between August and December.  Details at the above link.

UCI Summer Session Service-Learning Abroad – Volunteer abroad and earn credit!
Take an on-line course and participate in a service-learning project abroad.  Be a global citizen by contributing your energy on projects that truly make a difference.  Enroll in the on-line course about two months prior to the start of your volunteer abroad program.  Details on the web site linked above.

Live and work around the world after graduation – Teach English abroad!
The UC Irvine Extension TEFL Certificate prepares you to teach English abroad. 
Our 10-week summer intensive program allows you to earn your certificate in a consolidated amount of time and gives you the quality training you need to teach with confidence.  Valuable benefits include the opportunity to practice-teach with visiting international students, job referral assistance, and post-program staff support.  For more information, contact Roger Dupuy at or (949) 824-9951.
Information Sessions:

Wednesday, May 11, 3:30-4:30pm
Thursday, May 12, 4:00-5:00pm
ICS2 – Room 100
Register at


International and Global Studies Club Meets every other Wednesday
ISGS ClubCome join discussions with peers and faculty on topics of international and global interest:

        • Religion, Identity, and the War on Terror: Insights from Religious Humanitarianism, Professor Cecelia Lynch
          Wednesday May 11, 3:00 p.m.
          Student Center, Emerald Bay DE
        • Human Trafficking: The Unintended Effects of UN Intervention, Professor Tony Smith
          Wednesday May 18, 3:00 p.m.
          Social and Behavioral Science Gateway (SBSG) 1511
        • From Peasant Pasts to Hindutva Futures?: Some Reflections on History, Politics, and Methodology,  Professor Vinayak Chaturvedi
          Wednesday May 25, 3:00 p.m.
          Student Center, Crescent Bay CD

Communication Club (conversation partners) - Join for the summer!
Be a conversation partner for a UCI Extension international student, June 21 through early September. The Communication Club partners domestic and international students for language and cultural learning…and fun!  For more information or to be matched with a partner contact contact Rowena Santos (949) 824-8530 or

Work (for pay!) with International Students at UCI
UCI Extension’s International Programs welcomes hundreds of international students to UCI each quarter.  There are paid student positions as Activity Leads as well as various administrative positions available in their offices.  Positions are available now for work starting in June, and become available at various times throughout the year.  Contact International Programs at (949) 824-8530 or check Zotlink throughout the year for open positions.


If you’re not graduating yet and want to keep your international involvement alive next school year, watch for an email in mid-June listing opportunities.  Some options include working at the Center for International Education to promote study abroad, working as a peer mentor to help freshmen international students adjust to life at UCI, and volunteering to help new EAP exchange students settle in at UCI.  Details coming in June.


Facebook  Show UCI students what YOU did abroad! Post your photos, videos, blogs, stories, and more on the Anteaters Abroad page on Facebook. This is an easy way to promote study abroad at UCI and could quite possibly inspire someone else to take their journey!