UC Merced students can choose to study abroad with a variety of programs:
- UC Education Abroad Program: UCEAP is by far the most popular program among UC Merced students. Recent statistics show that 87 percent of UC Merced students who go abroad go with UCEAP.
- UC Summer Abroad: UCSA includes all the study abroad programs over the summer through sister campuses like UCLA and UC Davis. About 3.5 percent of students participate in UCSA.
- International Opportunities Program: IOP includes all external study abroad programs like the popular Semester at Sea program. About 9.5 percent of students participate in IOP.