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Study Abroad and Walk in Commencement in Spring 2017

UC Merced Study Abroad Stories of Interest

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.UC Merced Italy & Netherlands returnees at Commencement

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



Germany: European Studies, Free Univ. Berlin (BEST) - due July 14

Hong Kong: Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (CUHK) - due July 14



Jordan:Edward the Camel by UCM student Rebecca Weston

Netherlands: Univ. College Utrecht - due July 14

Singapore: National Univ. of Singapore (NUS) - due July 14


Tanzania: African & Kiswahili Studies, Tanzania Multi-site - due Sept 15

If you're interested, feel free to start your application or speak to a study abroad advisor today.

If you select a program that runs past commencement, you have two options to participate:

  1. Choose a later commencement ceremony (i.e. one year later), or
  2. 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.

Start Your Application

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