Pre-Departure

You're one step closer to studying abroad! Your application has been selected by UCSB EAP and you are now officially in the pre-departure stage! Please note that for some programs, you must also be accepted by the host university. 

Immediate Action Items:

REVIEW

the UCEAP Participants portal for your program's Pre-Departure Checklist (PDC) that contains important information and deadlines. You will be able to find tabs on travel requirements, money matters, insurance, calendars, policies, and petition information.

SCHEDULE

UCEAP Health Clearance. All students must complete the health clearance process in order to study abroad. Please read the instructions VERY carefully.

ATTEND

your program's orientations. You must complete the online orientation as well as the in-person orientation.

 

READ

the UCSB EAP Student Handbook. Many of your questions and concerns will be answered in the handbook.

COMPLETE

the UCSB EAP Online Finance Workshop. Please make sure you complete the correct one (financial aid OR non-finanical aid)

 

Things to review before you go:

1. Review the EAP-Gaucho Health Insurance webpage to determine if this is applicable to you and to learn more about the payment process

2. Complete a Power of Attorney form (recommended)

        a) Allows you to designate someone to oversee your finances while abroad
          
3.  Read the Health and Safety Tips for Studying Abroad

        a) Review the Department of State website specifically for students traveling abroad
        b) UCEAP Safety Tips 

4. Remember to do these before you go:

        a) Photocopy/scan important travel documents (passport copy) in case if you lose them.
        b) Notify your bank and credit card company of your travel plans and make sure you will have access to your
            account(s) from abroad.
        c) Change local address to permanent address in GOLD and MyEAP.
        d) Make sure you don't have a balance in your BARC account.