April 2021

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New Video Series on the Student's Path to Study Abroad
UCEAP is launching a series of videos that helps students see themselves abroad and the steps to get there. The videos will provide engaging and shareable content to the UCEAP website, UCEAPulse, and our social media channels. The first in the series, Why Study Abroad, shows students what's possible on study abroad. The next videos in the series will include:
  • Paying for Study Abroad
  • Preparation for Choosing a Program*
  • Who Should I Contact*
*tentative title
UCEAP plans on producing a total of 10 videos this year, so please be on the lookout for opportunities to collaborate and additions to the series.
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Research Study on UCEAP Summer Physics Program
Research findings on UCEAP Summer Physics study have been showcased in an academic journal.
Conducted by UCEAP Associate Dean Hsiu-Zu Ho and Senior Research Analyst Yeana Lam, the study looked at learning and academic outcomes of the Summer Physics program in the UK for life science students.
The full UCEAP report indicated the Summer Physics program prepares students for more advanced life science courses and for timely degree attainment.
A version of the report titled “Assessment as Pedagogy in a Compressed-Format Summer Physics Abroad Program” is published in the Special Issue on Assessment as Pedagogy in Education Abroad of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. The article is co-authored by Hsiu-Zu, Yeana, Kelly Wahl (UCLA), Eric Yao (University of Glasgow), Jackie Grant (University of Sussex), and Padraig Dunne (University College Dublin).
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UC Santa Cruz Study Abroad Rebrands to Global Learning
UC Santa Cruz Study Abroad, within the Division of Global Engagement, announces a rebrand that includes a name change to Global Learning.
This name change reflects an expansion of program offerings and a commitment to expand equitable access to serve all students at UC Santa Cruz.
Research on market trends and the future of study abroad revealed that a rebrand to Global Learning would better position the division and its units to remain successful in an evolving educational landscape.
Students can expect to see an increase in study abroad and away program options, capacity, and accessibility in the future.
Brand changes will be reflected in the website pages, logo, social media accounts, newsletter, and other visual media.
The rebrand should be completed by the end of spring quarter 2021.
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Restructuring Regional Teams
As part of a strategic restructuring, UCEAP is pairing the four regional program teams under the umbrella of two larger teams.
  • Team MEEA: Middle East, Europe, and Africa
  • Team SOAA: Spain, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas
Program Director Linda York will oversee Team MEEA and Program Director Michelle Cobb will oversee Team SOAA. The shift to two larger program teams offers even greater opportunities for collaboration and global consistency in best practices. It will also provide more opportunities for upward mobility, due to the addition of two Associate Program Director positions, each of which will report to one of the Program Directors. Programs will still be grouped into four regions, which will be reflected in the UCEAP Portal, Power BI, Research, and other systems.
  • Region I: Europe and Russia
  • Region II: Asia and Oceania
  • Region III: Africa, Ireland, United Kingdom, and Middle East
  • Regional IV: Spain and The Americas
Linda oversees Regions I and III. Michelle oversees Regions II and IV. If you have any questions, please contact Linda York and Michelle Cobb.


UCEAP Open House: Explore Study Abroad
UCEAP is opening its virtual doors for the UCEAP Open House: Explore Study Abroad on Tuesday, April 6, and Wednesday, April 7. Invite UC students to explore study abroad options during this collaborative event offering 11 presentations. Interactive sessions will have breakout rooms by regions of the world. Topics include:
  • Diversity and Inclusion Abroad
  • Study Abroad and COVID-19
  • Incorporating Study Abroad into Your UC Education
  • Study Abroad and Your Career
  • Scholarships and Financing Study Abroad
  • Peace Corps Prep Program
  • UCEAP 101: Your Adventure Starts Here


Proposals for Academic Integration Grants
UCEAP is calling for proposals for the Academic Integration Grants Program.
UCEAP has allocated funds for academic departments to integrate study abroad programs and coursework into their curricula. The goal is to fund teams of faculty and staff up to $3,000 each to make studying abroad accessible for undergraduate students.
Applications from all academic disciplines are encouraged. For inspiration, take a look at previously funded proposals.
Please submit your application by Friday, April 30.
If you have any questions, please contact the
Academic Integration team at AIntegration@uceap.universityofcalifornia.edu.

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8 Ways Study Abroad Can Prep You for a Health Career
Students focusing on a health career can start preparing with study abroad. From research to practical experience, students can complete educational requirements in the health field while abroad. Share the post about how study abroad can prepare students for health careers in your student communications and inspire students to make an impact on the well-being of the world.


Karolyn Andrews
After four years in the International Affairs department at UC Riverside, Dr. Karolyn M. Andrews has left the Education Abroad program as Director. Her position was eliminated due to campus-wide budget cuts. Her last day was February 19. We sincerely thank Dr. Karolyn M. Andrews for her commitment to increasing international educational opportunities for UC Riverside students and for her service to International Affairs.
Myla Edmond
Myla Edmond, Director of Marketing and Communication, will be leaving UCEAP for a new position as Associate Vice President of Communications and Marketing at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Her last day with UCEAP will be April 16. During her 6 years at UCEAP, Myla played a major role in helping launch the UCEAP and Reciprocity websites as well as helping manage the transition from MyEAP to M2. She brought UCEAP’s print publications into the digital world, making brilliant use of video and still photography to engage students. She launched the UCEAP blog, The Californian Abroad, and hired UCEAP’s first social media coordinator. UCEAP’s Virtual Open House, Giving Day campaigns, and annual student t-shirt design and video competitions owe much of their success to Myla’s leadership.
Eric Izaguirre
Eric Izaguirre has departed his position as International Programs Counselor at the UCLA International Education Office. He has moved to a new role outside of higher education that will allow him to continue his passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work. Eric was an invaluable contributor to various IEO initiatives, including content creator for our web-based identity resources. His presence and contributions will certainly be missed.
Phoebe Light
Phoebe Light's last day as Program Advisor at UCEAP was March 11. She has taken an Executive Assistant position at Congregation B’nai Brith. The Region III team and UCEAP Systemwide Office colleagues have appreciated Phoebe’s hard work, great attitude, and responsiveness to students. We wish her well in her new position.
Monica Rocha
After more than 17 years, Monica Rocha’s last day as an Academic Specialist with UCEAP was March 15. She has made many contributions to the organization, especially to the Academics team. Students who studied in Region IV, study centers, and staff received strong academic guidance because of her know-how and commitment. We wish Monica all the best in her future endeavors.
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