UC Study Abroad Week

This year things are a little bit different. Instead of our traditional in person fair at the Arbor, we will be hosting a virtual UC Study Abroad Week on October 26-30. This week is designed to showcase the various study abroad opportunities and provide resources for studying abroad. We will feature over 50 sessions hosted by UCSB Education Abroad Program, the UC Education Abroad Program, and other UC campuses. Throughout this week we will also be hosting various giveaways on our social media.

Things to keep in mind: 
- You have to register for each event to receive the link
- You can join us for as many or as few of the sessions as you would like
- We also have pre-recorded content in addition to our live events that you can watch anytime
- Recordings of live sessions (with captions) will be posted the week following the fair.

Click on the icons to be directed to the itinerary of the day.  


All sessions are being held on Pacific Time

Monday, October 26th 

Diversity Abroad: Unlocking the World & Connecting You to Opportunity 
Hosted by UC Riverside

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Watch Recording Here

Presented by Ruby Shields, Program Coordinator at Diversity Abroad
Diversity Abroad’s vision is that the next generation of young people from traditionally marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds be equipped with the skills, experiences, and networks to thrive - personally, academically, and professionally - in our 21st century interconnected world and global workforce. Join this information session to learn about Diversity Abroad resources and opportunities (including virtual!) available to students at each phase of the global program process.

Studying Abroad as a Transfer and Reentry Student
Hosted by UC Davis

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. | Watch Recording Here

Presented by Sarah Weins, Study Abroad Program Coordinator and Advisor at UC Davis
You, as a transfer and reentry student, can go abroad no matter when you plan to graduate or what your major is! Come learn about resources available on your campus and hear from fellow transfer and reentry students who successfully incorporated study abroad into their academic careers.

Latinx Adventures Abroad
Hosted by UC Irvine

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Register here

Presented by Maria Rivera, Enrollment and Operations Coordinator at UC Irvine
Join us for our student panel where Latinx returnees and staff will share their experience studying abroad, challenges encountered and how they overcame them! Learn more about your options, benefits and affordability and how you can be the next student abroad!

LGBTQIA+ Identity in a Global Context: Resources and Support for Students
Hosted by UC Davis

1:30 - 2:00 p.m. | Watch Recording Here

Presented by Glynis Kinkaid, Study Abroad Enrollment and Operations Officer at UC Davis
Join us as we explore what it means to engage globally as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. We will explore resources available at your campus, as well as hear from students who have experience navigating their LGBTQIA+ identity while engaging in global learning.
Register here.

Global Skills for Leadership
Hosted by UC Merced

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Watch Recording Here

Presented by Casey White, Dean and Head of Undergraduates at St.Paul's College in Sydney Australia, Jess Evora, Associate Director of UC Merced’s F  Souza Student Leadership Center and Jacob Croasdale, Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center Coordinator
The Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center at UC Merced will host a panel of engaging young leaders around the world on the topic of leadership from their individual perspectives. We'll explore similarities and differences. We'll discuss how culture can influence our leadership, and why cultural fluency is so important for our development as leaders. And last, we'll also discuss the incredible opportunity for students who study abroad to improve their cultural fluency.

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Abroad: A Student Panel
Hosted by UC Berkeley

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. | Watch Recording Here

Presented by Amanda Cheung, Study Abroad Intake Advisor at UC Berkeley
Are you interested in studying abroad and curious about what it’s like identifying as Asian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander in another country? Join five study abroad alumni from the AAPI community as they reflect on their time abroad.

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Tuesday, October 27th

STEM Majors Study Abroad!
Hosted by UC Irvine

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register here

Presented by Jenny Hong, Operations Manager at UC Irvine
STEM Major returnees will talk about their experiences studying abroad along with tips and advice on how to look for a program that offers classes and internships abroad!

How to Study Abroad Sustainably
Hosted by UC Riverside

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Register here

Presented by Karolyn M. Andrews, Director of Education Abroad at UC Riverside
To learn abroad, you often have to fly to reach your destination, a choice which increases your carbon footprint.  With flygskam (flight shaming) on the rise, learn how you can offset your carbon consumption, respond to critics, and learn abroad sustainably.

Latinx Students Abroad: Concerns from Loved Ones (En Espanol)
Hosted by UC Irvine & UC Santa Barbara

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Watch Recording Here

Presented by Maria Rivera, Enrollment and Operations Coordinator at UC Irvine and Genesis Herrera, Regional Advisor at UC Santa Barbara
Asiste a nuestra presentación y escucha las experiencias de estudiantes Latinxs que estudiaron en el extranjero. Invita a tus familiares para que también se informen de los beneficios y como puede enriquecer tu vida académica, personal y profesional. ¡Se llevará a cabo en español!
Join our session and hear about the experiences of Latinx students who studied abroad! Feel free to invite your loved ones so they can also learn more about the benefits and how study abroad can enrich your academic, personal and professional. This session will be conducted in Spanish!

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Wednesday, October 28th

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships for Study in Germany
Hosted by UC Merced

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. | Watch Recording Here
Presented by Hanni Geist, Senior Manager of University Relations at DAAD
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) will present an info session study, research, and internship funding opportunities for students in Germany.

Developing your Side Hustle for Study Abroad
Hosted by UC Merced

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Watch Recording Here

Presented by Paula Messina University Relations for Customized, Faculty-Led Programs at AIFS and Sussana Shigo, University Relations for Customized Faculty-Led Programs at AIFS

Besides Financial Aid, scholarships, and savings, students today have to think out of the box for ways to help fund their study abroad experience. We’ll brainstorm ideas and real-life stories with an emphasis on internet-based fundraisers.

Boren Awards for International Study
Hosted by UC Riverside

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Watch Recording Here

Presented by Jeffery Cary, Outreach and Recruitment Manager at Boren Awards
The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. Boren Scholars and Fellows apply their skillsets to careers with the U.S. federal government in a variety of roles, including defense, diplomacy, and development.

Gilman Scholarship for Studying or Interning Abroad
Hosted by UC Davis

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Watch Recording Here

Presented by Nicole Uhlinger, Study Abroad Enrollment and Operations Officer at UC Davis
The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for federal Pell grant recipients to participate in study abroad and internship programs throughout the world. Learn about the aims of the Gilman Scholarship, eligibility requirements, the application process, and how to become a competitive candidate. Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Tips for Students Traveling in a Post-Covid Environment
Hosted by UC Riverside & Student Universe

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Watch Recording Here

Presented by Christine Lidstone Sweet, Business Development Manager at Student Universe
Tips for booking travel online and over the phone in a post-COVID environment with an overview on how airlines and travel planning has changed.

Summer Physics Informational Session
Hosted by UC Santa Barbara

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Zoom Link 

Presented by Adrienne Sifontes & Alice Kojima, Regional Advisors at UC Santa Barbara

Study Abroad for First-Generation Students
Hosted by UC Santa Barbara

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Watch Recording Here

Presented by Genesis Herrera, Regional Advisor at UC Santa Barbara
Join this session to learn more about studying abroad as a first-generation student, how to plan your academics and finances, and hear from past first-gen students who have studied abroad! Family members are also welcome.

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Thursday, October 29th

UCEAP Study Abroad Fair
Hosted by UCEAP

10:00am - 6:00 p.m. | Register here

Interested in enhancing your UC education with study abroad? The University of California Education Abroad Program has 150 study abroad programs designed with you in mind. Start your adventure at the UCEAP Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, October 29! Get an introduction to UCEAP, compare the cost of studying abroad vs. remaining at UC, learn about scholarship opportunities, and discover how making smart decisions will impact your safety abroad. Explore UCEAP’s diverse program offerings by attending sessions segmented by location and area of study. Your family is encouraged to participate, too, and there’s a special session intended to answer their unique questions in both English and Spanish. Come to learn, leave inspired! 

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Friday, October 30th

Study Abroad 101
Hosted by UC Santa Barbara

Presented by Megan Pankratz, Regional Advisor at UC Santa Barbara
Want to study abroad, but don’t know where to start? Come hear about how to select a program, finances, the application process, and more!

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Zoom Link

Costs & Scholarships
Hosted by UC Santa Barbara

Presented by Genesis Herrera, Regional Advisor at UC Santa Barbara
Learn about financial planning for UCEAP programs!  

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Zoom Link 

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Watch Anytime

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Being Black Abroad
Hosted by UC Santa Cruz

Do you identify as an ABC student (African/African-American/Afro Latinx/Black/Caribbean)? Want to know more about the ABC student experience abroad? If so, please tune in to the Being Black Abroad information session. During the video, we will explore what it's like to experience Blackness in different cultural contexts through the lived experiences of ABC study abroad alumni who studied in Barbados, Spain, and France. Important issues like shifting identities and privilege abroad, discrimination abroad, and being abroad during the onset of COVID-19 will be discussed so come ready to learn! 

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship
Hosted by UC Santa Cruz

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. Watch this video to learn more about the FEA scholarship and how to apply.

How Global Experiences Foster Career Readiness
Hosted by UC Santa Cruz

Have you thought about studying abroad or away? Want to know why global learning experiences can be a valuable part of your career development? If so, watch this video to learn how global experiences help foster career readiness! In it, you will discover the professional benefits of global experiences, the top qualities employers are looking for, top skills gained from global learning, and much more!

How to Apply for a Passport
Presented by UC Riverside

Applying for a passport can be easy - watch this short clip to learn how!

How to Find and Apply to Scholarships for Study Abroad
Hosted by UC Santa Barbara

Overview of study abroad scholarship options and how to submit a strong application

Study Abroad and Social Identities
Hosted by UC Santa Cruz

Within the context of dual pandemics of Covid19 and racial injustice, fostering spaces of inclusion and belonging has never been more important - both at home and abroad. Experiences abroad can be different; some aspects of your identity can shape your experience and contribute to your interactions and perceptions of the culture, language, politics, society. In this session, we’ll share real stories and strategies for all students to promote safe and supportive environments abroad.

Study/Education Abroad Directors' PSA: Study Abroad in the Time of COVID-19
Hosted by UC San Diego

In this short video message, the UC Study/Education Abroad share a message of support and a few words about where we’ve been, where we are currently, and where we think we’re going in this time of COVID-19. Each UC Study and Education Abroad Office supports you in your plans to study abroad to fulfill your academic, personal and career goals.

Understanding the Experiences of Students with Disabilities and Different Abilities Abroad
Hosted by UC Santa Cruz 

Hear from travelers with disabilities who have studied and volunteered abroad about their interactions and experiences in getting around. This video series is provided by

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