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Dates and Eligibility

Program requirements are about helping you find your best match in a new academic setting abroad. As a University of California (UC) program, requirements are carefully set to ensure you can access as many programs as possible. At the same time, eligibility will help you narrow the choices and find a program where you can succeed and thrive. Here’s some basic criteria to start.

Are you…

  • a registered, UC student?
  • in good academic standing?

If you answered yes to both of these questions—good news! You meet the qualifications to apply to UCEAP. If you are unsure about some of these questions, check in with your advisor on campus.


The following are minimum requirements to participate in this program. Some requirements are set by the host country, the host university, or third-party providers. Most requirements must be met at the time you apply. However, you have until departure to meet class level and language requirements. If you have questions, a study abroad advisor on campus can help.   

Class Level
Junior, Senior, Graduate
Minimum GPA
Prerequisite Courses
Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite
Minimum of 6 quarters/4 semesters university-level Spanish at the time of departure.


UCEAP Spanish and Portuguese Language Prerequisite Guide


If you are unsure of what to provide in your application for the language eligibility requirement, contact your UC Campus Study Abroad Advisor for assistance.

Language GPA

Past participants are not able to repeat this program. Students who have participated in the UNAM program should check with their UC Campus Study Abroad Advisor about eligibility. Except for the fieldwork course, the ILP for UNAM covers the same coursework as this program. The only credit students would earn would be for the fieldwork course.