Female UCR student posing by blue door

Benefits of Going Abroad


There is no substitute for learning abroad. Whether you go for four weeks or a year, living and learning in a different country will have a lasting impact on your academic and professional life. And when you graduate, you’ll be highly marketable as a global citizen.

Numerous studies that suggest studying abroad has a positive impact on your:

  • Personal growth. Studying, working, and living in another country gives you space to help you learn things about yourself, mature as a person, become more confident, and become more responsible.
  • Career. Going abroad tells employers you have ambition, the ability to adapt to change, and the skills necessary to succeed in a multicultural environment. It will give you an edge over competition in an increasingly globalized market.
  • Academics. Not only do you get to benefit from the depth and hands-on experience while you’re studying abroad, you are more likely to have higher grades when you return.

With costs for many programs comparable to staying on the UCR campus, there’s really no reason not to go.

Start exploring your options today! Create an account on MyUCR Abroad and attend an info session to learn more.

Theory Meets Practice in London: Nick's Statistics Journey

Nick Perez
Major: Mathematics
FLEAP Math program in London

Thanks to the Gilman scholarship, I was lucky enough to be a part of Professor David Weisbart's summer (FLEAP) program, Random Walks.

Without the scholarship, I would not have been able to participate in this amazing experience, visiting England, and would not have met awesome people from all around the world.

I loved our professor's contagious enthusiasm about math. I even began to get involved with math research!