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Getting Involved


Getting Involved

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard, American historian

Whether you’re an international student or a domestic student, there are plenty of ways to get involved with our office. You’re part of our family!

Read on to see ways in which you can make new friends and participate in campus events.

Global Opportunities Abroad Leader Program (GOAL)

Did you recently return from studying, teaching, interning or volunteering abroad? Did you love your experience so much that you want to help others to do the same? Become a Global Opportunities Abroad Leader (GOAL). Help UCR students experience cultural enrichment and at the same time, enhance your leadership skills. Learn more and apply below:

  • As a GOAL, you can:

  • Conduct Information Sessions, Application Workshops, and class visits
  • Host information tables during noon-time, on-campus activities, fairs and other special events
  • Help with club and dorm visits
  • Assist with Education Abroad activities and outreach
  • Design posters, banners, flyers and advertisements
  • Required Skills

You must:

  • Be a positive role model for UCR and the Education Abroad Office
  • Have knowledge of UCEAP, FLEAP and the other UC and non-UC programs (OAP)
  • Be willing to share your international experiences
  • Have a strong work ethic and be hard-working, regardless of task assigned
  • Be professional with students, staff and faculty
  • Have excellent communication and public-speaking skills
  • Be outgoing, creative and reliable
  • Preferred Skills

  • Prior education abroad or international-related experience
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher) Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash and FileMaker Pro
  • Got Time?

Receive certificates based on hours of service per academic year:

  • Bronze: 40 hours
  • Silver: 80 hours
  • Gold: 120 hours

Also, earn credit toward your co-curricular transcript. If you’re enrolled in a 198I internship class, you may receive college credit. If you volunteer for an early morning shift at the annual Worldfest Education Abroad Fair, you receive double the hours of service!

  • Apply Today


The Education Abroad Office will contact you for an interview after reviewing all of the applications. For more information, please contact

UCEAP Student Ambassador

Are you a recent UCEAP participant? Become a UCEAP Student Ambassador! In exchange for actively promoting UCEAP’s study abroad program, you’ll receive a $1,000 scholarship. Host “UCEAP Study Abroad Nights” at UCR, spread the word among student organizations, clubs, classrooms and residence halls, and much more. As a UCEAP Student Ambassador, you will also be a part of the Global Opportunities Abroad Leader program. Please apply through the Global Opportunities Abroad Leader Program.

Non-UC Student Ambassador

Many Non-UC Program Providers offer an opportunity for you to become a Student Ambassador upon your return from studying abroad. Please consult with your program provider to see what ambassador options you have in recruiting and market at UCR. As a Non-UC Program Student Ambassador, you will also be a part of the Global Opportunities Abroad Leader program. Learn more and apply at the Global Opportunities Abroad Leader Program.

Request a Visit

Would you like to help your group or class learn more about various international opportunities? Complete and submit this online form . You can request an information table for your event, a session, a workshop or a classroom visit by Education Abroad representatives. We’ll contact you to follow up and make arrangements. Thank you for your support!

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Education Abroad
0321 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-4113