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Program options available at UC San Diego:

Global Seminars

UC San Diego faculty-led programs. Take two UC San Diego Summer Session courses taught by UCSD faculty.

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Global Exchange

UC San Diego's bilateral partnership programs. Pay UC San Diego fees while studying abroad at a foreign institution.

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UCEAP: UC Education Abroad Program

Earn UC units that will factor into your UC GPA. UC-based financial aid may apply. Open to all UC students systemwide.


OAP: Opportunities Abroad Program

Non-UC based programs. Earn Transfer units to apply toward your academic requirements. Wide choice of options and price points.

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Other UC Campuses

Academic programs administered by other UC campuses. Earn UC credit. Various program options across the UCs.

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Virtual Study Abroad

Online opportunities to engage with the world through virtual internships and other global experiences.

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Work, Intern, Volunteer Abroad

Explore Alternative Breaks, UCSD Extension, and other academic department programs. These programs may be for academic credit or experience and are not administered by Study Abroad UC San Diego.

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More Information:

When To Apply


You can never start researching your study abroad options too early. We suggest starting to look into going abroad at least one year before your desired departure date. Application deadlines can be as far in advance as 9 months before you actually leave, so you need to give yourself enough time to find a program and apply for it.

Here are some very general deadline dates depending on when you would like to go abroad:

  • Summer, Fall, Year:
    deadlines in January - February
  • Spring:
    deadlines in May - June

Again, these are very general and may not accurately describe every program. 

Study abroad in Your Major

You can go abroad and take classes in any major AND graduate on time! Even if your major is very specific or your 4-year plan is already completely full, we can help assist you in finding a program that will have applicable courses.

Check out our Major Advising Pages (MAPS) to learn more about studying abroad in your specific major or area of interest.