There is no doubt that this is an unprecedented, stressful time for students and families of students hoping to study abroad. Berkeley Study Abroad is committed to your well-being and we are here to support you. We will continue to update the resources provided here as information becomes available. Our advising staff is available to assist in navigating and connecting you to the resources you need as quickly as possible.
Last updated 8/28/2020 4:15 PM PDT
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges related to health concerns and international travel. Effective August 13th, 2020, UCEAP made the difficult decision to suspend certain Spring 2021 programs. Applicants/Nominees for the suspended programs have been contacted directly via email by the UCEAP Director’s Office.
Given the uncertainties caused by the continued impact of COVID-19, UCEAP has made the difficult decision to suspend all fall 2020 and year 2020-21 programs.
We at Berkeley Study Abroad are deeply saddened by the cancellation of our programs and regret the disruption causes to students, their families, and our partners. We understand your disappointment and are here to support you. Please let us know if there are other ways we can better assist you during this challenging time. Given your program cancellation, please know that advisors are available to discuss your options: http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/advising.
Programming information for Summer 2021 and beyond will be updated on our website in the coming months.
Due to COVID-19, the Department of State is experiencing significant delays in issuing and renewing passports.
If you are a first-time passport applicant or if you meet any of the other outlined criteria, you will need to apply in person at an acceptance facility (clerk of courts, post offices and libraries). Check with your local acceptance facility to confirm if it is open. If you want to apply at a post office, you will need to make an appointment directly on the USPS.com website.
Check to see if you are eligible to renew your passport by mail, and if you are, please do so as soon as possible.
At this time, only individuals with life-or-death emergencies may apply at a Passport agency or center.
If your passport is currently valid, please check to ensure it will be valid through the duration required by UCEAP to determine if you need to renew at this time. Your UCEAP application will state how long your passport must be valid after the end date of the program. If you have already applied for your passport, you can check your status of your passport application here.
Please note this advice was last updated on 8/19/2020. Be sure to check the Department of State's Passport Operations in Response to COVID-19 website for the latest guidance.