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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?



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UCEAP has the perfect study abroad program for your major, interests, timeline, and budget. 


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Experience foreign cultures, taste new foods, and grow in your understanding of the world.

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In Scholarships

Access special study abroad scholarships with UCEAP ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per award.

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The adventure begins October 19, 2021

UCEAP Virtual Study Abroad Fair

UC students are bold, open, and original because they embrace all that UC has to offer–in California and beyond. Attend the free virtual study abroad fair and you will:

Learn the career benefits and personal rewards study abroad gives you.

Discover locations and programs for your major, timing, and budget.

Get safety information, funding advice, and scholarship tips.

Sunset on the Norfolk Broads, East Anglia

Follow your dreams to a career in sustainability

University of East Anglia

One English university is a pioneer in climate change research – the University of East Anglia.

If you love tramping through wetlands in tall boots and tracing the effects of global climate change, this is the program for you.

Join teams of researchers establishing practical plans for global climate recovery and healthy ecosystems.

Mountain range, river, and forest in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Interested in environmental conservation?

Socio-Ecological Sustainability in Southern Chile

With some of the most beautiful landscapes and miles of untouched nature, Chile holds a delicate balance between continued development and conservation.

On this program, you’ll plan environmental projects that will be critical to sustainable growth.

Participate in field research with new UC friends and live on an ecological reserve surrounded by ancient forests, tall mountains, and sparkling rivers.

Study abroad was a really good learning experience. I came out of it a much more confident person. I felt more adult, more grown up. I learned a lot about myself and other cultures, languages, and people. I made a lot of friends and got to travel to some of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Kirsten Cook UC Santa Barbara Environmental Studies Chile

Studying abroad was a great way to learn how to adapt to a new place, become independent, and make new friends. It taught me so much about myself and helped me decide that living and working internationally was possible. I highly recommend the experience because you learn more when you are out of your comfort zone.

Samantha Aruiza UC Santa Barbara Global Studies Spain
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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.

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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.

UCEAP offers an easy to follow process