Getting Started


Don't miss out. Study abroad!

Take classes at top international universities, experience a new culture, learn a new language, boost your résumé with an internship, or conduct research in cutting-edge laboratories around the world! To begin your study abroad adventure, follow these 7 steps:


the virtual UCSB EAP Office and attend an informational meeting.



the 150+ program options to find the best one for you and check out the UCEAP Digital Viewbook



a passport. Visit for details. Note: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, passports will take longer than the usual 4-6 weeks. As of September 2020, you can apply for routine services and expect to receive a passport in 10-12 weeks. Expedited services will take 4-6 weeks. Apply immediately 


your academics. Meet with your advisors to have them sign your Academic Planning Form.



for your program of choice. See here for financial information and scholarship opportunites.

Use the EAP Calculator to obtain an estimate of your financial aid package for your term abroad.


internship, volunteer, independent study, and research opportunities offered on your program.


"Studying abroad is the greatest investment you could give yourself, opening up opportunities for your future, your career, and giving you a global outlook that you can carry for the rest of your life." - Eduardo M., UCSB EAP Spain