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Stories from Abroad

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Stories From Abroad

Education Abroad is your gateway to the world! UCR students just like you participate in our international programs. They take classes, have internships, conduct research, learn languages, volunteer and work around the world. Experiencing life in another culture and building new skills helps UCR graduates become more competitive in their career search.

Read the stories below to hear from real UCR students about their abroad experiences.


Attn: Alumni  -  We want to hear from you!

If you’re a returned education abroad student and you want to share your story, you can email Shanon Langlie, Director of Marketing and Communications, or fill out our online form.

Education Abroad Stories

Deonte's Semester at Sea

Deonte' Lee Major: Media and Cultural Studies and Studio Art Participated in Semester at Sea (OAP) Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity member and ASPB volunteer The first day on the ship reinforced my belief in myself as a low-income, first-generation college...

Martina's Edinburgh Adventure

Martina Lin Major: Business (Marketing) Global Opportunities Abroad Leader UCEAP in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh I learned how to be more independent and resolve issues on my own. Being in a completely different surrounding with unfamiliar people helps...

Past and Present: Karla's Mediterranean Tour

Karla Bonilla Major: Political Science and History Global Opportunities Abroad Leader FLEAP History program in Greece and OAP in Italy Receiving a scholarship not only made my study abroad experience possible, but also helped me ensure that I could experience...

Theory Meets Practice in London: Nick's Statistics Journey

Nick Perez Major: Mathematics FLEAP Math program in London Thanks to the Gilman scholarship, I was lucky enough to be a part of Professor David Weisbart's summer (FLEAP) program, Random Walks. Without the scholarship, I would not have been able...