International Students Transitioning to Educational and Personal Success


Are you a NEW International UNDERGRADUATE Student?
Do you want to learn more about American life and culture?
Interested in meeting other International students and having support system in your first year?

If so, I-STEPS is for YOU!

I-STEPS is a 10-week course designed specifically for new, first-year, International students. This course provides them opportunities to:
         •   Learn more about U.S. culture in a comfortable environment
         •   Receive tips and suggestions on how to succeed academically and socially at UCI
         •   Create a network of friends, staff, and faculty at UCI
         •   Explore on-campus resources and services

Featured topics for Winter Quarter:
•  Writing Professional E-mails
•  Public Speaking
•  Leadership and Communication Styles
•  Self-Care and Stress Management
•  U.S. Diversity and Social Justice
•  and much more!

About the Course:
•   Only once a week for 50 minutes
•   Receive 1.3 pass/no pass units
•   No Exams! All levels of English welcomed!

Day Time Location Section
Tuesdays 10:00am-10:50am TBA 86650
Thursdays 10:00am-10:50am SSL 159 86660
Fridays 11:00am-11:50am SSL 105 86670


Questions? E-mail programs@ic.uci.edu

What Past I-STEPS Students Have Said:

"I-STEPS helped me overcome my homesickness. Lets me know how to get involved on campus."

"I use the tips and knowledge I got in this class, indeed.
I will recommend to my friends who is coming next quarter."

"We have classes in a very comfortable environment and we can say our opinions."

Photos from I-STEPS Fall 2013

Jonathan Flojo's Class Archana Sheth's Class
Lisa Punelli's Class Anna Wimberly's Class
Chris Coronel's Class Diana Tien's Class
Andrew Simmons's Class




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Request Process


Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday
9 - 11 a.m.
International Center

Coffee Hour

Every Friday 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Counseling Center, Student Services I


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