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.

Students are responsible for reviewing and familiarizing themselves with local policies and requirements. Students should consider how these requirements will impact your travel plans and the overall experience of participating on the program. Please visit the recommended sites below frequently as  they are continually updated.

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.