Dates and Eligibility
The summer 2020 program has been suspended.
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.
- 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.
No previous Spanish language is required. Students with more than 5 quarters/3 semesters of university-level Spanish language are not eligible for this program.
Students studying Spanish as a second language are required to complete a minimum of no Spanish language instruction and a maximum of the completion of the beginning series of Spanish language courses at the university level, or provide proof of equivalent via AP exam, IB exam, SAT II exam, UC language placement exam, or UC language evaluation.
This program is not suitable for Native/Heritage Spanish speakers with some formal study of Spanish.
This program is not suitable for Native/Heritage Spanish speakers with no formal study of Spanish.