Past Events

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See photos from our IEW events!

Housing Info Session (led by IPG student leaders)
Monday, November 15 (Week 8)
7-8 pm
On Zoom


Chopped Virtual Cooking Challenge
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (Week 6)
6:00-7:00 PM

You are invited to watch as chefs reveal the dishes they’ve created using the four mystery ingredients as part of the Chopped virtual cooking challenge.  Prizes will be awarded to the amateur chefs in four categories:

  • Undergraduate
  • Ph.D./graduate students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Chopped is co-hosted by International Student Excellence Programs (ISEP) and UCI Illuminations.


Squid Game @ UCI Day
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 (Week 5)
3:30-5:00 PM

You’re invited to attend the Squid Game @ UCI! The event will feature a short talk and Q&A session from UCI’s Professor Kyung Hyun Kim, who is internationally renowned for his research on Korean media and popular culture. The second part of the event will feature games inspired by the series!  Learn more about Squid Game @ UCI.

After the game comes more fun…


Life in the U.S. Halloween Party
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 (Week 5)
Pacific Ballroom, UCI Student Center

5:00-6:00 PM

(Re)unite with old and new friends by joining this sweet and spooky, Squid Game-inspired Halloween party!  If you come in a costume, you’ll be eligible for a special treat.


Int’l Students Needs, Wants, and Expectations: What does the ideal future of int’l Higher Education need to look like?
Thursday, October 14, 2021 (Week 3)
4:00-6:30 pm 

Learn more.


IPG Welcome Mixer
Friday, September 24, 2021 (Welcome Week)
6:00-6:45 pm (PST)


Information and Q&A Session
for new Chinese International Students and Families

Friday, May and Saturday, May 8, 2021
Hosted by UCI Program in Public Health, Student Health Center, International Center, and ISEP

Watch the Zoom recording of the session