International Education Week is Packed with Events

Staff, faculty, and students can learn about studying abroad, supporting international students, or obtaining a Fulbright Fellowship for undergraduate or graduate students.

UCR’s International Education Week takes place Nov. 7-10. ucr file

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend workshops, information sessions, and panel discussions relating to education abroad programs at UCR.

These events are part of UCR’s International Education Week, which takes place Nov. 7-10. Each day provides attendees information that ranges from Fulbright Fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students, to travel possibilities for undocumented students, as well as details for faculty-led summer programs.

Here is a recap of the week’s events:

Monday, Nov. 7

  • International Discussion Group
    5–6:30 p.m., Surge 308

This weekly program of informal discussions covers a wide range of topics. Led by students, for students. Join them as they exchange views within a relaxed setting and engage in important cultural issues.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

  • Supporting International Student Success (for UCR faculty and staff)
    10 a.m.–Noon, Surge 367

Deepen your awareness of the unique experiences of the more than 1,500 international students, plus develop intercultural skills and resources to support their success. Register now.

  • Fulbright Fellowships Information Session (For undergraduate and graduate students)
    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., HUB 260

Looking for funding to do research or teach abroad? This session will focus on how a Fulbright Fellowship might fit into your academic plan. Experts will outline the application process and timing.

  • DACAmented Students & Study Abroad, in partnership with Undocumented Student Programs
    3–4 p.m., Surge 367

Get helpful information about studying abroad and the advance parole paperwork process at this seminar by Undocumented Student Programs and Education Abroad.

  • International Game Night
    5–7 p.m., Surge 308

In celebration of International Education Week, join the game night at the International Affairs office suite. Play board games, meet new people, and enjoy refreshments with friends!

Wednesday, Nov. 9

  • International Affairs Appreciation Lunch
    11 a.m.–1 p.m., Hinderaker Lawn (RSVP required)

Current international students, international scholars, and returning study abroad students
are invited to a special picnic lunch.

  • UCR Goes Global — International Fair (open to entire campus community)
    11 a.m.–1 p.m., Highlander Lawn

Come out to this fun multicultural event to learn about different UCR organizations, departments, and groups related to global issues and culture. Visit 10 tables & get a free cupcake! (While supplies last)

  • Visiting Fulbright Speaker: Ortesis Kalogirou
    “Biomedical Applications of Magnetic Nanoparticles,” hosted by the Department of Bioengineering
    11:10 a.m., Winston Chung Hall 205–206

Kalogirou’s laboratory is dedicated to studying different aspects of the biomedical applications of Magnetic NanoParticles (MNPs), especially magnetic particle hyperthermia, which is among the promising approaches for fighting cancer.

  • Education Abroad Information Session
    Noon–1 p.m., HUB 355

This information session for prospective study abroad students will outline the differences between UCR’s various education abroad programs. Students will also learn about financial aid options and how to start an application.

  • UC Education Abroad Program Application Workshop
    1–2 p.m., HUB 355

This student workshop will outline the application process and materials required for the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) application.

  • UCR Summer Study Abroad Information Session
    2–3 p.m., Surge 367

Stop by the 2017 Summer Study Abroad information session to hear about the short-term, faculty-led summer programs. Learn more about earning UCR general catalog credit.

  • Master’s Pathway Program Information Session
    3–4 p.m., HUB 260

Learn how to secure your chances for a top-tier management position in international business, tourism and hospitality, or sports anywhere in the world. Gain advanced techniques and experience at UCR, and then apply to earn your Master’s degree at one of the partner universities in Europe and Australia.

Thursday, Nov. 10

  • Ask the Experts Panel: Employment Based Visa Options (for UCR faculty and staff)
    11 a.m.–1 p.m., HUB 269

Get an overview of the different types of employment-based visas, as well as their advantages and disadvantages. This information session will also help you identify key considerations when working on a temporary visa.

For more information, contact International Affairs at (951) 827-4113; internationalaffairs@ucr.edu; iao.ucr.edu.

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