Life After Study Abroad

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Presented by UC Riverside & MIIS | Register here

Join us for a discussion on how to maximize your study abroad experience while abroad, and upon your return in your search for an international graduate program or professional career.

Diversity Abroad: Unlocking the World & Connecting You to Opportunity

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Presented by Ruby Shields, Program Coordinator at Diversity Abroad | Register here

Diversity Abroad’s vision is that the next generation of young people from traditionally marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds be equipped with the skills, experiences, and networks to thrive – personally, academically, and professionally – in our 21st century interconnected world and global workforce. Join this information session to learn about Diversity Abroad resources and opportunities (including virtual!) available to students at each phase of the global program process.

Studying Abroad as a Transfer and Reentry Student

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Register here

Presented by Sarah Weins, Study Abroad Program Coordinator and Advisor at UC Davis

You, as a transfer and reentry student, can go abroad no matter when you plan to graduate or what your major is! Come learn about resources available on your campus and hear from fellow transfer and reentry students who successfully incorporated study abroad into their academic careers.

Latinx Adventures Abroad

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Register here

Presented by Bonnie Hooes, Study Abroad Advisor at UC Irvine

Join us for our student panel where Latinx returnees and staff will share their experience studying abroad, challenges encountered and how they overcame them! Learn more about your options, benefits and affordability and how you can be the next student abroad!

LGBTQIA+ Identity in a Global Context: Resources and Support for Students

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Register here

Presented by Glynis Kinkaid, Study Abroad Enrollment and Operations Officer at UC Davis

Join us as we explore what it means to engage globally as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. We will explore resources available at your campus, as well as hear from students who have experience navigating their LGBTQIA+ identity while engaging in global learning.
Register here.

Global Skills for Leadership

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Register here

Presented by Casey White, Dean and Head of Undergraduates at St.Paul’s College in Sydney Australia, Jess Evora, Associate Director of UC Merced’s F  Souza Student Leadership Center and Jacob Croasdale, Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center Coordinator

The Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center at UC Merced will host a panel of engaging young leaders around the world on the topic of leadership from their individual perspectives. We’ll explore similarities and differences. We’ll discuss how culture can influence our leadership, and why cultural fluency is so important for our development as leaders. And last, we’ll also discuss the incredible opportunity for students who study abroad to improve their cultural fluency.

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Abroad: A Student Panel

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Register here

Presented by Amanda Cheung, Study Abroad Intake Advisor at UC Berkeley

Are you interested in studying abroad and curious about what it’s like identifying as Asian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander in another country? Join five study abroad alumni from the AAPI community as they reflect on their time abroad.

Study Away for Undocumented Students

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Register here

Presented by Ashley Bayman, Study Abroad Coordinator and Advisor at UC Santa Cruz and Mauricio Cobain, Associate Director of UCLA International Education Office

While study abroad has become increasingly inaccessible for undocumented students in recent years, we encourage the community to join this session to explore what global educational opportunities are available virtually and domestically. We will highlight U.S.-based study away programs and virtual program offerings. An attorney from the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center will also join us to outline current law as well as the risks and challenges involved with domestic travel.

Going Global After Graduation

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Register here

Presented by Jennifer Moylan, Study Abroad Program Coordinator and Advisor at UC Davis

Starting to think about going global after graduation? This session will give you a quick overview of opportunities abroad – like grad school, teaching English, and Peace Corps – and resources to get started making your dreams a reality.

The JET Program: Live, Work and Discover Japan

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Register here

Presented by Grant Minagawa, Program Coordinator at JET and Kai Wiesner-Hanks, Program Coordinator at JET

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program offers young professionals the opportunity to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs). Since 1987, more than 75,000 JET Program participants from over 70 countries have lived and worked in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Join JET and become part of this exclusive network of like-minded international enthusiasts!  In this session, representatives from the Japanese consulates in Los Angeles and San Francisco will discuss the positions and the application process for the 2021-2022 program cycle.

Beyond Studying Abroad: Internships and Research Opportunities

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Register here

Presented by Breanne Tcheng, Global Internships Program Coordinator at UC Berkeley

Looking to gain internship experience while also building your global career network? Attend this session to learn more about the benefits of a global internship and about the various opportunities available for all UC students. Virtual options are available!

UCDC: An Experiential Learning Opportunity for All Students

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Register here

Presented by Shea Bartlett, Coordinator of Promotion and Communications at UCDC

The UCDC Washington Program’s mission is to provide the highest quality experiential learning program for UC undergraduates by offering professional development and internship opportunities that help inform students’ transition from study to professional practice. Join a panel of UCDC Staff and alumni as they discuss the finer points of UCDC! Learn about the many ways UCDC can benefit all students, no matter the major: internships with various Washington institutions, classes taught by industry leaders, and the variety of professional development and networking opportunities, all from the nation’s capital.

DAAD Summer Paid Stem Internships in Germany

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Register here

Presented by Hanni Geist, Senior Manager of University Relations at DAAD

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) will present an info session on RISE, a program offering paid STEM summer internships in Germany.

Peace Corps: Exploring your Global Future

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Register here

Presented by John Keller, Peace Corps Recruiter and Rachel Satoh, Peace Corps Recruiter

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. Peace Corps service develops leadership skills and opens doors professionally and academically. Join a virtual panel to hear from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and learn how the Peace Corps can help you explore your global future.

Virtual Global Internships: Benefits, Tips for Success, and Transferable Skills for your Future

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Register here

Presented by Paula Levitt, Assistant Director, Global Experiential Learning at UC Davis

As internships head to virtual, you may be wondering what opportunities exist and why you should consider a virtual internship. Join us for an informative webinar and hear from different perspectives about the benefits of virtual internships, tips for success during your internship and how to apply virtual skills to in-person future success.

STEM Majors Study Abroad!

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Register here

Presented by Dana Lapsley, Study Abroad Advisor at UC Irvine

STEM Major returnees will talk about their experiences studying abroad along with tips and advice on how to look for a program that offers classes and internships abroad!

How to Study Abroad Sustainably

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Register here

Presented by Karolyn M. Andrews, Director of Education Abroad at UC Riverside

To learn abroad, you often have to fly to reach your destination, a choice which increases your carbon footprint.  With flygskam (flight shaming) on the rise, learn how you can offset your carbon consumption, respond to critics, and learn abroad sustainably.

Estudiantes LatinXs en el Extranjero: Preocupaciones de los Seres Queridos – Latinx Students Abroad: Concerns from Loved Ones (En Espanol)

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Register here

Presented by Maria Rivera, Enrollment and Operations Coordinator at UC Irvine and Genesis Herrera, Regional Advisor at UC Santa Barbara

Asiste a nuestra presentación y escucha las experiencias de estudiantes Latinxs que estudiaron en el extranjero. Invita a tus familiares para que también se informen de los beneficios y como puede enriquecer tu vida académica, personal y profesional. ¡Se llevará a cabo en español!

Join our session and hear about the experiences of Latinx students who studied abroad! Feel free to invite your loved ones so they can also learn more about the benefits and how study abroad can enrich your academic, personal and professional. This session will be conducted in Spanish!

UC Center Sacramento Information Session

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Register here

Presented by Katherine Ampaw- Matthei, Advisor, Outreach and Program Coordinator at UC Sacramento & Soua Lo, Outreach and Program Coordinator at UC Sacramento

This presentation will provide students information about admissions, program information, experiential learning, research, and internship opportunities for UC Center Sacramento.

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships for Study in Germany

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Register here

Presented by Hanni Geist, Senior Manager of University Relations at DAAD

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) will present an info session study, research, and internship funding opportunities for students in Germany.

Developing your Side Hustle for Study Abroad

11:30 a.m. a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Register here

Presented by Paula Messina University Relations for Customized, Faculty-Led Programs at AIFS and Sussana Shigo, University Relations for Customized Faculty-Led Programs at AIFS

Besides Financial Aid, scholarships, and savings, students today have to think out of the box for ways to help fund their study abroad experience. We’ll brainstorm ideas and real-life stories with an emphasis on internet-based fundraisers.

Boren Awards for International Study

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Register here

Presented by Jeffery Cary, Outreach and Recruitment Manager at Boren Awards

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. Boren Scholars and Fellows apply their skillsets to careers with the U.S. federal government in a variety of roles, including defense, diplomacy, and development.

Critical Language Scholarship

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Register here

Presented by Natalie Spencer, Senior Outreach and Selection Officer at Critical Language Scholarship

Join a live overview of the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program followed by a question and answer session with the Senior Recruitment and Selection Officer.

Gilman Scholarship for Studying or Interning Abroad

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Register here

Presented by Nicole Uhlinger, Study Abroad Enrollment and Operations Officer at UC Davis

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for federal Pell grant recipients to participate in study abroad and internship programs throughout the world. Learn about the aims of the Gilman Scholarship, eligibility requirements, the application process, and how to become a competitive candidate. Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Tips for Students Traveling in a Post-Covid Environment

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Register here

Presented by Christine Lidstone Sweet, Business Development Manager at Student Universe

Tips for booking travel online and over the phone in a post-COVID environment with an overview on how airlines and travel planning has changed.

Study Abroad for First-Generation Students

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Register here

Presented by Genesis Herrera, Regional Advisor at UC Santa Barbara

Join this session to learn more about studying abroad as a first-generation student, how to plan your academics and finances, and hear from past first-gen students who have studied abroad! Family members are also welcome.

9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Register here

Interested in enhancing your UC education with study abroad? The University of California Education Abroad Program has 150 study abroad programs designed with you in mind. Start your adventure at the UCEAP Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, October 29! Get an introduction to UCEAP, compare the cost of studying abroad vs. remaining at UC, learn about scholarship opportunities, and discover how making smart decisions will impact your safety abroad. Explore UCEAP’s diverse program offerings by attending sessions segmented by location and area of study. Your family is encouraged to participate, too, and there’s a special session intended to answer their unique questions in both English and Spanish. Come to learn, leave inspired!

Independent Program Drop-In Advising
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Academic Programs International (API)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Join here

Drop in for advising on study abroad opportunities with Academic Programs International.

View these videos before attending drop-in advising:

If you have any questions please contact Jay Bartletti at jay.bartletti@apiabroad.com

*featured on UCI’s Independent Program Shortlist of programs pre-approved for financial aid.

AIFS Study Abroad

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Join here

Drop in for advising on study abroad opportunities with AIFS Study Abroad.

View these videos before attending drop-in advising:

If you have any questions please contact AIFS at studyabroad@aifs.com

Semester at Sea

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Join here

Drop in for advising on Semester at Sea voyages from fall 2021 and beyond.

View these videos before attending drop-in advising: The passcode is 152020

If you have any questions please contact admission@semesteratsea.org

*featured on UCI’s Independent Program Shortlist of programs pre-approved for financial aid.

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Join here

Drop in for advising on study abroad opportunities with USAC Study Abroad.

View these videos before attending drop-in advising:

If you have any questions please contact studyabroad@usac.edu

IES Abroad

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Join here

Drop in for advising on study abroad opportunities with IES Abroad.

View these videos before attending drop-in advising: The passcode is #IES2020

If you have any questions please contact study@iesabroad.com

International Studies Abroad

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Join here

Drop in for advising on study abroad opportunities with International Studies Abroad.

View these videos before attending drop-in advising:

If you have any questions please contact studentoutreach@studiesabroad.com

*featured on UCI’s Independent Program Shortlist of programs pre-approved for financial aid.

Wildlands Studies

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Join here

Drop in for advising on study abroad opportunities with Wildlands Studies.

View these videos before attending drop-in advising: The passcode is 751518

  • Wildlands Studies Will Be a Life-Changing Experience

If you have any questions please contact wildlands@wildlandsstudies.com

CAPA: The Global Education Network

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Join here

Drop in for advising on study abroad opportunities with CAPA Study Abroad.

View these videos before attending drop-in advising:

If you have any questions please contact eresnevic@capa.org

CEA Study Abroad

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Join here

Drop in for advising on study abroad opportunities with CEA Study Abroad.

View these videos before attending drop-in advising: The passcode is 865141

If you have any questions please contact info@ceastudyabroad.com

*featured on UCI’s Independent Program Shortlist of programs pre-approved for financial aid.

CIS Abroad

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Join here

Drop in for advising on study abroad opportunities with CIS Abroad.

View these videos before attending drop-in advising:

If you have any questions please contact info@cisabroad.com

*featured on UCI’s Independent Program Shortlist of programs pre-approved for financial aid.

Campus-Based Program Drop-In Advising
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

UC Santa Cruz Global Seminars

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Register here

Drop in for advising on UC Santa Cruz’s Global Seminars.

UCLA Travel Study

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Register here

Drop in for advising on UCLA’s Travel Study programs.

UCSD Global Seminars

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Register here

Drop in for advising on UC San Diego’s Global Seminars..

UC Davis

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Register here

Drop in for advising on UC Davis Summer Abroad programs.

Berkeley Summer Abroad and Berkeley Global Internships

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Register here

Drop in for advising on study abroad opportunities through Berkeley Summer Abroad and Berkeley Global Internships.

UC Riverside Faculty Led Education Abroad Program

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Register here

Drop in for advising on study abroad opportunities through the UC Riverside Faculty Led Education Abroad Program.

Study Abroad 101

How to Apply for a Passport
Applying for a passport can be easy – watch this short clip to learn how!

Study Abroad Planning in COVID Era
The last seven months have been a challenging time for everyone, but especially when it comes to planning ahead. This session will address common concerns students have regarding planning future study abroad during the COVID pandemic, providing tips for the best path forward and the current state of study abroad for UCI students.

How Global Experiences Foster Career Readiness
Have you thought about studying abroad or away? Want to know why global learning experiences can be a valuable part of your career development? If so, watch this video to learn how global experiences help foster career readiness! In it, you will discover the professional benefits of global experiences, the top qualities employers are looking for, top skills gained from global learning, and much more!

Money Matters

Fund for Education Abroad
The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. Watch this video to learn more about the FEA scholarship and how to apply.

How to Find and Apply to Scholarships for Study Abroad
A variety of organizations and institutions offer scholarships for study abroad. Attend this session to learn about different types of scholarships, how to find them, how to decide which ones you should apply for and how to write an award winning essay.

Identities Abroad

Being Black Abroad
Do you identify as an ABC student (African/African-American/Afro Latinx/Black/Caribbean)? Want to know more about the ABC student experience abroad? If so, please tune in to the Being Black Abroad information session. During the video, we will explore what it’s like to experience Blackness in different cultural contexts through the lived experiences of ABC study abroad alumni who studied in Barbados, Spain, and France. Important issues like shifting identities and privilege abroad, discrimination abroad, and being abroad during the onset of COVID-19 will be discussed so come ready to learn!

Understanding the Experiences of Students with Disabilities and Different Abilities Abroad
Hear from travelers with disabilities who have studied and volunteered abroad about their interactions and experiences in getting around. This video series is provided by Mobility International USA. Founded in 1981, Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA advancing disability rights and leadership globally. By implementing innovative programs, MIUSA builds bridges to create a new era where people with disabilities will take their rightful place in the world community. MIUSA is a cross-disability organization serving people with a broad range of disabilities. See more: https://www.miusa.org/about

Study Abroad and Social Identities
Within the context of dual pandemics of Covid19 and racial injustice, fostering spaces of inclusion and belonging has never been more important – both at home and abroad. Experiences abroad can be different; some aspects of your identity can shape your experience and contribute to your interactions and perceptions of the culture, language, politics, society. In this session, we’ll share real stories and strategies for all students to promote safe and supportive environments abroad.

Summer Programs

Berkeley Summer Abroad Programs
Are you interested in studying abroad with Berkeley Professors while taking a UC Berkeley class and earning Berkeley credits? UC Berkeley Summer Abroad courses are open to students from ALL UC campuses and Financial Aid applies! This session will explore our Summer 2021 programs and beyond!

If you’d like to chat with our Summer Abroad Program Coordinator directly, please join our virtual drop-in advising via Zoom on Friday, October 30th, from 1-3pm here: https://berkeley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwocOmorTMoGdBH6xEKr7WGLTIMbtNkYDfN

UC Santa Cruz Global Seminars in Summer 2022
At UC Santa Cruz we offer dynamic learning opportunities for students from any UC campus to participate in a short term summer study abroad program led by UCSC faculty. This overview video shares exciting opportunities that will be offered in Summer 2022 for a range of majors including: dance, studio art, writing, marine and evolutionary biology, Latin American studies, anthropology, film and digital media, language studies, environmental sciences, agroecology and more. For more information, please visit our website here, or consider joining our drop in advising on Friday. We look forward to meeting you!

UC San Diego Global Seminars 2021
UC San Diego Global Seminars are high impact programs designed to give students a deeper understanding of the course content through experiential learning. These five-week long summer study abroad or study away experiences are led by a UCSD professor and are open to undergraduates from any campus. Students enroll in a package of two courses for a total of eight UCSD quarter units. Class sizes are intentionally kept small to create opportunities for one-on-one interaction with some of the best faculty at UCSD, and each program contains site visits that give students a deeper understanding of the course content. This year we are offering new domestic, hybrid, and virtual options for the first time to make sure that these educational opportunities remain accessible despite potential restrictions on international travel. To learn more, watch our video, find out about specific programs and our rolling application process on the Global Seminars website, or Zoom into our drop-in advising hours to meet us on Friday.

UCLA Travel Study Programs
Explore this session to learn about summer study abroad programs led by UCLA professors! UCLA Travel Study (TS) offers experiential learning opportunities, where instruction is not limited to the classroom. Learn on-the-go through performances, walking tours, or even global health site visits, among others! TS is open to all UC students and eligible participants can use their UC financial aid. If you’d like to chat with TS coordinators, join their virtual drop-in advising on Friday, October 30th from 10am-12pm at bit.ly/TravelStudyAdvising.