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Virtual/Remote Advising Services Will Continue

Study Abroad UC San Diego continues to be vigilant in monitoring the progression of COVID-19 worldwide. Rest assured, students' health and well-being are always our top priorities. Our goal is to help keep students and members of our campus community informed and safe during this pandemic.

We are also dedicated to helping students plan for their future study abroad goals by working closely with our partners across the UC system and beyond to provide the most updated information about future program operations. Our advisors are ready to help students plan for their future study abroad goals.

Virtual Front Desk

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am-7:00pm and Wednesday and Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.* Visit our Virtual Front Desk to schedule an appointment (up to 30 minutes) with an advisor or to ask a question. (*Hours subject to change.)

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Virtual Drop-In Advising

Fall 2021 Virtual Drop-In Hours: Monday 1-2:30 pm and Thursday 2-3:30 pm. Have a quick program specific question (up to 15 minutes)? Check in at our Virtual Front Desk for Drop-In Advising with an Advisor!

Virtual Drop In

Find Your Major Advising Page (MAP)

Major Advising Pages (MAPs) are available for all majors at UCSD. Find your MAP and use it as a guide in researching programs, selecting courses, and navigating the application process.

International Students Advising Resource

Are you an international student who is considering study abroad? Be sure to check out the International Students and Study Abroad information page:

International Students and Study Abroad

*Important: International students in F and J visa status are encouraged to start preparing early if they are interested in studying abroad while at UC San Diego. It is recommended that you begin researching and applying for study abroad opportunities at least one year prior to your expected study abroad start date. Click on the link above to review all steps to understanding how studying abroad may affect your status.

Undocumented Students Advising Resource

Are you an undocument student with DACA who is considering studying abroad? Currently, only undocumented students with DACA may apply for Advance Parole to study abroad. Be sure to book an appointment with the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center attorney, Andrés Lemons to discuss if traveling is safe for you.


Students with DACA who would like to study abroad are highly encouraged to prepare a minimum of 10-12 months before their trip abroad as applying for Advance Parole takes a minimum of six months.

The following are some important resources to help you in your study abroad planning.

Be sure to first watch the (4-minute) First Steps video or attend an in-person First Steps Zoom webinar before scheduling an appointment with an advisor.

First Steps' Quick Guides: One Minute Videos

Quick Guide to Program Options

Quick Guide to Financing

Quick Guide to Selecting Courses

Quick Guide to Timing

Quick Guide to Choosing Your Location

Quick Guide to Internships & Research

UCEAP Summer Physics Webinar

If you are a pre-med or life sciences major who needs physics credit, learn how you can earn a year's worth of physics credit while taking part in a culturally immersive experience.


Study Abroad in Biology Webinar

Tune in to hear advisors explain how UCSD Biology majors can study abroad.


Study Abroad in Engineering Webinar

An IDEA Center WISE Session. How to Study Abroad as an Engineering Student at UC San Diego.


Study Abroad in STEM Webinar

Tips and tricks on how to navigate the study abroad program selection, application, and course petitioning process.


Study Abroad in Africa

Study Abroad in Sub Saharan Africa Advisor Webinar

Studying Abroad in Ghana by Student Fabiola

Change in Modern South Africa & Zambia Global Seminar

Study Abroad in Asia

Study Abroad in Korea Advisor Webinar

Study Abroad in China, Singapore, Taiwan Advisor Webinar

Study Abroad in Japan! Student Video

Study Abroad in Europe

Study Abroad in Scandinavia Advisor Webinar

Study Abroad in the U.K. and Ireland Advisor Webinar

Study Abroad in Europe Advisor Webinar