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Global Expansion: The 1980s

With the economy on the upswing and the Cold War winding down, the 1980s were a period of growth for UCEAP, which expanded into the Pacific and opened programs in the USSR.

1980:

A total of 659 UC students studied abroad during the 1980-1981 academic year, and around 200 students attended UC through reciprocity exchange programs.

1982:

UCEAP moves into Oceania, sending five students to Australia.

1983:

Some UCEAP students in Europe, especially West Germany, were attacked by European students reacting to the US deployment of Pershing Missiles.

1984:

UCEAP alumna Kathryn Sullivan (Bergen, Norway, 1971-72; UC Santa Cruz): became the first American woman to walk in space during a mission aboard the shuttle Challenger;

UCEAP expands into India, sending 16 students to New Delhi;UCEAP and various European universities sponsored a seminar on “European Views of the Nuclear Arms Race”.

During the 1984-85 academic year nearly 750 students studied abroad through UCEAP.

1985:

UCEAP sent students to 26 countries and 45 universities;

A second seminar, “The Nuclear Arms Race: An American-European Dialogue” was held in Dubrovnik, bringing together UCEAP students and European students. 

1989:

John Marcum took over from William Allaway as the Director of UCEAP;

Programs in Peking were temporarily closed after the Tiananmen Square massacre.

 

 

 

 

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