UC Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP)
91% Rating
(17 Reviews)

UC Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP)

UCEAP has sent over 13,000 students abroad to study or intern, creating a community of globally informed students and alumni. Plenty of options are available such as countries like Japan, Portugal, and many others!

Most Recent Program Reviews

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James
Male
25 years old
Santa Cruz, CA
Other

Berlin in a nutshell

9/10

This was my second time studying abroad, and it had a lot to live up to. Granted the first program was a year and this one was 4 weeks, but it actually impressed me. I figured the short school term would make it easier, but I found myself with more schoolwork than I was used to at home. I actually learned a lot from it and got credit back home which let me graduate a quarter early. Regardless, the program was fun and definitely worth it. It was overwhelmingly UC students at the summer school, and since everyone spoke English it wasn't hard to make friends. Highlights for me included Dönnerkebabs, German beer, peaceful runs (and occasional swims) around busy lakes, and great public transportation. Fun program!

How can this program be improved?

A little less work so that we have more time for exploring, but overall I loved it.

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Lauren
Female
24 years old
United States
University of California- Berkeley

Great city, great academics!

10/10

Berlin is an amazing city that has a lot to offer students. The University has great networking and support connections. It's a little on the outskirts of Berlin, but near the lakes. Perfectly manageable to arrive by bike.

How can this program be improved?

nothing

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Lauren
Female
24 years old
Berkeley, CA
University of California- Berkeley

Art History on Overdrive

9/10

Art History. Italian. Catholicism.

If you aren't prepared to learn about these things, then you're barking up the wrong study abroad program. And if you are, then prepare for an unforgettable semester abroad in the beautiful city of Rome. You'll be eating tons of great food, easy access to other Italian cities, and be immersed in one of the best cities in Europe.

The program is strict on attendance, so you will not be traveling on weekdays. So make sure you take classed with Paolo or Crispin Corrado. Best professors there, hands down. And their course have the best/most field trips. Crispin is super knowledgeable and has a great upbeat personality. Paolo is challenging, but he's worth it. Will completely change your perception of Rome and its beauty.

If I had one critique, I would recommend not using the dorm housing provided by the school. We actually did not interact with each other as much as I imagined we would. And plus, the location at Trastevere was a lot smaller than some of the apartments other students received.

How can this program be improved?

They should integrate more events that allow people on the program to mingle and interact.

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sg47
Male
24 years old
San Francisco, California
University of California- Berkeley

Why you should choose Taiwan

10/10

To be honest, studying in Taiwan is not for everyone. One of the most important aspects about Taiwan that foreigners must understand is that the percentage of the population that can understand English is much lower compared to other areas in Asia such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. In fact, pretty much the only locals you will meet who can speak a capable amount of English are other NTU students and professors. This issue becomes irrelevant if you have taken or decide to take language courses, although even proficiency in Mandarin may not be sufficient to communicate with people of the older generation, especially those outside of Taipei, as they tend to instead use Taiwanese.

That being said, studying in Taiwan was by far the greatest experience of my undergraduate career. The people of Taiwan are among the friendliest and most polite you are ever bound to meet. Food is a fraction of what it costs in America, and worlds more delicious and diverse. Culture there is a blend of native Taiwanese, Chinese, Japanese and a hint of Western that you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world. Anyone who has heard of Taipei's many nightclubs knows that the nightlife speaks for itself. Although Taipei has done its fair share of modernizing in recent years, there is still a sense of the traditional lifestyle, especially preserved in several "old streets" scattered around the city and throughout the island as a whole. Suffice it to say, all these factors combine to make Taiwan one of the most unique places on earth.

The few difficulties I encountered during my stay were all related to the weather. Having lived my entire life in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was unprepared for the brutal heat and humidity that is apparently commonplace in Taiwan during Fall Semester and likely towards the end of Spring Semester. With the heat comes a scourge of mosquitos, which will make a feast out of you if you don't take care in avoiding them. Compared to all the positives Taiwan has to offer, though, these are just minor troubles.

In summary, I strongly recommend this Study Abroad program to everyone. A truly life-changing look at one of the newest of Asia's great powers in its prime.

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mchile
Female
24 years old
Berkeley and San Francisco, California
University of California- Berkeley

Fall in Love with Chi chi chi le le le!

10/10

Doing the Chile study abroad program through EAP at Berkeley was amazing! Chile overall is just amazing and if I could I would go there in a heartbeat. One of the things that had the most impact on me was my internship in which I had the honor to teach two classes. I also had classes at the University only two days a week which allowed me to explore the city, travel outside of Santiago and meet many people who I now consider my true family.

Program Listings

Italy

UC Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP)
The UC Center in Rome is the perfect way to study abroad in Italy with little or no knowledge of Italian. All of our primary...

Germany

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Study abroad in Berlin with the Education Abroad Program at Freie Universtitat. You will study in English and choose from a r...

China

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Peking University (PKU) lies within the heart of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China. The main campus is located...

France

UC Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP)
Study abroad through the University of California in an Education Abroad Program (UC EAP) in Lyon, France! The University of...

Chile

UC Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP)
In this program, students get the option to choose one of the two following universities located in Santiago, Chile. Pontific...

Taiwan

UC Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP)
The National Taiwan University is located at the heart of Taiwan. Its campus is in downtown Taipei allowing students easy acc...

China

UC Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP)
​Join EAP and study abroad at the beautiful Beijing Normal University (BNU) campus. The focus of this program is on Chinese l...