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Advising

We are excited to help you begin your journey! Our advising team is on-hand to guide you through the study abroad process.

If you’re just getting started, please visit us during drop-in hours. Our in-person advising services are offered primarily on a drop-in basis. We can help you in various ways; from picking a program best suited to your goals to assisting you with the application process.

Our types of advising are designed for the stage of planning you are currently engaged with, the specific program you are applying to, or the types of questions you have. To ensure a productive visit to our office, review our types of advising below, then consult the weekly schedule to determine the corresponding drop-in hours.

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Types of Advising

 

Peer advising

Study abroad participants serving as Peer Advisers are available to answer your questions about choosing, applying, and preparing for study abroad.

Best for first-time visitors, general and process-oriented questions, and student to student perspective.

 

General advising

Staff members are available to answer your study abroad questions on a world-wide basis.

Best for general questions that cannot be addressed by a peer adviser, and general programmatic, academic planning, and financial questions.

 

UCEAP advising

Staff members specializing in a country/program are available to answer your UCEAP country/program specific questions. Review the list of UCEAP portfolio advisers on the schedule above. If you are unable to visit a specific UCEAP Adviser during their drop-in hours, send an email request for an appointment including your availability and list of questions.

Best for students who have questions related to a specific UCEAP country or program, in any stage of participation.

 

Berkeley Global Internships and Berkeley Summer Abroad advising

Staff members specializing in Berkeley Global Internships and Berkeley Summer Abroad programs are available to answer your program-specific questions. If you are unable to visit an adviser during drop-in hours, send an email request for an appointment and include your availability and list of questions. Questions about Berkeley Summer Abroad and Berkeley Global Internships may also be addressed in peer and general advising.

Best for students who have questions related to a specific Berkeley Global Internships or Berkeley Summer Abroad program, in any stage of participation.

 

Financial aid advising

Counselors from the Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office are available to answer your financial-aid specific questions on a worldwide basis.

Best for students who want an estimate of financial aid for a specific study abroad option. Make sure to bring your program’s detailed budget and your Cal ID for this service.

 

Peer to career advising

Peer to Career Advisers can assist with choosing a program based on career goals, and incorporating study abroad into networking, resumes, cover letters, and job interviews.

Meet our Advisers