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New International Student Home

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Welcome New International Students

Follow your dreams to sunny, Southern California! Wherever your journey started, you will find a home at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). There are a number of things you need to do to prepare for your start at UCR. Please see the list below for more information. Undergraduate students should also check their MyUCR account often. 

Pre-Departure

Post-Arrival

 
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International Student Orientation

Welcome to UCR! We are looking forward to seeing you on campus. As a new international student, there are several orientation sessions you will need to attend.

Our office hosts the International Student Orientation (ISO), which is for all international students. There are also separate orientation sessions for undergraduate and graduate students that are hosted by other departments on campus.