Study Abroad News

February 2016

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

Share your experience abroad with others

Visit the Returnee Webpage

What Next?


Important Events – Mark your calendar!

Research & Study Abroad Workshop
Monday, February 22
, 2:00 - 3:00pm, Student Services II, room 1010
Discover how to combine undergraduate faculty-mentored research and study abroad before, during or after your experience abroad.  At the workshop you will hear from students who have done it, learn about the benefits as well as the process, how to seek funding, how to find a faculty mentor and much more!  Take this step toward enhancing your resume.  For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center at:  824-4802 or; or UROP at 824-4189 or

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

UCI Summer Session:  Study Public Health or Environmental Studies in Bali this Summer!  -  June 21-July 25, 2016
Be a part of a transformational learning opportunity at the Bali Institute for Global Renewal, a premier world learning center in beautiful Bali, Indonesia! Visit our booth at the Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, February 25. Questions? or 949-824-7649

UCI Summer Session: Summer Global Internships ProgramApplication Due March 4, 2016
Expand your world view while gaining work experience and earning academic credit through UCI Summer Session’s Summer Global Internships Program. As you build your professional resume and reap the benefits of travel, you will also gain a first-hand understanding of what it is like to live and work in another city or country.  Domestic and international locations available.  Visit our booth at the Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, February 26 or attend an info session on Friday, February 27, 2-3 pm in Student Services II, 1010AB. Questions? or 949-824-7889

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 (also offered fall, winter and spring quarters). 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:  Reserve your space! Or 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.

Join the Minor in Civic and Community Engagement
Take what you have learned abroad and put it into community action and public service here at home.  Develop knowledge, skills, and values to be agents of change in your community. The minor is open to all undergraduate majors on campus. 

Money/Job Experience for Your International Experience

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) – Fall Internship Deadline March 1, 2016
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 6, 2016
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 2016.  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, February 22, 4-5 pm in Student Services II, Rm. 1010
  • UCCS Info Session: Tuesday, February 23, 4-5 pm in Student Services II, Rm. 1010

Application Deadlines: UCDC Fall 2016 or Winter 2017: Monday, April 4.
UCCS Summer 2016: Thursday, March 17th.
For more info, contact or 949-824-5400.

Connect with students at UCI who share your interests

English Conversation Program Facilitator - Join for spring quarter!
Mondays 4pm-4:50pm, Tuesdays 4pm-4:50pm, Wednesdays 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 now!  Questions? Contact

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, 10:30am - 12:00pm, 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.

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 & Instagram  Show UCI students what YOU did abroad! Post your photos, videos, blogs, stories, and more.  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!
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