Session II: Week 5 Recap!

Laguna Beach Night Trip

On Thursday of Week 5, our students enjoyed the last free trip of the summer: the Laguna Beach Night Trip! They were able to ride the trolley, visit Laguna Beach’s best kept secret spots, eat at international restaurants, and see the Art Walk which happens every first Thursday of the month at Laguna Beach.

Hollywood Tour

Over the weekend, some of our students took a break from studying for their finals by going to Hollywood, Griffith Park and Downtown LA before making their way to the Citadel Outlets on this day of fun in LA! They visited many famous Hollywood landmarks, including the renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman’s Chinese Theater. They enjoyed the Griffith Observatory, one of Southern California’s most popular attractions. At Downtown LA, they went to the Grand Central Market, a downtown landmark since 1917, bringing together the cuisines and cultures of Los Angeles!

We hope all of our students had a great time during their stay at UCI. We hope you all had a safe trip back home and we wish you luck in your future endeavors!

Announcement for September 13: Thank you from UCI Summer Session!

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Thank you for all the memories this summer, and we hope you all had an amazing time here at UC Irvine! It was a pleasure meeting and getting to know each and every one of you. We hope you all had as much fun as we did, and we wish you safe travels!

Please feel free to email us any time at We would love to hear from you!

Announcements for September 12: Housing Check-Out Tomorrow

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This is a reminder that housing check-out for Session 2 students is tomorrow, Thursday September 13. If you live in Arroyo Vista, you must check out from 8 am to 10 am.  If you live in KAPI residences, you must check out by 12 pm (noon).

Please refer to your Housing email for details regarding how to check out of your dorm. If you have any questions, please visit the International Office, or email us at

Announcements for September 10: Coffee, Tea, and Oranges, Monday RUNday

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Finals week is here and we want you to know that we are here to support you! You are always welcome to stop by our office to grab coffee, tea, and oranges between 8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday-Friday. Stop by before or after your class and enjoy with fellow students and staff!

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In the mood for a jog? Bring a buddy and join the Activities staff for an evening jog every Monday evening!

You will be running at your own pace, so do not worry if you are a beginner. Please meet in front of the student lounge in CE6.

Each mile you run, you will receive a raffle ticket that might win you a prize! There will also be an optional 5k race this summer, which makes Monday RUNdays the perfect opportunity for practice!

All levels welcome. Sign up here:

Announcements for September 7: INSIDE UCI Programs Today, Hollywod LA Tour & Outlet Shopping Tomorrow, Summer Session Survey

We have four INSIDE UCI programs today!

“From Mathematics to Understanding Embryo Development”: 10:00AM-10:50AM

“WHAT AM I DOING HERE?: Why people go to college and what should they do there”: 11:00AM-11:50AM

“College101: What You Need to Know Now”: 1:00-1:50PM

“Adventures of a Toxicity Avenger”: 2:30-3:20PM

All of these programs REQUIRE RSVP EEE, CLICK HERE to sign up.

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This is a reminder about the Hollywood & LA Tour this Saturday, September 8th from 9am to 10pm! If you were confirmed for this trip, you should have received an email from the Activities Office regarding pick-up location and trip details.

The weather in Los Angeles will be hot and sunny so make sure to dress appropriately and bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunblock to protect yourself from the sun. Wear comfortable shoes and a jacket for the evening when it gets cooler.

For more information on the locations that you will be visiting, please click the links below:

Grand Central Market:
Griffith Observatory:
Citadel Outlets:

If you enjoy photography and would like to share some of your photos from this trip with our office, please send your top 3 photos to by next Tuesday at 8am. We might feature your photo on our blog!


A reminder to take this survey about your experience as a participant of our visiting international program. All participants who complete the survey by Sunday, September 9th at 11:59PM will have the chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Announcements for September 6: Closing Event Today, Laguna Beach Trip Today, INSIDE UCI Programs Today


A reminder of today’s closing event (5-7pm) at the Camino Del Sol Community Pool. Come out to enjoy a summer evening of food and fun!

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A reminder that tonight is the Laguna Beach Night trip! Get ready to see the perfect sunset, ride the trolley, visit Laguna Beach’s best kept secret spots, eat at international restaurants, and much more. Don’t forget to bring some money, your ID, and camera!

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It’s never too early to immerse yourself in all of the opportunities available to you while you’re here at UCI. The Cove @ UCI is a new space for people interested in learning about how research turns into technology used by companies in the world, how to start their own company, and also meet others who are interested in keeping up on the latest and greatest around technology, research, and business. At this session, you will get to see a state-of-the-art 3D printing labs, 100ft digital wall displays, and more!

This is an INSIDE UCI program. An RSVP is REQUIRED on EEE, CLICK HERE.

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The stereotype of the “librarian” is the cardigan-wearing, bun-headed woman who loves books, cats, and QUIET. But… what do librarians REALLY do? Did you know that all librarians at UCI have at least one Master’s Degree, if not two, and/or a PhD? Did you know librarians are research detectives who regularly assist faculty but who can also help you get ahead with your studies? Or that librarians are involved with making online information findable, accessible, and if possible, free? Or that we are engaged with making and recording history in our communities? In this session, you’ll hear from a diverse panel of librarians about their careers and their often unexpected paths to the UCI Libraries, while learning about the complex, exciting, and not-well-known profession of academic librarianship.

Moderator: Stacy Brinkman, Head of Education and Outreach at Langson Library
Panelists: Nicole Arnold, MA, MLIS – Research Librarian for Student Success and Education
Loren Valterza, PhD, MLIS – Reference and Instruction Librarian
Krystal Tribbett, PhD – Curator for Orange County Regional History
Thuy Vo Dang, PhD – Curator for the Southeast Asian Archive

This is an INSIDE UCI program. An RSVP is REQUIRED on EEE, CLICK HERE.

Spots still available for our Laguna Beach Night Trip!

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Good afternoon students!

This is a reminder that our last free trip of the Session is tomorrow from 6 – 10 pm! Join us as we visit Laguna Beach for the last time together! You’ll be able to ride the trolley and see the perfect sunset, as well as join us and your friends as you eat at some of the best international restaurants and visit Laguna’s best kept secret spots!

Be sure to sign up at the International Summer Session Office by tomorrow at noon to reserve your spot!

Hope to see y’all there!

Week 4 Recap: San Francisco!

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This three day weekend our students went to San Francisco! They got to see the Golden Gate Bridge, visit Union Square, and enjoy a cable car ride. A professional tour guide accompanied the group as they visited Downtown San Francisco, the crooked Lombard Street, Twin Peaks, Presidio Park, Golden Gate Park, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Some of our students also took part in the optional tour of Alcatraz Island. Lastly, they stopped by other cities like Santa Barbara and Sausalito.

We hope you all had a great time at San Francisco!

Stay tuned to see what our students are up to during Week 5!

Remember students, if you enjoy photography and would like to share your photos with our office, be sure to send them to and we just might feature them on our blog!



Announcement for September 5: Last Transcript Workshop Today, Weekly Sports, INSIDE UCI Program Today

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We will be having our transcript workshop today to help fill you in on all of the questions and concerns you may have about transcripts.

Date/Time: Wednesday September 5, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Event Location: Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway 240/241 (building #214 on campus map)

As we come closer to the end of the program, you will need to request an official UCI transcript to send back to your home university in order to receive credit. You will need to have the correct address of where you should send your official transcript. Bring your questions, and see you soon!

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Don’t have any plans for this evening? Gather your friends and come out for a casual game of volleyball, basketball, or your favorite sport at the Anteater Recreational Fields from 5:00pm to 7:00pm today!

Staff members from Activities will organize the games and play with you. Sign up by visiting the Activities website.

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If you want to meet a professor who is fully engaged in campus culture and the arts, Julia Lupton will not disappoint! Not only is Professor Lupton one of the truest and most knowledgeable Shakespeare experts you will ever meet, she is also an advocate for community and inclusion, multiculturalism, and accessible arts education. Come out and learn about Professor Lupton’s interests and journey to UC Irvine, where she has taught since 1989. While Julia’s research is lined with studies of theater, Shakespeare, and humanistic education, her journey doesn’t end with the tragically magnificent world of Shakespeare. Intrigued? Learn more by hearing from Professor Julia Lupton herself!

Julia Reinhard Lupton, PhD, is professor of English and Associate Dean for Research, School of Humanities. She is the faculty director of Illuminations, the Chancellor’s arts and culture initiative, and co-director of the UCI Shakespeare Center.

This is an INSIDE UCI program. An RSVP is REQUIRED on EEE, CLICK HERE.