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 UCSB EAP Office in South Hall 2431 and attend an informational meeting.



the 150+ program options to find the best one for you.



a passport. Make an appointment at the Rec Cen Passport Office or visit Note: It can take 4-6 weeks to receive a new passport. Plan ahead!


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.


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