The world is full of new and unfamiliar possibilities. When you study abroad with UCEAP, those possibilities become yours. As a University of California program, UCEAP expands on the UC experience. It introduces you to the people and places where ideas are born. Journeying to a new country, you'll encounter cultures, traditions, languages, and stories that surprise, delight, and expand your intellect. As you shift your view of the world, you'll test the boundaries of who you are and what you're capable of achieving. You'll discover unknown abilities that fuel your confidence and empower you to seize new challenges. Where will your journey take you?
UCEAP has the perfect study abroad program for your major, interests, timeline, and budget.
Experience foreign cultures, taste new foods, and grow in your understanding of the world.
Types of awards
Access special study abroad scholarships with UCEAP ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per award.
Designed for UC students
Looking for a short program abroad as a freshman or sophomore?
The highly popular Contemporary Mexico program is ideal for students who want to explore a nation critically important to the California and US economy.
Field trips and cultural activities are baked into the experience, and zero language prerequisite makes this program very accessible.
Designed for UC students
Calling all freshman and sophomores – do you want to study abroad?
London’s Calling program is designed by UC to be accessible to all students, and it’s one of the most popular programs at UCEAP.
The study center support is excellent, housing is arranged, and cultural activities are built into classes.
Satisfy major or GE requirements and travel the metro every day to explore the social, economic, and cultural powerhouse of Europe.
Questions about study abroad?
UCEAP Office Hours
Schedule an appointment to chat with a UCEAP advisor who can answer questions like the following:
- What's it like to study abroad with UCEAP?
- What's the best program for my major and career plans?
- Where's the best place for me to study abroad?
- How easy is it to apply and when should I get started?
Finding other people—both local and international—that match as well as complement your identities can provide another picture of the host country and culture in ways you might not expect.
The opportunity to study abroad made me a more confident person. I'm no longer afraid to explore or live in new places because I know I can adapt and live like a local. My world has opened up after three valuable months abroad, and this program reaffirmed my decision to major in International Studies. It helped me connect with new cultures and convinced me that I want to pursue an international career path.
Study abroad can be lonely and scary. This trip will test you in ways you never asked for; and in return, the rewards are indescribable.
My semester abroad has undoubtedly been the most transformative experience of my college career. For four months, I took courses in French and English supplementing the political science framework I developed at Berkeley. In addition to academic coursework, I also received an international education through peers and faculty. From Canada to Korea to Croatia, I came in contact with people from all corners of the world, each with divergent perspectives on everything from politics to food to sports. Among the many souvenirs I brought home, I carry with me the lessons and connections that will last a lifetime.
Invest in your future
You can afford to study abroad
Financial aid, grants, and scholarships can be used for all of your costs. Some programs even cost less than staying at UC. Studying abroad is the investment in your future that you can't afford to miss.
Get a scholarship
Cover all your costs abroad
Thousands of dollars in scholarships are available to cover the cost of studying abroad. Some UC students are able to fund their entire international experience, including additional travel, by applying for as many scholarships as possible. You can, too.