Study Abroad News

March 2016

In This Edition:

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

Share your Experience Abroad with Others

Visit the Returnee Webpage

What Next?

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.

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.  For more information check us out on the web link above or attend one of the below events:

GLCP Program Orientation
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
4:00-5:20pm
in Student Services II, Room 1010

UCI Summer Session:  Study Public Health in Bali this Summer – Apply now through May 1! 
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. Enrollment is open through May 1st, and remember that the units earned on this program can be applied toward the Pay for Only 8 (unit fee cap) incentive for UC students. UC students who enroll in 8 units in the Public Health Program in Bali could enroll in additional units in Summer Session II either on campus or online without paying additional course fees. Visit summer.uci.edu/bali for more information.
summer-session@uci.edu | 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 (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 rdupuy@uci.edu or (949) 824-9951.  

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) - *New* Research Abroad Fellowship!
Did an international topic spark your interest while abroad?  Plan a faculty-mentored research project on your international area of interest and apply for the new UROP Research Abroad Fellowship for research funding.  Opportunities are also available for publication in the UCI Undergraduate Research Journal and to present your research at the annual UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

  • March 30: UROP Get Involved in Research Workshop
  • April 19:  UROP Proposal Writing Workshop
  • May 2:  UROP Spring & Summer Grant Proposal deadline
  • May 14:  Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Mid-November:  UROP Fall Grant Proposal deadline

Money/Job Experience for Your International Experience

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 more! Come to an Information Session to learn more:

  • UCDC: Tuesday, March 29, 4-5 pm OR Wednesday, March 30, 5-6 pm
    Both sessions held in Student Services II, Room 1010
  • UCCS: Wednesday, March 30, 12-1 pm in Student Services II, Room 1002 or Thursday, March 31, 4-4:30 in Student Services II, Room 1010

Application Deadlines:

  • UCDC Fall 2016 or Winter 2017: Monday, April 4, 2016
  • UCCS: Summer 2016: Extended to Tuesday, April 5, 2016
  • UCCS: Fall 2016: Thursday, May 5, 2016

For more info, contact dccenter@uci.edu 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 programs@ic.uci.edu

Across the Bridge: Diversity Dialogue Between International and Domestic StudentsExploring Gender Roles  Lunch included! 
Friday, April 22
, 12:00-1:30pm, Cross-Cultural Center, Dr. White Room
Join fellow Anteaters from around the world in this popular program to discuss issues of diversity and culture! The spring quarter's discussion topic is Exploring Gender Roles.  Co-sponsored by the International Center, Cross-Cultural Center, and the Study Abroad Center.  RSVP to attend.

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 club is designed for all students of UCI, regardless of major.

Communication Club (conversation partners)
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 commclub@uci.edu.

International Coffee Hour
Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm, Counseling Center, Student Services I
Co-hosted by the International Center and the Counseling Center, International Coffee Hour is an opportunity for international and domestic students to engage in conversations, create friendships, share their culture, and to connect with the UCI community in a casual and comfortable environment. 

For Graduating Seniors

Distinguish Yourself at Graduation – Get a Country Sash – Order by May 13

Show your global pride at graduation and make your international experience visible! Accent your cap and gown with a Country Sash!  Order through the Study Abroad Center for the discounted price:

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 & 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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