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Study Abroad & Exchange Programs

Financial aid is available for most study-abroad and exchange programs, during both the summer and the regular academic year. Contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office if you have questions about eligibility.

Education Abroad Program (EAP)

The Education Abroad Program is a UC program. Because you are a UC student, you pay UC fees while in the program. The universitywide EAP office determines your costs, which will differ from the UC San Diego basic student budget. UC San Diego's Financial Aid and Scholarships Office adjusts your financial need and awards based on the cost of your program.

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Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP)

Opportunities Abroad Programs (OAP) are non-UC programs, but you may still qualify for financial aid through UC San Diego's Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. The sponsoring institution determines your costs, which differ from the UC San Diego basic student budget. UC San Diego's Financial Aid and Scholarships Office adjusts your financial need and awards based on the cost of your program.

Financial aid may also be available through your sponsoring institution, but you cannot receive aid through both UC San Diego and the sponsoring institution at the same time.

Exchange Programs with Spelman/ Morehouse Colleges

Thurgood Marshall College administers these exchange programs, which have fees that are higher than UC San Diego's typical costs. UC San Diego's Financial Aid and Scholarships Office adjusts your financial need and awards based on these increased costs.

Global Seminars

Global Seminars are UC San Diego summer study abroad programs. All programs are 5-week-long study abroad experiences. Participating students must enroll in 2 courses for a total of 8 units of UC San Diego credit. These summer study abroad programs have costs that are higher than UC San Diego's typical summer costs. UC San Diego's Financial Aid and Scholarships Office adjusts your financial need and awards based on these increased costs.

Academic Internship Program (AIP)

UC San Diego's AIP programs usually offer academic credit. Certain types of loans may be available through UC San Diego's Financial Aid and Scholarships Office if you're enrolled in at least 6 units per quarter.

UC San Diego Study-Internship Program

You are enrolled at UC San Diego and pay the same fees on the normal UC San Diego student budget. Because the cost of living in Washington D.C. is higher, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office adjusts your awards based on the costs of the program.