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This series is a collaborative effort between all the University of California campuses and UCEAP to provide identity-based study abroad workshops, panels, and information sessions for students across the UC system.

Past sessions

May 3, 2023 | Noon-1 pm PT

DACA Predeparture Preparedness Workshop

Hosted by the UCLA International Education Office

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This predeparture workshop is designed to support DACA students studying abroad. The workshop will provide law and policy updates for DACA and Advance Parole as well as legal resources and information for students who will be re-entering the United States after traveling abroad, address potential stressors that may arise while traveling outside the US, and briefly touch upon financial aid as it pertains to DACA students. In addition to strategies and resources, the workshop will have a UC student returnee panel who will share their own adjustments, challenges, and how they managed to successfully study abroad.

Please note this presentation isn't intended to serve as individual legal advice. 

March 7, 2023 | 4-5 pm PT

Going, Living, and Studying Abroad with an Accommodation or Disability

Hosted by UCEAP

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Understand the possibilities and realities of studying abroad with a disability or accommodation. Discuss challenges real and perceived about the overseas experience with an accommodation. Change perceptions about opportunities based on culture, location, institution, and comparative outcomes for students with disabilities abroad.

February 23, 2023  | 11 am-12:30 pm PT

Don’t Just Survive, Thrive: Education Abroad for BIPOC Students

Hosted by UC Riverside Education Abroad

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In this session, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Listen to BIPOC students share their experiences abroad.
  • Learn ways to overcome challenges in going abroad—whether those are financial, practical, and/or racial.

January 18, 2023  |  5-6 pm PT

Study Abroad for Transfer Students

Hosted by UC San Diego Study Abroad

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There are lots of opportunities for transfer students to study abroad. Join this information session to hear stories from transfer students who have successfully studied abroad, and learn about the importance of advanced planning, steps you need to take to apply, financial aid considerations, and more.

November 17, 2022  |  9-10 am PT

First, But Not Last: Studying Abroad for First-Generation Students

Hosted by UC Berkeley Study Abroad

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As a first-generation college student, you're already forging new ground as you navigate the UC system, so you already have what it takes to successfully navigate a new culture, country, or region abroad.

Your study abroad program is within reach!

Attend this session to learn more about:

  • How to identify, plan, and budget for your dream study abroad program.
  • How other first-generation students were able to not only be the first in their families to attend college, but to go abroad as well.

November 16, 2022  |  5-6 pm PT 

El Mundo Es Tuyo: Global Learning for Latinx/e/@ Students

Hosted by UC Santa Cruz Global Learning

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Are you ready to see other parts of the world? Do you have questions about what the experience might be like as a Latinx/e/@ student? 

Find out more about:

  • The benefits of studying abroad/away as a Latinx/e/@ student
  • Overcoming different challenges of studying abroad/away
  • Finances
  • Fitting study abroad/away into your degree plan 
  • Talking to your family
  • The climate on race and identity in different cultural contexts
  • Experiences of other Latinx/e/@ students who have studied abroad/away
  • Domestic programs

Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore global learning through the lens of Latinx/e/@ identities. This session will be presented in partnership with the UCSC ChicanX/LatinX Resource Center (El Centro).

October 17, 2022 | 3-4 pm PT

LGBTQIA+ Out in The World

Hosted by the UC Santa Barbara Education Abroad Program

While LGBTQ+ life exists everywhere, the degree to which it's visible and it's supported varies greatly around the world. This session will help prepare students with the tools, knowledge, and confidence they need to study abroad as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Participants will have an opportunity to hear from UCEAP alumni and learn about their experiences as LGBTQ+ students abroad.

This session will be presented in partnership with the UCSB Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

October 12, 2022 | Noon-1pm PT

Path to Study Abroad or Away for Undocumented Students

Hosted by the UC Davis Global Learning Hub

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Getting ready to study abroad or away can be a journey unto itself and for undocumented students that journey often collides with systems that create additional work or barriers. This workshop embraces the idea that education must center the life experiences of the learner, and that the goal of learning is to overcome obstacles and empower individuals.

Join a supportive community workshop to reflect on your unique strengths and interests, identify potential constraints, and identify your support network as you get ready for your study abroad or away program. Hear from your peers who successfully navigated the Advance Parole System and studied abroad. Learn what resources are available to you as you get started!

This session will be presented in partnership with the UC Davis AB540 & Undocumented Student Center and UC Immigrant Legal Services Center,

June 22, 2022  

Adjusting to Life Abroad

Hosted by the UCLA International Education Office

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This workshop is ideal for all students getting ready to study abroad, but also great for those already abroad! 

This workshop presents:

  • Strategies and resources to manage adjusting to life abroad from homesickness to mental health from a counseling specialist.
  • UC student returnee panel who will share:
    • Their own adjustment challenges.
    • How they managed their own mental health abroad.