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UC Merced International
OIA collaborates with colleagues across campus and the University of California system to encourage institutional internationalization.
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OIA's Study Abroad team helps students explore, apply, and participate in educational opportunities in more than 40 countries around the world.
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International Students & Scholars (ISS)
OIA's International Students and Scholars team provides UC Merced's international community with orientation, visa services and programming. 
Global Connections
By facilitating student and scholar mobility and inter-institutional partnerships, OIA helps bring the world to UC Merced and UC Merced to the world.

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE: OIA SERVICES 

Due to the COVID-19 situation, our main office (KL-101) is closed until further notice, but we remain available remotely, M-F 8:00-5:00, to answer questions, and provide remote advising and other services. We are also available to address any emergencies.

International Student & Scholars (ISS): 

ISS-related emergencies: Becky Mirza (209-355-0913)

Study Abroad:

Study Abroad-related emergencies: Craig R Harmelin (209-756-4665)

Other Queries & Concerns: Garett Gietzen (ggietzen@ucmerced.edu; 209-285-9780)


The Office of International Affairs (OIA) advances global engagement at UC Merced by facilitiating education abroad, providing visa and related support services, developing of international connections, and implementing a range of other internationalization activities.

OIA accomplishes this primarily through its Study Abroad and International Students & Scholars (ISS) service units. It also works in collaboration with a variety of other campus offices on initiatives such as academic integration of coursework taken abroad, international student orientation and support, and inter-institutional partnership development.

 

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