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college students in Bordeaux in the 60s

Alumni Profiles

All UCEAP alumni agree that studying abroad is a transformative experience. UCEAP alumni are leaders in the fields of language and culture, international education, politics and more.  Read interviews with alumni and learn about their lives before, during and after UCEAP.

Alumni Profiles
Internship Experience in Canberra, Australia

Australia's fall semester saw the launch of UCEAP's new International Security Program in Canberra. At the heart of this program is an internship hosted by the Australian National University. On September 3, UCSB student Guillermo Becerra completed his internship with the Embassy of Panama and shared the following remarks:

Guillermo Becerra (right) with Gian Carlo Pedreschi Torres, former Deputy Head of Mission to the Embassy of Panama in Australia, and the Panamanian Ambassador, Mr. Marcelino Aviles Valdespino

"I had a wonderful experience learning about the life of an ambassador and the tasks that are carried out daily. I sharpened my note-taking strategies, learned how to write a note verbale, and undertook office assignments that required my Spanish writing and communication skills. More importantly, I learned strategies on how to network in a professional environment to make critical connections. These skills will aid me in my educational and career goals to continue improving my consummate professional work ethic. I am grateful to the ambassador for this phenomenal opportunity to intern and I look forward to maintaining a long-lasting connection.”
Toward the end of the program, UCEAP students met with program officials, the director of the ANU internship program, Laurence Brown, and two representatives from the US Embassy who shared their educational and professional experiences as well as tips on how to prepare for careers in the State Department.  

50th Anniversary Alumni Tour to Ghana

UCEAP is excited to offer a faculty led alumni service learning tour to Ghana to celebrate our 50th year of exchange with both the country and the University of Ghana, Legon.


The experience will give you the opportunity to take home love, memories and knowledge as you learn about the country and meet some of the people who live here. In addition to celebrating and learning, you will take in some exceptional sights with the other program participants in the group as well as have time on your own. For more information go to alumni.eap.ucop.edu/ghana

First UCEAP Global Day of Giving a success!

Thank you to alumni, staff, and friends of UCEAP for helping with the first ever Global Day of Giving. UCEAP raised $22,674 from 313 donations to support student scholarships!! 

We appreciate your gifts, your social media shares, and your labor of signing cards. We couldn’t have done it without you.


News & Events

Read the latest UCEAP news and learn about upcoming events happening near you!

Alumni News
UC Merced Celebrates 1K Milestone

In August 2019, UC Merced saw its 1,000th student study abroad. This milestone represents a culmination of enduring and dedicated efforts to bring international education opportunities to Merced, California.

Just 13 short years ago, the first Bobcat participated in a UCEAP program. UC Merced’s first UCEAP participants, in true Bobcat pioneering spirit, forged their path to study abroad without the same level of support students enjoy today. It wasn't until spring 2008 that UC Merced hired the founding International Affairs staff member. Since then, the campus has steadily expanded access to an ever more diverse student population, sending growing percentages of first-generation and Latinx students. 



Internship Opportunity in Sweden

The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce is looking for top students or graduates to join Swedish companies for training programs up to 18 months.


Sweden is home to many high tech andinnovative companies such as Spotify and Skypeand offers a vibrant start-up scene. We offer traineeships in business and technology companies. Click link to find our more about this opportunity or to submit your application today!

Announcing our 2019 Emerging Leader Alumni Awardees

UCEAP cordially invites you to join us at our annual UCEAP Alumni Awards Celebration dinner and program featuring 2019 UCEAP Emerging Leader Award Recipients Justin Hinton and Justin Yee.

Justin Hinton is the Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter for News 13 in Asheville, North Carolina. He is a 2016 winner of the National Associate of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast Emmy Award for Live News Reporting, and a 2019 Regional Murrow Award winner. He has covered big stories including Hurricanes Maria and Matthew from the Carolinas and Harvey in Southeast Texas, the Emmanuel AME Church shooting, riots in Charlotte following an officer-involved shooting, and historic flooding in Columbia. Born and raised in San Diego, Justin graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Mass Communications. He is a proud member of the National Associate of Black Journalists. Justin studied abroad with UCEAP in Egypt and Korea, and credits the footage he shot in both locations with helping him get his first job in journalism.

 Justin Yee is an emerging leader in environmental conservation and public lands management. He began his career with the National Park Service in 2014 as a vegetation intern for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. After graduating from UCLA (Class ’15) with a B.S. in Biology, he served as a biological science technician leading habitat restoration, native plant nursery, volunteer stewardship, youth training, and native seed banking programs in partnership with Los Angeles-based non-profits. Since 2016, he has coordinated the Urban Waters Federal Partnership, a coalition of agencies, NGO’s, academia, and community organizations whose common goal is to revitalize and restore the Los Angeles River. Now working as a management assistant for the Santa Monica Mountains, he coordinates post-Wooley Fire recovery projects. 

We hope to see you at the event!



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