Independent Programs


Sometimes you have to chart your own course. If you can't find what you are looking for in a UCI program, you can participate on an Independent Program. Independent Programs can take different forms, from international education organizations based in the U.S to universities abroad to other U.S. colleges and universities.

If you want to study in a city or country not offered through our Education Abroad Program, you can choose an Independent Program.

We've put together an Independent Program Shortlist. These options have been pre-approved as eligible for financial aid based on prior student interest, and they meet the UCI Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements.

Click here for deadlines and information about how to apply.

Independent Program FAQs


The Independent Programs are the link between UCI students and any international experience abroad not a part of EAP. For more information, visit UCI Study Abroad - Independent Programs. Think an independent program might be right for you? Here are a few things you need to know.