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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.

How to Apply

There isn't necessarily a correct order to apply for study abroad but here is a suggested step-by-step guide.

The process to study abroad will depend on when you start exploring Study Abroad, what term you want to go abroad, and your academic goals and program expectations.

Below is a suggested guide to prioritize the steps to study abroad.

Travel planning materials


Stay Informed


Research program options and academic needs


Ask questions, if needed


Get feedback from study abroad returnees

  • Request returnee contact information from International Affairs for a specific country or program:


Check application deadlines


Choose from a list of study abroad options


Start application process


Complete application & other requirements

  • UCEAP applications are submitted online in the UCEAP Portal.
  • UCSA and IOP applications are submitted directly to program provider.
  • Complete all UC Merced requirements for Study Abroad in the MyStudyAbroad Portal.


Check study abroad funding