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!

Orientation Coordinator Application open NOW

October 16, 2017

Student Life & Leadership is looking for student leaders interested in becoming a Coordinator for the UC Irvine Summer Orientation Programs, comprised of the Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP), the Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program (T-SPOP), Transfer Success, and the International Student Orientation (ISO).

The Orientation Coordinator position is unlike any other student opportunity on campus. Coordinators are selected from a diverse pool of applicants, including those who have NO direct experience working with UCI’s Orientation programs in the past. Selected in teams of 5, it is the Orientation Coordinator’s responsibility to:

  • Direct a recruitment, interview, and selection process for over 150 volunteer staff positions.
  • Develop and execute a 10+ week training program for Orientation staff.
  • Supervise Orientation staff and coordinate efforts during each Orientation program in the summer.

You’ll develop skills in public speaking, facilitating workshops, marketing, team building, supervision, event planning, recruitment, selection, training, and more! And you’ll be supported by some of the best administrators and educators from across campus.

You can find more information at the website below. If you’re interested in one of the most challenging and rewarding student leadership experiences UCI has to offer, we strongly encourage you to apply.


Applications are open until Friday, October 20 at 11:59 p.m.


  1. If selected, applicants will not be able to be Resident Advisors the following academic year due to work and training conflicts. However, it’s fine if they are currently RA’s this academic year.
  2. Applicants must be registered students until at least Spring 2018.
  3. The Minimum GPA required for consideration is 2.7.

Research Opportunity: Chubb-Wright Visual Attention Lab

October 2, 2017

The lab directed by Ted Wright, faculty director of the CHP, and Charlie Chubb is currently interested in recruiting two or three undergraduates to work on projects studying feature-based visual attention. As they become more experienced, students working in this lab have the opportunity to become involved in all aspects of the research; many UROP presentations and honors theses have come out of this participation. A background that includes calculus, statistics, and Matlab programming can be helpful, but is not required.

Those interested should contact Ted Wright (cewright@uci.edu) or Charlie Chubb (cfchubb@uci.edu).

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!

Join the CHP Yearbook Staff

October 2, 2017

Every year, CHP students design and publish a yearbook highlighting the events, memories, and students of the CHP.  We need your creative powers! Email honors@uci.edu to join the Yearbook Staff today.

Present your research at SCCUR 2017

September 28, 2017

This year’s Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) will be held at Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Students in all disciplines – the creative and performing arts, engineering, humanities, natural and social sciences – are invited to present their research, scholarship, and creative work during this celebration of undergraduate discovery. SCCUR 2017 will include a full day of activities, including a graduate school fair and recognition for exemplary oral presentations.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Research Opportunity: Experimental Social Science Laboratory

September 28, 2017

Prof. John Duffy (duffy@uci.edu), Director of the Experimental Social Science Laboratory (ESSL) at UCI, is looking for 2-4 students to enroll in his ECON 199 independent research course starting Fall quarter. Students in the course assist in conducting behavioral experiments and help test new experimental software. They are also invited to attend the weekly ESSL lunch seminars where graduate students and professors present on current or proposed experimental economics research. Please contact Prof. Duffy directly by email if you are interested in learning more. No prior experience is necessary. Training will be provided.
John Duffy

Research Opportunity: Sarnecka Cognitive Development Lab

September 28, 2017

The Sarnecka Cognitive Development Lab is currently accepting applications for research assistants for the upcoming academic year. We are looking for motivated and responsible undergraduates who either want to get experience with psychological research, or would like to get experience working with children, or both! Duties will involve traveling to preschools and local museums to assist in data collection, data entry, and occasionally, assistance with stimulus construction. All research assistants must have at least 2 mornings a week free to go test at preschools or museums, and must be able to attend our lab meeting (Fridays at 2PM). All research assistants get 4 units of course credit through enrolling in Cog Dev Research (PSY 148A). Please email Emily Sumner (sumnere@uci.edu) for more information!

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.

Special Invitation to CHP Research Seminar

August 7, 2017
Calling all honors students who are conducting research but are not participating in a school/departmental honors program! Get individualized support during the honors thesis process from CHP Director Ted Wright. During this research seminar you will learn about the research process and work to create a research plan as well as an abstract or prospectus that can become the basis for your introduction.
This 2-unit research course will be offered as University Studies H176A, and graded as Pass/Not Pass. It is currently scheduled for Wednesdays 2:00-3:50 p.m., however, the schedule may be adjusted to accommodate your schedule.
For more information about the CHP Research/Thesis Seminar, please see:http://sites.uci.edu/chpnews/2017/05/15/course-for-chp-thesis-support-3/
Email honors@uci.edu today to accept the invitation to the CHP Research/Thesis Seminar and to receive authorization to enroll!