"My husband and I are currently hosting international students in our home. Living abroad, not just traveling, has influenced my world view, how I see life, love, relationships, politics and almost everything that defines me. Who would I be without my abroad experience??? Someone very different I am sure."

-Melissa Sanchez Garcia, Barcelona, Spain, 1995

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Thank you for your interest in supporting UCI’s Study Abroad Center!

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Every dollar makes an immediate and lasting impact on UCI students, whose study abroad experiences will help them affect positive change in the world, both locally and globally. Below are some ideas of how your donation impacts a student's experience. Austraila

globe $10 - covers entrance to a local cultural event while abroad

globe $25 - covers the cost of an electrical converter/adapter

globe $75 - covers the average cost of budget meals for a week while abroad
globe $150 - covers the cost of a new passport Passport
globe $400 - covers the average monthly local transportation, books and incidentals while abroad
globe $1,000 - covers the average cost of airfare airplane
globe $1,500 - replaces average student work income forfeited while studying abroad for one semester

globe $2,500 - replaces an average student loan for one study abroad semester

To date, all donations help to support the Friends of Study Abroad Scholarship fund.  Scholarships to individual students range from $800 to $1,500.  As our scholarship resources increase we will be able to increase both the number of awards and the amount of individual awards.

If you would like to discuss or plan your giving, please contact:
Marcella Lawson
Associate Director, Study Abroad Center
(949) 824-4802

Get Involved

Thank you for giving your time!  UCI students benefit tremendously from hearing and reading about Alumni experiences, as well as the work you do on their behalf.

Current volunteering opportunities include:

1. Be featured in our Alumni Spotlight.  Share your experience in words and pictures by completing our on-line Alumni Spotlight Survey.  Alumni Spotlight coming to our web site soon! [If you encounter any problems completing the on-line survey, you may download and complete this form instead].

2. Send us a photo of you during your study abroad experience.  We may use it for other promotion and advocacy purposes.  Email your photo to   Make the subject line:  Alumni Photo

3. Volunteer to speak at a UCI Career Center Career Night.  Share with current UCI students how studying abroad has impacted your career path.  For more details contact Career Center Counselor, Kathy Honda:

4.  Volunteer for the Alumni Association’s Inside the Alumni Studio.   Share with current UCI students your wisdom and insights after  graduation including where your study abroad experience has led you. This program provides alumni with an easy and fun way to reconnect with UCI, while providing some of our most dedicated student volunteers in the Student Alumni Association (SAA) with valuable networking opportunities and a chance to learn about different career and life paths after graduation. 


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Study Abroad Center
Alumni & Friends Newsletter
UCI Celebrates 50 years of study abroad

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