University of California, Riverside

International Affairs

Overseas Study Opportunities for UCR Students

United States map, students and Arc de Triomphe: Paris, France


Education Abroad is UCR Students’ gateway to high-quality international opportunities, offered through academic coursework, experiential learning, and cultural/language immersion to cultivate intercultural understanding and collaboration, while acquiring the skills to work in a global marketplace. Support services include advising, resource library on international opportunities, travel planning, and scholarships. Below are the following programs our office supports:

  • UC Education Abroad Program
    The UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) is the University of California’s official study abroad program provider. UCEAP offers full-year and short-term programs in a wide range of academic disciplines. UCEAP offers all the benefits of taking courses at UCR, which include UC credit, grades, and financial aid that travels with you.
  • UCR Summer Study Abroad Program
    UCR Summer Study Abroad (UCRSSA) offers UC courses in an international setting with UCR professors and the opportunity to conduct research, col­laborate with students from other countries and get first-hand experience in another culture. Students travel with their instructor and generally earn eight units of credit during each five-week session. Recent destinations have included Madrid, London and Tokyo.
  • Opportunities Abroad Program
    Opportunity Abroad Programs (OAP) is any type of abroad experience offered by other UC campuses and non-UC study abroad programs which are governed by UCR’s Planned Opportunities Abroad Agreements (POAA). POAA provides UCR students access to non-University of California 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.


  • Overseas Job Opportunities
    If you are looking to work overseas, the UCR Career Center can be a great place to start your search. Their website provides travel information and lists of programs that can help get you started.

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General Campus Information

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

Additional Information

Undergraduate Recruitment
3249 Student Services Building
Tel: (951) 827-4531
Fax: (951) 827-4532

Graduate Division
Univ. Office Building, Room 141
Tel: (951) 827-3313

UC Riverside Extension
UCR Extension Center
Tel: (951) 827-4105 or (800) 442-4990 toll-free
Fax: (951) 827-7273