UCI International Center


International Students Transitioning to Educational and Personal Success

Interest Form will be available in August

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

NEW in Winter 2023!: Career Development & Preparation

  • I-STEPS will host a variety of topics that are focused in career development and preparation to support international students' professional and personal goals. Students will learn about UCI resources, develop awareness for the U.S. job practices, and develop personal job search strategies during class.


(NEW THIS YEAR) Featured topics in Winter 2023:

  • Resumes/Cover Letter
  • Applying for Internships
  • Understanding U.S. Employment
  • Networking
  • Successful Interviews
  • and more!

Featured topics in Fall Quarter:

  • Time Management
  • Utilizing UCI Libraries
  • Health & Wellness
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Success in the U.S. Classroom
  • Your Immigration Status 
  • and much more!

Course Requirements:

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

Winter 2023 Quarter I-STEPS Class Schedule. 

Day Time Location Section
Thursdays 10:00am-10:50am On-Site (Location will be sent to enrolled students)


Interested? Winter 2023 is now CLOSED. Check back in the summer for Fall 2023 interest form.
Authorization Codes will be sent after completion of the Interest form.

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."
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact icprograms@uci.edu

Check out photos from International Center Programs & Activities our Facebook page!