Please note:  In response to the coronavirus pandemic, our staff is working remotely. Our working hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm (Pacific). We are receiving a high volume of emails and ask for your patience. Thank you.

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International Affairs Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Please note: In response to the March 14, 2020 campus announcement, all International Affairs operations will be conducted remotely.

We understand that this is a stressful and dynamic situation. Information about the novel coronavirus and its global impact changes daily, making it difficult to navigate the uncertainty. We are here to help. Whether you are an international student, a visiting researcher, or a student on an education abroad program, our offices will do all we can to support you. 

To Contact Us:

Please email or call for an appointment. 
All appointments will be conducted by phone or by an online meeting via Zoom. We are also available to answer questions by email.

Working Hours: Monday - Friday  |  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

International Students:
International Scholars:
Director of International Students and Scholars office: Michael Schmelzle

Education Abroad:
Director of Education Abroad: Karolyn M. Andrews

Main Office: (951) 827-4113
Education Abroad Office: (951) 827-2508


Official UCR Updates on COVID-19

For detailed information on how the coronavirus has impacted the campus, please visit the Environmental Health & Safety website.

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