On-Demand Sessions

The following events have already aired. We encourage you to watch the recordings below to catch up on any events you may have missed.

Study Abroad 101
We encourage Bruins to start their study abroad exploration with this 101 session. Here we address the basics of the application process, credit transfer, program types, general costs, and funding options. This session serves as the foundation to our major-specific or region-specific sessions, where instead we dive into specific programs and conversations with returnees.

How to Apply for a Passport
Applying for a passport can be easy – watch this short clip to learn how!

Study Abroad Planning in COVID Era
The last seven months have been a challenging time for everyone, but especially when it comes to planning ahead. This session will address common concerns students have regarding planning future study abroad during the COVID pandemic, providing tips for the best path forward and the current state of study abroad for UCLA students.

How Global Experiences Foster Career Readiness
Have you thought about studying abroad or away? Want to know why global learning experiences can be a valuable part of your career development? If so, watch this video to learn how global experiences help foster career readiness! In it, you will discover the professional benefits of global experiences, the top qualities employers are looking for, top skills gained from global learning, and much more!

Explore the World at UCLA with the Dashew Center!
The Dashew Center celebrates the diversity of UCLA’s student body, who represent more than 100 countries, by offering programs and events that provide opportunities for cross-cultural learning, cultural adjustment, language improvement, and friendship building. Our programs and events are a great way to start a cultural exchange or practice a language before you study abroad! And when you come back from studying abroad, the Dashew Center is here to help you explore the world right here at UCLA. Watch our session to find out more about these opportunities!

Tips for Students Traveling in a Post-COVID Environment
Tips for booking travel online and over the phone in a post-COVID environment with an overview on how airlines and travel planning has changed.

Satisfying GEs Abroad
Interested in satisfying some of your General Education (GE) requirements abroad? Come learn about a few programs that automatically satisfy GEs as well as guidance on how to successfully petition study abroad courses for GEs!

Undeclared and Other Non-Major Study Abroad Planning
Don’t see an info session for your major or are you undeclared? If so, this session is for you! While we may not have a session for every major, all majors can study abroad! Here we’ll focus on how to plan for study abroad by focusing on opportunities outside of your major, while still making progress towards your UCLA degree.

Study Abroad for Political Science Majors
Join us to learn how to study abroad as a Political Science majors! We’ll highlight unique programs and you’ll hear from Bruins who already studied abroad. This is a complimentary session to our Study Abroad 101 presentation. Participants should view the 101 session first, where we address more general topics like the application process, credit transfer, types of programs, and funding.

Study Abroad for History Majors
Join us to learn how to study abroad as a History major! We’ll highlight unique programs and you’ll hear from Bruins who already studied abroad. This is a complimentary session to our Study Abroad 101 presentation. Participants should view the 101 session first, where we address more general topics like the application process, credit transfer, types of programs, and funding.

Pre-Med and Public Health Opportunities Abroad
Join us to learn about unique study and intern abroad opportunities focused on pre-med and public health. You’ll also hear from Bruins who already studied abroad. This is a complimentary session to our Study Abroad 101 presentation. Participants should view the 101 session first, where we address more general topics like the application process, credit transfer, types of programs, and funding.

Study Abroad for Psychology, Psychobiology and Cognitive Science Majors
Join us to learn how to study abroad as a Psychology, Psychobiology, and Cognitive Science majors! We’ll highlight unique programs and you’ll hear from Bruins who already studied abroad. This is a complimentary session to our Study Abroad 101 presentation. Participants should view the 101 session first, where we address more general topics like the application process, credit transfer, types of programs, and funding.

Study Abroad for Engineering Majors
Join us to learn how to study abroad as a major in the School of Engineering! We’ll highlight unique programs and you’ll hear from Bruins who already studied abroad. This is a complimentary session to our Study Abroad 101 presentation. Participants should view the 101 session first, where we address more general topics like the application process, credit transfer, types of programs, and funding.

Study Abroad in Environment and Sustainability
Join us to learn how to study abroad with a focus on environment and sustainability-related programs! We’ll highlight unique programs and you’ll hear from Bruins who already studied abroad. This is a complimentary session to our Study Abroad 101 presentation. Participants should view the 101 session first, where we address more general topics like the application process, credit transfer, types of programs, and funding.

Study Abroad for Economics and Business Economics Majors
Join us to learn how to study abroad as an Economics and Business-Economics major! We’ll highlight unique programs and you’ll hear from Bruins who already studied abroad. This is a complimentary session to our Study Abroad 101 presentation. Participants should view the 101 session first, where we address more general topics like the application process, credit transfer, types of programs, and funding.

Study Abroad for International Institute Majors
Join us to learn how to study abroad as a Global Studies, IAS, and IDS majors! We’ll highlight unique programs and you’ll hear from Bruins who already studied abroad. This is a complimentary session to our Study Abroad 101 presentation. Participants should view the 101 session first, where we address more general topics like the application process, credit transfer, types of programs, and funding.

Study Abroad for Sociology Majors
Join us to learn how to study abroad as a Sociology majors! We’ll highlight unique programs and you’ll hear from Bruins who already studied abroad. This is a complimentary session to our Study Abroad 101 presentation. Participants should view the 101 session first, where we address more general topics like the application process, credit transfer, types of programs, and funding.

First Time Travelers
Are you thinking of traveling within the U.S or overseas? Are you unsure of what to expect or how to prepare? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this webinar may be of interest to you! You’ll learn about required travel documents, purchasing airfare, navigating airports, and more!

Being Black Abroad
Do you identify as an ABC student (African/African-American/Afro Latinx/Black/Caribbean)? Want to know more about the ABC student experience abroad? If so, please tune in to the Being Black Abroad information session. During the video, we will explore what it’s like to experience Blackness in different cultural contexts through the lived experiences of ABC study abroad alumni who studied in Barbados, Spain, and France. Important issues like shifting identities and privilege abroad, discrimination abroad, and being abroad during the onset of COVID-19 will be discussed so come ready to learn!

LGBTQIA+ Identity in a Global Context: Resources and Support for Students
Join us as we explore what it means to engage globally as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. We will explore resources available at your campus, as well as hear from students who have experience navigating their LGBTQIA+ identity while engaging in global learning.

Understanding the Experiences of Students with Disabilities and Different Abilities Abroad
Hear from travelers with disabilities who have studied and volunteered abroad about their interactions and experiences in getting around. This video series is provided by Mobility International USA. Founded in 1981, Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA advancing disability rights and leadership globally. By implementing innovative programs, MIUSA builds bridges to create a new era where people with disabilities will take their rightful place in the world community. MIUSA is a cross-disability organization serving people with a broad range of disabilities. See more: https://www.miusa.org/about

Study Abroad and Social Identities
Within the context of dual pandemics of Covid19 and racial injustice, fostering spaces of inclusion and belonging has never been more important – both at home and abroad. Experiences abroad can be different; some aspects of your identity can shape your experience and contribute to your interactions and perceptions of the culture, language, politics, society. In this session, we’ll share real stories and strategies for all students to promote safe and supportive environments abroad.

Diversity Abroad: Unlocking the World & Connecting You to Opportunity!
Diversity Abroad’s vision is that the next generation of young people from traditionally marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds be equipped with the skills, experiences and networks to thrive – personally, academically and professionally – in our 21st century interconnected world and global workforce. Join this information session to learn about Diversity Abroad resources and opportunities (including virtual!) available to students at each phase of the global program process.

Latinx Adventures Abroad
Join us for our student panel where Latinx returnees and staff will share their experience studying abroad, challenges encountered and how they overcame them! Learn more about your options, benefits and affordability and how you can be the next student abroad!

UCLA Travel Study
Travel Study programs combine the excitement of study abroad with the academic rigor of classes taught by UCLA faculty. Study on location around the world for three to six weeks on a summer program led by UCLA professors. These programs are highly structured and include excursions, making the city into your classroom. You will earn UCLA credit, facilitating degree progress. Students from other UC campuses and outside universities are welcome!

UCLA Global Cities Program
Maximize your summer! In this session, you will learn about a new program option: how you can study abroad and at UCLA in the same summer and with the same cohort of students. Expand your horizons, make lifelong friendships and earn a quarter’s worth of academic credit!

UCLA Global Internship Program
Don’t just study abroad, work abroad! This session will discuss how you can gain practical work experience in your career field, while earning academic credit. Academic majors and minors currently offering programs include: Biology, Education, Engineering, Global Health, Global Studies, Honors, International Development Studies, International and Area Studies, Political Science, and Public Affairs.

Summer Study Abroad
Curious about studying abroad, but don’t know where to start or when you should go abroad? At this session, you’ll learn about summer programs offered by UCLA and UCEAP. This session will cover the fundamentals of studying abroad including applications, financial aid, scholarships, credit, and more!

Berkeley Summer Abroad Programs
Are you interested in studying abroad with Berkeley Professors while taking a UC Berkeley class and earning Berkeley credits? UC Berkeley Summer Abroad courses are open to students from ALL UC campuses and Financial Aid applies! This session will explore our Summer 2021 programs and beyond!

If you’d like to chat with our Summer Abroad Program Coordinator directly, please join our virtual drop-in advising via Zoom on Friday, October 30th, from 1-3pm here: https://berkeley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwocOmorTMoGdBH6xEKr7WGLTIMbtNkYDfN

UC Santa Cruz Global Seminars in Summer 2022
At UC Santa Cruz we offer dynamic learning opportunities for students from any UC campus to participate in a short term summer study abroad program led by UCSC faculty. This overview video shares exciting opportunities that will be offered in Summer 2022 for a range of majors including: dance, studio art, writing, marine and evolutionary biology, Latin American studies, anthropology, film and digital media, language studies, environmental sciences, agroecology and more. For more information, please visit our website here, or consider joining our drop in advising on Friday. We look forward to meeting you!

UC San Diego Global Seminars 2021
UC San Diego Global Seminars are high impact programs designed to give students a deeper understanding of the course content through experiential learning. These five-week long summer study abroad or study away experiences are led by a UCSD professor and are open to undergraduates from any campus. Students enroll in a package of two courses for a total of eight UCSD quarter units. Class sizes are intentionally kept small to create opportunities for one-on-one interaction with some of the best faculty at UCSD, and each program contains site visits that give students a deeper understanding of the course content. This year we are offering new domestic, hybrid, and virtual options for the first time to make sure that these educational opportunities remain accessible despite potential restrictions on international travel. To learn more, watch our video, find out about specific programs and our rolling application process on the Global Seminars website, or Zoom into our drop-in advising hours to meet us on Friday.

UCLA Financial Aid for Study Abroad
Bruins can apply UCLA financial aid to any UC study abroad program! In this session, the UCLA Financial Aid Office will discuss how eligible students can use UCLA financial aid on a study abroad program.

Fund for Education Abroad
The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. Watch this video to learn more about the FEA scholarship and how to apply.

How to Find and Apply to Scholarships for Study Abroad
A variety of organizations and institutions offer scholarships for study abroad. Attend this session to learn about different types of scholarships, how to find them, how to decide which ones you should apply for and how to write an award winning essay.

Boren Awards for International Study
The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. Boren Scholars and Fellows apply their skillsets to careers with the U.S. federal government in a variety of roles, including defense, diplomacy, and development.

How to Make Study Abroad Affordable
This workshop is tailored for all students who are wondering how to finance their study abroad experience and how to make it affordable! The goals of the workshop are to clarify the costs of study abroad, how to select a more affordable program, explain how UCLA financial aid works, and to highlight scholarships opportunities.

Gilman Scholarship for Studying or Interning Abroad
The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for federal Pell grant recipients to participate in study abroad and internship programs throughout the world. Learn about the aims of the Gilman Scholarship, eligibility requirements, the application process, and how to become a competitive candidate. Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Study Abroad in Japan and Korea
Join us to learn about unique programs in Japan and Korea! You’ll also hear from Bruins who have already studied abroad in this part of the world. This is a complimentary session to our Study Abroad 101 presentation. Participants should view the 101 session first, where we address more general topics like the application process, credit transfer, types of programs, and funding.

Study Abroad in Spain and Latin America
Join us to learn about unique programs in Spain and Latin America! You’ll also hear from Bruins who have already studied abroad in this part of the world. This is a complimentary session to our Study Abroad 101 presentation. Participants should view the 101 session first, where we address more general topics like the application process, credit transfer, types of programs, and funding.

Study Abroad in UK and Irish Universities
Join us to learn about unique university immersion programs in the UK and Ireland! You’ll also receive tips on how to strengthen your English, Scottish, or Irish Universities application. This is a complimentary session to our Study Abroad 101 presentation. Participants should view the 101 session first, where we address more general topics like the application process, credit transfer, types of programs, and funding.

Fireside Chat with Study Abroad Returnees
Engage with prior participants and learn about opportunities to be a part of the global UCLA community.