COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Per the University of California, a condition of physical presence at a location or in a University Program, all covered individuals must participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral:  COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

All program participants are covered individuals according to this policy and you must participate. Participation in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program is required prior to your physical arrival in a UCLA Study Abroad Program. Students who do not complete their campus verification process may risk UCLA Study Abroad program dismissal.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the policy requires, with few exceptions, that all students be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed to be on campus, to enter a UC facility or office, or to participate in a University Program. All students must comply with the UCLA campus COVID-19 vaccine verification process prior to their program start date. Please know that while a student may be granted a policy exception or deferral by UCLA, program providers, venues or business related to UCLA Study Abroad programs may have their own additional requirements with which the student participants will need to comply. Currently, international regulations regarding COVID-19 are extremely fluid; COVID-19 policies and laws from program host countries, host country partners, and transportation bodies may change at any time and may affect your program participation.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals may have additional COVID-19 testing requirements, quarantine periods, or be precluded from participation in some excursion elements based upon local laws, resulting in an unexcused absence. Students will be financially responsible for any testing or housing costs related to program participation as an unvaccinated individual.

Fee Disclaimer

Some or all instruction for all or part of the summer term may be delivered remotely. Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction, and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the summer term. Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your registration, the following applies:

  • The $300 deposit is not refundable under any circumstance
  • Paid program fees (minus the $300 deposit) are refundable until February 14, 2023
  • No refunds are available after cancellation deadline has passed.
  • Cancellation and refund policies apply to ALL financial aid recipients as well.
  • Failure to cancel prior to the cancellation deadline will result in a bill for the full program fee. Financial aid is not available for students who cancel their program.

In order to cancel once you have registered, please retrieve your online application and select the “Cancel My Registration” button. After the cancellation deadline, students must submit a cancellation form to the International Education Office.

In the event that a Global Internship Program must be canceled, all registered students will be notified immediately and be given a refund of all recoverable program fees (include the $300 deposit).

Dropping Courses

Required Courses: Each Global Internship Program consists of a required 195 internship course. Students are automatically enrolled in this curriculum. This course is mandatory and cannot be dropped. 

Optional Courses: The optional course may be dropped by contacting IEO and requesting to drop. If the optional course is dropped by Friday of Week 2 (by 5 PM PST) the student will receive a full course refund. After such time, the optional course may be dropped for NO REFUND until the Friday of Week 8.

Please note that in order to qualify for financial aid, students must be enrolled in the optional course so that they are taking a total of 8 units on their program.

More information about a program’s required and optional courses can be found on the “Curriculum” section of each program page.