Wishing to Go Abroad?
Your UC Passport to the World!
Taking part in a UC Study Abroad program allows you to advance your academic studies while developing a greater understanding of yourself and the world in which you live. Next, be sure to come along to an Information Session, the first step in your overseas adventure! Check out the video and information below plus the links in the left hand navigation to find out more.
Student Exchange, Short Courses or Study Abroad: What's the difference?
Study at one of our exchange partner universities. UC has numerous exchange partners all over the world! For these institutions, you will remain enrolled as a full time student and pay tuition to UC while overseas. Just keep in mind that not all partners will offer your course, so be sure to check out our program search for a more tailored list.
Don't want to study overseas for a semester or full year? Only want to go for 2 to 6 weeks during your winter or summer semesters? Take a look at our independent short courses, faculty led programs and internship options.
If you are unable to find an exchange program that suits your needs, you are free to research universities outside of our exchange partners. While UC has some study abroad partners, you are also free to research and choose your own university. In this instance you will pay tuition fees directly to your chosen university. This option is known as study abroad. While most of the process for study abroad will be done through your host university, you will still need to submit our online application form for us to keep track of you and assist you in receiving credit at UC for your overseas studies.
Things to consider
- Which host university in another country will have subjects related to your degree?
- How will you handle the difference in culture?
- Would you like to learn a new language?
- Do you want a big city or small town?
- What will the climate be like?
Gaining credit towards your degree at UC
When studying overseas you must take subjects that will be credited towards your UC degree. To be granted credit towards subjects you must find subjects at your host institution that are comparable. You will need to obtain advice and receive approval from your faculty in selecting relevant units that can be credited to your UC degree. Students should research universities of interest and investigate if a preferred university offers the course and subjects required.
If you wish to speak to a Study Abroad Ambassador who studied at your destination of choice, please contact UC Study Abroad office: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Study Abroad & Exchange options, be sure to attend an
The photos at the top of this page were all submitted by Study Abroad and Exchange students: Daniel Strazdins (New York) Jill Brajkovich (Monaco) and Jack Morrison (Osaka)