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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.


SCHEDULE

Session details, titles, and registration information will be updated throughout the year. Please contact your campus study abroad office for more information.

July 31, 2024 | 4-5pm PT

Studying and Living Abroad with a Disability or Accommodation

Hosted by UCEAP

Registration TBA

During this session, we'll discuss the possibilities and realities of studying abroad with a disability or accommodation. We'll talk about challenges real and perceived about the overseas experience with accommodation, and hear first-hand perspectives from UCEAP alumni. You'll come away prepared with the tools to research your study abroad opportunities and begin your journey.

PAST SESSIONS

May 23. 2024 | 10-11am PT

AAPI Abroad: A Student Panel

Hosted by UC San Diego

Recording TBA

Learn from Asian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander identifying students about their study abroad experience. 

May 13, 2024 | 12-1pm PT

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

Hosted by UCEAP & UCSD Raza Resource Center

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 In this session, we will discuss the benefits of global learning opportunities as a Latinx/e student; overcoming different challenges of studying abroad/away including finances, fitting study abroad/away into your degree plan, and talking to your family; climate on race & identity in different cultural contexts; experiences of other Latinx/e students who have studied abroad/away; domestic programs; AND MUCH MORE!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore global learning through the lens of Latinx/e identities.

April 23, 2024 | 4-5pm PT

LGBTQIA+ Out in the World

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Hosted by the UC Santa Barbara Education Abroad Program

While LGBTQIA+ life exists everywhere, the degree to which it's visible and 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 LGBTQIA+ community. Participants will have an opportunity to hear from UCEAP alumni and learn about their experiences as LGBTQIA+ students abroad.

February 7, 2024 | 1-2 pm PT

 Navigating Uncharted Waters: Undocumented Students' Resilience in Education Abroad

Hosted by UC Riverside 

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Join us for a compelling session that sheds light on the remarkable journeys of undocumented students pursuing education abroad. Students will share their personal stories, reflecting on the hurdles they faced throughout the application process, securing Advance Parole, and thriving while studying abroad.

Discover firsthand the tenacity and strength of these students as they recount the barriers and challenges they encountered, from navigating intricate application procedures to dealing with the uncertainty of obtaining Advance Parole. Gain insights into the unique experiences they encountered while living and studying in foreign countries, often without the safety net of legal recognition.
This session will also highlight the critical role of support systems, allies, and campus offices in fostering an environment where undocumented students can not only dream of studying abroad but can also flourish academically and personally. Learn about the instrumental impact of university resources, legal assistance, and the unwavering encouragement of allies in helping these students overcome obstacles and embrace the international education they deserve.

January 24, 2024 | 12-1pm PT 

Navigating Gender Expression Abroad

Hosted by UCEAP

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Welcome to 'Navigating Gender Expression Abroad,' an essential virtual session tailored to empower students embarking on international adventures. In this informative event, we'll explore crucial topics, including the process of traveling with a 'Gender X' designation on your passport and the nuances of navigating diverse cultural considerations while traveling as a trans or non-binary student. Join us to gather insights, share experiences, and acquire the knowledge, resources, and support you need to make your time abroad a fulfilling and affirming experience.

 November 14, 2023 | 6-7 pm PT

The ABCs of Global Learning for ABC Students

Hosted by UC Santa Cruz and the UC Santa Cruz African American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC)

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During this session, we'll explore what it's like to experience Blackness in different cultural contexts through the lived experiences of UC ABC (African, African-American, Afro-Latine, Black, or Caribbean) global learning alumni who studied or interned in different parts of the world. We'll tackle important issues around race and identity abroad and away, considerations in different cultural regions, how to navigate your transition to a new culture, and what resources you can use to prepare and set expectations for success.

November 15, 2023  | 3-4 pm PT

First but Not Last: Study Abroad for First-Generation Students

Hosted by UC Berkeley

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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 area 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.
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | 6-7 pm PT

Path to Global Learning: Study Abroad and Away for Undocumented Students

Hosted by UC Davis

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 Deciding where and when to study abroad or away can be a journey unto itself—for undocumented students that journey often starts with navigating multiple complex systems both within and outside of the university. This session embraces the idea that global learning is for everyone and that it's possible to remove barriers to participation for undocumented students through identifying your resources, engaging your support system, and finding a network of peers. Attend this session to consider the different paths to global learning you can pursue, hear from your peers who successfully navigated the advance parole process to study abroad, and learn about the different resources available to you as you get started!