Contact Us

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and Suspended Programs

Please visit the UCEAP webpage for information and updates.

Virtual Open Hours 

Mon- Thurs 9:30am - 4pm, Fri. 10am-2pm Pacific Time

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UCSB Education Abroad Program
2431 South Hall  
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3040 

(Staff currently working remotely and not receiving mail in office) 

Front Desk: (805) 893-3763
(currently only RETURNING phone calls, please leave call-back number)


Dial in to our zoom open hours: (669) 900- 6833
Meeting ID:971 1680 0019
Passcode: UCSBEAP

Advising Services

Due to COVID-19 and effective March 16, UCSB EAP advising services will be offered via email or Zoom (or phone if needed).  To speak to a UCSB representative, click on the virtual open hours icon above. You can also make an appointment to talk to our Peer Advisors:

Advisors’ drop-in hours (see section below) remain unchanged, unless noted.  To speak with an advisor, sign up for an appointment by clicking the link under their drop-in hours.

If you have general questions, please email


Advisors are only available for drop-in hours at the times listed below. If you are not available during those times, please email for a separate appointment. 

Professor Juan E. Campo
Campus Director
Education Abroad Program
CSB Campus Office


Emily in Seoul, Korea

Emily Tom-Atzberger 
Associate Director
(805) 893-5661


Drop-In Hours
Monday 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday 1:00-3:00pm

Sign-up here for a virtual appt. during the hours listed above.


Genesis in Salvador, Brazil

Genesis Herrera
Regional Advisor
(805) 893-5735

Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Virtual International Internships, Multisite - Barcelona/Florence/Syracuse

Drop-In Hours
Monday 1:30-3:30pm
Tuesday 1:30-3:30pm
Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm

Sign-up here for a virtual appt. during the hours listed above.


Alice in Tokyo, Japan

Alice Kojima
Regional Advisor &
Reciprocal Exchange Coordinator
(805) 893-3892

Australia, Botswana, Ghana, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Summer Physics in Australia

Drop-In Hours
Monday 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm
Thursday 1:00-3:00pm
Sign-up here for a virtual appt. during the hours listed above.

Megan in Barcelona, Spain

Megan Pankratz
Regional Advisor
(805) 893-5301

Belgium, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand

Drop-In Hours
Monday 1:30-3:30pm
Thursday 1:30-3:30pm
Friday 10:00am-12:00pm

Sign-up here for a virtual appt. during the hours listed above.


  Adrienne in Petra, Jordan

Adrienne Sifontes
Regional Advisor

(805) 893-5662

Cyprus, Denmark, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Norway, Sweden, UK-England, UK-Scotland (Including the London/Paris Global Cities program, and the Summer Physics programs in Cyprus, Ireland, UK-England, and UK-Scotland)

Drop-In Hours
Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm
Friday 10:00am-12:00pm

Sign-up here for a virtual appt. during the hours listed above.

 Puspita in Hangzhou, China

Puspita Hutajulu 
Administrative Assistant
(805) 893-3837


Georgina Aguilar
EAP Financial Aid Advisor

Drop-In Hours

Starts 1/20/21
Wednesday 1:00-4:00pm

Sign-up here for a virtual appt. during the hours listed above.

Send emails to -
Use this email address for financial aid package estimates and general questions.

You can also use the EAP Calculator to obtain an estimate of your financial aid package for your term abroad.



Robin Johnson
College of Letters & Science Advisor 
(805) 893-2038

Frances Fouch
College of Engineering Advisor

Appt booking:

CoE Study Abroad:


UCSB EAP Peer Advisors 

Casie Bonstein
University of Bologna, Italy
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Language, Culture & Society
Campus  Involvement: Study Abroad club & I Am That Girl club
Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 1:30-4pm, Fri. 12-2pm

Advice for students looking for internships: 
Internships are a great way to get to know your host city abroad. Be sure to check with your UC Study Center directors and host universities for available internship opportunities.


Cyric Ng
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Earth Science & Physical Geography
Campus Involvement: TASA
Office Hours:  Mon. 2-4pm, Tues. 11am-12:30pm,
Thurs. 12-4pm, Fri. 12-2pm, 

Advice for STEM majors: 
Studying abroad as a STEM major is definitely possible and it allows you to take interesting science classes that aren't offered at UCSB,
which provides a different perspective on your major and ideas for your career after graduation.                     

Hannah Lifshits
University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Financial Math & Dance
Campus Involvement: Delta Sigma Pi, Dance Club, Undergraduate Mentorship Program
Office Hours: Mon. 9:30am-1:30pm, Tues. 9:30-10:30pm, Wed. 10am-1:30pm, Thurs. 9:30-10:30pm

Advice for performing arts major:
I highly recommend studying abroad as a performing arts major! You really learn so much about different performance cultures, histories, styles, ways of movement, etc. that you may not necessarily get in the US.
It really opened my eyes about, for me specifically,
Dance and how I can incorporate other teaching styles, cultures, and methodologies into my way of movement                                      . 


Izaya Martinez 
University of Barcelona, Spain
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Global Studies & Chicanx Studies
Campus Involvement: 
Office Hours: Mon. 9am-12pm, Wed. 12-4pm, Fri. 10am-12pm 

Advice for students considering living with a host family abroad:
I highly recommend considering a homestay while abroad as it helps immerse oneself into the culture and environment of your selected country.
It is a worthwhile experience, especially if you are studying in a non-English speaking country, as a homestay gives you the opportunity to practice your speaking skills with your host-family. 

Jackie Sotelo
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & Barcelona International Summer School, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Global Studies
Campus Involvement: Cru Santa Barbara, UCSB Lobby Corps
Office Hours: Mon. 12-2pm, Tues. 1-4pm, Wed. 2-3:30pm, Thurs. 1-4pm

Advice for students who would like to go more than once or to multiple places: 
You are not limited to just studying abroad once or in one country! I was able to study abroad in both Spain and Brazil, fully immerse myself in both cultures and classrooms, and still be on track to graduate


Jadie O'Connor
Lund University, Sweden
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Major: Biology
Campus Involvement:  Student mentor for freshmen in both the College of Letters and Science Honors Program and the Undergraduate Biology Department,
conducting field research for the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration. 
Office Hours: Mon, 10:30am-12:30pm, Tues. 12:30-4:00pm, Wed. 10am-12pm, Thurs. 11:30am-1:30pm

Advice for STEM majors:
Start planning your coursework and communicating with your department advisors as early as possible--even if you aren't completely sure you want to study abroad,
it is totally worth it to be prepared and take some stress off of making your arrangements!

Mark Blenz
Humboldt University, Germany

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Psychological & Brain Science and German
Campus involvement: Gymnastics club
Office Hours: Tues. 9:30am-1pm, Wed. 10-11:30am, Thurs. 9:30am-12pm,  Fri. 10am-12pm

Advice to students who are taking classes in a foreign language: 
While it may be difficult at first, once you get past the initial curve, you will feel accomplished and ready to tackle almost anything in your host country.


Nina Mokhber Shahin
Kings College London (English Universities), UK-England

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: English & Religious Studies
Campus Involvement: Camp Kesem at UCSB
Office Hours: Mon. 12:30-4pm, Tues. 9:30-11am, Wed. 11:30am-2pm, Thurs. 11am-1pm

Advice for someone deciding between one term or year-long programs: 
I highly recommend  a year-long study abroad program!
You won’t get another opportunity to live abroad for a year on a flexible student schedule, not without the commitment of pursuing an entire degree abroad! 

Chloe Chow (Marketing PA)
Major: Communications


Britt de Viser (Video PA)
Utrecht University, Netherlands
Major: Psychological & Brain Sciences and Communication