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

View your UCEAP Portal for your program's Pre-Departure Requirements (PDR) that contain important information and deadlines. You will be able to find tabs on travel requirements, money matters, insurance, calendars, policies, and petition information.

IF you need to request a Visa Letter from the Office of Financial Aid, please carefully review and use this request form.

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 country-specific predeparture orientations.  

Tips

 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 UCEAP Portal (2020-21 programs).
 
d) Make sure you don't have a balance in your BARC account.