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University of California, Riverside Extension

Check whether the University of California, Riverside Extension is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at the University of California, Riverside Extension

The University of California, Riverside Extension (UCR Extension) is a diverse and vibrant campus that forms part of the prestigious University of California system. Located in America’s sunny Pacific region, UCR Extension is home to a world-renowned international education program.

Since 1975, UCR Extension has helped over 100,000 students from across the globe achieve their personal and professional ambitions. It offers a range of professional certificates, diploma courses, and teacher training programs across areas including business, technology, healthcare, and art.

UCR Extension’s beautiful campus features a comprehensive library, modern computer labs, fantastic athletic venues, and plenty of green space.

The University prides itself on offering a complete university experience. Beyond the classroom, students can join over 500 student-run clubs and take part in intramural sports and activities.

Why study at UCR Extension?

  • US’s most popular study abroad destination

    California is the top US destination for foreign students

  • Great value for money

    Thanks to its affordable tuition fees and living costs, UCR Extension consistently ranks amongst the best value universities in the US

  • Work experience opportunities

    Students at UCR Extension extend their cultural education by participating in at least three months of US work experience

Life as an international student

With such outstanding student services available, it’s no surprise that UCR is known as the most internationally-friendly campus in the entire University of California system.

From airport pick-ups and visa advice, through to multi-lingual mental health counseling and program orientation, the UCR Extension student support team can help at every step of your journey.

You’ll have plenty of on-campus and off-campus housing options. Staff at the housing office work hard to find the right accommodation for you - that’s why they were shortlisted for the 2019 PIE best accommodation provider award.

As well as hosting several events to celebrate key dates in the international calendar, the University helps students explore their new home by arranging visits to some of Southern California’s most popular sites and attractions.

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University of California, Riverside Extension

University of California, Riverside Extension 1200 University Ave. Riverside, Ca 92507-4596

This historical city consists of arts and innovation, culture, entertainment, outdoor life, family fun, festivals, sports, nightlife and plenty of special events throughout the year.

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Visa requirements for the University of California, Riverside Extension

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