Study Abroad Center is OPEN (virtually)! 

We are still here to serve you virtually as UCI has gone remote for the Spring Quarter. Please click on the category that best fits your current situation for more information.

Great to hear you are interested in Studying Abroad! Please look through all the links on the Students tab on the top black bar of our website for helpful links and information.

Virtual Advising via Zoom is now available! Visit our Contact Us page  for more information!  *Appointments are ONLY for UCI Students. Please use your UCI email when booking an appointment

Don’t know where to start? Here are some helpful links:

  • Follow our interactive timeline for steps on study abroad.
  • Our Academic and Finances page has information on looking for a study abroad programs that best fit your major, seeking degree requirements abroad, financial aid, scholarships and more! Click on the “Academics” or “Finances” button to load the information.
  • Check out our returnee list if you would like to connect with someone who recently returned from studying abroad in a country/program you are interested in. We recommend selecting either major or country to search by for the best results.
  • Deadlines and steps on how to apply are listed here.

UCEAP Applicants:

Winter/Spring 2021 programs are expected to run as planned. If at any point a program gets suspended, UCEAP will notify you

  • If you are applying to a UCEAP program please make sure that you have completed both the UCIAbroad and the UCEAP portal portions of the application process to be fully considered into the program. If you have questions about the application process, please contact us. 
  • If you have submitted an application to study abroad, congrats! You’re one step closer to going abroad! If you recently turned in an application, please keep in mind that it may take up to a month to hear back on your nomination status. Please wait patiently and look out for UCEAP’s emails.
  • If you have already been nominated and have questions, please click here to know who to contact.

Non-UCEAP Applicants:

***Please check with your program provider whether your program will continue to run***

  • If you are applying to an Independent Program or Other UC Program, follow the instruction here.
  • If you have submitted an application to study abroad, congrats! You’re one step closer to going abroad! If you recently turned in an application, please wait patiently and look out for our follow up emails.
  • If you have already been accepted to a program and have questions, follow the instructions here.

All UCEAP Fall 2020 and Year 2020-2021 programs have been suspended

Your UCEAP Program Specialist/Advisor has or will be emailing you soon with more information and details. One option may be to transfer your application to Winter/Spring 2021. Please consult with them for this option.

  • If you would like to apply to a different program for Winter/Spring 2021, please refer to our deadlines page here for programs that are still accepting applications.

All relevant UCI offices have been notified so no action is necessary from you besides registering for UCI classes for Fall 2020.

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us.

Please refer to our UCEAP Reciprocity page for information about your stay at UCI.

If you still have remaining questions or need forms to be signed, please contact your Advisor Dana Lapsley:


Still have questions? Take a look at our FAQ Page or contact us

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