Independent Programs

Independent Study Abroad programs allow you to take advantage of hundreds of study, internship, volunteer, and teaching opportunities around the world. These programs are not affiliated with the University of California and are typically administered by another university, institution, or organization.

Effective Fall 2023, most financial aid, including federal, state, UC and UC Irvine scholarships and grants, cannot be used by students studying on independent programs. Students who receive scholarships or grants from outside organizations should contact those organizations to confirm that the awards may still be used.