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Programs available through Study Abroad UC San Diego:

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Global Seminars

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


Other UC Campus Study Abroad Programs

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

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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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Virtual Study Abroad

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

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Programs available through other UC San Diego Departments:

alternative breaks

Alternative Breaks

Short term national and international service and learning trips.

Administered by: Center for Student Involvement

Alternative Breaks

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Anthropology Department

The UC San Diego Anthropology Department offers several Study Abroad and Field School Opportunities.

Administered by: Anthropology Department


Global TIES

Global TIES

Global TIES teams give students an opportunity to apply their skills in a real-world setting while learning the role that engineering and technology can play in solving the local and global problems.

Administered by: Jacobs School of Engineering

Global TIES

HBCU Exchange Program

HBCU Exchange

UC San Diego students can study on exchange at three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): Morehouse College and Spelman College (both in Atlanta), and Xavier College (in New Orleans).

Adminstered by: Thurgood Marshall College

HBCU Exchange

Mexican Migration Field Research and Training Program

Participants collect field data using standardized questionnaires (survey research), interviews and participant observation. They do in-depth reading and write papers on the region and the communities in which they will be conducting fieldwork.

Administered by: Center for Comparative Immigration Studies


UC San Diego Extension Spanish Immersion Program

These language programs run from 2 days to 5 weeks in Ensenada, Mexico. Courses for all language levels are available. Academic credit is given through UC San Diego Extended Studies. Host family options are available in all programs.

Administered by: UC San Diego Extended Studies

Spanish Immersion

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UCDC Program

UCDC is an academic program that allows students to continue their studies and gain valuable on-the-job experience. Open to all majors, Washington, DC hosts extraordinary internship opportunities in every field.

Administered by: Academic Internship Program (AIP)

Washington DC

More ways to go abroad:

Work, Intern, Volunteer Abroad

Explore Alternative Breaks, UC San Diego Extended Studies, 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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Take the 'Study Abroad: Get Started' Canvas Course

The 'Study Abroad: Get Started' Canvas course is your quick introduction on how to study abroad at UC San Diego. Access Course Here

When To Apply to a Study Abroad Program


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: Major Advising Pages

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.