Welcome to International Village
Your home, away from home

International Village is a residence exclusively for students from around the world, attending the International Education Programs at UCR since 2001. Partnering with the University of California, Riverside, International Village is a co-educational housing complex, where students can live, study and socialize with the UCR community.

Enjoy amenities including: a basketball court, soccer field, fitness center, game room and music room with piano. The property has five full time Resident Advisors available 24 hours a day, as well as a Resident Life Coordinator and other support staff for residents. There are variety of resident programs, group trips and other community events provided throughout the calendar year. Bedroom styles available are single or double occupancy rooms in a two, three or five bedroom suite.






  • Central location directly across the street from UCR Extension
  • Flexible move-in / move-out dates to match each person’s needs
  • Can apply directly through UCR Extension during application process
  • All utilities (water, electricity, gas, cable, internet, trash) included


  • Year round educational, cultural, social and recreational activities hosted by Community Advisors
  • 24-hour emergency assistance for both maintenance and personal challenges
  • Only community that communicates directly with UCR Extension to resolve any issues


  • Restricted access to all buildings and community areas
  • On-site Community Service Officer patrols
  • UCR Police patrols


  • Students who live at IV perform better academically and are happier in general with their abroad experience than those who live off campus or commute.


2 Bedroom Unit – 815 s.f.

Studio Unit – 280 s.f.

Loft Unit

5 Bedroom Unit – 2,000 s.f.

3 Bedroom Unit – 1,250 s.f.


2022 IEP & Short Term/Style Options

Styles defined below:

Double Occupancy – Shared bedroom/bathroom in a 2, 3 or 5 bedroom apartment

Single Occupancy – Private bedroom/bathroom in a 2, 3 or 5 bedroom apartment

Studio – Private studio apartment


Fitness Center

Open 24 hours a day with keycard access.


65” LCD TV with Netflix. Two billards tables. Balls and sticks available for checkout at front desk.


Open 24 hours.


Limit 45 minutes per use. Keycard is available for checkout at the front desk.


Zagster bikes available for short-term rental. 1st hour free. http://zagster.com/internationalvillage/


Reserve at office 24 hours prior to event.


Hours: 8am to 10pm. Soccerballs available for checkout at front desk.


Hours: 8am to 10pm. Basketballs available for checkout at front desk.


In units and all common areas. (Ethernet cable is available for plugging in in units)


One-month, 10 Week, 22 Week and 9 month leases available.


Community Assistants are available Monday – Friday 5pm to 8am and Saturdays and Sundays 24 hours at (951) 333-1174


Keycard access required for all building entries and community rooms.


Patrolled by UCR Police and UNEX Transportation Services

Fully Furnished Apartments

Bedroom Furnishings

  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Desk, bookshelf, chair, light
  • Dresser
  • Basic linen set including bed sheet, blanket, pillow and towel

Kitchen/Living Room Furnishings

  • Microwave, stove/oven, refrigerator
  • Barstools
  • Sofa, coffee table, television stand, 42” flat screen TV

Telephone with free calling in the US

Premium cable (including HBO) and free Wi-Fi

All utilities included

Saturday, April 9 Soccer Match (may become monthly)
Saturday, April 16 Riverside Tamale Festival
Sunday, April 17 Air Show
Thursday, April 21 Design your own tote bag
Thursday, April 28 Make your own pizza
Thursday, May 12 Speedzone
Saturday, May 21 Pool day at UCR Rec Center
Friday, May 27 Game Day
Saturday, June 11 Summer Bash (Games, Prizes, Food)
TBD (6/8 or 6/9) Therapy Puppies


* Events in bold are for IV students only. Events that are not bolded are trips that we offer to all IEP students. All of the IEP trips (not bolded) require students to come to room 233 to sign up for the trips as they all require students to pay in advance.



We’ve anticipated many of your questions and tried to answer them.


If you are unable to find the answer here, don’t hesitate to contact us.

How do I check-in?

If you arrive during business hours (Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm) you can check-in at the International Village Front Desk. For arrivals after business hours, please call the Community
Advisor on duty (951-333-1174) for assistance. We understand arrival times can be unpredictable so we accept check-ins at all hours.

Please have your Confirmation Letter and Passport ready.

Can I check-in early?

Unfortunately we do not accept early check-ins due to insurance reasons, but we will be happy to assist in making alternative arrangements. Please contact our office for further information.

Can I check- in late?

Yes, with advance notice.

What is the Damage Deposit for?

The damage deposit is for cleaning and damages to the unit.  The deposit is refundable after move out minus cleaning and/or damage fees.

What is the cancellation policy?

Contracts may be cancelled up to one day before the lease start date, cancellation fees may apply.  Please see contract for additional details.

How do I arrange for airport transportation?

Airport transportation can be scheduled by contacting Edmund Buenestro at: ebuenrostro@ucx.ucr.edu

Will I have a roommate?

Depending on your occupancy style, you may have a roommate (in the same room) or house mate (in the same apartment).

If you have a roommate preference or request, please note it on your IV Housing Application and we will do our best to accommodate.

What does the apartment come with?

Apartments come furnished with:


  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Desk, bookshelf, chair, light
  • Dresser
  • Basic linen set including bed sheet, blanket, pillow and towel

Kitchen/Living Room

  • Microwave, stove/oven, refrigerator
  • Barstools
  • Sofa, coffee table, television stand, 42” flat screen TV

All apartments come with premium cable (including HBO) and free Wi-Fi.

What items are NOT in the unit?

Toiletries – shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper…
Kitchenware – utensils, pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups…
Cleaning Supplies – trash bags, dish soap, sponge…
Laundry Supplies – detergent, fabric softener, stain remover…

What about accommodations for special needs?

Residence Hall rooms and Campus Apartments can be modified, or are already modified, for physically-, hearing-, and sight-impaired students.

What is there to do in Riverside?

The Extension Center has weekly events and trips scheduled for all UCR Extension students, Examples: trip to the beach/Los Angeles, hikes, amusement parks, etc. The IV Resident Advisors have several monthly events for IV residents only.

The main UCR campus has weekly events, which all UCR and UCR Extension student are welcome to attend. Also, Downtown Riverside has shops, museums, restaurants, and other attractions to enjoy.

How safe is IV?

While it is impossible for anyone to guarantee safety and security anywhere, International Village has implemented many programs to help ensure students’ safety and demonstrate our commitment to students’ well-being. IV is patrolled 24 hours a day by UCR Police Department and Extension Center Parking and Safety. Community Advisor conduct duty walks twice daily ensuring everything is in order as well as all buildings are locked and secured. Buildings are accessible by keycard access only.

University also offers a service called UCR Campus Safety Escort Service that is available Sunday to Thursday from sun down to 11:00 pm. This service allows you to request an escort from anywhere on campus to IV. They can be reached at (951) 827-3772.

STUDENT PORTAL – make easy online payment, service request or other accommodations. In case of emergency, please contact your student adviser.

STUDENT HANDBOOK – Information to assist you during your stay.  The office staff or Community Advisers is available to answer any questions you may have on the information in the handbook.

What to do if I lost my keycard?

We take security seriously. Please report to the front desk immediately. We will issue you a new keycard and deactivate the lost card.

Am I allowed to have pets?

Pets ARE NOT permitted, excepting fish in a 30 gallon or less aquarium. Breach of this provision will result in a non-negotiable fee for fumigation services in addition to any appropriate cleaning or repair charges deemed necessary. Keeping a pet is grounds for immediate eviction.

How can I shop for items/supplies/food needed?

The Extension Center offers a bi-weekly shuttle to local stores. The shuttle will drive you to the store and drive you back to IV. There is also a bike share program at IV where you can rent a bike for short trips.