The Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is UC Merced's comprehensive resource for international matters.

As the world around us continously becomes interconnected, OIA seeks to support all UC Merced students who wish to study overseas and to connect them with international programs that will best suit their academic goals and prepare them to succeed in an increasingly multicultural world.

Additionaly, OIA seeks to recruit and support international students and scholars who wish to pursue research at UC Merced. 

With the International Center serving as our customer service hub, the Study Abroad Team & the International Student and Scholar Team aim to position UC Merced as a leading international institution by providing exceptional support to domestic and international students & scholars and by building mutually beneficial, world-wide partnerships.


Mission & Values

The Office of International Affairs seeks to foster global citizenship, build international partnerships and secure UC Merced's standing as a leading institute of global higher education. We value inclusive diversity, multidimensional thought and a multicultural environment that demonstrates our commitment to providing a space for internationally minded students, faculty, staff and partners to thrive.