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 a variety of languages including but not limited to, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, 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!
Language Circles are held once a week during week 2 through week 9 each quarter. Please see our upcoming events for more information about meeting times and location.
If you are interested in becoming a moderator for one of our currently offered language or for a new language, please complete the Moderator Interest Form and email Jacqueline Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org for next steps.
R’Time is a support network hosted in collaboration with The Well. This program is intended to provide a community and a safe space for international women at UCR to connect, find support, and practice self-care. Generally, R’Time is hosted once per month. Please see our upcoming events for information about meeting times and location.
Want to learn more? Contact Jacqueline Hernandez at email@example.com.
Throughout the year, 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.
International Student Peer Mentor Program
Through the combined efforts of the International Students and Scholars Office and continuing UCR international students, the International Peer Mentor Program (ISPMP) is a year-round program that provides support to incoming international students. The ISPMP is presented through Student Development Theories; it consists of one-on-one meetings, exclusive events and workshops, and supplemental resources by specially trained staff and mentors, all of which aid a positive transition to campus, and foster international students’ academic success and social-cultural integration.
The mentor application is generally sent out in the month of June to all current students. Be sure to monitor your UCR email account for our International Student Newsletter and/or a direct email from us with more information on how to apply.
All current and new incoming students will be provided with a mentee application in the weeks closer to Fall and Winter quarters.
R’Culture: Your Ultimate Travel Guide
R’Culture is a program intended to educate, and brings awareness of global perspectives and culture to the UCR community. R’Culture is fun and interactive comprised of visual presentations, art and dance workshops, and trivia, presented by volunteer Cultural Ambassadors.
The CA role is open to ALL (students, scholars, staff, faculty, and UCR community members). To become a Cultural Ambassador, and to review a sample presentation and the R’Culture Resource Guide, fill out our application.