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Visiting International University Students (non-matriculated)

Activities Calendar


Summer Session will host various activities and events throughout the summer for you to attend and immerse yourself within the culture. Learn more about the types of events we host below.

Field Trips and Activities

Summer Session has a number of pre-planned opportunities for students to experience. Enjoy city tours of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Visit local amusement parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios. Experience cruises to Catalina Island, surfing classes, and and trips to beaches like Laguna and Newport.

Join the Anteater Recreation Center and participate with UC Irvine students in regular, on-campus recreational games. Play soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton, and more! You can even take advantage of our own fleet of UCI sailboats.

Let us help you with your personal trip planning! We provide assistance with transportation, directions, lodging, and points of interest.

Some trips and activities require an additional fee for admission and transportation (provided by bus or UC Irvine Summer Session van).

Social Events

The International Student Mentors, current UCI undergraduate students, will plan social events for you to meet other UCI and international students and to learn about campus life and current student interests. These events will take you behind the scenes to little-known yet intriguing corners of UCI and introduce you to resources. Social events have included Game Night, Study Snacks and Souvenirs, Dodgeball, Conversation Hours, and much more! The calendar of social events is unique to the interests of the current Mentor team and also depends on the events and happenings which occur around campus each summer.

INSIDE UCI Series Events

You will have an opportunity to attend presentations known as INSIDE UCI. These presentations by prominent UCI faculty will give you a “front row seat” to the diverse academic paths and current research of UCI faculty. You will be able to ask UCI faculty and researcher questions about their academic journey, how they became interested in research, and why they do what they do. Some of the INSIDE UCI events for the 2017 program included:

  • Arts Tour: Let’s Talk Shop, Props & Production
  • Digital Film Making Production Workshop
  • Inside the Moot Courtroom
  • How to Perform Brain Surgery Through the Leg
  • San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Tour
  • Robotics and Wearable Sensors for Rehabilitation