Gilman Scholarship Essay Tips from an Alum

A recent UC Merced and UC Education Abroad Program returnee and Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar had this to say about writing the statement of purpose essay requirement for prospective Gilman applicants…

Time to Vote for Your UCM Study Abroad Photo Favs

View and vote now on your favorite Fall 2015 UC Merced Study Abroad Returnee Photo Contest submission(s)! Support your friends' submissions and get excited to take your own photos abroad.

Tips on the Gilman for UC Merced Students

With the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship deadline around the corner, here are the tips for UC Merced students.

UCEAP Promise Award Scholarship Applications are Open for Spring 2016

Award selections are primarily based on academic merit and the integration of a selected study abroad program with a student’s academic and career goals. Special consideration will be given to students with financial need or those who identify with groups traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Applications due Sept 15, 2015.

Study Abroad & Commencement

Some spring 2016 programs will run past commencement. Here are some suggested programs that might end before commencement and some tips.

Spain Leads to Singapore for Abby Shapiro, Then the Peace Corps

Abigail Shapiro, of UC Merced has completed her Peace Corps assignment in Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean

Where is #FlatRufus Abroad?

The previous "UC Merced in …" campaign will continue as #FlatRufus Abroad with students taking #FlatRufus to every corner of the globe to document his travels.

Attend the Germany Virtual Study Abroad Fair

As a first-time, unique opportunity, we wanted to invite students the Virtual German Higher Education Fair hosted by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) this Thursday, April 23, starting at 9:00am, PDT.

Introducing the Basketball Diplomacy Program

UC Merced Study Abroad is now accepting fall 2015 applications for a new program in Basketball Diplomacy.

3 Tips for Your Study Abroad Scholarship Application

The odds of landing a competitive scholarship for study abroad are less than 50% for the average student, but you can improve your own odds by making adjustments to your statement of purpose.


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