UCI Faculty

Faculty play a central role in the study abroad process through many different activities both abroad and locally: serving as instructors in leading a program abroad, serving as a UCEAP Study Center Director, planning and reviewing curriculum, approving UCEAP course work in your major, and advising students in your department.

If you are already participating in this process, the UCI Study Abroad Center would like to extend our thanks. If you wish to get involved, there are many opportunities:

Class Visits

The UCI Study Abroad Center has a team of Study Abroad Peer Advisors—having just returned from their overseas experience—who are trained to give short 3-5 minute presentations on the basics of studying abroad (academics, accommodation options, program types, financial resources, locations, etc.). Please send an email to studyabroad@uci.edu to schedule a day and time and for a visit to your class!

Integrate Study Abroad into Your Class Curriculum

Are you talking about an international subject matter in the classes you teach? Remind students that they can get a first-hand glimpse of these topics by choosing to study abroad. Encourage them to visit The UCI Study Abroad Center anytime! We also encourage you to volunteer to serve on the SubCommittee on International Education that deals with issues related to international education.

Share Your Own Experiences

Sometimes the idea of leaving UCI for a summer, quarter or year seems intimidating to students—many of whom are away from a tight-knit family or community for the first time in their lives. Tell your own story, and make yourself accessible for students to ask questions.

Globalize your Classroom

Do you want to globalize your classroom, right here on campus?  How about connecting digitally with a class or expert who is somewhere else in the world?  If you are interested in doing this, a good start would be to obtain training at the Anteater Learning Pavilion by clicking here .For connections with partners overseas, please contact Jeanne d’Arc Gomis.

Teach Abroad

Are you interesting in designing and leading your own study abroad program? Contact the UCI Study Abroad Center for an appointment to discuss.  You may contact the Director, Jeanne d’Arc Gomis at (949) 824-8658 or at jagomis@uci.edu.

If you are already running a faculty-led program abroad, we can help in a number of ways!  We can help you:

1. Register your itinerary with UCI and the US State Department

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we want to be sure your program is as fulfilling as it can be.

This is why we ask that you register your trip with us and with the US State Department so we can help if an emergency does occur.
UC Irvine Program Registration

• Provide the UCI Study Abroad Center with your travel schedule and the names and contact information of people who can be a resource to connect with you in case of emergency – 1100 Student Services II. Call Jeanne d’Arc Gomis at  (949) 824-8658 for a link to this registration for faculty leader and students.

• We will register you and your group in our system through a text and /or email registration system, which will only require you to accept the message.  With this registration, all students and leaders will have contact information, easy access to UCI support, and key information for enhancing safety abroad and response in the event of crisis, should that be necessary.

UCI Itinerary Registry – https://ehs.ucop.edu/away

US State Department Start Traveler Enrollment Program – https://step.state.gov/STEP/Pages/Common/Citizenship.aspx

2. Purchase UC Travel Insurance here.

3. Offer you and your students Pre-departure Orientation preparation. 

Contact Jeanne d’Arc Gomis at jagomis@uci.edu or call (949) 824-8658 to schedule.

UCEAP Information for Faculty
Information provided by the UC Education Abroad Program.

Study Abroad Center Faculty Liaisons (PDF)
List of UCI faculty in each department who support study abroad and assist the Study Abroad Center.

Study Abroad Center Language Evaluators (PDF)
List of UCI faculty who can evaluate a student’s foreign language level.

Academic Senate Sub-Committee on International Education (SCIE)

Partnership with Foreign University
If you are considering any type of partnership with a foreign university, review the UCI Policy and Guidelines and contact the Office of Global Engagement for guidance and instructions.

Student Group Travel Abroad
If you are  already planning to take a group of UCI students abroad, review the Standards for Short-Term Education Abroad and contact the Office of Global Engagement for guidance and instructions.