Study Abroad at University of California, Riverside

United States West Riverside

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is the largest and arguably the most iconic of the 10 UC system campuses. It’s renowned for its top-ranked programs, distinguished professors and faculty, including Nobel Prize winners, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and other prestigious academic organizations. On campus, you’ll enjoy the same full access to 800+ clubs and campus facilities as full-time students. Off-campus, you’ll find theaters, shops and restaurants in nearby Westwood Village, one of the safest and most attractive neighborhoods in Los Angeles. For more entertainment, hop on a bus for a short ride to Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and, of course, the beach!

Academic strength: Anthropology, Sociology & Gender, Biological & Physical Sciences, Business, Economics & Finance, Computer Science & Math, Education & Child Development, Psychology & Neuroscience
Rankings: Times Top 100

About the University

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

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to study abroad, not only for my English skills, but also for the confidence and ability to adapt to a new environment, as well as for the experience I gained that will help me to achieve my future goals. I believe that I will be able to make great use of this experience in my future job search.”
Takumi Yaguchi, Past SAF Student

Tour the Campus

Welcome to UCR!

Join a real-life group of UCR students on an adventure across the campus. Understand the campus' rich history and diverse academic offerings, student organizations, facilities, and what life is really like on campus. 

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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