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Worldfest Education Abroad Fair

Transform your professional future by learning abroad now. It can take up to a year to figure out what to study, where to go, and how to pay for it all, so begin your journey to career readiness with a week of events focused on everything related to education abroad.

Our Worldfest Education Abroad fair runs from October 20 to November 6, and is open to all students, from UCR, the UC system, and beyond. Join us to explore how learning abroad can change your life!

When:

 Tuesday, October 20 – Friday, November 6, 2020, with times varying from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where:  

Virtual - Register for each session individually below. Our 2020 fair is in collaboration with the other UC campuses.

Questions?

Please contact the Education Abroad office educationabroad@ucr.edu

 

Special Event:

Register now for the UCR Faculty Led Education Abroad Program Advising Session

UCR Faculty Led Education Abroad Program (FLEAP) Drop-in Advising
  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 30, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Register

Do you want to spend next summer learning abroad with UCR faculty and students? Join the education abroad staff and UCR faculty to learn more about your options to go abroad next summer on a UC Riverside faculty-led education abroad program.

 

Schedule

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

 

Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) Drop-in Advising
  • Hosted By:  CAPA: The Global Education Network – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  College Year in Athens (CYA) – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  CRCC Asia and Virtual Internships – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  FIE: Foundation for International Education – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By: Global Maximum Educational Opportunities (G-MEO) – Meeting Link

Each session is from 11am-12pm. Come meet our Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) partners during our Worldfest OAP Drop-in Advising sessions.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

 

Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) Drop-in Advising

Each session is from 11am-12pm. Come meet our Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) partners during our Worldfest OAP Drop-in Advising sessions.


Thursday, October 22, 2020
 

Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) Drop-in Advising
  • Hosted By:  Barcelona SAE – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By: Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  Kaya Responsible Travel – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  Undergraduate Program in Central European Studies, Prague (UPCES) – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  University of Nicosa Global Semesters – Meeting Link

Each session is from 11am-12pm. Come meet our Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) partners during our Worldfest OAP Drop-in Advising sessions.


Friday, October 23, 2020

 

Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) Drop-in Advising

Each session is from 11am-12pm. Come meet our Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) partners during our Worldfest OAP Drop-in Advising sessions.

Monday, October 26, 2020

 

Life After Study Abroad (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By: Middlebury Institute of International Studies
  • Date/Time:  Monday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Register

Join us for a discussion on how to maximize your study abroad experience while abroad, and upon your return in your search for an international graduate program or professional career.


Diversity Abroad: Unlocking the World and Connecting you to Opportunity (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By: Diversity Abroad
  • Date/Time:  Monday, October 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Register

Diversity Abroad's vision is that the next generation of young people from traditionally marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds be equipped with the skills, experiences and networks to thrive - personally, academically and professionally - in our 21st century interconnected world and global workforce. Join this information session to learn about Diversity Abroad resources and opportunities (including virtual!) available to students at each phase of the global program process.


Studying Abroad as a Transfer and Reentry Student (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, Transfer and Reentry Center
  • Date/Time:  Monday, October 26, 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

You, as a transfer and reentry student, can study abroad no matter when you plan to graduate or what your major is! Come learn about resources available on your campus and hear from fellow transfer and reentry students who successfully incorporated study abroad into their academic careers.


Latinx Adventures Abroad (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By: UC Irvine
  • Date/Time:  Monday, October 26, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Register

Latinx returnee and staff will talk about their experiences and how they overcame some challenges along the way. Join and learn more about the benefits you as a Latinx student can gain from studying abroad.


LGBTQIA+ Identity in a Global Context: Resources and Support for Students (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, LGBTQIA Resource Center
  • Date/Time:  Monday, October 26, 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Register

Join us as we explore what it means to engage globally as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. We will explore resources available at your campus, as well as hear from students who have experience navigating their LGBTQIA+ identity while engaging in global learning.


Global Skills for Leadership (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By: UC Merced
  • Date/Time:  Monday, October 26, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Register

The Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center (potentially in partnership with another UC Leadership unit) will host a panel of engaging young leaders around the world on the topic of leadership from their individual perspectives. We'll explore similarities and differences. We'll discuss how culture can influence our leadership, and why cultural fluency is so important for our development as leaders. And last, we'll also discuss the incredible opportunity for students who study abroad to improve their cultural fluency.


AAPI Abroad: A Student Panel (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Berkeley
  • Date/Time:  Monday, October 26, 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Register

Are you interested in studying abroad and curious about what it’s like identifying as Asian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander in another country? Join five study abroad alumni from the AAPI community as they reflect on their time abroad.


Study Away for Undocumented Students (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Los Angeles
  • Date/Time:  Monday, October 26, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Register

While study abroad has become increasingly inaccessible for undocumented students in recent years, we encourage the community to join this session to explore what global educational opportunities are available virtually and domestically. We will highlight U.S.-based study away programs and virtual program offerings. An attorney from the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center will also join us to outline current law as well as the risks and challenges involved with domestic travel.


Going Global After Graduation (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Date/Time:  Monday, October 26, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Register

Starting to think about going global after graduation? This session will give you a quick overview of opportunities abroad—like grad school, teaching English, and Peace Corps—and resources to get started making your dreams a reality.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

 

The JET Program: Live, Work, and Discover Japan! (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Register

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program offers young professionals the opportunity to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs). Since 1987, more than 75,000 JET Program participants from over 70 countries have lived and worked in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Join JET and become part of this exclusive network of like-minded international enthusiasts!

In this session, representatives from the Japanese consulates in Los Angeles and San Francisco will
discuss the positions and the application process for the 2021-2022 program cycle.


Beyond Studying Abroad: Internships and Research Opportunities (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Berkeley
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • Register

Looking to gain internship experience while also building your global career network? Attend this session to learn more about the benefits of a global internship and about the various opportunities available for all UC students. Virtual options are available! Hosted by UC Berkeley.


UC Washington Center (UCDC): An Experiential Learning Opportunity for all Students (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Washington Center (UCDC)
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

Join a panel of UCDC Staff and alumni as they discuss the finer points of UCDC. Learn about the many ways UCDC can benefit all students, no matter the major: the internships with various Washington DC institutions, classes taught by industry leaders, and the variety of professional development and networking opportunities—including virtual opportunities.


DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) Summer Paid STEM Internships (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 27, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Register

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) will present an info session on RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering), a program offering paid STEM summer internships in Germany.


Peace Corps: Exploring Your Global Future (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  Peace Corps
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 27, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Register

Peace Corps sends volunteers to serve in over 60 countries around the globe. Volunteers must be American citizens and come from all backgrounds to represent the diversity of America abroad. They work at a grassroots level in six different program areas—education, health, environment, youth development, agriculture and community economic development—for a period of 27 months. Volunteers receive transportation to and from the country, a monthly living stipend, vacation and health benefits, and significant training. The Peace Corps provides loan deferment options and, after completing service, volunteers receive a readjustment allowance of over $9,000, lifetime eligibility for certain graduate school fellowships and one year of preferential hiring for federal positions. Peace Corps service is a life-changing experience that develops leadership skills and opens doors professionally and academically. Join this virtual panel to hear from returned Peace Corps volunteers and learn how the Peace Corps can help you explore your global future.


Virtual Global Internships: Benefits, Tips for Success, and Transferable Skills for your Future (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 27, 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Register

As internships head to virtual, you may be wondering what opportunities exist and why you should consider a virtual internship. Join us for an informative webinar and hear from different perspectives about the benefits of virtual internships, tips for success during your internship and how to apply virtual skills to in-person future success.


STEM Majors Study Abroad! (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Irvine
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 27, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Register

STEM Major returnees will talk about their experiences studying abroad along with tips and advice on how to look for a program that offers classes and internships abroad!


How to Study Abroad Sustainably (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 27, 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Register

To learn abroad, you often have to fly to reach your destination, a choice which increases your carbon footprint. With flygskam (flight shaming) on the rise, learn how can you offset your carbon consumption, respond to critics, and learn abroad sustainably.


Latinx Students Abroad: Concerns from Loved Ones (UC-Wide, En Espanol)
  • Hosted By:  UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Register

Asiste a nuestra presentación y escucha las experiencias de estudiantes Latinxs que estudiaron en el extranjero. Invita a tus familiares para que también se informen de los beneficios y como puede enriquecer tu vida académica, personal y profesional. ¡Se llevará a cabo en español!

Join our session and hear about the experiences of Latinx students who studied abroad! Feel free to invite your loved ones so they can also learn more about the benefits and how study abroad can enrich your academic, personal and professional experience. This session will be conducted in Spanish!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

 

UC Center Sacramento Information Session (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted by: UC Center Sacramento
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Register

This presentation will provide students information about admissions, program information, experiential learning, research, and internship opportunities for UC Center Sacramento.


DAAD Undergraduate Funding Opportunities in Germany (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted by: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services)
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Register

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) will present an info session on study, research, and internship funding opportunities for students in Germany.


Developing Your Side Hustle for Study Abroad (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted by: UC Merced
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Register

Besides Financial Aid, scholarships, and savings, students today have to think out of the box for ways to help fund their study abroad experience. We’ll brainstorm ideas and real-life stories with emphasis on internet-based fundraisers.


Boren Awards for International Study (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  Boren
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 28, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. Boren Scholars and Fellows apply their skillsets to careers with the U.S. federal government in a variety of roles, including defense, diplomacy, and development.


Critical Language Scholarship (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  Critical Language Scholarship
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 28, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Register

Join a live overview of the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program followed by a question and answer session with the Senior Recruitment and Selection Officer.\


Gilman Scholarship for Studying or Interning Abroad (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Davis Global Learning Hub, UC Davis Prestigious Scholarships Office
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 28, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Register

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for federal Pell grant recipients to participate in study abroad and internship programs throughout the world. Learn about the aims of the Gilman Scholarship, eligibility requirements, the application process, and how to become a competitive candidate. Q&A session will follow the presentation.


Tips for Students Traveling on a Budget in a Post-COVID Environment (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  Student Universe
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 28, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Register

Tips for booking travel online and over the phone in a post-COVID environment with an overview on how airlines and travel planning has changed.


Study Abroad for First-Generation Students (UC-Wide)
  • Hosted By:  UC Santa Barbara
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 28, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Register

Join this session to learn more about studying abroad as a first-generation student, how to plan your academics and finances, and hear from past first-gen students who have studied abroad! Family members are also welcome.


Thursday, October 29, 2020

 

UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Fair
  • Hosted By:  UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Systemwide Office
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 28
  • Register

Interested in enhancing your UC education with study abroad? The University of California Education Abroad Program has 150 study abroad programs designed with you in mind. Start your adventure at the UCEAP Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, October 29! Get an introduction to UCEAP, compare the cost of studying abroad vs. remaining at UC, learn about scholarship opportunities, and discover how making smart decisions will impact your safety abroad. Explore UCEAP’s diverse program offerings by attending sessions segmented by location and area of study. Your family is encouraged to participate, too, and there’s a special session intended to answer their unique questions in both English and Spanish. Come to learn, leave inspired!

Friday, October 30, 2020

 

UCR Faculty Led Education Abroad Program (FLEAP) Drop-in Advising

  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 30, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Register

Do you want to spend next summer learning abroad with UCR faculty and students? Join the education abroad staff and UCR faculty to learn more about your options to go abroad next summer on a UC Riverside faculty-led education abroad program.

 

Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) Drop-in Advising
  • Hosted By:  Academic Programs International (API) - Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  American Institute for Study (AIFS) – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  Semester at Sea – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) – Meeting Link
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 30, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Come meet our Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) partners during our Worldfest OAP Drop-in Advising sessions.


Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) Drop-in Advising
  • Hosted By:  International Studies Abroad (ISA) – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  IES Abroad – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  Wildlands Studies – Meeting Link
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 30, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Come meet our Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) partners during our Worldfest OAP Drop-in Advising sessions.


Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) Drop-in Advising
  • Hosted By:  CEA Study Abroad – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  CISAbroad – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  CAPA: The Global Education Network – Meeting Link
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 30, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Come meet our Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) partners during our Worldfest OAP Drop-in Advising sessions.


UC Santa Cruz Global Seminars in Summer 2022 Drop-in Advising
  • Hosted By:  UC Santa Cruz
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 30, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Register

At UC Santa Cruz we offer dynamic learning opportunities for students from any UC campus to participate in a short term summer study abroad program led by UCSC faculty. This overview video shares exciting opportunities that will be offered in Summer 2022 for a range of majors including: dance, studio art, writing, marine and evolutionary biology, latin american studies, anthropology, film and digital media, language studies, environmental sciences, agroecology and more. For more information, please visit our website here, or consider joining our drop in advising on Friday. We look forward to meeting you!


UCLA Travel Study Programs Drop-in Advising
  • Hosted By:  UC Los Angeles
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 30, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Register

Explore this session to learn about summer study abroad programs led by UCLA professors! UCLA Travel Study (TS) offers experiential learning opportunities, where instruction is not limited to the classroom. Learn on-the-go through performances, walking tours, or even global health site visits, among others! TS is open to all UC students and eligible participants can use their UC financial aid. If you'd like to chat with TS coordinators, join their virtual drop-in advising on Friday, October 30th from 10am-12pm.


UC San Diego Global Seminars 2021 Drop-in Advising
  • Hosted By:  UC San Diego
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 30, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Register

UC San Diego Global Seminars are high impact programs designed to give students a deeper understanding of the course content through experiential learning. These five-week long summer study abroad or study away experiences are led by a UCSD professor and are open to undergraduates from any campus. Students enroll in a package of two courses for a total of eight UCSD quarter units. Class sizes are intentionally kept small to create opportunities for one-on-one interaction with some of the best faculty at UCSD, and each program contains site visits that give students a deeper understanding of the course content. This year we are offering new domestic, hybrid, and virtual options for the first time to make sure that these educational opportunities remain accessible despite potential restrictions on international travel. To learn more, watch our video, find out about specific programs and our rolling application process on the Global Seminars website, or Zoom into our drop-in advising hours to meet us on Friday.


UC Davis Global Learning Hub Drop In Advising
  • Hosted By:  UC Davis
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 30, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Register

UC Davis offers over 50 faculty-led programs in a variety of subject areas around the world. The Summer Abroad, Summer Abroad Internships, Virtual Summer Internship and Quarter Abroad programs are open to students from other UCs. Take advantage of these amazing hands-on learning opportunities to earn UC units while working with renowned UC Davis faculty. Financial aid applies to most programs.


Berkeley Summer Abroad Programs Drop-in Advising
  • Hosted By:  UC Berkeley
  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 30, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Register

Are you interested in studying abroad with Berkeley Professors while taking a UC Berkeley class and earning Berkeley credits? UC Berkeley Summer Abroad courses are open to students from ALL UC campuses and Financial Aid applies! This session will explore our Summer 2021 programs and beyond!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

 

Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) Drop-in Advising

Each session is from 11am-12pm. Come meet our Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) partners during our Worldfest OAP Drop-in Advising sessions.


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

 

Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) Drop-in Advising

Each session is from 11am-12pm. Come meet our Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) partners during our Worldfest OAP Drop-in Advising sessions.


Thursday, November 5, 2020

 

Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) Drop-in Advising
  • Hosted By:  Global Maximum Educational Opportunities (G-MEO) – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI) – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  Sant'Anna Institute – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  Undergraduate Program in Central European Studies, Prague (UPCES) – Meeting Link
  • Hosted By:  University of Nicosa Global Semesters – Meeting Link

Each session is from 11am-12pm. Come meet our Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) partners during our Worldfest OAP Drop-in Advising sessions.


Friday, November 6, 2020

 

Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) Drop-in Advising

Each session is from 11am-12pm. Come meet our Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) partners during our Worldfest OAP Drop-in Advising sessions.

Worldfest 2020 Sessions - View Youtube Playlists Below:

 

Faculty Led Education Abroad Program (FLEAP)

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UC Education Abroad Program(UCEAP)

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Opportunities Abroad program (OAP)

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Worldfest Sessions - Miscellaneous Topics

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