Experience California

Southern California is the Place to Be!

Fill your weekends with unforgettable places, events, and activities in California - the top U.S. destination for international students who need English language and academic study, and who want a unique, memorable American cultural experience.

Our School

University of California, Riverside

UC Riverside welcomes students, professionals, and academics from all over the world, and we are known as the most diverse campus in the world-class University of California system. Our campus community includes a wide range of cultural events, festivals, and opportunities to broaden your network.

Our City


Located in the heart of Southern California, Riverside is the "City of Arts & Innovation," and is part of the "Inland Empire."

Riverside is the perfect place to travel an hour or two in any direction to visit a wide variety of local, famous places.

The most popular destinations include:

Los Angeles

Hollywood, Magic Mountain, or Universal Studios

Orange County

Disneyland, and the beaches of Orange County

San Diego

San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, or Coronado Island

Big Bear

or Lake Arrowhead

Palm Springs

Looking for more suggestions?

- Take a closer look at things to do in California year-round.

- Find an optional group trip or social activity arranged by our Social & Cultural Activities office.

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