50th Anniversary

UCSB launched the first UC study-abroad group in 1962 to Bordeaux, France. Since then EAP has grown significantly, and now boasts of more than 250 programs in over 35 countries around the world. The role of EAP in increasing the internationalization of the UCSB campus has been tremendous. Thousands of our students have studied abroad. We also host more than 400 EAP exchange students annually from over 20 countries around the world. Many UCSB faculty have served as EAP study center directors and as visiting faculty at our host partners abroad. UCSB is well-known as an internationally-focused university. We are the home of one of the first interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in international studies in the country to focus on globalization, and many departments possess faculty and curricular resources with significant international and global emphasis.