University of California, Riverside

International Affairs

International Education Week

International Education Week, November 4–10, 2017

Saturday, Nov. 4

Off campus event: Día de los Muertos
1–10 p.m., Downtown Riverside

Riverside’s Day of the Dead celebration honors those whom we have loved and lost. The colorful cultural celebration of Día de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican festival celebrated with food, art, music, dance and most importantly, the beautifully decorated and personalized altars honoring loved ones who have passed away.

Sunday, Nov. 5

Off campus event: Ontario Fury Soccer Game
3–6 p.m., Ontario, CA

Kicking off International Education Week at the Ontario Fury’s home opener! Special 2 for 1 tickets are $10 for UCR students, faculty, and staff (must be purchased in advance). For tickets, fill out this form and send it to Liz Aguillon at

Monday, Nov. 6

International Expo
11a.m.–1 p.m., HUB 302

UCR has global opportunities on campus & abroad. We also have students from more than 70 different countries. This fun interactive event explores the world at UCR. No passport required!

Searching for Jobs in the U.S.
2–3 p.m., Career Center

Have you ever heard,“it’s not what you know, but who you know”? Networking could be the best return on your investment to help you land your next job. In this workshop, you’ll learn what networking actually is, how to get started, and tips for developing & maintaining new contacts.

Reception for Fulbright Students & Scholars 
5–6p.m., Alumni & Visitor's Center

Fulbright students and scholars (past and present) are invited to join us for a celebration of UCR’s growing Fulbright community. The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the U.S.

"The I.E. and IE" - The Inland Empire and International Education: Economic Impact & Global Trends, keynote by Christopher Thornberg, Center for Economic Forecasting
6–7:30p.m., Alumni & Visitor's Center

Fulbright students and scholars (past and present) are invited to join us for a celebration of UCR’s growing Fulbright community. The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the U.S.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Workshop & Ally Training: "Mental Health Trends of International Students in the U.S.," in partnership with UCR Extension & Morneau Shepell's International Student Support Program
10–11a.m., HUB 269

Becca Auld from Morneau Shepell shares new research published on the unique challenges faced by international students when studying in another country. This training will examine best practices for addressing these challenges, highlight trends, & discuss the implications for direct practice.

Fulbright & Other Funded Opportunities for Students
10–11a.m., SURGE 308

Looking for funding to do research or teach abroad? This information session will focus on how a funded fellowships can fit into your future plans. We’ll also outline the application process and timing. Don't miss it!

Walk and Talk with Chancellor Wilcox
12:10–1 p.m., Meet at Scotty the Bear statue

Lace up your walking shoes for a 30 minute Walk and Talk with Chancellor Wilcox. Get some light exercise and learn more about UCR’s international initiatives.

Tuesday, Nov. 7, cont.

International Scholar Research Showcase & Poster Fair
1–3 p.m., Room 240, Orbach Science Library

Did you know UCR hosts visiting professors & researchers from around the world?! International Research Scholars contribute a wealth of knowledge & experience to UCR’s research enterprise. Join us for a special reception that recognizes the work of a small group of visiting scholars. Learn about the research they’ve conducted at UCR during the adjoining poster fair.

International Student Success (Workshop for UCR Faculty and Staff) 
2–4p.m., Surge 308

Deepen your awareness of the unique experiences of our 1500+ international students, plus develop intercultural skills & resources to support their success. Training by Kelly Eldridge Hinosawa. Reserve your spot by emailing

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

In celebration of International Education Week, join the IPAs for game night. Play board games, meet new people and enjoy refreshments with international friends!

Wednesday, Nov. 8

International Appreciation Fare, co-sponsored by ASPB
12–1 p.m., Belltower Lawn

At this week’s Nooner, the International Appreciation Fare offers students & scholars a taste of the world thru the humble fare and a picnic. Small bites will be available for the first 300 guests.

"Freedom of Speech in a Global Context", Lecture by Vice Provost International Affairs Kelechi Kalu
2–3 p.m., HUB 355

How do we balance claims to freedom of expression against other rights, specifically in the U.S. & globally? Given globalization, what constitutes legitimate speech in a democratic society in the age of the internet? Join us for a lively discussion on these questions as they apply here in the U.S. and in their global contexts.

UCR ARTSblock exhibit: Mundos Alternos
11a.m. - 5p.m., Downtown Riverside

“Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas” is a wide-ranging exhibition that brings together artists from across the Americas who have tapped into science fiction’s capacity to imagine new realities, both utopian & dystopian. Mundos Alternos brings together the work of international artists from across Latin America with Latino artists from the U.S.

Thursday, Nov. 9

International Culture Fest
12–1 p.m., Belltower

UCR hosts a fun outdoor festival featuring students in our international and cultural communities. Celebrate our diversity as our students showcase their artistic talents through performances featuring music, art and dance.

Friday, Nov. 10

UCR Women's Basketball Game vs. Loyola Marymount
*Special ceremony recognizing UCR's international student athletes
7 p.m., SRC Arena

Cheer on your fellow Highlanders as the Women’s Basketball team takes on the Loyola Marymount Lions. A special halftime celebration will recognize UCR’s international student population.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Additional Information

Undergraduate Recruitment
3249 Student Services Building
Tel: (951) 827-4531
Fax: (951) 827-4532

Graduate Division
Univ. Office Building, Room 141
Tel: (951) 827-3313

UC Riverside Extension
UCR Extension Center
Tel: (951) 827-4105 or (800) 442-4990 toll-free
Fax: (951) 827-7273