October 2021

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5, 8:30 am (PT) UCEAPeeps
Around the World: Europe 7, noon (PT)
UCEAP Presents:
Jean-Xavier Guinard
19-21, 9 am-6 pm (PT)
UCEAP Study Abroad Fair
26, 4:30 pm (PT)
Around the World: Asia
28, noon (PT)
UCEAP Presents: Marc Grossman
4, noon (PT)
UCEAP Presents:
Anne Walthall
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Virtual Study Abroad Fair: From Academics to Funding
UCEAP is hosting a virtual study abroad fair on October 19-21 as part of a UC-wide study abroad recruitment week.
The event will introduce students to UCEAP while showcasing what differentiates our organization from other international education experiences.
In addition to sessions that will highlight UCEAP locations and programs, there will also be presentations on:
  • Academic Planning
  • Eco-Friendly Study Abroad
  • Finance and Scholarships
  • Health and Safety
  • Heritage Spanish Speakers
  • Peace Corps Prep
  • UCEAP Alumni
Find details and the registration link on the UCEAP Virtual Study Abroad Fair web page. Share both with students and campus colleagues.
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ALUMNI event

UCEAP Presents:
Jean-Xavier Guinard
UC Davis Professor, food scientist, and former UCEAP Executive Director Jean-Xavier Guinard will teach us how to taste and appreciate coffee during UCEAP Presents at noon (PT) on Thursday, October 7.
Be sure to have a cup of your favorite coffee ready during his presentation, Specialty Coffee—Taste and Consumer Trends.
Register now!
Coming events for UCEAP Presents will feature:
  • Marc Grossman at noon (PT) on Thursday, October 28.
  • Anne Walthall at noon (PT) on Thursday, November 4.
For more information, contact the Alumni team.
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Go Study Abroad,
Graduate on Time!
New research conducted in partnership with UCOP finds UCEAP participants stay on track for timely graduation in 4 years.
The study also reports that UCEAP participants complete their degree within 6 years at higher rates than other UC students.
To ensure a robust comparison in the study, UCEAP participants and their UC peers were matched on ethnicity, first-generation status, and other characteristics.
Learn more about the study’s results and design in the report, Degree Matters: The Impact of UCEAP Participation on Graduation Rates.
For more information, contact Yeana Lam.
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Call for Alumni Awards Nominations
UCEAP invites nominations for the 2022 Linda Duttenhaver Distinguished Alumni Award and the UCEAP Emerging Leader Award.
Do you know a member of the UCEAP community who should be recognized for professional excellence, extraordinary service, or contributions to the international education or study abroad community? Send in your nomination on or before January 15, 2022.
Visit the UCEAP Alumni website for full award descriptions, eligibility requirements, and the nomination process. All alumni are eligible.
Submit your nomination today!
Contact the Alumni team if you have any questions.
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Health and Safety Course
a Finalist for Award
The UCEAP Online Health and Safety Course is a finalist for the e-Learning Excellence Award! Carrie Kapp, UCEAP’s instructional designer, will present the case study for the course at the virtual European Conference on e-Learning October 27-29.
The e-Learning Excellence Awards, established by Academic Conferences International, showcase innovative examples of e-learning use. Case histories are accepted from academics, teachers, business professionals, or students from universities, schools, and private or public sector organizations.
The case history was prepared by Kate de Blanc, Carrie, Shannon Krahn, and Yeana Lam along with support from IHSCM, IT, Research, and the Director’s Office. UCEAP’s case history will be published in a book of all the finalists’ case histories.
Those with UC campus credentials can access the online course through UCEAP Learn.

UCEAP news

The Scottish Book Trust Teams Up With UCEAP
The Edinburgh Study Center has a new partnership to add to the Intern: Scotland program. The Scottish Book Trust is an Edinburgh-based charity whose mission is to bring the benefits of reading and writing to everyone in Scotland.
For UCEAP students, the Scottish Book Trust offers placements in a variety of teams (Early Years, Schools, Writing, Reading, Research & Evaluation, Fundraising and Marketing & Communications, and Digital Developments).
Two UCLA students, Bianca Flores and Sophia Poe, are the first UCEAP students to intern with the Scottish Book Trust. They started their internships last month alongside studies at the University of Edinburgh.
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Applications Open for 2022-23 Academic Year
Applications for 2022-23 are now available to students in the UCEAP Portal. The website will reflect all the programs available for the 2022-23 academic year by next week. Thank you to everyone who worked on the data roll out.
UCEAP is offering new programs, including:
    • Korea University
    • Liner Algebra in Rome
    The Chilean Universities holding tank has now split into two programs:
    • University of Chile
    • Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
    Soon, the Irish Universities and Scottish Universities holding tanks will also be split into programs for each university.


    New Video: UCEAP Study Abroad Experience Types
    UCEAP has created a video that shows prospective students the different types of experiences they can have on UCEAP programs.
    The video, UCEAP Study Abroad Experience Types, highlights the nine experiences for undergraduates and offers a short description of each. You can find this video and others on the UCEAP YouTube channel. Share this video with students through your communications on email, social media, websites, and email signatures.
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    UCEAPeeps Around the World Is Back!
    UCEAPeeps Around the World will check in with colleagues in Europe at 8:30 am (PT) today.
    Hear firsthand what it has been like having students onsite again and how students are settling into their new surroundings.
    Next, UCEAPeeps will visit with colleagues in Asia at 4:30 pm (PT) on Tuesday, October 26.
    Keep an eye on your email for the Zoom invites.
    For more information, contact May Pothongsunun.
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    uceap news

    UCEAP ranks No. 6 in Peace Corps Prep partners
    UCEAP ranked No. 6 among schools on the Peace Corps’ list of top Peace Corps Prep certificate-issuing partners in 2021.
    UCEAP issued 21 Peace Corps Prep certificates to the graduating class of 2021.
    There were 88 students enrolled in the Peace Corps Prep program at UCEAP during the 2020–21 academic year. Through the program, students learn about leadership, intercultural competencies, foreign language, and a professional sector of their choice like education, health, or the environment.

    The Peace Corps Prep program works with more than 140 schools and partners.


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    Kay Harmes
    Australian and New Zealand Study Center Senior Program Administrator Kay Harmes has retired after 35 years with UCEAP. Kay joined UCEAP in 1986 to provide secretarial support to the faculty director. By 2010, she was single-handedly running the Australian Study Center. Kay has welcomed thousands of UC students to Australia, orienting them to the country, helping them out of pickles, and guiding them through Australia’s uniquely laid-back higher education system.
    Dana Lapsley
    Dana Lapsley is leaving UC Irvine’s Study Abroad Center after six years. She started off as a peer advisor, then moved into the administrative assistant role, and finally landed as an interim advisor with a focus on advising students going to Asia and the UK-England and UK-Scotland. During her time at UC Irvine, she was able to work on several projects, including the Study Abroad Center's social media and video outreach. She recently finished her master's degree in social work in school counseling from the University of Southern California. Dana will be taking on a new role as a social and emotional counselor at Pacific Academy in Irvine.
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    Sam Lipiec
    Sam Lipiec has joined the UC Santa Barbara Education Abroad Program as the regional advisor for programs in Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Canada, Barbados, Spain, Russia, and the Czech Republic

    He had studied abroad in Mexico and comes to us from the Santa Barbara Unified School District where he was a team leader with the District Language Assessment Team.
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    Julian Luke
    Julian Luke has joined the UC Merced Office of International Affairs as the administrative officer. He will promote UCEAP through frontline advising, peer advisor supervision, and administrative support for UCEAP students. Julian is a UC Merced alumnus having majored in cognitive science. In spring 2016, he studied abroad at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, through UCEAP. Julian has advocated for international education and building global perspective through various roles during his five years working in higher education.
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    Jeneen Mustafa
    Jeneen Mustafa has joined the UC Santa Barbara Education Abroad Program as the regional advisor for programs in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Netherlands, Iceland, South Africa, Botswana, and Ghana. She will also be managing the team of peer advisors. She is a UCSB alumna and is most recently from EF International in Santa Barbara where she was the activities manager.
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