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 review our Advising Guide. 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. We can help you in various ways; from picking a program best suited to your goals to assisting you with the application process.
Types of Advising
Study abroad participants serving as Peer Advisers are available to answer your questions about choosing, applying, and preparing for study abroad. We encourage all students who are new to Berkeley Study Abroad to meet with a Peer Adviser first.
Study Abroad is introducing Virtual Drop In Advising for students applying to Berkeley Summer Abroad programs on Mondays from 1-2pm and Fridays from 10:30-11:30am. These appointments are for quick questions, and will last a maximum of 10 minutes.
Best for first-time visitors, general and process-oriented questions, and student to student perspective.
Berkeley Study Abroad Advisors specializing in specific University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) countries and programs 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 talk with a specific UCEAP Adviser during their available appointments, 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 their available hours, send an email request for an appointment and include your availability and list of questions. You can also visit our virtual help center for answers to frequently asked questions. Questions about Berkeley Summer Abroad and Berkeley Global Internships may also be addressed in peer 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. Visit our Financial Aid Advising page for details.
Best for prospective students who want an estimate of financial aid for a specific study abroad option, or participants who have questions about their study abroad financial aid package.