Welcome to UC Irvine! We’re so glad you chose to join us. We want your experience to be rewarding, memorable, and fun. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you meet your academic and personal goals and are ready to support you throughout your journey, even after you’ve returned to your home country.


All students will participate in orientation at the beginning of their program. During orientation, you will:

  • Learn more about your programs and meet instructors and staff
  • Discover the campus resources and support services available to you
  • Fulfill government regulations related to your stay in the US
  • Meet new people and make friends from around the world

If you are a new ESL student, you will also take a test to place you into the English class that will best meet your English language needs.

Campus Tour

UCI is a beautiful campus, and we look forward to showing it to you.  During orientation, you will be invited to take a walking tour of the campus. This will help you become more familiar with the campus, and our tour guides will show you locations you may want to visit in the future, such as the library, bookstore, Anteater Recreation Center, and student health center.