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Message an International UCR Student


Real Students With Real Answers

UCR is currently home to students from over 75 different countries, who made the brave and exciting decision to study in the U.S. They are studying in over 150 competitive majors/minors. They are thriving in the rewarding American education system. And, they want you to join them!

Easy-to-Follow Steps:
1. Select a UCR Buddy (aka student ambassador)
2. Select "Create Your Account"
3. Complete your quick profile 
4. Adjust your “communication preferences” under “settings” 
Response Time: Most questions will receive an immediate response but some may take up to 24 hours, depending on the UCR Buddy's schedule. Talk about what life is like on/off campus, what challenges they faced, whether it's easy to make friends and other school-related questions.

Note: Currently, this service only supports undergraduate inquiries. If you are interested in our graduate programs (masters and Ph.D), please visit  or contact for more details.