Study Abroad News

April 2013

In This Edition:

On-Campus Leadership - Share your insights from abroad

Your Future is Global

Money/Job Experience for Your International Experience

Connect with UCI Students who Share your Interests

For Graduating Seniors

Share your Experience Abroad with Others

Visit the Returnee Webpage

What Next?

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On-Campus Leadership - Share what you learned abroad with fellow UCI students
Develop your leadership skills, share international and global insights and knowledge with fellow UCI students while earning money, academic credit and/or developing professional skills.  Apply for the following on-campus positions during spring or summer:

  • Global Connect Internship – Teach global issues to middle school and high school students in Orange County.  Apply by April 5.
  • Student Support Services Peer Educator – Assist SSS students succeed and thrive, socially and academically. Apply by April 5.
  • Transfer Student Center Peer Educator – Assist the TSC office to provide a welcoming environment and assist transfer students with their transition to UCI.   Apply by April 5.
  • International Studies Club Executive Board – The club is seeking innovative thinkers to fill executive board positions.  For more information or for instructions on how to apply, email igscuci@gmail.com Apply by April 19.
  • UTeach – Share what you learned abroad by teaching your own seminar to fellow UCI students.  Apply in Spring quarter. 
  • International Peer Group Mentor - Assist new degree-seeking international students in making a smooth transition to life at UCI.  Application information will be posted on the web site early in spring quarter.
  • Study Abroad Center Peer Advisor – Help UCI students study abroad.  Share your wisdom, tips and experience.  Details of the position are on the web.  Application will be available in June.

Your Future is Global

Global Leadership Certificate Program (GLCP)
Discover what it means to be a leader in a global context.  Get involved at UCI and abroad. Develop leadership skills and put them into action!  This certificate program can help set you apart as you transition from undergrad to the professional world.  You can initiate change and make a difference.  Check us out on the web link above and attend one of the below events:

  • GLCP Information Session – Open to anyone to learn about the program
    Tuesday, April 16
    12:30-1:30pm
    Student Services II, room 1010AB
  • GLCP Program Orientation – Open to registered participants
    Wednesday, April 24
    12:00-1:30pm
    Student Services II 1010AB
  • GLCP Annual Awards Reception
    Tuesday, May 28
    5:00-6:30pm
    Student Services II, Room 1010AB
    RSVP to glcp@uci.edu
    Hear from graduating participants about their capstone project and what they have gained from GLCP.

Global Brigades at UCIService projects abroad summer 2013!
Global Brigades at UC Irvine is a group of passionate student and professional volunteers who work on sustainable development projects in Honduras, Panama and Ghana.  Our mission is to provide long term solutions to problems instead of simply putting a band-aid over the issues.  Get hands on experience in the field in medicine, public health, water issues, microfinances and more.  For more information check the link above or email globalbrigadesuci@gmail.com

Live and work around the world!
Your adventure begins when you complete the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate Program with UC Irvine Extension.  Our 10-week summer intensive program allows you to earn your certificate in a consolidated amount of time and gives you the quality training you need to teach with confidence.  Valuable benefits include the opportunity for interaction with visiting international students, job referral assistance, and post-program staff support.  Program starts June 21.
To learn more, attend a free information session on campus:

Wednesday, May 15,  4:00-5:00pm
Thursday, May 16, 3:30-4:30pm         
Reserve your space! For more information, contact Roger Dupuy at rdupuy@uci.edu or (949) 824-9951.  

Career Discovery Series & Spring Career Fair  
Did your future career plans change after studying abroad?  Many students find that they do.  Explore your new career interests at the Career Center’s Career Discovery Series.  Alumni and community member panelists discuss their career path and share tips and hints for getting into their career field.  Mark your calendar for the Spring Career Fair, May 2.

Money/Job Experience for Your International Experience

Internships in Washington D.C. (UCDC) or Sacramento (UCCS)
You've gained valuable experience and transferable skills abroad - now use those skills while gaining hands-on work experience interning in a globally-focused internship.  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 more! Come to an Information Session to learn more:

Application Deadlines:

  • UCDC Fall 2013 or Winter 2014: Monday, April 8th @ 4 pm
  • UCCS: Summer 2013 Policy Program: Friday, April 26 @ 4 pm
  • UCCS: Fall 2013 Policy Program: May 31, 2013

For more info, contact dccenter@uci.edu or 949-824-5400.

UCEAP Research Award $1000Apply by May 3, 2013
These awards recognize undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves through their excellence in research conducted while abroad on EAP.To be eligible you must complete a final paper on your research by the end of spring quarter 2013.  More details at the link above.

GoAbroad Featured Contributor Program – Earn $25 per article!
Do you want to write for an international audience that encompasses an average 1.3 million unique visitors and 5.1 million page views each month? Are you an expert when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of a specific destination, how to pack for an extensive stay abroad, or other travel related content? Do you have a passion for meaningful travel and the experience to prove it? Then GoAbroad.com would like to have you as a Featured Contributor!

Glimpse Correspondents Program – Get Paid to Travel the World 
The Glimpse Correspondents Program is for talented writers and photographers with a passion for storytelling and a knack for finding truly unique stories. The program is open to anyone who will be working, volunteering, or studying outside of their home country for at least 10 weeks between August and December.  Details for the fall 2013 program coming soon at the above link.

Connect with Students at UCI who Share your Interests

International Studies Club
Come join discussions with peers and faculty on topics of international and global interest.  Visit the Facebook page linked above for current events and activities.

iClub (International Club)
Make friends from all over the world! The International Club is a social club designed to bring together international students and domestic students through activities, events and excursions.  Find details on Facebook link above.

English Conversation Program Facilitator - Enroll for Spring quarter now!
Mondays 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Meet students from around the world.  English facilitators assist international students by improving their English conversation skills through one-on-one pairings, group activities, and more! Volunteer or earn academic credit (1.3 units) as an English discussion facilitator.  For more information, contact Tracy Win or Marie Paulo ecp@ic.uci.edu

Communication Club (conversation partners) Now accepting applications for Spring Quarter.
Meet international students from around the world. Practice a language you are learning. Introduce an international student to American culture and help them with their English. Meet based on your own schedule. For more information, contact Communication Clubat (949) 824-8530 or commclub@uci.edu

International Coffee Hour
Fridays, 12-1 p.m., Counseling Center, Student Services I
Co-hosted by the International Center and the Counseling Center, this is an opportunity to share culture and friendship in a casual environment.  Topics of conversation are as diverse as the people who meet each week.

Play Sports with International Students – Soccer!  Volleyball!  Basketball!
Join international students for recreational sports. Spring quarter schedule:

  • Volleyball/Basketball Mondays 3:30 – 5:00pm at the courts near Extension
  • Soccer Fridays at 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the ARC fields.
  • IP Soccer Tourney June 2.  To register yourself or a team, or for general questions, contact the UCI Extension International Program’s Activities Office ESL_Activities@unix.uci.edu or (949) 824-8530.

For Graduating Seniors

Distinguish Yourself at Graduation – Get a Country Sash – Order by May 10
Show your global pride at graduation and make your international experience visible! Accent your cap and gown with a Country Sash! The special discount price for UCI Students is $28. Order by May 10 at the Study Abroad Center in 1100 Student Services II.  We can only accept exact cash or checks. You can check out the sashes here but be sure to order through the Study Abroad Center in order to receive the discount price. 

Share Your Experience Abroad with Others
Are you tired of talking about your time abroad with friends and family and seeing their eyes glaze over? Below are some ways for you to get a captive audience and share about your experiences with people who want to hear it.

  • 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!
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