UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)

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. Start your journey with UCEAP by exploring the viewbook.

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





Forms and Guides

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 organization based in Goleta, California that works with students from all University of California campuses.

Apply to UCEAP

  1. Complete your Study Abroad Profile in SlugsAbroad 
  2. Submit the MyEAP application
  3. Submit the SlugsAbroad UCEAP Application

Download our UCEAP Application Guide!

*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 Results

  • Applications are processed after the SlugsAbroad deadline for open capacity programs
  • Applications are processed within 3 weeks of submission for limited capacity programs

Application Fee

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