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Summer Public Office Hours: May 20 – August 9

During the summer months, the Office of International Affairs will observe revised hours during with the office will be open to the public:

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

These hours do not reflect any changes in availability for drop-ins, appointments, or other business. If you have specific needs, you may reach out or utilize the Connect page. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

September = Passport Awareness Month

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September is Passport Awareness Month. Are you planning a trip? Study abroad? Don't wait, check your expiration date.

Are you ready to break free from the classroom and explore the world? It's time to unlock a world of opportunities by applying for your passport. Traveling broadens your horizons, opens doors to new cultures, and creates unforgettable memories. Whether it's studying abroad, volunteering, or embarking on a solo adventure, a passport is your ticket to global experiences that will shape your future and expand your perspective. Don't miss out on the chance to be a citizen of the world. Apply for your passport today and start planning your next adventure!

USA passports are valid 10 years for adults & 5 years for children under 16. Start your application today.

Did you know: UC Merced's Office of International Affairs provides complimentary passport photos at their Global Lounge events? Next events:

Start Your Application

Ready to apply? Head over to the MyStudyAbroad Portal to begin your find your progam and being your application today.