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Important Information for 2024-25

  • Global Exchange Program applications open October 1 in TritonsAbroad
  • Check the nomination and application deadlines for 2024-25 to ensure your application is submitted on time. 
  • Please note that Global Exchange Programs have two applications: one for UC San Diego (TritonsAbroad) and the other for the partner university. 

Visit the How to Apply section for more information on the application process and the Pre-Departure Requirements section for important steps and considerations leading up to your time abroad. 


What is Global Exchange?

UC San Diego Global Exchange programs are reciprocal, academic year study abroad opportunities between UC San Diego and partner universities. Unlike UCEAP, Global Exchange is exclusively for UC San Diego students. UC San Diego students that participate are regularly enrolled at UC San Diego, pay regular tuition and fees, and have access to their usual financial aid. Scholarships are also available for additional support. Additionally, Courses may fulfill major/ minor department and college requirements. Course credits received while abroad count as transfer credits, so they do not affect your GPA. 

For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions section on Global Exchange's How to Apply page. 

Is there a Global Exchange Program for my Major/Minor?

Global Exchange programs can be can be with specific departments, schools or open to all undergraduate majors and minors. Click on your degree program's school below to find out which Global Exchange is right for you!

Where Can I Go through Global Exchange?

The list of destinations for Global Exchange opportunities grows every academic year! Explore the different institutions and countries that are a part of of the Global Exchange network.

Study Abroad: Get Started Canvas Course

Students interested in participating in a Global Exchange can start their journey by completing the Study Abroad: Get Started course. This short non-credit course provides the building blocks to planning your study abroad experience. Once you have completed the course, you can move forward by researching programs and meeting with a Study Abroad advisor.


Student in River in India
Students posing in Rainbow Village in Taiwan

Discover Additional Opportunities Abroad

UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students are also eligible for international internships, research opportunities and short-term programs at partner universities.

Learn More Here