For Winter and Spring quarters 2021, all instruction will remain online. Students will be unable to enter the U.S., but can continue to study with UCR University Extension from the comfort of their own home. We have temporarily suspended the issuance of I-20 forms until we are able to resume face-to-face instruction. At this time, students can apply for our professional certificate and Online University Programs for Winter and Spring 2021 quarters.  Download Informational Flyer

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Associate Dean Welcome

The Experience of a Lifetime

Dean JBA study abroad experience will change your life. It will open your eyes, expand your mind, increase your global awareness, and foster meaningful intercultural understanding. The experience will also improve your chances for academic, educational, and professional success, as you become more world-minded. At University of California, Riverside (UCR), we offer you a well-rounded educational experience that combines classroom learning with real-life Southern California adventures—as well as our famous sunshine!

UCR has one of the largest and most successful international education programs in the U.S. Since 1975, we have been helping students—just like you—reach their academic and professional goals. Improve your English in our multi-level ESL program; distinguish yourself in a variety of career fields with a UC professional certificate or postgraduate diploma; or prepare yourself for admission to a degree program. If you are not sure which program is best for you, our trained staff of advisors and counselors is here to work with you, and will be happy to help you design your perfect future!

One of the things that I am most proud of, and what sets UCR’s International Education Programs apart from many others, is our commitment to the total student experience. From the time we receive your application, you can trust that we will do everything possible to make sure each step of your experience— from arrival to graduation— will be enriching, rewarding, and memorable.

Look through our website and imagine your future. Make UCR part of your family, and I guarantee it will change your life. I can’t wait to meet you.


Jean-Bernard Adrey, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, International Education
University of California, Riverside

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