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Study Abroad is on Library Walk across from the Career Center

Study Abroad on Library Walk

Visit our In-Person Front Desk. 

Map: University Center 214

In-Person Front Desk Information: Hours of Service

Visit our In-Person Front Desk on Library Walk to ask questions, get resources and learn how to connect with advisors. Hours subject to change; current hours:

Study Abroad Front Desk on Library Walk  - Hours of Service:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 4 pm

Virtual Front Desk

Front Desk Zoom Link

Virtual Front Desk Information: Hours of Service

Zoom Link to the Front Desk:

Visit our Virtual Front Desk to sask questions, get resources and learn how to connect with advisors. Hours subject to change; current hours:

Study Abroad Virtual Front Desk Hours of Service:

Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Ask Your Questions on VAC

Virtual Advising Center

Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

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

Access VAC Here:

Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

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Virtual Drop-In Advising

The Study Abroad Office has weekly drop-in availability. 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.

Our Winter Quarter 2023 hours are as follows:

  • Mondays 1- 3 PM
  • Thursdays 1- 3 PM
  • Fridays 10 - 11:30 AM

*Sign-in closes 15 minutes prior to drop-in advising end time.

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:

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

Study Abroad Administrative Offices - UCtr 409

Study Abroad staff hold administrative offices on campus, though please note: All student advising currently continues to be virtual/remote. All student interaction should be via our Front Desk on Library Walk, University Center 214  (next to Center Hall and across from Career Services)

Study Abroad UC San Diego administrative offices are located within UCtr 409, suite 120, on the east side of Matthews Quad.

Matthews Quad
UCtr 409, Suite 120
Find the location here

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)

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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.