UCI Costa Rica Program | 2018 Application Live!

October 16, 2017

UCI Anteaters!

Make your Spring Break count and earn academic credit! Apply to be a member of the 2018 Costa Rica: Global Sustainability & Cultural Immersion Program. 

Participate in this alternative break and academic program focused on exploring topics of global sustainability and cultural immersion while traveling through the Costa Rica rainforest & rural communities. Stay on an organic farm, learn about sustainable practices, engage in community service, and connect with the local community though homestays.

Travel with other UCI students on a coordinated program engaging in local community life and learning about environmental sustainability in Costa Rica. This is an ideal experience for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, wants an intense yet fun experience abroad, and is looking to earn academic credit and conduct research. Join us for this unique program.

Costa Rica Program Details:

  • Applications: http://sites.uci.edu/costaricaprogram/
    • Due Wednesday, Oct. 25th by 12pm, noon
    • Interviews conducted in November
    • Offers sent late November/early December
  • Program commitment: Winter 2018-Spring 2018
    • Quarterly class (winter and spring)
    • Weekend Retreat
    • Individual research project
    • International travel
  • Travel to Costa Rica: March 23rd-March 31th, 2018
  • Cost of Program: $1,500, paid in installments; payment plans & funding options available

Interested to learn more about the program?  

We hope you will apply to be part of the 2018 Costa Rica Program!

Scholarship Opportunities Program

October 2, 2017

Fall Quarter walk-in hours TBA.

Location: Ayala Science Library, 1st Floor in the Writing Center.

Advising Appointments

Q&A’s with Scholarship Winners: CHP alumnus and Fulbright recipient Kenneth Lai ’14


Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines:

Truman Scholarship: 11/1/17 at noon

Juniors may apply for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for senior year and three years of graduate study in preparation for public service careers in government, nonprofits, uniformed services or education.

Goldwater Scholarship: 11/1/17 at noon

Sophomores and Juniors may apply for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduates intending a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, computer sciences, or engineering.

Carnegie Junior Fellows: 11/6/17 at noon

Graduating seniors may apply for Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James C. Gaither Junior Fellows research internships in Washington D.C. on democracy building, energy and climate change, international economics, nuclear policy, cyber policy, and area studies.

Anteater Ambassadors Network

October 2, 2017

Interested in representing UCI and giving back? Want to volunteer at exciting campus events and network with faculty/staff and even donors? If so, consider joining the Anteater Ambassadors Network (AAN)! We are a student run volunteer and professional development organization that is affiliated with the Office of Engagement and Annual Programs. Every year, we strive to add more exemplary members and provide opportunities and trainings to benefit AAN professionally and socially. Joining AAN is a great start to a memorable and impactful experience during your time here at UCI! Applications are due Friday of Week 2. Apply here!

Bio Sci 199 Research Opportunity

September 1, 2017

Attention Honors Students in the Biological Sciences: The Fruman laboratory would like to recruit a motivated student to take part in cutting-edge research projects in the fields of Cancer Biology and Immunology. The position requires a full year commitment of 12-16 hours per week (3-4 units of Bio 199). Interested students should send an email to dfruman@uci.edu.

Fall 2017 Enrollment Updates

September 1, 2017

Restrictions Lifted

Several schools have lifted restrictions on their courses for fall:

  • Arts – Removed many major restrictions on 8/31
  • Bio Sci – Will remove the NOR from Bio Sci 93, as well as repeat and major restrictions on Bio Sci courses, by noon on 9/5
  • Physical Sciences – Will remove all NORs on 9/5 at noon
  • Social Ecology – Will remove NORs on 9/5 at noon and major restrictions on 9/20.

Make sure to check the comments in the online Schedule of Classes for dates and times that other course restrictions will be lifted.

Unit Cap Lifted

The 18-unit enrollment limit will be lifted today (September 1) at noon.  After the cap is lifted, students will be able to enroll in up to 20 units without any special approval.  If you need approval to add more than 20 units, please contact your honors advisor.



UCI Saturday Academy of Law is hiring Teaching Assistants

August 7, 2017
UC Irvine School of Law is deeply committed to diversity in the legal profession. The Saturday Academy of Law (“SAL”) is an opportunity to expose a diverse group of students to the legal profession while helping them improve their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.

Currently, we are looking for dedicated undergraduate students to serve as
 Teaching Assistants to help facilitate the lesson plan for the students. In the classroom, students learn a series of Supreme Court Cases pertaining to First Amendment rights in school and evaluate a hypothetical case at the end of the session. Students and TA’s also have the opportunity to network with local lawyers and judges who present to the class.

Click here to download TA application for Fall Session. The Fall session runs six consecutive Saturdays from September 30th through November 4th, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 1 PM.
Application Deadline: August 25, 2017.

Sign up for the Career Center’s Summer Group

August 7, 2017
A Career Group is targeted towards students that are undecided in their career path. Facilitated by a career counselor, these highly interactive groups meet three times and focus on self-discovery. Participants should be comfortable actively participating in group discussions. Students engage in activities to explore their interests and values to help generate potential career interests.
If this sounds like the right fit for you, join the upcoming week-long Summer Career Group.*
The group will meet for three sessions:
·         Monday: August 14 from 10:30-11:50 AM
·         Wednesday: August 16 from 10:30-11:50 AM
·         Friday: August 18 from 10:30-11:50 AM
To be part of this group, you will need to:
·         Commit to attend all three sessions.
·         Complete assignments and actively participate in discussions.
·         Pay a $5 material fee.
If you’re interested in being part of this career group, please fill out the online application (below) by Tuesday, August 8, 10:00 PM.
If you have any questions, contact Andrea Chung at andreac8@uci.edu
*Not for credit

Scholarship Opportunities Program: Sp. ’17, Wk 8

May 22, 2017

Please visit http://scholars.uci.edu/ for more info.

Spring 2017 Walk-In Hours: Thursdays 1:00pm-2:00pm. Location: Ayala Science Library, 1st Floor in the Writing Center. Please check in at the front desk.

Advising Appointments: If you would like to make a personalized appointment to learn more about prestigious scholarships, please read http://scholars.uci.edu/advising-appointments/. Complete the Prospective Scholarship Winner Information Form and please email sklrship@uci.edu to set up an appointment.


Check out our blog, Q & A’s with Scholarship Winners.


Hope to see you soon!



Fall 2017 Greek and Latin classes

May 22, 2017

Dear Campuswide Honors Program Students,


Do you like the satisfaction you get from accomplishing a challenging but doable goal? Do you need to satisfy a language requirement and want to study something different?  Are you planning to apply to graduate school or a professional school and want to find an unusual way to make your application stand out from the rest?  If so, think about taking ancient Greek or Latin this fall!  Studying Greek and Latin is an excellent way to boost your analytical skills, improve your writing and mastery of grammar, increase your vocabulary, and augment your understanding of the way many languages work .  All of these skills will benefit your study of other disciplines and you will find yourself becoming more cognizant of the way you use language.   You will also gain the skills to read some of the most enduring works of literature in their original language, works such as Homer’s Iliad and the Aeneid of Vergil  – an incredibly satisfying undertaking!  This fall, both beginning Greek and Latin will be offered.  I’ve attached fliers with course details.  You can also hear what some of our students have to say about their study of Greek and Latin by watching our undergraduate video.  It is available here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjRnPPdd_jI&feature=youtu.be .


Please let me know if you have any questions about these courses by emailing me at cynthia.claxton@uci.edu.




Cynthia Claxton


Cynthia L. Claxton, Ph.D.

Department of Classics

Undergraduate Program Advisor, Classics

Student Services II Building Updates

May 22, 2017

The Locus:

If you’re planning on studying in the Locus this week, we recommend bringing a jacket since the heater is currently being repaired.

First Floor Bathrooms:

Maintenance will be installing a bathroom door actuator and operating devices on 5/23 (Tue) and 5/24 (Wed) in both first floor bathrooms. While the bathrooms will not need to be blocked out, the crew may be working during the day, and it would be easiest if you find an alternative location. Nearby restrooms are on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, the 1st floor of the Cross-Cultural Center, and the 1st floor of Aldrich Hall.