What is UC Irvine best known for

University of California, Irvine

The UC Irvine is part of the Association of American Universitiesmade up of the best North American universities specializing in research and science. The three UCI Nobel Prize winners confirmed their inclusion in this exclusive organization.

In addition to the research and science teams, UC Irvine also has top athletic teams. The "Anteaters" play in the Big West Conference, the highest college league in California and Hawaii.

Instead of a classic semester abroad, UC Irvine offers international students the opportunity to take the three-month semesterAccelerated Certificate Programs (ACPs) take part, which gives master’s students from all over the world the opportunity to receive UCI credits in order to transfer them to the German university and gain insights into the following departments:

  • Global Resource Management

  • Business management

  • International Business Operations & Management

  • International Finance

  • International Business Law

  • marketing

  • Media & Global Communications

  • International Tourism & Hotel Management

  • Project management

  • Communication & Embedded Systems Design Engineering

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Each of the above-mentioned block seminars impresses with a demanding course plan and offers the opportunity between 25 and 40 ECTS to work out. In addition to the option of adding one or two more modules and extending the stay up to a year, there is also the option of an interesting internship after the modules, which is available well-known companies in Los Angeles or Irvine can be completed by yourself. For those who would like to study and work in the USA for a longer period of time: After completing three modules of the Accelerated Certificate Program, you can take part in the OPT (Optional Practical Training) to stay in the US for up to 18 months and work there.

The free time between the programs and courses can be spent in the beautiful regions of Southern California, which offers something for everyone.

The temperatures in Orange County are always in the "T-shirt range", which makes the beaches on the Pacific Ocean a place to relax even in the winter months. Inland, in the desert and the Sierra Nevada, on the other hand, the day is hot and the night very cold. In the mountains of the Sierra Nevada there are numerous ski resorts and enough snow in winter, so that skiing also offers a great leisure opportunity.

  • ... first the university was established and only then was the city planned around the campus? The Irvine Company donated four square kilometers to the campus and bought another two square kilometers.

  • ... in Los Angeles every household has an average of 1.8 cars? Even if some highways have up to 15 lanes, rush hour traffic takes several hours every day.

  • ... the founding name of Los Angeles translates as "The village of the Queen of Angels"? In 1781, the governor Felipe de Neve named the city "El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Ángeles", although Los Angeles has probably not been a village for a long time.