The Campuswide Honors Collegium encourages students from all majors and backgrounds to enhance their college experience by studying abroad, especially through the Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) and/or the Independent Programs. Housed in UCI’s Study Abroad Center, these programs offer UCI students the opportunity to take advantage of the many worldwide opportunities that exist for study, work, internships, volunteering, and research. Students benefit from learning from different faculty, interacting with students from other cultures and colleges, and experiencing the culture of the host country. Participating in an international educational experience typically introduces students to ways of thinking different from their own. A study abroad experience can also broaden their understanding of the historical and contemporary worlds, sharpen their interest in particular fields, and enhance their overall intellectual development. Additionally, students may practice a foreign language in everyday situations and improve their ability to communicate to others.

The honors curriculum does not limit students’ ability to study abroad; honors students from all schools and most majors have studied abroad in the past.

Students can study/work abroad for a quarter, a semester, over the summer, or for an entire academic year. In addition, category VIII may be satisfied by one quarter’s participation in the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) or one quarter’s participation in an Independent Program with an approved contract. Studying abroad may also offer an opportunity to complete an entire GE or school language requirement. Summer study abroad may also satisfy this requirement if it meets certain specifications that you will need to confirm with your major advisor. Check with a counselor at the Study Abroad Center to determine which programs/countries may allow you to fulfill these requirements. 1100 Student Services II; telephone: (949) 824-6343; email:

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