Study Abroad Center

In This Edition:

Important Events

Connect with International Students

Continue your International Experience

Go Away Again

Share your Experience Abroad with Others

Visit the Returnee web page

What Next?

Study Abroad Returnee News
September 2011

Stonehenge
Prague
International Club

IMPORTANT EVENTS - Mark your calendar!

International Welcome (Back) Breakfast - FREE FOOD!
Wednesday, September 21, 9:30-11:00 a.m. in front of Student Services II in the outdoor plaza.
Welcome back to Irvine! Come meet and welcome the new international exchange students and join other UCI students who have recently returned from abroad for a FREE BREAKFAST! Bring friends, make friends, eat and be merry! Hope to see you there!

Lessons from Abroad: Study Abroad Returnee Conference
October 1, 2011,
9:00-5:30 p.m.  Chapman University in Orange, CA
Go from abroad to job! Learn how to market your abroad experience to future employers AND establish a network of people in the international education field.  This conference is a great opportunity to meet other students, share your experience, and learn about ways to internationalize your career goals.

CONNECT WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

English Conversation Program
Mondays beginning September 26, 2010, 4:30-5:30pm, International Center, G302 Student Center
The ECP is an English practice forum which encourages English language development through casual discussion in a friendly environment.  Meet international students and scholars from around the world and gain exposure to multiple perspectives on current events, both local and global.  Volunteer or earn academic credit (1.3 units) as a discussion facilitator.  To enroll as a facilitator or for additional information, contact Alegria Busso mbusso@uci.edu  Class:  UNI AFF 1A LEC P: STUDT PARTICIPATION 86065.

iClub
International Club (or iClub) is a UCI student club designed to bring together international and domestic undergraduate and graduate students through fun and constructive social events. Past events have included bonfires, hikes, Thanksgiving dinners, pub nights, and game days. The club provides students with the opportunity of cultural exchange as well as giving international students a chance to practice their English and domestic students a chance to learn more about the world. The club has members from all over the world, and from both UCI’s undergraduate and graduate programs. To get involved, join the Facebook group (linked above).

Communication Club (conversation partners) - Join for the fall!
Be a conversation partner for a UCI Extension international student, September through early December. 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 Communication Club at (949) 824-8530 or commclub@uci.edu

International Pub Night
Every Thursday night at the Anteater Pub & Grille in the UCI Student Center.  Meet international students, study abroad returnees, residents from the International Village, members of UCI’s iClub and more!  Everyone is welcome!  International Students over 21, be sure to bring your UCI ID and passport to be served.

CONTINUE YOUR INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Global Leadership Certificate Program
Information Session:  Wednesday, September 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Student Services II, Rm 1010 AB
Program Orientation:  Wednesday, October 5, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Student Services II, Rm 1010 AB
Globalize yourself! Discover UCI's Global Leadership Certificate Program, designed to prepare you to be a global leader in your field.  Meet international students, get involved on campus, attend leadership workshops, study abroad, AND bring out the leader in you.  A great resume builder! For more information, visit the GLCP website and attend our information session and program orientation.

Global Connect – Teach global issues to middle & high school students
Share your global spirit and new global knowledge with others as a global studies intern, teaching the meaning of globalization through economic, political, social and cultural lenses in local middle and high school.  Global Connect interns enroll in Social Science 196 and earn 2 units P/NP.   Application required.  See details on the web or contact Ellen Schlosser edschlos@uci.edu

International and Global Studies Club – Meets Wednesdays at 3pm in SSPB 5206
Come join discussions with peers and faculty on topics of international and global interest.  Examples of past topics are:  Failed States and the Importance of the Nation-State in Global Politics; Religion, Identity, and the War on Terror: Insights from Religious Humanitarianism; Human Trafficking: The Unintended Effects of UN Intervention The club meets every other Wednesday on even weeks of the quarter and each meeting features a different international topic.

STA Travel at UCI - Check out these events sponsored by STA Travel:
Find us during Welcome Week to score a free messenger bag filled with goodies.
Sept 22, 2-4 pm - Visit us in the Student Center Terrace.  Compete against your friends in our Game Show with a chance to win prizes. 
Sept 29, 3-5 pm  - Visit us in our store for free sweet crepes. 
Oct 6, 3-5 pm - Visit us in our store for free ice cream sundaes.  
Photo contest – Enter your favorite study abroad pics for a chance to win a Kodak Zx1 Video Camera.  Follow us on Facebook (above) for the official contest announcement and details.

Work at UCI Extension International Programs
Positions currently open as an Activity Lead (freshmen and sophomores preferred), as well as student assistant positions in various areas of UCI Extension International Programs.  Information at:  uciesl@uci.edu or (949) 824-5991

GO AWAY AGAIN!

Intern in Washington D.C. (UCDC) or Sacramento (UCCS)
You've been abroad - now gain hands-on experience interning in a globally-focused internship in your own backyard. Internships are available in virtually any field, including internship sites such as Amnesty International, Interpol, Center for International Policy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Citizens for Global Solutions, US State Department, and many, many more!
UCDC Spring or Summer 2012 Deadline: October 28, 2011. UCCS Winter 2012 Deadline: December 9, 2011. Come see us in 1100 Student Services II, e-mail dccenter@uci.edu or come to an Information Session to learn more:
UCDC:
Wednesday, September 21, 4-5 pm, Student Services II, Rm. 1010AB 
More Information Session dates!
UCCS:
Thursday, September 22, 4-5 pm, Student Services II, Rm. 1010AB

Go Abroad Fair!  -- You're home...now go away again!
Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 11:00am-3:00pm, Ring Road (in front of the Student Center)
Discover opportunities to Study, Teach, Work, Volunteer, Intern or Research abroad! You can go anywhere in the world!  Meet representatives from over 40 UC and non-UC programs to discuss the exciting opportunities that await you.

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE ABROAD WITH OTHERS

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!