International Student Program

The Division of Undergraduate Education and the Undergraduate/Undeclared Advising Office welcomes student from around the world to join us at UC Irvine. We are extremely proud of the holistic quality in educational and social experience that UCI and UU provide. A major strength in our program is the ability to be flexible with your interests in different majors.

We are a small welcoming community and elite educational program, within a larger university. Our students have the opportunity to be mentored by our amazing staff. Over 60% of students change their major and come to UU because we provide the flexibility and guidance necessary to succeed at UCI.

To learn more about applying as an international student, please visit this website:

The Undergraduate/Undeclared Advising Office is also committed to helping our International Students succeed. Using video technology, our Academic Advisors use webinars to contact International Students from the moment they are admitted to the first day of classes- ensuring a smooth transition to UCI!
Once at UCI, International Students have the opportunity to participate in programs tailored for them. Programs include:
Get to know Orange County, CA!

Day trips to Newport Beach, CA– Visit the beautiful sandy beaches of Orange County during Welcome Week and make friends with continuing UCI students as well as other incoming International Students!

Day trips to Culver Plaza- Learn how to use the Orange County Transit System and eat, shop, and bank at Culver Plaza in Irvine, CA. Shops available: 24 Hour Fitness,
99 Ranch Market, McDonald’s, Outback Steakhouse, Sam Woo Seafood & BBQ

Academic Programs to help you Succeed!
Academic English 20A Study Table– Students receive personalized attention from an Academic Counselor in the Undecided/Undeclared Office. Students who have participated in the AC English 20A Study Table during the Fall quarter, have all passed on to the next Academic English level!
Weekly Drop-In Office Hours- The goal of these sessions is to provide a private counseling session with students outside of mandatory advising.
Personalized Advising- To continue establishing long-term connections with our International Students and counseling staff.