Experience Riverside!

United States West Riverside

With art, culture, and history gathered under the striking Box Spring Mountains, picturesque Riverside is a jewel that glints in the SoCal sunshine. It has a big Asian community and the big-city experience of Los Angeles on its doorstep. Riverside has an important role in the citrus industry with its blissful beach-life climate, which is also perfect for growing oranges.

Population: 1,657,000
Native language: English
Climate: Temperate
Type of area:
Great public transport

Where Will You Live

University of California, Riverside

Aside from being extraordinary in its diversity and transformative qualities, University of California, Riverside (UCR) has a stunning campus. Since its early days as an agricultural experiment station, it has grown into a leader of biological and agricultural research, influencing policies to improve the planet. Its 40 acres of botanical gardens in the foothills of the Box Spring Mountains are a living classroom in which to research and better understand the natural world.   

In the beautiful SoCal sunshine, UCR’s strives to “continually create something better,” which includes alternative fuel exploration as well as genetic experts fighting mosquito-carried disease.

Learn more at University of California, Riverside's official website

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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