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We are still available to help you and answer your questions. We will be responding to Virtual Advising Center (VAC) messages and emails (

If you would like to schedule a virtual appointment with a study abroad advisor, please visit our Virtual Front Desk at this Zoom link: Our Student Staff will be available virtually to help you there on Mondays-Thursdays 9:00am-7:00pm* and on Fridays 9:00am-4:00pm*.

Our physical office will be open for quick questions and information Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30am-3:30pm*, however, all scheduling and advising will remain virtual until further notice.

*Days/Times Subject to Change without Notice


Study Abroad UC San Diego is committed to making global academic and co-curricular experiences accessible to our diverse student population.


To provide high impact and high quality experiences abroad that will have lifelong and meaningful academic, personal, and career benefits to UC San Diego students.

Core Values· Inclusive Excellence· Academic Excellence· Health and Safety· Empowerment· Innovation· Community Engagement· Data-Driven


Strategic Goals 2020-2024:


Inspire and enable student success through comprehensive and inclusive advising that helps students achieve their academic, career, and personal goals through opportunities abroad.

Financial Access

Advance financial access to study abroad by removing barriers and developing impactful partnerships with campus stakeholders to facilitate global opportunities for all students regardless of financial need.


Build and nurture a coalition of partners to generate awareness of global opportunities and support students through the entire process of studying abroad.

Safety and Well-being

Create and implement cutting edge risk management practices to promote the safety and well-being of all students and faculty participating in our study abroad programs. 

Program Development

Collaborate with faculty to develop innovative and accessible global programs that create unique, high-impact learning environments for faculty and students.

Contact Us

We are excited to help you on your journey! Our advising team is on-hand virtually to guide you through the study abroad process. We can help you in various ways; from helping you select a program best suited to your goals to assisting you with the application process.


Study Abroad UC San Diego

Virtual Front Desk  (Click here to visit

Mondays-Thursdays 9:00am-7:00pm & Fridays 9:00am-4:00pm

Physical Office Hours (we are not currently offering scheduling or advising at our physical location)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Physical Location 
Matthews Quad
UCtr 409, Suite 120
Find the location here.

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

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.

(858) 534-1123


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

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 International Center 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)

Updated status message on UC San Diego campus conditions: (888) 308-8273

Important links for students abroad:

See Also

Have Questions?

  • Virtual Advising Center (VAC) - Submit a question and advisors will reply within 48-72 hours.
  • Peer Advisor - Peer advisors have recently returned from studying abroad and can go over the basics to get you started on your journey. 
  • Advisors - See our advising services page for more details. A Study Abroad Advising Syllabus is available to help you understand advising expectations of students and advisors, and the types of advising services that are available through our office.

Online Student Profile

Before your appointment, log into TritonsAbroad and complete your profile with your study abroad goals. Your profile will be the starting point for discussion with your advisor.


Once you have completed the First Steps video and have an idea of what you want to study or where you want to study, schedule an appointment to meet with one of our academic discipline or country advisors. To make an appointment, vist our Virtual Front Desk.  Study Abroad Advisors are available for virtual appointments or virtual drop-ins to assist with country or academic discipline-specific program information.



Virtual Scheduled Appointments

  • 30-minute sessions with Study Abroad Advisor
  • Advising by academic discipline or country
  • Schedule an appointment at our Virtual Front Desk
  • Virtual Front Desk Hours: Mondays-Thursdays 9:00am-7:00pm & Fridays 9:00am-4:00pm

Virtual Drop-In Advising

  • Up to 15 minutes per session with Study Abroad Advisor
  • Great for quick questions or follow up from a previous appointment
  • Mondays 1:30pm-2:30pm & Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Check in at our Virtual Front Desk

Virtual Peer-to-Peer Advising

  • Up to 15 minutes per session with a Student Staff
  • Great for quick questions with a peer who has recently studied abroad
  • Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Check in at our Virtual Front Desk