If you cannot find what you are looking for on a UC program, you can also participate on an Independent Program. Independent Program study options are offered by:
- International education organizations based in the U.S. (Such as those listed in our short-list of Independent Programs below.)
- Universities abroad (i.e. direct-enrollment at a foreign institution such as Fudan University, Waseda University, etc.)
- Other U.S. colleges and universities (such as Orange Coast College, American University, etc.)
If you are looking for a more hands-on experience, consider Independent Program non-study options such as internships, research, teaching, volunteering, or work abroad. These are great résumé builders that you can take advantage of before or after you graduate UC Irvine. Some programs provide compensation (e.g. room and board or a stipend) and/or offer assistance with securing housing, visas, etc.