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Opportunities Abroad Program

Here at UC San Diego, we want to make sure to give you as many options as possible to go abroad, which is why we created the Opportunities Abroad Program. OAP covers any company, organization, or institution outside of UC system (such as UCEAP and UC San Diego Global Seminars). This allows you to go almost anywhere in the world in almost any field of study. You have the option of applying to a study abroad provider (the company, organization, or institution that is responsible for your program) or directly enrolling into a host university. Academic credit earned abroad will be counted as transfer credits, which can be applied towards major, minor, and general education requirements.

OAP has nearly infinite possibilities to go abroad. This can be both exciting and overwhelming, so here are some useful resources to make your research a bit easier.

Sites to Find a Program:

These sites have large abroad program databases, making the search for your perfect program much easier!




IIE Passport


IIEPassport StudyAbroad

Affiliate Program Providers:

UC San Diego OAP affiliate programs are an excellent place to begin your search. All are members of professional organizations. This means they follow the highest standards for professionalism, academic rigor, health & safety support, and student satisfaction. UCSD students may be eligible for scholarships, program fee reductions or both, depending on the affiliate. These affiliate programs often offer study abroad locations or disciplines that are not available through EAP or Global Seminars. To learn more about OAP affiliate programs, consult the following websites:

AIFS   American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
API   Academic Programs International (API)
Arcadia University   Arcadia University
Boston University   Boston University
CAPA   Centers for Academic Programs Abroad (CAPA)
CFHI   Child Family Health International (CFHI)
DIS   DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia (DIS)
TEAN   Education Abroad Network
EPA   Educational Programmes Abroad (EPA)
FIE   Foundation for International Education (FIE)
IES   Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)
IFSA-Butler   Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University (IFSA-Butler)
ISA   International Studies Abroad (ISA)
The School for Field Studies   The School for Field Studies
Semester at Sea   Semester at Sea
SIT   SIT Study Abroad
SAI   SAI Programs
Syracuse Univeristy   Syracuse