Thank you for choosing the University of California Education Abroad Program. We hope that you will have an amazing experience in Dakar and will look back on it as a highlight of your UC education. For this program, UCEAP has partnered with CIEE. As a UCEAP student, the terms of your participation differ from students who are enrolled with CIEE independently or through another university. It is important for you to be aware of these differences and understand your unique responsibilities as a UCEAP student abroad.
The materials that have been provided to you by CIEE should be read carefully; for example, arrival dates and visa instructions should be followed, and the CIEE contact information should be written down and kept with your passport in case of an emergency. Always keep in mind, however, that you are concurrently enrolled at UC while participating through CIEE in Senegal. This means that, among other things, the grades you earn while in Dakar will appear on your UC transcript as direct UC credit rather than transfer credit, and unlike other students you may meet in the program, you will pay your fees to UCEAP
rather than directly to CIEE. You will also carry an additional insurance
policy that is a part of your UCEAP participation. Finally, you will have additional resources and contacts through UCEAP with whom you need to communicate. The details of these separate and unique “UCEAP elements” of your participation are outlined in this short supplement. Please be familiar with them before departing for Senegal.