Welcome from the International Students and Scholars Office!

Our office is located in Skye Hall, Room 321 on the 3rd floor. 


The international Students and Scholars office supports and promotes the success, wellness and personal growth of the international students and scholars through expert advising, intercultural programming and advocacy. We create a safe and welcoming environment that respects cultural diversity and fosters intercultural skills and communication across campus. All UCR students are welcome to get involved with our intercultural programs! We are also happy to assist faculty and staff who are exploring ways to support our growing international student population.

Your tax-deductible donation helps fund scholarships, programs and so much more. Thank you for your support!


News regarding President Trump's Executive Order

International Affairs at UCR recognizes that the recent changes regarding immigration policy have raised questions and concerns for members of our international community. International Affairs remains committed to supporting our international students and scholars. For details and the UCR response, please see our Immigration Policy Updates and FAQs page


  • Scam Alert
  • It has come to our attention that in the wake of the Executive Order, some international students and scholars at other universities have been contacted by individuals claiming to be representatives of the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and/or the Department of State. Many of these requests have been determined to be scams or false claims. If you experience such a request, please contact our office immediately. We will assist you. 

  • Emergency Information
  • If you experience a health or safety emergency when the campus and ISSO are closed, please refer to the emergency instructions listed here.

  Location and Hours

The International Students and Scholars office is located in the Surge Building, Suite 0321. Stop by, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  Calendar and Events

Keep track of everything from workshops and orientation, to discussion groups and special events by adding us to your Google calendar.

  Arrival and Orientation

Learn how to properly enter the United States, and about the mandatory International Student Orientation you will attend once you arrive.


International Student Calendar




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