Did you know that it's possible to walk in Commencement and study abroad in the same semester? It takes good planning and some flexibility but it is entirely possible.
For spring 2016, there are 20 UCEAP opportunities that end in time to get on the plane and return to Merced for Commencement and they are good candidates for the same in 2017. Commencement ceremonies in spring 2017 are likely to be May 13 & 14.
Except for two options in Jordan and both options in Spain, none require any prior language study. Browse through the list:
Argentina: Spanish Intensive Language, Torcuato Di Tella Univ. - due July 14
Barbados: Univ. of the West Indies - due July 14
- French & European Politics, Sciences Po, University of Lyon - due July 14
- Univ. of Lyon 3 - Coursework in English - due July 14
Germany: European Studies, Free Univ. Berlin (BEST) - due July 14
Hong Kong: Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (CUHK) - due July 14
- Irish Parliament Internship, Institute of Public Administration - due May 31 (extended)
- Univ. College Cork option in Irish Universities - due May 31 (extended)
- Art, Food and Society, UC Center Rome (Semester) - due July 14
- Language & Culture, UC Center Florence (Semester) - due July 14
- Advanced Arabic Language, Amman - due June 10 (extended)
- Arabic Language & Culture, Amman - due June 10 (extended)
- Diplomacy & Policy Studies, Amman - due June 10 (extended)
Netherlands: Univ. College Utrecht - due July 14
Singapore: National Univ. of Singapore (NUS) - due July 14
- Carlos III University: Hispanic Studies - due June 10 (extended)
- Language & Culture, Univ. of Córdoba - due June 10 (extended)
Tanzania: African & Kiswahili Studies, Tanzania Multi-site - due Sept 15
- Choose a later commencement ceremony (i.e. one year later), or
- Purchase additional round-trip airfare to return for commencement weekend (make sure to discuss this with a study abroad advisor first).
What is most important is to select a program that meets your academic needs.