Study Abroad News

April 2012

In This Edition:

On-Campus Leadership - Share your insights from abroad

Your Future is Global

Money/Job Experience for Your International Experience

Go Abroad Again!

Connect with UCI Students who Share your Interests

For Graduating Seniors

Share your Experience Abroad with Others

Visit the Returnee Webpage

What Next?

UK
Egypt
Vietnam

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 spring or summer:

  • UTeach –Share what you learned abroad by teaching your own seminar to fellow UCI students – Apply by May 15.
  • Global Connect Internship –Teach global issues to middle school and high school students in Orange County.  Apply by May 18.
  • International Peer Group Mentor - Assist new degree-seeking international students in making a smooth transition to life at UCI.  Application information will be posted on the web site in spring quarter.
  • Study Abroad Center Peer Advisor – Help UCI students study abroad.  Share your wisdom, tips and experience.  Details of the position are on the web.  Application will be available in June.
  • UCI Extension International Programs Activity Leads and Student Assistant
    positions opening in Spring for Spring and Summer.  Information at:  ESL_Activities@unx.uci.edu or (949) 824-8530.

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) and attend the Program Orientation for more details:

GLCP Program Orientation
Thursday, April 19, 2012
3:00pm-4:30pm
Student Services II 1010AB

See what UCI student, Lauren Quijano, has to say about the benefits of participating in GLCP (pages 4-5).

UC Irvine Extension's Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate Program

  • 180 hours of specialized training
  • Highly qualified teachers who have lived and taught abroad
  • University of California certificate is recognized worldwide
  • Access to ESL teachers for advisement during and after program
  • Job counseling and referrals
  • Classroom and interpersonal interaction with international students

Learn more at an upcoming information session:

  • Tuesday, April 10, 4:00-5:00pm  ICS II, Room 100 (Building 304 on the campus map)

Reserve your space! For more information, contact Roger Dupuy at rdupuy@uci.edu or (949) 824-9951                                            

Money/Job Experience for Your International Experience

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 more! Come to an Information Session to learn more:

  • UCDC: Thursday, April 5 @ 4 pm in Student Services II, Rm. 1002
  • UCCS: Thursday, April 5 @ 5 pm in Student Services II, Rm. 1002

Application Deadlines:

  • UCDC Fall 2012 or Winter 2013: Monday, April 9 @ 4 pm
  • UCCS: Summer or Fall 2012: Friday, April 27 @ 4 pm

For more info, contact dccenter@uci.edu or 949-824-5400.

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.

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.

GoAbroad Featured Contributor Program – Earn $25 per article!
Do you want to write for an international audience that encompasses an average 1.3 million unique visitors and 5.1 million page views each month? Are you an expert when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of a specific destination, how to pack for an extensive stay abroad, or other travel related content? Do you have a passion for meaningful travel and the experience to prove it? Then GoAbroad.com would like to have you as a Featured Contributor!

Go Abroad Again

UCEAP 50th anniversary Faculty-led Summer Programs – Apply by April 13
In celebration of UCEAP’s 50th anniversary, UCEAP is offering five unique, new faculty-led programs that combine lectures, excursions, and cultural activities for an educational experience of a lifetime! Programs are in multiple location in Europe and in Egypt.

UCI Summer Session Travel-Study  - Apply by May 1
Programs are still open for summer 2012 in UK, Italy, Tokyo, Argentina, and more!
Attend an information session for more details:

Tuesday, April 10, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Student Services II, Room 1010

Wednesday, April 11, 2:00-3:00 pm
Student Services II, Room 1010

Summer Scholarship Opportunity: Cambridge Travel-Study Programmes
Apply by Monday, April 16, 2012
Study at the top-ranked university in the world this summer with a scholarship! To help finance your study in the UK, Pembroke College in the University of Cambridge is generously offering several £1,000 British pound scholarships for students on Travel-Study’s beloved Cambridge programmes.  For details on eligibility and how to apply visit the link above or call 949-824-4270, or email travel-study@uci.edu.

STA’s Discover Europe Night
Wednesday, April 4, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Gina’s Pizza, 4533 Campus Dr.
Free food, free drinks, and free prizes! Play European trivia. One lucky person will win a Eurail pass. Another lucky person will win a $500 STA Travel Voucher. STA Travel Experts will be on site to answer any European travel questions you may have as well as share their tips and tricks. It's open to everyone, but food and drinks will be limited.

Glimpse Correspondents Program – Get Paid to Travel the World  Application due July 30
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.

Connect with Students at UCI who Share your Interests

International and Global Studies ClubFirst spring quarter meeting, Wednesday, April 11, 3:00 p.m. in SSPB 5206
Come join discussions with peers and faculty on topics of international and global interest.  Past topics have included:  Failed States and the Importance of the Nation-State in Global Politics; International Political Economies; Drugs, Crime and Gangs:  Are We Responsible?  Each meeting features a different international topic. 

iClub (International Club)
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.  Find details on Facebook link above.

Play Sports with International Students – Soccer!  Volleyball!  Basketball!
Join international students for volleyball or soccer.

  • Basketball & Volleyball Mondays 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Middle Earth.
  • Soccer Wednesdays at 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the field next to the Harvard Court Apartments at California and Harvard

Questions?  Brittany Laurin blaurin@uci.edu or (949) 824-8530

English Conversation FacilitatorsEarn 1.3 units or volunteer 
Mondays 4:30 – 5:30 UCI Student Center, G303

The International Center’s English Conversation Program is an English language practice forum which encourages language development through casual discussion in a friendly environment. There are two kinds of participants – native English speakers and international students and scholars who want to improve their English skills.  More details on the web link above, or email Student Advisor, Alegria Busso mbusso@uci.edu

Communication Club (conversation partners) - Join today!
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 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 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

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.

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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