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  • Welcome
  • Credit
  • Country Project
  • Orientations and Quiz
  • Health Insurance
  • UCEAP Pre-Departure Requirements
  • Need to Know
  • Online Seminar While Abroad
  • Withdrawing from UCEAP
  • Questions?

Congratulations and Welcome to UCEAP!

- View the brief UCEAP Selection Webshop (if you haven't already - this is the same link that was in your selection notification e-mail):

UCEAP Selection Webshop

- Review all tabs above, focusing first on the following:

    • Credit
    • Country Project
    • Orientations and Quiz

- Questions?

    • If you have any questions, refer to our Questions tab above.


If you haven't already done so, it is critical that you read all the tabs very carefully on How to Get Credit, especially the Credit Limitations tab, as this may have academic and financial aid implications.

Country Project

You are required to complete a project that will deepen your knowledge of your host country. Complete ONE of the two options below.

DUE DATE: Monday of 4th week of the quarter prior to your departure (e.g. it is due in spring quarter if you are leaving in fall).

1. Do a Report about your host country.


2. Take a Class about your host country.

Orientations and Quiz

Programs beginning in Summer or Fall.

Programs beginning in Winter quarter.

Programs beginning in Spring quarter.

Health Insurance While Abroad

It is critical that you read the information that pertains to you and follow the instructions on Health Insurance While Abroad.

UCEAP Systemwide Office Pre-Departure Requirements

As a UCEAP Participant, your main point of contact will be the UCEAP Systemwide Office. You will receive an e-mail from the Systemwide Office one or two quarters prior to departure with a link to your EAP Pre-departure Requirements.  When available, the link can be found on the Participants section of the UCEAP web site.  Be sure to take action when indicated and meet all deadlines, failing to do so may result in your dismissal from EAP.  Direct all questions regarding these forms and instructions to your Program Advisor at the UCEAP Systemwide Office.

Need to Know Information

Read about things you may Need to Know. Topics on this link include:

  • Airline Ticket
  • Housing at UCI
  • Passport
  • Participant List
  • How to Get Credit
  • Photos
  • Returnee List
  • How to Prepare
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • Disability Services
  • Notary
  • Student Visa
  • Fees & Enrollment at UCI

  • Update Your Contact Info

Online Seminar While Abroad

Reflections While Abroad is an optional online, 1 unit, P/NP course for students who are currently studying abroad. The objective is to help you focus your thoughts about the exciting, transformative experience you are having and articulate the important life skills that are gained by experiencing a different culture. Click here for course details, including how to enroll.

Withdrawing from UCEAP

  • If you decide that you cannot participate on UCEAP, call or stop by the UCI Study Abroad Center to sign the Withdrawal Form. Your official withdrawal must be in writing.

    • If you have encountered barriers to studying abroad and would like to discuss how these barriers might be overcome, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with your Study Abroad Advisor.
  • Note that you will be charged $500 by UCEAP if you withdraw at anytime after your withdrawal deadline. Additional withdrawal fees may apply, some of which may be before your EAP withdrawal deadline. Refer to your EAP Pre-Departure Requirements for additional information.


If you have any questions, refer to our Contacts Guide for UCEAP Participants so that you know who to contact to get your questions answered.

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