Independent Study Abroad

Independent Study Abroad programs are outside of UC Davis and the UC system. If you are unable to locate a program that meets your academic, personal, or professional needs after exploring options within UC Davis and the UC System, you may consider an independent program.

Financial Aid is not available for Independent Study Abroad programs. Funding and scholarship opportunities may be available through your Independent Provider or Host University. Please contact your Independent Study Abroad Provider or Host Institution for more information. If you would like for financial aid to assist with studying abroad, please select and participate in a UC Davis or UCEAP abroad program or visit the Study Abroad website for available programs.

In order to participate in an independent study abroad program during the academic terms of Fall, Winter or Spring Quarters, you must apply for Independent Leave through the Study Abroad Office. By applying for Independent Study Abroad Leave, you can retain your UC Davis student status, email, PASS time, etc. The Independent Leave Process is not available during the summer terms. For more information, please visit the UC Davis Study Abroad website or contact the Study Abroad Advisor for Independent Programs, Tiffany Macias-Silva at tamacias@ucdavis.edu.