Expand your options with an Independent Study Abroad program.
Independent Study Abroad options allow students to take advantage of hundreds of study, internship, volunteer, and teaching opportunities around the world. These programs are not affiliated with the University of California and are typically administered by another university, institution, or organization. Students need to be aware that transfer credit and financial aid may only be available on select programs.
Students participating in an Independent Study Abroad option will be responsible for selecting an appropriate program, clearing it with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, their college, and in some cases with their department. Students do not need to file a Planned Leave of Absence if they will be away during the summer only. See the Independent Study Abroad Guide for forms and instructions.
Financial aid students are encouraged to meet with a financial aid counselor in 160 Stephens Hall for specific information on how an Independent Study Abroad option will impact their aid.