Mission Statement

As part of the Student Success Initiatives (SSI), International Student
Excellence Programs (ISEP) is committed to promoting inclusive excellence among our undergraduate international student population through various types of support. We strive to address the array of needs specific to international students and create a safe and inclusive space to ensure a family-like support system. Additionally, ISEP is designed to help create potential academic and professional development opportunities to help undergraduate international students become global scholars and leaders both at and beyond UCI.

The core support ISEP provides include:
1) two robust peer mentorship programs for undergraduates
● International Peer Group (IPG) Scholars Program which matches first-year
international students with trained peer mentors
● Global Leaders (GL) Program which is a research development program for upper
class international students

2) individualized advising with the program’s counselor
● Provides academic monitoring and individual academic success
coaching/counseling for all program participants

3) access to campus wide resources and networking opportunities to engage with faculty and alumni
● Provides on-going training and professional development
● Provides IPG and GL Scholars with access to LARC sponsorships, Zot Initiative
(SSI) workshops and ISEP programs that promote community and academic
● Facilitates opportunities for international students to interact with Faculty and
Alumni and learn about research and scholarship opportunities
● Facilitates an international student leadership seminar


International Student Excellence Programs (ISEP) is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Services II, building (see campus map).