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Study Abroad as an ERC Student

The world cannot be understood from a single point of view -Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Save the date: Study Abroad Info Session (Remote), Thursday, October 20, 2022, 5 pm - 7 pm

 
This is a an approved Global Service Gold Activity for the 
ERC Global Service Certificate Program.
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Why study abroad?

  • Multiply your career options with international experience
  • Opportunities exist for students of all language levels
  • Go anytime, according to your schedule - not just for a year or semester
  • It's affordable! Living costs in some countries are cheaper than in La Jolla
  • Graduate on time - talk to your major advisor and ERC academic counselor about how easy it is to fit study abroad into your degree

How can I go abroad?

University of California's Education Abroad Progam (EAP)UC San Diego's Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) and Global Seminars, you may study, work, volunteer and pursue internships throughout the world while earning credit towards your degree and gaining valuable international experience.

What are the first steps?

Visit the Student Abroad Office Website to find out more!
  • Virtual Front Desk 
  • Virtual Drop-in Advising
  • Program Informational Sessions
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships

Where should I study abroad?

The key to success is planning! Taking your ERC general education requirements is easy anywhere in the world. Learn more about how to choose courses abroad for your ERC general education requirements:Guidelines for Choosing Courses Abroad

For help with your academic planning, visit Academics Planning for your first three steps: 1) Find your major advising page; 2) Tips on Searching for Courses and 3) Understanding Study Abroad Course Credit and Grades.

What will it cost and are there any scholarships?

Study on EAP/OAP can be comparable to the cost of study at UC. In some cases, it is less. EAP participants pay UC fees and continue to receive UC financial aid while abroad. Furthermore, EAP students are eligible for special grants and scholarships from UC, the host country, and other sources.

OAP students may retain all or some of their funding while abroad, including special study abroad scholarships, but because of the variety of the programs found through OAP, costs for individual programs can vary greatly.

ERC offers the Jane Hett Study Abroad Memorial Scholarship for students studying in EAP/OAP programs during winter/spring and summer/fall cycles.

Check here for specific information about the scholarship: Jane Hett Study Abroad Memorial Scholarship

Check here for specific information about other scholarships and financial aid: Finances

Where can I learn about Global Seminars?

Which Global Seminars satisfy the General Education requirements?

Click here for a list of courses that satisfy ERC's general requirements.

Study Abroad First Steps:

Quick Guide to Study Abroad Program Options

Quick Guide to Financing Your Study Abroad

Quick Guide to Selecting Courses for Study Abroad

Quick Guide to Timing Your Study Abroad

Quick Guide to Choosing Your Study Abroad Location

Quick Guide to Internships & Research