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Study Abroad

UC offers a variety of programs abroad that last for one week, a summer, a semester or an entire year. Studying abroad is more affordable than expected, with plenty of opportunities to use UC financial aid and apply for scholarships. 

UC offers the following types of study abroad opportunities:

Exchange Programs

Formal partnerships between UC and an institution abroad allows UC students pay UC in-state tuition and receive transfer credit for this type of experience. Grades transfer on a pass/fail basis and do not affect GPA.

Faculty-Led Programs

Organized and led by UC faculty, typically lasting one to six weeks, this program allows students earn UC credit (although some programs may involve transfer credit).

Co-op Programs

UC’s International Co-op Program allows students to explore individual options with their co-op advisor and UC International.

External Provider Programs

UC partners with several external organizations to broaden opportunities for students. Many students study with UC's partner, the University Studies Abroad Consortium.