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International Education Programs

"Welcome to International Education Programs at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Extension. Each year, thousands of students from around the world join us in sunny Southern California to learn and to build their future at UCR Extension. As part of the world renowned University of California system, UCR's ranking is climbing faster than any other university in the United States1, and is among the top 35 universities in the country2. We take pride in our academic excellence and the full experience that we offer our students. I am confident you will find a program here that is a perfect fit for your educational needs. I look forward to personally welcoming you to UCR."

Kevin J. Vaughn, Ph.D.
Dean, University Extension

1 US News and World Report 2018 | 2 Money Magazine 2018

Choose the Program that is Right for You

English Language Programs

Flexible start dates and program lengths allow you to customize your English language study experience to fit your schedule. Our multi-level program helps you achieve academic and career success.

Academic Study Programs

Study in undergraduate, graduate, and professional advancement courses to gain knowledge in a variety of academic subjects and workforce development areas.

Professional Certificates

Invest now in your future success. Complete a professional certificate or specialized study program. A Bachelor's degree is not required to join these programs.

Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma Programs

Now that you have earned your Bachelor's degree, set yourself apart. Our Postgraduate Certificate and Diplomas provide in-depth knowledge and on-the-job experience giving you an advantage when you apply for jobs.

Master's Pathway Programs

Give yourself the best chance for a top-tier management position in international business, marketing, sports management, or tourism and hospitality anywhere in the world. Earn your Master's degree at one of five premier international partner universities.

University Preparation & Pathways

Get the academic skills you need to gain admission as an undergraduate or graduate student at University of California, Riverside, while taking UCR classes in your field of study.

Custom Programs

Custom programs offer you language, cultural, academic, and professional study opportunities. You will also participate in local and campus community project-based work, lectures with academic and industry leaders, company and cultural site visits, and sightseeing trips around Southern California.

Teacher Training Programs

Gain the training and knowledge to teach English anywhere in the world. You will learn the latest theories and techniques. Take your new certificate and skills abroad.

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