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

Featured topics for 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!

Fall 2021 Quarter I-STEPS Class Schedule. 

Day Time Location Section
Mondays 11:00am-11:50am On-Site


Tuesdays 4:00pm-4:50pm Remote


Thursdays 10:00am-10:50am On-Site


Fridays 10:00am-10:50am On-Site


Interested? The I-STEPS Interest Sheet for Fall 2021 is now open! Click here!
Authorization Codes will be sent after completion of the Interest Sheet.

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

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