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Before You Arrive

Pre-Arrival Instructions

Welcome to the University of California's Reciprocal Exchanges Program. The Systemwide Office of EAP will work with you to ensure that your study abroad experience will be the best it can be.


Before making travel plans, verify the date of the mandatory orientation at your host UC. We strongly advise that you do not purchase tickets until you receive your DS-2019 for the visa application and confirm your consular appointment.​​

Student Guide

UC-wide Requirements

Campus-Specific Instructions and Information

Choose your campus below for pre-arrival instructions including housing application links, important dates for planning your arrival, orientation information, course enrollment, and health insurance information.

Let's Get Social!

Join us on Facebook

Check out the UCEAP Reciprocity student page and meet other students like you who are coming to UC.

Pin it on Pinterest

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Share on Instagram 

View and post photos of your UC experience.

Visit our YouTube channel and picture yourself at UC.

What else should I do to prepare?

Learn as much as you can about the U.S., California and UC before you go. Here are some resources to get you started.