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APRU Virtual Student Exchange (VSE) Program

UCR Workshops: "Studying and Living in an American Research University"

The APRU Virtual Student Exchange (VSE) Program, led by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, makes international education accessible by allowing students to take academic courses and participate in co-curricular programs without the need to leave home. It opens up international education for all students by providing an immersive virtual student exchange experience through digital technologies and platforms and creating encounters with new ideas, cultures, experts, academics and students from around the world.

Through collaboration with APRU VSE Program, UCR is offering a special 10-week series of workshops on "Studying and Living in an American Research University." Students will learn about the American university system, behaviors and expectations in the classroom, employment options and career development, leadership opportunities and collaboration on campus, the basics of American culture and adjusting to new cultural environments, and other useful information to help them be successful when they study in the U.S.

Learn More about UCR's Fall 2020 Series  


Program Schedule

Program Dates:  Thursday 6pm - 7pm, Oct 1, 2020 to Dec 3, 2020 

Date Description
October 1 Introduction to American Research University
October 8 Understanding the American Classroom & Cultural Adjustment
October 15 Academic Honesty in the American Education System
October 22 Employment Opportunities & Career Development
October 29 How to Choose & Apply for Graduate Programs?
November 5 Leadership & Collaboration
November 12 Personal Wellness: Recreational Activities, Mental Health, Work-life Balance Resources
November 19 Student Organizations & On-campus Activities
November 24* Living On or Off Campus
December 3 American Culture in a Nutshell

*Note: November 24 will replace the 26th due to observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday

Open to all students from APRU member universities.


"Studying and Living in an American Research University" Replay

Workshop #1 - Introduction

Workshop #2 - American Classroom

Workshop #3 - Academic Honesty

Workshop #4 - Career Opportunities

Workshop #5 - Graduate Education

Workshop #6 - Student Organizations

Workshop #7 - Wellness

Workshop #8 - Leadership

Workshop #9 - Living On & Off Campus

Workshop #10 - American Culture

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