International Opportunities

International opportunities are dedicated to cultivating a global learning community and international focus in programs and curricula at the School for our students and faculty.


Photo: 2017 East Meets West: International Dance Festival, photo by Jerry Li

International Impact

CTSA faculty conduct research around the globe in the form of scholarly activity and creative practice, performance and exhibition. The International Impact research map seeks to highlight faculty members activities across the globe. Select a pin on the map to learn more about their practice and international presence.

Medici Circle Scholarship Program

Scholars in Art, Dance, Drama, and Music, rely on scholarships like the Medici Circle awards to support their academic growth and to broaden their creative development. Medici Scholarships are competitive and provide deserving young artists and scholars the opportunity to focus on a specific project with the support of a patron and a mentor.

East Meets West

“East Meets West” showcase regional and international performing artists and international exchange with China. The performers who participated in these events represented China, Japan, India, Malaysia, India and the United States. CTSA faculty and students work with collaborators from around the world to present them at UCI.

UCI Study Abroad

The mission of the Study Abroad Center is to foster a culture at UCI in which study abroad is expected and achievable for all students. We also support our international reciprocity and exchange students so as to enhance their academic and personal experiences in the U.S. We aim to ensure that our students’ study abroad experiences help them affect positive change in the world, both locally and globally.

UCI Cross Cultural Center

UCI was the first UC campus to establish a Cross-Cultural Center, founded to create a social-cultural support system for ethnic minority students. The stated purpose is to create Third World interaction and student outreach and provide necessary information to the UCI minority community. The “Cross,” as it is affectionately known, offers a series of programs, activities, and services that support the emerging needs of UCI’s growing underrepresented student population.