If you are studying abroad for the first time consider an external program. UC is affiliated with many external providers that organize study abroad experiences for American college students. Providers offer summer, quarter, semester and year long programs along with packaged costs that typically include; tuition, housing, orientation, on-site support, cultural activities and excursions, some meals, and books. While studying abroad, you will be registered as a full time UC student which helps facilitate the credit transfer process. Students are encouraged to work closely with an academic advisor, as they are responsible for approving courses taken abroad. For other options, please send an email to UC International Programs or call 556-4278.