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  • 1. U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A 2009-2010 University Immersion Program for International Students
  • 2. Welcome The University Center, UCSB Congratulations! You have made one of the most important decisions in your lifeto study in a foreign country. As a student in the University Immersion Program (UIP), you will have many opportunities to experience academic and personal growth at the University of California, Santa Barbara Extension. UIP offers two different study options. You may enroll in regular campus academic courses, exploring academic studies that immerse you in the intellectual environment of this highly ranked university campus. Or, you may take courses in professional studies, learning new skills that you can apply to workplaces throughout the world. The UCSB Extension faculty and staff welcome you to Santa Barbara. Our instructors look forward to your active participation in our courses and to the global experience and perspective that you bring to our student body. While studying at UC Santa Barbara, we encourage you to connect with your fellow students and to enjoy the many diverse activities that the University and Santa Barbara have to offer. We look forward to seeing you soon. Lili Byall, Director University Immersion Program TABLE OF CONTENTS Overview University Immersion Program General Information 2 Welcome (UIP) 12 Student Life 3 University of California, Santa Barbara 6 Overview 13 Activities for International Students 4 UCSB Extension 6 2009/10 Calendar Schedule 14 Housing 5 Santa Barbara, California 8 Academic Studies 15 Enrollment Information 9 Professional Studies 17 Visa and General Information See Insert pages A- D for the 11 Teaching English to Speakers 18 Fees and Deadlines Application for Enrollment Form of Other Languages 19 UIP Requirements 2 U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M
  • 3. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA Henley Gate, UCSB Excellent Study Environment Established in 1944, the University of California, Santa the institute is on its way to creating revolutionary Barbara (UCSB) is a world famous institution of higher new materials, devices, and systems that will enhance education and a globally recognized research university. virtually every aspect of our lives. UCSBsrenownedfacultyincludesfivewinnersof There are more than 18,000 students on the UCSB Nobel Prizes for landmark research in chemistry, campus. physics, and economics, and scores of elected members UCSBs unique combination of high academic standards, of national and international academies and societies. internationally acclaimed faculty, and world-class research UC Santa Barbara ranks among higher-education leaders ensures that students who take academic courses will in the United States and Canada as one of only 62 be studying in one of the most exciting educational research-intensive institutions elected to membership in environments in the world. In addition, students have the the prestigious Association of American Universities. unique opportunity to learn applicable skills that are ready for use in the workplace. Our professional development Recognition of academic quality takes many forms. One courses are taught by industry experts in a setting where of the most prestigious is support from the National working professionals and students exchange ideas. Science Foundation (NSF). UCSB is home to 11 national centers and institutes, including eight that are sponsored Unique Campus by the NSF. OntheedgeofthePacificOcean,approximately100 AnewinterdisciplinaryInstituteforEnergyEfficiency miles northwest of Los Angeles and 8 miles north of established by the College of Engineering is bringing Santa Barbara, UCSB has all the facilities and resources together 50 campus researchers with related expertise to required for university study. The Davidson Library holds develop new energy-saving technologies. 2.7 million volumes of books and journals and provides online services for research and Internet access. Students The campus is home to the California NanoSystems enjoy easy access to UCSBs classrooms and research Institute,oneofthefirstCaliforniaInstitutesforScience resources including up-to-date computing facilities for both and Innovation. A research partnership with UCLA, classroom and open access use, a major research library, and various cultural events. U.S. News and World Reports guide, Americas Best Colleges, the most widely read college guide in the country, ranks UCSB number 12 among all public universities in the US. U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N 3
  • 4. UCSB EXTENSION UCSB Extension With its strong commitment to fostering lifelong learning, UCSB Extension serves as the professional and continuing education provider for the campus. UCSB Extension is also the gateway for visiting students to participate in UCSB regular session academic courses on a space-available basis. UCSB Extension offers: Auniqueselectionof professional development and academic courses in many The Student Affairs building at UCSB different disciplines University Immersion Program (UIP) Theopportunityforstudentstoself-selectcourses The University Immersion Program (UIP) offered Coursecreditsthatmaytransfertootheruniversities through UCSB Extension is an academic study Skillsapplicabletotheworkplace program that provides international students with the opportunity to enroll in UCSB academic and/or Diversestudentpopulation professional development courses in many different Highqualitycurriculumandinstruction disciplines. The program offers an excellent way to experience college life in the USA, and/or a classroom Professionalcertificateprogramsleadingtowork environment dedicated to teaching applicable skills for experience the workplace. Credits earned may be transferred to Fourentrydatesduringtheyear(oneeachquarter) universities around the world or used to complement students professional goals. Courteousandknowledgeablestafftosupport students in their educational endeavors