UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)

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UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) is the University of California's official study abroad program provider and a global leader in international education for over 50 years. All the benefits of home—UC credit, grades, and financial aid—travel with you.

UCEAP offers UC students study abroad opportunities in:

  • 46 countries around the world
  • 420 Summer, Semester and Year-long program options
  • Internships, volunteer work, and research programs

Types of UCEAP Programs

Immersion: Take host university courses with local and international students

UC Study Centers: Courses are taught according to a UC curriculum, often with a particular theme or academic focus.

Multi-City Programs: Study in multiple locations, visiting local establishments including social, government, and non-government organizations

Language & Culture/ Language Study Programs: Instruction focused on language acquisition and culture study

Internships Abroad: A full-time internship or required internship built into the curriculum

Research Abroad: Full-time research or required research built into the curriculum

Themed and Major-Specific: Programs designed for specific disciplines


Explore UCEAP by Discipline

UCEAP has developed a list of Program Recommendations by Discipline. Please use it as a starting point, and then check the program webpage for more specific information.


Get Started

  1. Create your UCSC Study Abroad Profile in SlugsAbroad 
  2. Browse program offerings with UCEAP and apply in MyEAP
  3. Submit the SlugsAbroad UCEAP Application
  4. Receive email from Study Abroad in 2-3 weeks
    • Applications are processed on a rolling admissions basis.

Download our UCEAP Application Guide!

Note: Apply soon for Limited Capacity Programs which close when capacity is met. Do not submit the SlugsAbroad UCEAP Application after the deadline. Late registrations will be declined and application fees are Non-Refundable.



Application Fee

There is a Non-Refundable $200 UCEAP Application Fee. It is charged to your UCSC account in two installments of $100 each, about 1 month and 3 months after you submit your SlugsAbroad UCEAP Application.

 


Contact UCEAP

While UCSC Study Abroad can advise you on general questions, each UCEAP program has a team of specialists and advisors who can answer more specific questions related to your program.

See UCEAP Advising.

 


UC Santa Cruz Study Abroad vs. UCEAP

UC Santa Cruz Study Abroad: your campus Study Abroad office, located in the Division of Global Engagement. 

UCEAP: The study abroad provider representing the entire University of California system.