Study Abroad News

February 2012

In This Edition:

Featured Event

On-Campus Leadership - Share your insights from abroad

Your Future is Global

Money/Job Experience for Your International Experience

Connect with UCI Students who Share your Interests

For Graduating Seniors Only

Share your Experience Abroad with Others

Visit the Returnee Webpage

What Next?



LESSONS FROM ABROAD: Study Abroad Returnee Conference - Register Today!
At UC San Diego on Saturday, February 25, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 
UCI students who have participated in past conferences  have found it to be beneficial both personally and professionally.  At the conference you will reflect upon your experiences abroad, lessons learned, and skills gained; network with students and professionals; and consider future opportunities at home and abroad.  Your registration fee covers the cost of lunch and conference materials ($15 in advance; $20 on-site). 

On-Campus Leadership - Share what you learned abroad with fellow UCI students
Develop your leadership skills, share international and global insights and knowledge with fellow UCI students while earning money, academic credit and/or developing professional skills.  Apply for the following on-campus positions during winter or spring quarters:

Your Future is Global

Global Leadership Certificate Program (GLCP)
Discover what it means to be a leader in a global context.  Get involved at UCI and abroad.  Develop leadership skills and put them into action!  This certificate program can help set you apart as you transition from undergrad to the professional world.  You can initiate change and make a difference.  Check us out on the web link above.

UC Irvine Extension's Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate Program
Learn the top 8 tips you should consider before leaving the U.S. to teach abroad.  Teaching can be an amazing adventure and bring invaluable life experience, but there are many things to consider before finding the right job, adjusting to a new country, and developing a connection with your students.  Learn how to get a serious look from a future employer; transition to a new culture and surroundings; identify great sources of teaching examples; and stay relevant to your students.  Learn more at upcoming information sessions. 

  • Wednesday, March 7, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Thursday, March 8, 3:30-4:30pm

Reserve your space! For more information, contact Roger Dupuy at or (949) 824-9951

Go Abroad Again – this summer!  Find out more at Afternoon Tea and Cookies with UCI Travel-Study Programs See the schedule for February 15 and 16.  If you already know which program you would like to attend, enroll now!  Programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.                                              

Money/Job Experience for Your International Experience Annual Student Writing Contest- Deadline March 8, 2012
Win up to $500 for sharing your experience abroad.  All winning pieces will be published on the TransitionsAbroad’s monthly Wwebzine, TAzine.  The contest deadline is March 8, 2012.  For more information on the theme and criteria for entries, click on the link above.

Go Overseas Campus Rep Marketing Internship – Rolling application.
Gain work experience with a fast-growing company that is redefining the way people choose how and where to go abroad.  A 10-week internship representing Go Overseas at UCI.  The best interns will have the opportunity to return as collaborative remote members of the Go Overseas team.  More information and details at the link above.

UCEAP Research Award $1000Apply by May 4, 2012
These awards recognize undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves through their excellence in research conducted while abroad on EAP.To be eligible you must complete a final paper on your research by the end of spring quarter 2012.  More details at the link above.

Internships in Washington D.C. (UCDC) or Sacramento (UCCS)
You've gained valuable experience and transferrable skills abroad - now use those skills while gaining hands-on work experience interning in a globally-focused internship.  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! Come to an Information Session to learn more:

  • UCDC: Wednesday, February 22 @ 3 pm or Tuesday, February 28 @ 3:30 pm in Student Services II, Rm. 1010
  • UCCS: Thursday, February 23 @ 4 pm in Student Services II, Rm. 1002

Application Deadlines: UCCS Spring quarter 2012: March 2nd; Summer or Fall 2012: April 27th. UCDC Fall 2012 or Winter 2013: April 9th. For more info, contact or 949-824-5400.

Connect with Students at UCI who Share your Interests

International and Global Studies Club
Come join discussions with peers and faculty on topics of international and global interest.  Visit the Facebook page linked above for current events and activities.

Make friends from all over the world! The International Club is a social club designed to bring together international students and domestic students through activities, events and excursions. 

English Conversation ProgramMeet international students every Monday!
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the UCI Student Center, room G303
The English Conversational Program allows international students to improve conversational English skills by engaging in discussions with native English speakers. Meet international students and scholars from around the world and gain exposure to multiple perspectives on current events, both local and global. 

Communication Club (conversation partners) - Join any quarter and continue for as many quarters as you want!
Be a conversation partner for a UCI Extension international student, on a quarter by quarter basis. 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

Play Sports with International Students - Soccer! Volleyball! Basketball!
Join international students for some recreational sports. Winter quarter:

  • Volleyball/Basketball Mondays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm at Middle Earth
  • Soccer Fridays from 4:00 - 8:00 at the ARC fields.

Questions?  Brittany Laurin or (949) 824-8530
International Soccer Tournament in May – Register now!
You can join an existing team or form a team and register your team for the tournament.  Contact Brittany Laurin at UCI Extension for details or (949) 824-8530.

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 the International Club and more!  Everyone is welcome!  International Students over 21, be sure to bring your UCI ID and passport to be served.

For Graduating Seniors Only

Distinguish Yourself at Graduation – Get a Country Sash – Order by May 11
Show your global pride at graduation and make your international experience visible! Accent your cap and gown with a Country Sash! The special discount price for UCI Students is $28.  You can check out the sashes here but be sure to order through the Study Abroad Center in order to receive the discount price.  Order by May 11 at the Study Abroad Center in 1100 Student Services II.  We can only accept exact cash or checks.

UCI 2012 GradTrip! – Information Session February 16
Go abroad again!  Join the UCI 2012 GradTrip!  The trip will run from June 21 - July 4 and visit a variety of cities throughout Western Europe.  There will be ONE information session regarding the trip and it will be held on Thursday, Feb 16th at 12pm inside the Alumni House.   For general trip details, please visit  and please RSVP for the Information Session here.

Share Your Experience Abroad with Others
Are you tired of talking about your time abroad with friends and family and seeing their eyes glaze over? Below are some ways for you to get a captive audience and share about your experiences with people who want to hear it.

  • Join Us On 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!
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