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UC Merced International
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.

Summer 2022 Hours (Effective May 31st - July 15th, 2022)

The Office of International Affairs office (KL-101) is open Monday-Thursday from 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm. During this period, the office will be closed on Fridays.

Please contact us at if you have any questions. You are also welcome to contact individual OIA staff.

Recent Proclamations & Announcements Regarding Non-US Nationals
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 theri concerns. For details on specific proclamations, announcements, and other concerns. For details on specific proclamations, please visit our International Student and Scholars site

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.