Study Abroad News

May 2012

In This Edition:

On-Campus Leadership - Share your insights from abroad

Extend Your International Learning

Your Future is Global

Connect with UCI Students who Share your Interests

Share your Experience Abroad with Others

Visit the Returnee Webpage

What Next?


To all the graduating Anteaters who’ve been abroad: 
The Study Abroad Center Staff 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.

Attention:   All Students – graduating or continuing – Please complete UCUES!!  Prizes to win!!  Tell us about UCI on the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) and have the chance to win a 2012 iPad, an iPad Touch, and a Kindle Fire with $100 for downloads.  Final date to enter: June 18th, 2012

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:

  • 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. Interviews begin May 21.
  • UCEAP Student Ambassador - UCEAP participants receive a scholarship award in return for actively promoting UCEAP study abroad on their home UC campus through a variety of organized student events and outreach initiatives.  Apply by May 30
  • 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 available in June.
  • UCI Extension International Programs Activity Leads and Student Assistant
    positions opening in Spring for Spring and Summer.  Information at: or (949) 824-8530.

Extend Your International Learning

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
Did an international topic spark your interest while abroad?  Plan a faculty-mentored research project on your international area of interest.  Opportunities are available to apply for research funding, for publication in the UCI Undergraduate Research Journal, and to present your research at the annual UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Click above to learn how UROP can help.

Internships in Washington D.C. (UCDC) or Sacramento (UCCS)
You've gained valuable experience and transferable 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!

Extended Deadlines:

  • UCCS: Summer or Fall 2012: Thursday, May 24 @ 4 pm
  • UCDC Winter 2013: Thursday, May 24 @ 4 pm

For more info, contact or 949-824-5400.

Your Future is Global

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 or contact Roger Dupuy at or (949) 824-9951                                         

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 would like to have you as a Featured Contributor!

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 Club
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 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

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

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.

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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