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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 Begin an Application

It is recommended that applications are completed on a computer but it is not required. Applications may be started form any device including a phone.

Video Instructions:

Step-by-step Instructions with Text and Images:

  1. Visit the UC Merced MyStudyAbroad Portal and select the "Programs" menu item to start your search for your program.
    Program Search Link
  2. Search for your program using either the "Simple Search" or the "Advanced Search" option. Search by program name, term, country, city, and more.
    Simple Search Option
  3. From the results, select your program.
     Select Program Option
  4. When you have loaded the page for your program, select the "Apply Now" button.
    Apply Now
  5. Select "OK" that you are ready to create an application.
    Authorize Application Creation
  6. If you are a UC Merced student or have a valid UCMNetID, select "Yes" that you are a currently registered UC Merced student.
    Verify Student Status
  7. Enter your UCMNetID and password to log in.
    Enter UCMNetID
  8. Select the term for which you wish to apply.
    Select Application Term
  9. Get started on your application. As you complete items, check marks will appear next to the corresponding item and the requirements will be listed under "Completed Requirements".
    Sample Application

If you have any difficulty navigating the MyStudyAbroad portal, please contact