UCI International Center

Scholar Programs and Events

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Scholar Social Mixers

The International Scholar Social is an informal gathering for UCI visiting scholars, their families, and friends. This event provides a great opportunity for visiting scholars and their families to meet and connect with colleagues from across the UCI campus and community.


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 Scholars & Spouses Fall Social Mixer

 Wednesday, October 4, 2023


 Dr. White Room, Cross-Cultural Center

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Scholar Workshops

The Scholar Workshop series is an educational series that helps international scholars learn and navigate different areas of U.S. culture. Topics range from popular culture, travel destinations, technology, and many more.


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Pumpkin Carving (in collaboration with Post-Doctoral Association)

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Learn to Cook American Cuisine 

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Join our team as a Volunteer Scholar Coordinator

The International Center Scholar Program Coordinators are scholar volunteers who are active members of the International Center and assist professional staff with programs, events, and activities throughout the year. Scholar Program Coordinators are volunteers who will develop professionally and personally, while working as an essential part of the International Center Scholar team with overseeing the scholar network and sharing resources with fellow scholars and their families, and friends. 

Application Deadline

Application is now closed. 

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Open on a rolling basis

You are invited to participate in the following programs and activities offered by the International Center:

International Coffee Hour
Co-hosted with the Counseling Center and Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication

International Coffee Hour is an opportunity for international and domestic students to engage in conversations, create friendships, share their culture, and to connect with the UCI community in a casual and comfortable environment. International Coffee Hour has been a collaboration between the Counseling Center and the International Center since the year 2000.

Across the Bridge
Co-hosted with the Cross-Cultural Center and the Study Abroad Center

Across the Bridge (ATB) is a place for international and domestic students to engage in open conversations about diversity in the U.S.,personal identities, and cultural backgrounds and experiences.

Cultural Connections Workshop Series
Co-hosted with the Counseling Center

Cultural Connections Workshop Series is a drop-in discussion group that provides a safe and private space for international students to share their cross-cultural experiences, to discuss their concerns, and to support each other throughout the adjustment process.

Immigration Workshop Series

Immigration Workshop Series provides international students and scholars with helpful job search information, important considerations that affect their visas, and advice on how to be successful in the U.S. workplace.

Life in the U.S.

Life in the U.S. is an interactive and educational series that helps international students learn about different areas of U.S. culture. This series will inform international students about entertainment, holidays, games, and many more topics that are part of living in the U.S.

Special Programs and Activities

The International Center hosts various special programs and activities throughout the year, which include International Center Welcome Picnic, Social Security Shuttle, Speed Friending, Exploring Irvine, Tax Information Session, End of the Year Celebration, and many more!

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

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