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UCR Study Abroad - UCR Summer Abroad Program

UCR Summer Study Abroad

We regularly update this site with new information about our 2015 programs!  Please check out the Countries List for the most up-to-date information.

Great 5-minute study break ideas:
  • Read this fantastic article from Tuesday’s Highlander about Summer Study Abroad in London last year (many thanks to Kelsey Bavencoff and her stellar writing!).
  • Create your own meme (Meme Generator) about study abroad and share it via social media #UCRSSA Meme
  • Check out our YouTube channel to relive your experiences or dream about where you will be next summer.
  • Like us on FB to continue to spread the word.
  • Follow us on Instagram for more great pictures @UCRSSA
  • Check for country updates on this website!
  • Start an outline for your scholarship essay (email if you need the prompts)—you’ll feel super productive!
  • Start looking into applying for your passport (if you need one):
  • Eat some good food from another culture.  You deserve it!


Where will you go this summer?

Summer Study Abroad offers short-term, UCR faculty-led programs designed to keep you on academic track in an international setting. Take advantage of this academic program to explore a foreign country first-hand and to experience the power of cultural exchange. Past students have called their study abroad experience "transformational" and “an experience of a lifetime.”

  • Students will earn 8 units of UC credit by successfully completing two courses.
  • The program offers small classroom settings, with a maximum of 30 students, led by UC Riverside faculty.
  • Courses taught in the Summer Study Abroad program are taken directly from the UC Riverside General Catalog and taught by UC Riverside faculty.
  • UCR students will be eligible for summer financial aid for completing 8 units. Other students should check with their home campus about financial aid.


You are welcome to visit us in our office (Surge 325).  Office hours are Wednesdays from 10am-12pm and Thursdays from 3-5pm.  Email with any questions or to make an appointment.

 Countries List

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Study Abroad
Olmsted Hall, Room 2322

Tel: (951) 827-2508
Fax: (951) 827-2618
Summer Study Abroad
Surge 325

Tel: (951) 827-7739
Fax: (951) 827-7745