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Congratulations and Welcome to UC Summer Abroad!

Once you have submitted a pre-application to the Study Abroad Center, proceed below as follows:

1. Read the appropriate tabs referenced below immediately and take action as needed:

    • Apply
    • Financial Aid
    • Credit

2. Read all emails you receive from the Study Abroad Center and your UC Summer Abroad program as soon as you receive them and take action to meet every deadline. Check your e-mail daily and save all correspondence for reference. 

3.  Complete the UCI Forms as soon as you are admitted to your program. See tab above.

4. Review the remaining tabs above as they pertain to you.

- Questions?

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

Apply to Your UC Summer Abroad Program

Applying to a UC Summer Abroad program is a two-part process:

1. Apply directly to your UC Summer Abroad program according to their instructions.  Some programs may require forms to be completed by your home university or study abroad advisor. For forms requiring disciplinary verification, contact the UCI Office of Student Conduct and request a Dean's Certification. All other forms can dropped off at the Study Abroad Center front desk and then picked up within 48 hours.

2. Complete the UCI Forms and submit to the the Study Abroad Center when accepted to your program. If applicable, complete the necessary steps for summer Financial Aid and Credit. See relevant tabs above.

UC Summer Abroad Credit

To Receive Credit:

  • Be sure to review the information on transferring credit to UCI and fulfilling degree requirements on How to Get Credit.
  • Be sure to have your UC Summer Abroad program send your transcript directly to:
  • Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools
    260 Aldrich Hall
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA 92697-1075 USA

  • If you wish to fulfill degree requirements (major, minor, or GE), inquire with an Academic Counselor in the School of your major to determine the procedure to follow to determine how UC Summer Abroad courses can fulfill your requirements.

UC Summer Abroad Financial Aid

The types of financial aid available and process to follow varies by program. Read the appropriate tab (UC Summer Abroad) on Financial Aid and Scholarships, and follow the action items listed.

Need to Know Information

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

  • Airline Ticket
  • Passport
  • Photos
  • Fees & Enrollment at UCI
  • How to Prepare
  • Returnee List
  • Notary
  • Student Visa

Mandatory Orientation

Country Orientation
This info-packed orientation led by past participants will cover common FAQs specifically related to your host country. Offered only once. You will be notified via e-mail when your orientation has been scheduled. All orientations are for current participants only - no guests please.

UCI Forms

Confirmation Form & Liability Waiver (PDF). Complete once admitted to your UC Summer Abroad program. This form also includes instructions for submitting a copy of your acceptance notification from your program and your completed UC Traveler Insurance registration.

Health Insurance While Abroad


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


II. All UCI study abroad participants are strongly advised to REGISTER for the UC Traveler Insurance.

  • It is FREE!  UC already pays the premiums for this insurance.  There is NO COST to UCI study abroad participants.
  • Coverage includes:
    • Toll free 24-hour hotline useful before and while abroad (e.g. questions about medications, feeling sick and have questions, there’s an emergency and have questions)
    • Emergency medical services (e.g. doctor referrals, emergency medical payments, emergency medical evacuation)
    • Emergency travel services (e.g. emergency cash, legal assistance, location of lost luggage or documents, security evacuation, interpreters)
    • Online access to country specific health info, trip preparation, inoculation requirements, weather conditions, travel advisories.
    • Receive security alerts via e-mail, text, or phone app
  • To have full access to these benefits, be sure to register!

Withdrawing from UC Summer Abroad

If you decide that you cannot participate on your UC Summer Abroad program, inform both the UC Summer Abroad program and the Study Abroad Center so we can update our records.


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

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