What We Do
Our vision is to enhance UCR’s position as an outstanding public research university by building a vibrant community where global knowledge, peoples, ideas, and skills are constantly evolving.
We believe international experiences are essential to professional and personal success in our increasingly global society.
How You Can Get Involved
Our Three Functional Areas
Education Abroad advises and supports students on outbound international programs and facilitates faculty-led education abroad programs at UC Riverside. We are UCR students' gateway to high-quality international opportunities offered through academic coursework, experiential learning, and cultural / language immersion.
We want UCR students to acquire skills necessary to succeed in a global marketplace through:
- transformative cross-cultural experiences
- foreign language learning
- identifying, articulating, and reflecting on their own values and beliefs while interacting with people of different cultures and contexts
We provide student support services, including advising, program counseling, and resource sharing. We also welcome UCR and non-UCR collaboration. Please let us know if you are interested in a class or conference presentation, facilitating new education abroad opportunities, or helping your students navigate the education abroad application process.
International Students and Scholars
International Students and Scholars (ISS) advises, supports, and guides UCR international faculty, scholars, and students from more than 70 countries. In addition to providing legal and administrative guidance, we also offer programs to help our international cohort successfully integrate into the UCR community, get support, and adapt to life in the United States.
All UCR students are welcome to get involved with our intercultural programs. We are also happy to assist faculty and staff who are exploring ways to support our growing international student and scholar population.
Leadership and Administration
International Affairs infuses a global dimension into the different aspects of UC Riverside, including teaching, research, and engagement. We work to elevate the university’s international profile, enhance UCR’s global impact, and expand outreach to community leaders, international alumni, and research partners around the world.