Study Abroad News

May 2013

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.

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 24
  • International Peer Group Mentor - Assist new degree-seeking international students in making a smooth transition to life at UCI.  Application is now available.
  • UCEAP Student Ambassador - Promote UCEAP study abroad on your home UC campus through a variety of organized student events and outreach initiatives.  Apply by May 31
  • 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.
  • EAP Exchange Partner - Be a mentor and friend to an international exchange student who will be studying abroad at UCI in the fall.  Help these students make the most of their study abroad experience.  Apply by September 2

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 and to learn more about the below:

    • May 18:  UROP Annual Symposium (see students present their research)
    • May 20:  UROP Grant proposals due (spring round)

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.  For more information check us out on the web link above.

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:

  • UCDC Fall 2013: Accepting applications on a rolling basis until full - contact us immediately, if interested!
  • UCDC Winter 2014: Tuesday, May 28 @ 4 pm
  • UCCS: Summer 2013: Accepting applications on a rolling basis until full - contact us immediately, if interested!
  • UCCS: Fall 2013: Friday, May 31 @ 4 pm

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

Your Future is Global

Live and work around the world!
Teaching English abroad is a great way start a new career and gain global experience.  Your adventures abroad continue when you complete the UC Irvine Extension 10-week summer intensive program.  Valuable benefits include the opportunity for interaction with visiting international students, job referral assistance, and post-program staff support. Program starts June 21. To learn more, attend a free information session on campus Reserve your space! Or for more information, contact Roger Dupuy at or (949) 824-9951.

  • Wednesday, May 15, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Thursday, May 16, 3:30-4:30pm

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!

Connect with Students at UCI who Share your Interests

International 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.

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.

Communication Club (conversation partners)   Join today!
Meet international students from around the world. Practice a language you are learning. Introduce an international student to American culture and help them with their English. Meet based on your own schedule. For more information, contact Communication Club at (949) 824-8530 or

International Coffee Hour
Fridays, 12-1 p.m., Counseling Center, Student Services I
Co-hosted by the International Center and the Counseling Center, this is an opportunity to share culture and friendship in a casual environment.  Topics of conversation are as diverse as the people who meet each week.

Play Sports with International Students – Soccer!  Volleyball!  Basketball!
Join international students for recreational sports. Spring quarter schedule:

  • Volleyball/Basketball Mondays 3:30 – 5:00pm at the courts near Extension
  • Soccer Fridays at 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the ARC fields.
  • IP Soccer Tourney June 2.  To register yourself or a team, or for general questions, contact the UCI Extension International Program’s Activities Office or (949) 824-8530.

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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