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Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

Submit a question through VAC and our advisors will reply within 48-72 hours.

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Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

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Virtual Drop-In Advising

10-15 minute advising sessions. (You must sign in at least 15 minutes before the end of the advising period.) Use the "Meet with Advisor" tab of the Virtual Advising Center to sign in. VAC Instructions. You will then be prompted to choose a reason for your visit.

Drop-In Advising Schedule:

  • Mondays: 1-3 pm
  • Thursdays, 1-3 pm
  • Fridays, 10-11:30 am

(Hours are subject to change, log into VAC for updates)

Drop-In Advising via VAC

Request a Speaker

Invite Study Abroad to be a part of your next event or class! Whether it is presenting an overview of Study Abroad (First Steps) or tabling at your orientation or fair, Study Abroad looks forward to working with your students!

Submit a Request

Study Abroad Contact Information:

Study Abroad on Library Walk

Location: University Center 214  (next to Center Hall and across from Career Services)

Join us for Study Abroad programming and events

Study Abroad informational programs and events will be held at our location on Library Walk! 

Have a question?

If you have a question about a study abroad-related matter, contact us through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC), or drop into one of our virtual advising times, or reach us through email at 

Mailing Address

Mailing Address
Study Abroad UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0095
La Jolla, California 92093-0095

Phone Number

(858) 534-1123

E-Mail Address

Emergency Contact Information

UC San Diego and UC Emergency Phone Numbers

Please use these phone numbers only in a true health or safety-related emergency:

  • UC San Diego Police 24-hour emergency number: (858) 534-HELP (4357)
    The UCSD Police have a contact list to reach the Global Education leadership in the event of an after-hours emergency abroad.
  • UC Education Abroad Program emergency 24/7 phone number: (805) 893-4762

UC San Diego Emergency Status

Online Emergency Status at UC San Diego (includes current updated status, phone numbers, and links)

Important Links & Resources:

Visitors to Campus & Parking Info

UC San Diego continues to experience immense growth and change, which has greatly impacted the campus. You are recommended to make prior arrangements to meet with Study Abroad staff before coming to campus.

Driving Directions

Study Abroad UC San Diego is most easily reached by exiting onto La Jolla Village Drive from I-5, whether approaching UC San Diego from the north or the south.

  • From Interstate-5, exit on La Jolla Village Drive West.
  • Proceed to the first light at the bottom of the hill and turn right onto Villa La Jolla Drive
  • Turn left onto Gilman Drive
  • At the first stoplight, turn right onto Russell Lane

Note: By Appointment Only. Study Abroad UC San Diego is within UCtr 409, suite 120, on the east side of Matthews Quad.

Parking Information

The Gilman Parking Structure has visitor spaces (marked "V") available for parking by the hour, and is located on Gilman Drive and Russell Lane. Use the pay stations located on each floor to purchase your permit.