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Study Abroad Fair
Deadline for Fall UCEAP
Global Scholarship and other scholarships
Peace Corps Prep webinar
31 UCEAP 101 Webinar
UCEAP Presents:
Tim McClanahan
Study Abroad Conference Proposals due
29 Academic Integration Grant Proposals due
19 Global Day of Giving
13-17 UC Study Abroad Conference

March 2022

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Study Center Spotlight

Berlin Study Center and Jeanie Anderson Memorial Fund Grant
Supporting cultural excursions for UCEAP students in Berlin, Germany, the Jeanie Anderson Memorial Fund Grant has been renewed for the 2022-23 academic year.
The grant allows students to have in-depth learning experiences outside of the classroom. It will pay for a yearly pass for each of the Berlin fall, year, and spring immersion students to all State Museums of Berlin, including:
  • Museum Island: Art galleries
  • Kulturforum: Decorative arts, contemporary arts, and other galleries
  • Charlottenburg: Modern art galleries
  • Dahlem: Ethnological and cultural museums
  • Köpenick Palace: Baroque water palace
UCEAP students will experience invaluable cultural exhibits at these world-class museums and galleries. Above, fall 2021 UCEAP immersion students visit the Old National Gallery in Berlin.

ALUMNI event

UCEAP Presents:
Tim McClanahan
UCEAP Presents features alumnus Tim McClanahan at noon (PT) on Thursday, April 7.
Tim participated in the UCEAP Kenya program at the University of Nairobi in 1978-79 and has spent most of his professional career working in Africa.
He'll talk about his work in Kenya as a coral reef ecologist and as a senior conservation zoologist for the Wildlife Conservation Society.
After the talk, UCEAP welcomes Kenya alumni for a virtual reunion. From 1969-1993, 257 UC students participated in programs in Kenya.
Registration and more information will be available soon.
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Volunteer to Review Student Scholarship Applications
Staff members or friends of UCEAP are invited to review scholarship applications for fall 2022 and summer 2022.
The volunteer reviewers are essential in the process as UCEAP determines the scholarship recipients.
You’ll receive training instructions two weeks before you begin. Plan to read between 6-10 applications, which typically takes less than an hour.
Summer scholarship reviews start at 8 am on March 1 and close at 11:59 pm on March 15. Fall scholarship reviews start at 8 am on April 1 and close at 11:59 pm on April 15.
Find out more and register!
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3-Minute Travel Guide: Barcelona, Spain
UC Berkeley graduate Claudia Waldman shares advice and tips on studying abroad in the 3-minute Guide: Barcelona, Spain.
From snacking on calçotades to visiting the medieval town of Besalú to living near a metro stop, your students will get insider information from a UCEAP returnee who studied abroad in Barcelona.
Share a quick look at going to Barcelona in your student communications.


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 29.
If you have any questions, please contact the Academic Integration team.
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UCEAP news

Proposals for UC Study Abroad Conference Session
As we work to expand the diversity of study abroad students, one thing is clear: We need to redefine what study abroad means for students attending college now.
From June 13-17, the 2022 UC Study Abroad Conference intends to do just that.
Take your insights and passion for a topic and submit a presentation proposal that's inspired by this year’s theme—Plural Voices: Health, Identity, and Belonging. This year's conference is open to colleagues in financial aid, academic, and diversity departments.
The deadline for proposals is Friday, April 15.
Submit a proposal now!
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Peace Corps Prep Webinar
Students can get an insider’s view on the Peace Corps Prep program during a webinar at 4 pm (PT) Wednesday, March 16.
Peace Corps Prep is a self-paced certificate program that lets students master critical skills and prepare to apply for the Peace Corps.
Even if students aren't certain they want to apply for the Peace Corps, this program will help them grab the attention of potential employers and gives them a head start in public service or an NGO career.
Have your students register for the webinar now.
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Women's History Month
After bettering my Spanish in Mexico, I went to study abroad in Chile on a mission to reconnect with my family and our history. I earned the badge of family historian during my time there after collecting stories, oral history, and family data in my worn-out notebook from the 99¢ store. What started with questions led to stories and connections to other family members with more answers. It led me on a journey throughout Chile and Bolivia.
Elisabet Raquel García•UC Santa Cruz•Brazil, Mexico, Chile


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Breanna Barak
Breana Barak has joined Team MEEA (Middle East, Europe, and Africa) as an academic specialist.

She comes to UCEAP from the UC Santa Barbara Office of Admissions where she has worked as an admissions counselor since October 2018. Working on freshman and transfer academic review, she researched domestic and international education systems to evaluate transcripts and make decisions on transferable credit. From July 2018 to June 2021, she was president of the UCSB Professional Women’s Association. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and studied abroad at the John Felipe Rome Center.
Amanda Cheung
Amanda Cheung has taken up a new position at UC Berkeley as career advisor with the School of Information. Since 2019, she has been in the role of intake adviser at Berkeley Study Abroad, supporting hundreds of students' journeys abroad.
Amanda has taken the Peer Advising program to the next level during the shift to virtual, substantially revising the curriculum, and creating opportunities for our peer advisors to develop as professionals.
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Jason Hall
Jason Hall has joined UCEAP as the facilities operations and administrative services coordinator. Jason will take over the day-to-day onsite operations of UCEAP and serve as backup to Lance Heather. He has spent his working life in the service sector, including 24 years in the grocery industry where he and Lance first worked together in the 1990s. He brings with him a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective as UCEAP moves to 420 S. Fairview Ave. in Goleta and looks toward a possible future home at UCSB’s Devereux site.
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Amber Nicholson
Amber Nicholson has joined Team MEEA (Middle East, Europe, and Africa) as an academic specialist. She has over 13 years of higher education experience and comes to us from the Health Professions Advising Center at UC Riverside where she has been the assistant director/health professions advisor since 2012. She has provided advising for over 5,000 pre-health students, conducted workshops for students and campus departments, and was responsible for all data collection for admissions reports for all health careers. She has a bachelor's degree in Biology and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Policy.
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Valerie Ong
Valerie Ong has joined the Berkeley Study Abroad team, serving in the role of intake advisor.
Born and raised in Malaysia, Valerie's first study abroad experience was to the state of Maryland as a high school exchange student. During college, she studied abroad in Lithuania and Oxford and worked with study abroad students on a ship sailing around the world.
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Marge Parmintuan-Perko
Marge Pamintuan-Perko has taken the role of marketing and communications director. She had previously served as the marketing and communications director at the UCSB Graduate Division and the Coastlines magazine editor with the UCSB Alumni Association. Marge has spent three decades in the marketing and communications industry, working in positions ranging from producer to writer to designer and (even) cartoonist. Marge grew up in Manila, the Philippines, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She’s proud of her dual Filipino and American citizenship, and speaks English, Tagalog, and French.
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