Study Abroad News

February 2015

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?


Resume Workshop:  Showcase What You Have Learned
Thursday, March 5, 12:30-1:30pm, CORE Office, Student Center G306
Career Center Assistant Director, Araceli Rossi, will share tips on how to effectively translate your experiences and skills acquired from campuses experiences such as student organization leadership, studying abroad, etc. on to your resume in a meaningful way.  Learn how to tell your story effectively.  RSVP:

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:

  • Career Center Peer Consultant Application Deadline:  March 6
    Interns advise students about career planning, resumes, job search, interviewing, and graduate school.
  • UTeach Teach your own seminar and share what you learned abroad with fellow UCI students.  Information sessions in late spring quarter and early winter quarter. Apply in Spring quarter.
  • International Peer Group Mentor Assist new degree-seeking international students in making a smooth transition to life at UCI.  Paid position.  Application will be posted on the website by Week 8 of Winter quarter.  Apply in Spring quarter.

Your Future is Global

Global Brigades at UCIService projects this summer!
Global Brigades is the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Global Brigades' mission is to empower volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world. At UC Irvine, we have Global Environmental Brigades, Global Water Brigades, Global Microfinance/Business Brigades, Global Public Health Brigades, Global Medical Brigades, and Global Dental Brigades, Global Human Rights Brigades, and Global Engineering Brigades. Each brigade is 7-10 days in Honduras, Panama, or Nicaragua over spring break/summer.  To join a brigade or for more information e-mail

UCI Summer Session:  Study Public Health in Bali this Summer!   
Interested in alternative medicine and working with an NGO? Join Dr. Zuzana Bic this summer to study public health principles and to examine health and disease at the Bali Institute for Global Renewal, a premier world learning center in beautiful Bali, Indonesia. You may also petition to complete Public Health Practicum hours in Bali. Visit our booth at the Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, February 26 or attend an info session on March 3 or 6, 1-2:30 pm in University Extension Bldg. B (#230 on the campus map). Questions? or 949-824-7649

Teach English Abroad.  Prepare through UCI Extension TEFL Certificate
Teaching English abroad is a great way start a new career and gain global experience.  Your adventures abroad continue when you complete UCI Extension’s 10-week summer intensive program. Valuable benefits include the opportunity to interact with visiting international students, job referral assistance, and post-program staff support. To learn more, attend a free information session on campus:

  • Thursday, March 12, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Friday, March 13, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Thursday, April 16, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Friday, April 17, 3:30-4:30 pm
    Reserve your space! For more information, contact Roger Dupuy at or (949) 824-9951.  

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 at the link above.

Participate in Civic and Community Engagement
Take what you have learned abroad and put it into community action and public service here at home.

Visit the Civic & Community Engagement (CCE) Office to find out how you can volunteer or develop your own community service project. The CCE office is committed to working in partnership with students and community based organizations to create sustainable solutions for our most pressing social problems.  Like us on Facebook and email questions to

Join the Minor in Civic and Community Engagement to develop knowledge, skills, and values to be agents of change in your community. The minor is open to all undergraduate majors on campus.  For more information, contact Faculty Director, Dr. Paula Garb

Money/Job Experience for Your International Experience

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) – Fall Internship Deadline March 2, 2015
This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency. Internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.

UCEAP Research Award $1000Apply by May 1, 2015
These awards recognize undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves through their excellence in research conducted while abroad on a UCEAP program. To be eligible you must complete a final paper on your research by the end of spring quarter 2015.  More details at the 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, many more! Come to an Information Session to learn more:

  • UCDC Info Session: Monday, March 2nd, 4-5 pm in Student Services II, Rm. 1002

Application Deadlines: UCDC Fall 2015 or Winter 2016: Monday, April 6.
UCCS Summer: Monday, March 2 (late applications for UCCS may be accepted)
For more info, contact or 949-824-5400.

Connect with students at UCI who share your interests

English Conversation Program FacilitatorJoin for spring quarter!
Mondays 4pm-4:50pm, Tuesdays 4pm-4:50pm, or Thursdays 4pm-4:50pm

Meet students from around the world.  Further your cultural insight, build relationships and appreciate our diverse campus community at ECP! Serve as an English Facilitator and assist international students with building their conversational English skills.  Each week, you will participate in one-on-one pairings, group activities and more. Volunteer or earn academic credit (1.3 units).  Sign up online​ or for more information, contact

Across the Bridge: Diversity Dialogue Lunch included!
Friday, April 24, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Cross Cultural Center, Dr. White Room

Across the Bridge is an opportunity for international and domestic students to have an open conversation about topics of diversity. Enjoy a free meal and meet students from all over the world! The topic for the April dialog will be available in early Spring Quarter. Across the Bridge is a collaboration between the International Center, Cross-Cultural Center and Study Abroad Center.

International Studies Club
The International Studies Club is an academic club designed to integrate students from all backgrounds who share a common interest in the global arena. From areas of public health assistance, governance and public policy to anthropology and culture.  ISC incorporates academic events that focus on global issues, societies and cultures and students can come together to synthesize opinions and ideas. The synergistic club is designed for all students of UCI, regardless of major.

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.

Communication Club (conversation partners) - Now accepting applications for Spring Quarter.
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. For more information, contact the 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.

Distinguish yourself at Graduation - Get a Country Sash

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 $30.  Order at the Study Abroad Center in 1100 Student Services II by May 8. We can only accept exact cash or checks. You can check out the sashes here but be sure to order through the Study Abroad Center in order to receive the discount price.

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!
  • Be in the Student Spotlight on our home page.  We would love to include YOUR story.  Take a look at the short list of questions on EEE and respond to those that pertain to you.  These Student Spotlights motivate UC Irvine students of today and tomorrow to follow in your foot-steps and make the life-changing decision to study abroad! Check out current Spotlights (at the top of the page).
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