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UCI Programs

UCI programs are designed specifically for UCI students to zot abroad through a Bilateral Exchange Program or a Faculty-Led Program.
  • UCI Faculty-Led programs offer short, thorough international academic experiences led by UCI faculty. Program duration varies between 1-6 weeks.
  • Bilateral Exchange programs consist of a reciprocal opportunity established by an agreement between UC Irvine and a partner university overseas to facilitate student mobility between the two institutions during a specific term (academic year, fall, winter and spring quarters abroad). Bilateral Exchange Programs are exclusively for UC Irvine students.

Bilateral exchange programs

  1. These programs are exclusively between UCI and our partners abroad. We will directly advocate for you without any other in-between agent.
  2. Program costs vary, some can be less expensive than other programs.
  3. Financial aid and scholarships are also available for these programs.
  4. Some programs are open to all majors, some programs are restricted to certain departments.
  5. The UCI Study Abroad Center will provide logistical support before & throughout the program.

Faculty-Led programs

  1. It’s an excellent opportunity for experiencing a one-on-one interaction with UCI faculty.
  2. Most participants are other UCI students, and the number of participants is limited, creating a small cohort feeling.
  3. Continue engaging in extracurricular activities without embarking in long-term study abroad programs.
  4. Financial aid and scholarships are available for some of these programs.
  5. Program details, such as location, dates, courses, cost, eligibility, etc., are diverse to meet your personal needs and professional goals.
  6. The UCI Study Abroad Center will provide with logistical support before & throughout the program.
See below to learn more about the range of possibilities offered through UCI Programs.

Bilateral Exchange programs

Faculty-Led programs

We offer a variety of resources to help you Choose Your Program. If you have program-specific questions, book a virtual appointment with Alma Reynal, Inbound and Custom Program Advisor for more information.

Deadlines and application process vary by program. See your program’s information for details.

Faculty-Led programs

The Study Abroad Center is excited to support faculty and departments in the development and coordination of faculty-led programs abroad. Below you’ll find some examples of the successful collaboration between the Study Abroad Center and our valued campus partners in the entire process of offering a program abroad.

Upcoming Summer Programs

  • Taiwan: Chinese Language & Culture Program at National Cheng Kung University, June 15 – August 23, 2024. Applications for this program are closed.

Recently concluded programs

  • Indonesia: Public Health in Bali, June 23 – July 23, 2024. This program has been canceled.
  • Mexico: “Building Binational Bridges” – A Cross-border Convening, December 9, 2023 to January 6, 2024
  • India: SOM International Residential in Rajkot, December 18, 2023 to January 2, 2024
  • Vietnam: December MBA International Residential, December 16-23, 2023
  • Japan: Art History Traveling Seminar in Tokyo, December 13-22, 2023
  • Singapore: Fall Quarter International Residential – MBA Graduate, September 3-9, 2023

Note to students: If you’re interested in participating in these programs, please inquire with your Academic Department to see what’s available.

Note to UCI faculty and staff: If you lead, or are considering leading, a program abroad, contact the Study Abroad Center at