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.
Independent fieldwork and research
Interested in research opportunities?
Explore your own research topic and conduct field work and independent research with the guidance of a local professor in Africa.
UC students love the built-in cultural activities and excursions on this program.
It begins with a course on Ghanaian society and culture to enrich your knowledge of this special African nation.
Complete a field research project in Mexico
Prepare for future graduate study
Give your graduate study application a boost by completing a research project in various locations surrounding beautiful, historic Mexico City.
Students of any academic background can design and conduct an independent research project with supervision by local faculty.
Ideal for the self-motivated and self-sufficient student, this program is particularly attractive to MA candidates preparing for graduate school.
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 classes at PUC were incredible because they were about Latin America and taught by Latin Americans. I took a political science class taught by an influential figure in Chilean feminist politics. The fact that the classes transferred to my degree made it even better. Best of all, I had the opportunity to live in a welcoming society and witness real-time change in Chilean politics – it was an amazing experience.
At UAB, I was exposed to a plethora of new, exciting cultures and formed strong bonds with people from many backgrounds. I loved every second and the stories will never be forgotten. Without a doubt, this experience changed my life.
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.