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Visiting International University Students (non-matriculated)

Why Attend Summer Session?

This is an exciting time in your life as you travel to a new country, expand your horizons, and grow academically and personally. We offer a rich academic program and co-curricular activities that allow you to succeed in your studies while experiencing American culture and university life first-hand.

Academic English:  New 2-unit Courses and Limited English Proficiency Requirements

You will join more than 12,000 students who study at UCI during the summer. This diverse student body creates an active college culture while the variety of student support services and social events allow you to experience an intimacy with other students, faculty, and staff that is more commonly associated with a small college environment.

Summer Session offers more than 800 courses across 70 subject areas. You can enroll in two courses or take a smaller academic load by combining one course within your major and one Academic English course. We offer Academic English courses within writing, reading, vocabulary, and conversation and earn with UCI credits.

2015 Calendar of Sessions
Session I June 20 - July 29
10-Week Session June 20 - August 28
Session II August 1 - September 9

Course Credit

Please check with your home institution's academic advisors to determine grading requirements for courses taken abroad. Courses can be taken for a letter grade or a pass/non-pass option. Credit can be transferred after the end of summer and after your institution receives your UCI transcript.

LocationLocate UCI

Founded in 1965, the University of California, Irvine combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Situated in dynamic Orange County, UC Irvine is 60 kilometers south of Los Angeles and just over 100 kilometers north of San Diego. With a commitment to cutting edge research, teaching, learning and creativity, UC Irvine is a driving force of innovation and discovery that benefits our local, national, and global communities in multiple ways. Learn more about the remarkable university UC Irvine has become.

About UCI

Virtual Tour

Visit and explore UC Irvine virtually! This tour highlights the campus, academic programs, and student life. Stops at academic schools, residential facilities, recreation facilities, and student support services will give you an idea of what a typical day on campus looks like.

Visiting International Program Staff

The staff at Summer Session will work to enhance your experience at UCI and will be available for your immediate needs as you plan for your summer at UCI.

Michael Lyons Nicole Michel Jennifer Hays
Michael F. Lyons
Director of International Partnerships
Nicole Michel
Student Affairs Specialist
Jennifer Hays
Student Affairs Specialist

Summer Session Staff Photo

In addition to a large staff (pictured above), Summer Session also has dedicated undergraduate UCI students who will serve as mentors throughout the program to support your needs and to enhance your experience.

Contact Us

Summer Session is located within UCI Extension, and our offices are in Building 231 on the UCI map. We are adjacent from the Paul Merage School of Business and across from the UCI Law and Education. The nearest parking structure is the Social Science Parking Structure (SSPS).

We have two addresses for sending mail:

Express Mail
UC Irvine Summer Session
University of California, Irvine
Pereira Drive West of E. Peltason, Building A, #231
Irvine, CA 92616-6050
Regular Mail
UC Irvine Summer Session
University of California, Irvine
P.O. Box 6050
Irvine, CA 92616-6050

Phone: +1+949-824-4270 (direct) or +1+949-824-6494
Fax: +1+949-824-7477

My summer abroad at UCI last summer was really one of the best experiences in my life! [The staff and mentors] all welcomed us...and helped make our experience exceptional! Rita Y.
2014 Visiting International Student