Shine in the Golden State
California, were it an independent nation, would have the eighth largest economy globally. The incredible economic power of The Golden State is driven by a world-class technology sector, in addition to powerful agriculture and finance sectors. The state is host to our partner institution, the University of California, Riverside (UCR). UCR's impressive faculty includes 48 Fulbright fellows, 19 Guggenheim fellows and 49 National Endowment for the Humanities fellows.
Why Study in Southern California?
Riverside, located in Southern California, is one of the most exciting and beautiful places to study. Its proximity to Los Angeles means that you are just 70 kilometers from the epicenter of entertainment, fashion and cuisine. But the most remarkable characteristic of this location is its diversity, both in landscape and population. Year round blue skies and a Mediterranean climate allow for the unlimited exploration of nearby mountains, beaches, lush forests and deserts.
Make friends at one of the United States' most diverse universities
Establish a professional network in the United States
Live just 70 kilometers from one of the world’s most desirable cities
Find employment with a one-year working visa
Study with a leading American university
Visit nearby world-famous beaches and natural landscapes
Gain an understanding of the way businesses work in the United States
Explore an incredible hub of nightlife and entertainment
Studying at the University of California Riverside, is an incredible opportunity for students hoping to launch a career in business. The number and power of the diverse businesses in nearby Los Angeles and California as a whole, provides countless opportunities for students. The partnership with UCR entitles students who successfully complete their studies to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), which allows them to work in the United States for up to one year. The chance to launch an international professional network while studying is priceless for future entrepreneurs.
As well as incredible academic offerings, California can drive your professional activity and give you an unparalleled international experience. Study and work experience in California, with an understanding of labor in the U.S., can be a unique asset to differentiate you from the crowd.
A diverse student body and proximity to one of the world’s most fun and desirable cities ensures that exchange students can make the most of their once-in-a-lifetime stay in California. Extreme sports, water sports, great nightlife and a stunning landscape are waiting to be explored.