June 2022

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CALENDAR
1 Deadline for Undergraduate Research Award applications
13-16 UC Study Abroad Conference
25 UCEAP Ireland 50th Anniversary Reunion
15 UCEAP 101 Webinar
JUNE
Last part of the month Deadline for UCEAP Internship Awards
AUGUST
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UCEAP SPOTLIGHT

The UC Study Abroad Conference is Almost Here!
Exploring the theme of Plural Voices: Health, Identity, and Belonging, the UC Study Abroad Conference will offer more than 15 sessions from June 13-16.
Don’t miss the presentations, which will include topics on:
  • Underrepresented students
  • Student case management
  • Meeting student needs
  • Student reentry
  • Disabilities abroad
  • Risk management
Activities will include a tour of the new UCEAP Systemwide Office, walking tour around the UC Santa Barbara Lagoon, and an Opening Reception with remarks from UC President Michael V. Drake. A hybrid event, the conference will offer both in-person and online sessions, with Thursday, June 16 sessions online only. In-person sessions are held at UC Santa Barbara’s Corwin Pavilion and UCEAP’s Systemwide Office. A shuttle service will take conference attendees from the hotel and the Systemwide Office to campus. For questions, contact the Conference Committee.

SCHOLARSHIP NEWS

UC Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships
In May, over 225 UC students received a Gilman International Scholarship of up to $5,000.
The Gilman program provides scholarships to undergraduates who, due to financial constraints, might not otherwise participate in study abroad.
The scholarship recipients are spread throughout nine UC campuses:
UC Berkeley
50
UC Davis
40
UC Irvine
9
UC Los Angeles
20
UC Merced
7
UC Riverside
7
UC San Diego
30
UC Santa Barbara
28
UC Santa Cruz
30
UC Berkeley
50
UC Davis
40
UC Irvine
9
UC Los Angeles
20
UC Merced
7
UC Riverside
7
UC San Diego
30
UC Santa Barbara
28
UC Santa Cruz
30
Note: These numbers do not include students who declined to be identified in the complete awardee list.
In 2021, seven UC campuses were named top producers of Gilman scholars over the last 20 years—UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Merced, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara. The award recognized universities for their role in broadening the student population that studies abroad. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the Gilman program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including first-generation college students, ethnic minority students, and students with disabilities.

UCEAP NEWS

2022 Academic Integration Grant Winners
The UCEAP Academic Integration (AI) Grants have been awarded to four academic departments on three UC campuses.
UC Berkeley Geography
Prof. Jovan Lewis and Ambrosia Shapiro
Study Abroad Pathways: Global Experiences in Geography

UC Riverside Computer Science
Prof. Philip Brisk and LaSharon McLean Perez Integrating UCEAP-supported Study Abroad into UC Riverside Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science and Business Curricula
UC Riverside Education
Prof. Robert Ream and LaSharon McLean Perez
Integrating UCEAP-supported Study Abroad into the UC Riverside Undergraduate Education Program
UC San Diego Communication
Prof. Angela Booker and Taylor Benarieh
Engaging Students in Study Abroad Through Media and Blogging
The AI grants program has funded a total of $12,000 (up to $3,000 per grant) this year. AI grant projects focus on making education abroad an integral part of every student’s academic experience.
Through these grants, faculty and staff collaborate with UCEAP on AI projects, including web pages on study abroad, degree plans that incorporate study abroad, and pre-approvals for coursework abroad.

STUDENT VOICES

Pride Month
Finding other people—both local and international—that match as well as complement your identities can provide another picture of the host country and culture in ways you might not expect.
Ramil Mercado•UC Berkeley•National University of Singapore

development news

UCEAP Global Day of Giving
On May 19, the Global Day of Giving raised over $12,000 for scholarships to help UC students study abroad.
More than 95 generous donors offered over 100 gifts to support the next generation of students who take their educations worldwide.
The best part of UCEAP Global Day of Giving was hearing from alumni.
"My year abroad was one of the most formative experiences I had as a student. Besides general enrichment, it broadened my global awareness, built compassion and tolerance in me, and made me more resilient," UC Berkeley graduate Danna Weight Kittell said.
One donor had multiple generations of alumni.
"Proud EAP France family! My mother (Adella Harris Feinberg) did the very first EAP program ever to France (Bordeaux), then my sister and I both went to Lyon in 91-92/'93-94, respectively," said Ruthanne (Feinberg) Roth, a graduate of both UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley Hass School of Business.
Fundraising highlights include:
  • The France fund received the highest donations with $1,975 raised.
  • Of those who gave, 41 were first-time donors.
  • A mix of donors—86 alumni, 3 faculty members, and 8 staff members—gave to the scholarship fund.
To find more results, see UCEAP Changed Me.

Thank you to everyone who supported UC Education Abroad Program’s 2022 Global Day of Giving!

UCEAP NEWS

UCEAP Initiative for Student Reentry Support
Do you have expertise working with students in study abroad reentry workshops, career guidance sessions, or other re-acclimation experiences?
Collaborate with us!

UCEAP is building an online course to provide students with access to personal and professional guidance upon reentry to the US.
Course content will supplement and highlight the essential services and programming students can access on UC campuses.

Collaborators will contribute to course content and development, helping UCEAP participants to unpack, articulate, and leverage their study abroad experiences.
Having the new course in the UCEAP Learning Management System will expand access to the reentry content by students who can’t take part in face-to-face UC campus reentry opportunities due to accessibility, transportation, scheduling, or other unique situations.
Reach out to the Instructional Design team about collaborating!

STAFF UPDATES

Mauricio Cobian
After eight years, Mauricio will be leaving the UC Los Angeles International Education Office. He has accepted a new position at Brown University where he will develop student-centered systems for transfer credit articulation, oversee their undergraduate curriculum council, and continue advising students directly. Study abroad remains dear to him, and he hopes to one day make his way back to international education. He will be relocating east this summer and his last day will be June 30.
Andrea Huebner
Andrea Huebner has transitioned to a career position with the Communications and Engagement team. Andrea came to UCEAP with more than four decades of editorial experience in print and digital media. For the last four years, Andrea has played an active role in the launch and continued content development of the new website, including the Life in the City section and the Alerts section. She also serves as the editor of the UCEAPulse newsletter. Other duties have included collaboration on the UCEAP Viewbook, video series, campus outreach and advertising, and The Californian Abroad online publication.
Irene Morales
Irene Morales has joined UCEAP as a program advisor for Reciprocal Programs. Before joining UCEAP, Irene was the operations and enrollment coordinator at the UC Irvine Study Abroad Center.

Irene graduated cum laude as a double major in Criminology, Law, and Society and Education Sciences from UC Irvine. During her undergraduate career, she studied abroad in Rome through UCEAP, lobbied to increase state funding for higher education, participated in a weeklong service project at the U.S./Mexico border, taught high school freshmen about globalization and international relations, and advised peers on studying abroad.
Jaquelin Tafolla
Jaquelin Tafolla has joined the UC Los Angeles International Education Office (IEO) as their new intake advisor.

Jaquelin is a Bruin who double majored in Chicano/a Studies and Labor Studies. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad at National Autonomous University of Mexico. Some of her study abroad highlights include studying Mandarin in Mexico and connecting with other international students. She is passionate about helping her community and comes to the IEO after completing a fellowship with UCLA’s Early Academic Outreach Program where she supported Los Angeles-area high school students with the college admission process.
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CALENDAR
JUNE
13-16 UC Study Abroad Conference
25 UCEAP Ireland 50th Anniversary Reunion
AUGUST
1 Deadline for Undergraduate Research Award applications
15 UCEAP 101 Webinar
Last part of the month Deadline for UCEAP Internship Awards