Community News

IPG Mentors featured in New University

Mentors Apurva Jakhanwal and April Blanco both authored a recent articles in UCI’s New University newspaper touching on international experiences. April, a first year Mentor (pictured above), wrote “Falling Across the Pacific,” about her year-long study abroad in Japan.  Apurva, a second year IPG Mentor (pictured below), composed an opinion piece on the range of valuable experiences ISEP offers international students



Irvine Global Village Festival

Experience sights and sounds from around the world at the 16th annual Irvine Global Village Festival, which be held on Saturday, September 23rd 10 am-6 pm at Bill Barber Park in Irvine. Recognized as one of the best cultural festivals in Orange County, this daylong celebration features more than 100 musical, dance and demonstration performances; international cuisine; a kids village with crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and an international marketplace. Festival admission is free! Learn more:



The Carolina Center for Public Service

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Job Opening: Director of Civic and Community Engagement at Binghamtom University

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Binghamtom University

UCI School of Social Ecology Opening: Field Study Program Coordinator

Under the general supervision of the field study Director, the field study Program Coordinator is an integral member of the field study team – a premier student/community interface on campus. The team is dedicated to student learning through civic and community engagement. The incumbent is responsible for administration and reporting, community outreach and marketing, and student advisement and development in support of the field study program. The field study coordinator works both independently and in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, departments, employers and agencies to ensure the field study program positively impacts our students and communities. The incumbent will, among other duties, maintain and update databases, develop and build relationships with community partners, recommend and implement operational improvements, and oversee field study interns.

Salary: Range $21.54 – $25.42
Total Hours: 8-5, M-F
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OCCORD Job Openings: Research & Policy Analyst and Lead Organizer

OCCORD currently has two full-time openings and if you know someone who wants to make a difference in Orange County. Apply at

Most Warmly,
Shakeel Syed
Executive Director
714-621-0919, ext: 11

Congratulations to Isabel Choi, Sarah del Valle, and Michelle Chung for submitting the three winning entries to International Student Excellence Programs (ISEP)’s Academic Integrity Contest, which occurred campus-wide during Spring Quarter!

Isabel Choi: “In Consideration” (poem)1st prize: $350 Amazon gift card

Sarah del Valle: “A Natural Reflection” (photo and essay)

2nd prize: Two Disneyland tickets

Michelle Chung: (essay)

3rd prize: $150 Zot Bucks card

Honorable Mention:
Yvonne Li (animated video)
Amanda Pinski (poem)
Emma Chou (poem)
Katrina Yip (video)

ISEP received 30 submissions to the contest, which asked students, “What does Academic Integrity mean to you?” The contest judges agreed that selecting winners was challenging due to the many creative entries. Thank you to all UCI students who participated in ISEP’s Academic Integrity Contest!



Congratulations Fashion Interest Group / ISEP fashion show

ISEP would like to congratulate our IPG Mentors and Coords for their participation in the Fashion Interest Group / ISEP fashion show, which was held on Friday May 19, 2017.

We would specifically like to recognize Will Xie, Rey Luo, and Stacey She for serving as designers, models, and organizers of the event.

All of the designs were spectacular! Stacy was a beautiful model, Rey showcased his original designs and did the make-up for himself and his models, and Will’s designs (pictured) won first place! Congratulations to each of you for your impressive accomplishment.

We would also like to thank our IPG / ISEP staff members who boothed at the event, Nobelle Lintag, Prad Tantiwuttipong, and Saira Shah.  Please join me in congratulating our wonderful staff!

Dr. Zahra Ahmed, Director, ISEP