Study Abroad News

September 2012

In This Edition:

Important Events

Connect with International Students

Continue your International Experience

Go Away Again

Share your Experience Abroad with Others

Visit the Returnee Webpage

What Next?

UK
Egypt
Vietnam

IMPORTANT EVENTS - Mark your calendar!

International Welcome (Back) Breakfast - FREE FOOD!
Wednesday, September 26, 9:30-11:00 a.m. in front of Student Services II in the outdoor plaza.
Welcome back to Irvine! Come meet and welcome the new international exchange students and join other UCI students who have recently returned from abroad for a FREE BREAKFAST! Come early for best selection. Bring friends, make friends, eat and be merry! Find out about international activities at UCI. Hope to see you there!

Lessons from Abroad: Study Abroad Returnee Conference
November 3, 2012,
9:00-5:00 p.m.  Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Go from abroad to job! Learn how to market your abroad experience to future employers AND expand your network of people in the international arena. Meet other returned study abroad students, share your experiences, and learn about ways to internationalize your career goals.

UCEAP 50th Anniversary Celebration: Movie Screening:  Midnight in Paris FREE!
November 15, 2012 6:30pm UCI Student Center

During International Education Week watch the 2011 Academy Award winning film, Midnight in Paris, and relive the adventure of cultural discovery - written & directed by Woody Allen and starring Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams.  Enjoy a reception and refreshments with UCI students, faculty, staff and alumni as we celebrate UCEAP's big milestone.  Watch for details in October.  Advance registration required.  Mark your calendar NOW!  

Midnight in Paris

Connect with International Students

English Conversation Program
Mondays beginning October 1, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, CORE office, UCI Student Center, 3rd floor.
The ECP is an English practice forum which encourages English language development through casual discussion in a friendly environment.  Meet international students and scholars from around the world and gain exposure to multiple perspectives on current events, both local and global.  Volunteer or earn academic credit (1.3 units) as a discussion facilitator.  For more information, contact Alegria Busso mbusso@uci.edu 

iClub
International Club (or iClub) is a UCI student club designed to bring together international and domestic undergraduate and graduate students through fun and constructive social events. Past events have included bonfires, hikes, Thanksgiving dinners, pub nights, and game days. The club has members from all over the world, and includes both UCI undergraduates and graduate students. To get involved, join the Facebook group (linked above).

Communication Club (conversation partners) - Join for the fall!
Be a conversation partner for a UCI Extension international student, September through early December. The Communication Club partners domestic and international students for language and cultural learning…and fun!  For more information or to be matched with a partner contact Communication Club at (949) 824-8530 or commclub@uci.edu

Work at UCI Extension International Programs
Positions are currently open as an Activity Lead, organizing activities for UCI Extension international students, as well as student assistant positions in various areas of UCI Extension International Programs.  For more Information contact:  ESL_Activities@unx.uci.edu or (949) 824-8530.

International Pub Night
Every Thursday night at the Anteater Pub & Grille in the UCI Student Center.  Meet international students, study abroad returnees, residents from the International Village, members of UCI’s iClub and more!  Everyone is welcome!  International Students over 21, be sure to bring your UCI ID and passport to be served.

Continue Your International Experience

Global Leadership Certificate Program
Information Session: Wednesday, September 26, 1:00-2:00pm, Student Services II, Room 1010AB
Globalize yourself! Discover UCI's Global Leadership Certificate Program, a two-year certificate program designed to prepare you to be a global leader regardless of major and/or interests. Program consists of six requirements that give you the opportunity to meet international students, get involved on campus, attend leadership workshops, study abroad, AND bring out the leader in you! A great resume builder! For more information, visit the GLCP website and attend an information session. 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
Did an international topic spark your interest while abroad?  Plan a faculty-mentored research project on your international area of interest.  Opportunities are available to apply for research funding, for publication in the UCI Undergraduate Research Journal, and to present your research at the annual UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Click above to learn how UROP can help.

Global Connect – Teach global issues to middle school & high school students
Share your global spirit and new global knowledge with others as a global studies intern, teaching the meaning of globalization through economic, political, social and cultural lenses in local middle and high school.  Global Connect interns earn 2 units P/NP.   Application required.  See details on the web or contact Ellen Schlosser edschlos@uci.edu

International and Global Studies Club
Come join discussions with peers and faculty on topics of international and global interest.  The IGSC is an academic club designed to integrate students from all backgrounds who share a common interest in the global arena. Topics can include public health assistance, governance and public policy, anthropology, culture, etc. The club brings together diverse students interested in international affairs.  For more information, click on the Facebook link above.

Go Away Again

Intern in Washington D.C. (UCDC) or Sacramento (UCCS)
You've been abroad - now gain hands-on experience interning in a globally-focused internship in your own backyard. Internships are available in virtually any field, including internship sites such as Amnesty International, Interpol, Center for International Policy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Citizens for Global Solutions, US State Department, and many, many more!

Information Sessions:

  • UCCS: Wednesday, September 26 @ 4 pm in Student Services II, Room 1010
  • UCDC: Thursday, September 27 @ 4 pm in Student Services II, Room 1010

Deadlines:

  • UCCS: Winter 2013: November 9, 2012
  • UCDC Spring or Summer 2013: October 26, 2012
    • Limited space may be available for Winter 2013 - inquire immediately!

For more info, view the websites above, and contact us in 1100 Student Services II, dccenter@uci.edu or 949-824-5400.

Go Abroad Fair!  -- You're home...now go away again!
Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 11:00am - 3:00pm, Ring Road (in front of the Student Center)
Discover opportunities to Study, Teach, Work, Volunteer, Intern or Research abroad! You can go anywhere in the world!  Meet representatives from over 40 UC and non-UC programs to discuss the exciting opportunities that await you.

Share Your Experience Abroad with Others

Join Us On Facebook
Show UCI students what YOU did abroad! Post your photos, videos, blogs, stories, and more on the Anteaters Abroad page on Facebook. This is an easy way to promote study abroad at UCI and could quite possibly inspire someone else to take their journey!

Join the Study Abroad Center Returnee List so students interested in studying abroad can ask you questions about your experience abroad. Click here to view the current Returnee List to confirm that you are listed and your information is correct.

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