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.

Immigration News and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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International Students Programs and Activities


Language Circle

Language Circles

Every Thursday each quarter, UCR’s International Students and Scholars office hosts a Language Circle program to help you practice your foreign language speaking skills through informal conversations with native speakers. We typically offer 6 languages: Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, French, Japanese, Spanish, and English. The program is open to everyone with all levels of proficiency. Join us to practice your language speaking skills and make new friends!

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R' Time

R’Time is a support network, a community and a safe space for international women at UCR. Please see our upcoming events for information about meeting times and location.

Questions? Contact Jenny Shin at

International Peer Assistants

International Peer Assistants

International Peer Assistants support undergraduate international students at UCR through meetings with their IPA mentors and participation in workshops and events. Becoming an International Peer Assistant is a great way to get involved in the international community, make new friends and guide new international students. For more information on becoming an IPA, please contact Lisa Luu-Luc at


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Each quarter, ISS offers a variety of workshops for students on legal employment options, taxes, American classroom culture and more! Please see our upcoming events for workshop time and location.

R'International Friends

R'International Friends

R’International Friends (RIF) is a mentor program where we pair a domestic student and an international student at UCR to exchange ideas and discuss language and culture. This program is currently on hiatus.

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Volunteering Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for opportunities to get involved with UCR International Community? Sign-up and be added to our volunteer listserv!

You can volunteer as an International Student Orientation Leader, Connect Peer Mentoring program, International Peer Advisor, Language Circle Facilitator and much more! We would love to have you join us!

Upcoming Events