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OIA Peer Advisor & UCEAP Returnee off to the Peace Corps

Juanita Mercado, 23, of UC Merced has been accepted into the Peace Corps through which she will be placed in El Salvador

Apply for a Study Abroad Scholarship

You could use $750-5,000 in scholarship funding to offset your study abroad costs. Winter is scholarship application season for students leaving to study abroad in the summer or fall with applications due mid-February to mid-March.

File Your FAFSA or CA Dream App for Study Abroad

March 2 is a big deadline for financial aid and study abroad. Make sure your FAFSA is in by March 2. If you are ineligible for FAFSA funding, check whether you are eligible for the California Dream Act Application.

Announcing the New UC Merced-UCEAP Incentive Scholarships

How about getting a scholarship just for applying for another scholarship? UC Merced Study Abroad will be offering awards to 20 students as part of the UC Merced-UC Education Abroad Program Incentive Study Abroad Scholarships.

Five (5) Gifts for the Study Abroad Student in Your Life

So, you know someone about to study abroad and you want to get them a little something special and you need some ideas. Of course you know what is most personal for the people you know best, but here are some of the items we consider the most practical.

Scholarship Helps UC Merced Senior Fulfill Dream of Studying Abroad

Winning a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship allowed UC Merced Lorraine Sturdevant to take her first journey outside North America.

Talk to Your Family about Study Abroad

Parents will react to the news you want to study abroad in different ways. Perhaps yours have been pushing you all along, but if you are like most students, you have to break it to them. Some will be so supportive that they want to come with you. Some will be ambivalent. Some will be concerned.

Five (5) of the Coolest Study Abroad Programs

Here is a run down of the 5 programs that I think are the coolest I have seen in Study Abroad. They all make me just a touch jealous of students who get to take advantage of them.

IEW 2014 Info Meetings Span the Globe

International Education Week (Nov 17-21) means Study Abroad has session country and region info sessions on tap. Opportunities span the globe and these sessions will cover programs in 18+ countries.

2014 Video Contest Entries

View and vote now on your favorite Fall 2014 UC Merced Study Abroad Returnee Video Contest submission(s)! The voting begins Friday, Oct 24 and ends Friday, Nov 7, at 5pm. You may vote for one or more videos, but you may only submit your ballot once.

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