International students at UCR comprise approximately 6.5% of the population, enriching the community with their home cultures from around the world. While partaking in rigorous UCR curriculum, these students are simultaneously adapting to a new environment and lifestyle. It is the goal of the International Students and Scholars office to best equip the UCR community with the knowledge of their experiences and to assist them in their continued success. Use this page as a faculty or staff member to get advice on everything from cross-cultural communication to supporting your international students’ achievements. Scroll to the bottom for links on best practices and research, to learn more about the dynamic international students that attend UCR and discover ways that you can get involved with the international community right now.
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International students (F-1 & J-1) MUST…
Open Doors is a valuablecomprehensive dataset supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State that produces statistics on international students in the United States, including lasting trends and worldwide shifts.
Data from the 2015 Open Doors Report was given on November 16, 2015. Click the image above to read all about it.
Find the International Student Economic Impact Value data for anywhere in the US with NAFSA's tool here.
Each year, the International Student Resource Center awards an "International Student Champion" title to a UCR staff or faculty member who have served the international student population with compassion to their unique needs and with excellence in their roles.
The 2014 International Student Champions were Marsha Tolson, UCR's Insurance Coordinator, and Edgar Tellez-Foster, a PhD candidate in Environmental Science.
Above is ISSO staff after presenting Marsha, center, with her award.
Above is ISSO staff after presenting Edgar, third from left, with his award.