Welcome, UCR International Students!

The international Student Resource Center (ISRC) supports and promotes the success, wellness and personal growth of the international students 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.

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  • Student Assistance in Times of Crises
    Our thoughts continue to be with all of those impacted by the numerous attacks around the globe in recent weeks. Both the ISRC and UCR are here to support you in the event of emergencies whether at home or abroad. We encourage you to utilize UCR resources, including coming to speak with an International Student Advisor in our office, or with a Counselor at UCR’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  You can also call 951-UCR-TALK (827-8255) to speak with someone 24/7 if you need assistance or support. You can always check the campus safety status online at campusstatus.ucr.edu.

  • Current STEM OPT Rule Will Remain in Effect Until May 10, 2016
    The United States District Court of Washington DC has announced an extension of the February 2016 deadline for revision of the STEM OPT program. The new deadline is now May 10, 2016. This means that our office can continue to recommend and help students to file for the 17-month STEM OPT Extension until May 10, 2016, or until DHS publishes a new final rule—whichever happens first. This is only an extension of the court’s deadline; DHS has not published a final rule on STEM OPT yet. Once a final decision is announced, our office will be able to further communicate with students about what it will mean for them at that time.

  • Scam Alert It has come to our attention that there has been an increase in fraud attempts that target U.S. non-residents and their family members, posing as USCIS or other government authority, often over the phone. Please remember that the ISRC, IRS and U.S. immigration officials will NEVER request any sensitive information from you over the phone. If you have any questions, please contact an International Student Advisor.

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

  • New Look of the Form I-20
    You may have noticed that I-20s issued after July 2015 have a new look. While all F-1 students and their dependents will be required to have this new version by July 1, 2016, all versions are still an acceptable form of documentation. The ISRC will contact you about receiving the new I-20, if you do not have it, before that time.

  Location and Hours

The International Student Resource Center is located at University Village, Suite 204, just above the Starbucks. 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 Resource Center Calendar




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