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Study Abroad Programs Fund

Study Abroad Programs Fund


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Graduate or Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

The Study Abroad Programs Fund is to support the Education Abroad Program (EAP) & Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) through scholarships, pre-departure and returnee programing, emergency funds and other activities as deemed appropriate by the Assistant Director of Off Campus Academic Experiences.

EAP and OAP offer full-year and short-term programs in a wide range of academic disciplines. Most study abroad participants take regular host university courses. In some programs, students study language and take special courses designed for foreign students. In others, they undertake specialized studies in their major, take courses to add breadth to their general education, and conduct research.

With careful planning, students should make normal progress toward UC graduation; however, the application of units earned abroad toward major or college requirements depends on UC departmental and college approval. EAP students earn UC course credit for the work they complete abroad, and EAP courses are recorded on students' official UC transcripts. OAP student earn transfer credit for the work the complete abroad, and the OAP courses' letter grade and units are recorded on the students' official UC Transcripts.

Education Abroad Program:

EAP is the University of California's international study program. Since 1962, EAP has been sending students abroad for the challenge and adventure of a lifetime. 4,500+ students travel each year to 42 countries worldwide to experience academic excellence, cultural enhancement, and personal growth. EAP provides access to vast sources of knowledge and exciting field study options in a wide variety of cultural, social, and political environments. Study on EAP provides the skills and awareness necessary for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. Please visit their website at:
Opportunities Abroad Program:

OAP is any type of abroad experience under UCR's Planned Opportunities Abroad Agreements (POAA). POAA provides UCR students access to non-University of California EAP study abroad programs, permitting them to study abroad for transfer credit and to use eligible financial aid for direct enrollment or through a third party. It allows students more flexibility in GPA requirements, deadlines, program length, available countries, and universities around the globe because there are so many options. OAP offers the chance to not only study abroad but also to intern, teach and volunteer.

Selection and Guidelines:

Utilized at the discretion of the Assistant Director of Off Campus Academic Experiences.

For students studying on for summer, fall or year, the deadline for application is February 1. Please find application forms on-line starting on January 1, at

For students studying on Spring term, the deadline is October 1. Applications will be available on line September 1 at

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Development
1955 Chicago Avenue, Ste. 200, Riverside, CA 92507

Roberta Albert
Assistant Director for Stewardship and Donor Relations
Tel: (951) 827-5247

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