Sierra just got back from Lyon, France! Check out her experiences and advice on housing, the best eateries and more in her 3-minute travel guide.
About UCEAPThe Californian Abroad is the official blog for the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP). It is the go-to hub for UC students who love to travel, connect with other cultures and inspire others to live life fully.
Strange food, cold weather, new roommates, planes, trains, buses and metro rides. If you don’t get sick while abroad, you are a marvel of science. While a trip to a medical clinic is not at the top of your travel plans, you might as well prepare for the inevitability.
Nearly everyone who graduates without studying abroad regrets it. But the truth is, missing out on study abroad in the name of a tight budget is unnecessary. If you’re already paying for college, study abroad is a chance to get more for your tuition. It can even offset your expenses depending on where you go.
If you are a STEM major, there are 90 study abroad programs in 34 countries you can choose from. These are the top study abroad programs for students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.
Mechanical engineers design everything that moves in the modern world, from elaborate transit railway systems to massive aircraft and ships. They develop solutions for industries and systems that will shape our future.
Finding a new place to live is not easy, especially in a foreign country with language barriers, currency exchange rates and unfamiliar laws. Luckily, many...
New Zealand New Zealand, as well as Fiji and Australia, has been a time of freedom, independence and most of all, change for [...]
We searched the world for surf-worthy beaches within walking distance or a short public transportation ride from universities where you can study abroad with UCEAP. Some of these universities have surf clubs too, so you have access to a built-in set of buddies with native knowledge of the best beaches. Surf’s up!
Booking airfare for study abroad is the last step in a long journey of paperwork, meetings, emails and nail-biting wait times to get your acceptance. It’s a happy step, but it can also be riddled with anxiety if a simple detail is not worked out: your return date.
The golden time between June and September is ideal for study abroad and, of course, music festivals! Music is both unique to cultures and a universal commonality; it offers a fun way to immerse in any country you visit. If you’re planning on attending a UCEAP summer program this year, grab your hat and sunscreen and stop by your nearest music festival. We’ve picked out some of the best festivals near UCEAP locations abroad to help you plan for it.