UCI International Center

Scholar Programs and Events

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International Center Scholar Socials

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.

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.


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.

Bye Bye Culture Shock
Co-hosted with the Counseling Center

Bye-Bye Culture Shock 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.

Career Development Workshop Series

The Career Development Workshops provide international students with helpful job search information, important considerations that affect their visas, and advice on how to be successful in the U.S. workplace.

English Development Workshop Series

The English Development Workshops assist international students with strengthing their skills in academic writing, reading and vocabulary development, pronunciation, conversation, and grammar in the English language. Representatives from the Program in Academic English/ESL facilitate these workshops.

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 programs@ic.uci.edu

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