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UC Merced International
Global Learning Opportunities Week 2020 is October 26-30
Global Learning Opportunities Week 2020
Check out the GLOW 2020 schedule and register
UC Merced International
OIA collaborates with colleagues across campus and the University of California system to encourage institutional internationalization.
Study Abroad
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.


Our main office (KL-101) is closed for in-person business until further notice. We're available remotely, 8 to 5 M-F, to answer questions and provide other services. We're also available to address any emergencies

International Students & Scholars (ISS) Services:

Study Abroad:

  Other concerns: Garett Gietzen (; 209-285-9780)

Recent Proclamations and Announcements Regarding Non-US Nationals
Presidential Proclamations of May 29th (which affects some students and researchers from China) and June 22nd (which affects certain immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders), and the recently rescinded SEVP announcement of July 6th (which effects F-1 visa holders), have raised a great deal of questions and concerns. For details on the proclamations and the announcement, visit our International Student and Scholars site. Please know that we remain committed to supporting the international students, scholars, facutly and staff who contribute so much to UC Merced and its community are working to best address issues presented by the proclamations, announcement, and any other concerns. Feel free to contact us:

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.