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As UC Riverside's international ambassadors, we foster global engagement. We connect students and faculty at UCR with opportunities to work and learn abroad. We also work with internal and external partners to help international students, research scholars, and staff come to UC Riverside.

Calling all Highlanders – Where in the world are you?!

Connect with us! Do you have an international experience to share? Did you learn, intern, or conduct research abroad? Are you an international alumnus who wants to reconnect? Do you have a group of UCR Alumni in your area? Please share your photos and stories with us. We’d love to hear how UCR has impacted your life and career. Email us at

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Fall 2020 Employee of the Quarter: David Dai

As part of an ongoing strategy to build a healthy, inclusive, and supportive environment, International Affairs has launched a series of new recognition efforts to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work our staff undertake each day. For Fall 2020, Wei...

ISS Town Hall Discussion on COVID-19, CA Stay at Home Guidance, Travel, and Winter 2021

As students and scholars prepare for the Winter Break, the ISS team held a final Town Hall meeting to discuss current issues before the university closes. Topics included California’s Regional Stay at Home Order, California’s Travel and Quarantine Advisory, Global...

Finals Week Tips

Hello Highlanders. It’s finally week 10, the last week of the quarter before finals. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the quarter more difficult with remote learning, but UCR faculty and staff are working hard to support all of you. Whether...

ISS Pre-Arrival Webinar for Incoming International Students (Winter 2021 Arrival)

The ISS team hosted a Pre-Arrival Webinar for incoming international students on November 13, 2020. For those who were not able to join us, you can watch a replay of the webinar below, along with resources and links to additional...

Students Honored at International Affairs Recognition Ceremony

As mentioned in the previous article, the International Affairs Recognition Ceremony was a bit different this year. Normally, International Affairs would host a special Recognition Ceremony just before graduation, as a way to celebrate the accomplishments of international students, scholars...

International Affairs Recognition Ceremony 2019 - 2020: Honoring Faculty and Staff

Nominated by the campus community, the 2019 - 2020 International Affairs Recognition Ceremony honors a select group of students, faculty and staff for their exceptional contributions to the international community at UCR. In a normal year, International Affairs would host...

ISS Town Hall Discussion on Proposed Duration of Status Rule

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a change to the Duration of Status (D/S) rule that would limit the amount of time students and scholars can remain in the US to two or four years, depending on specific conditions...

Celebrating Halloween

Halloween is tomorrow, October 31! Halloween is a holiday celebrated in many countries on October 31 to remember the dead. There are many fun traditions to do at home with family and/or friends, such as decorating, trying recipes, and carving...

Worldfest Education Abroad Fair

UCR Education Abroad announces the annual Worldfest Education Abroad Fair. This year the fair will be an all virtual format. Start your journey to career readiness with our Worldfest Education Abroad Fair! Join us from Tuesday, October 20 to Friday...

Suggestions for Student Success

While the world is still responding to the coronavirus pandemic, it can be challenging to adjust to learning at home. However, being away from campus does not mean that the campus resources are not available to you. In fact, UCR...

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Virtual program links students around the globe
UC Riverside’s International Affairs shifted into a nearly 24/7 operation earlier this year, especially in its efforts to recruit new international students. The team spent thousands of hours redesigning programs for virtual platforms — all made accessible to students in the United States and around the world.  
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Graduation with a global perspective
An international education was key for these UCR students’ futures.
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