The International Students and Scholars office and Education Abroad office are in their new location in the Student Services Building, 2nd Floor.

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FLEAP Faculty Third Party Providers

Third-Party Providers (TPPs)

Third-party providers or “TPPs” are independent organizations or institutions. They collaborate with the faculty leader and Education Abroad Office in administering faculty-led education abroad programs. Third-party providers can *:

  • Provide crisis and risk management support
  • Provide mental and physical healthcare resources
  • Provide language support like translators
  • Provide chaperones and/or guides
  • Include honorariums in budgets
  • Assist in building programs:
    • Arranging housing, excursions, on-site transportation
  • Book group flights [if necessary] 
  • Assist with visas [if necessary]

* Specific services vary from provider to provider.

The UCR Education Abroad Office has interviewed and or worked with the TPPs below. Many UC and UCR students have also independently enrolled in some providers' programs through our Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP). 

Don't see a provider you're interested in? Have questions? Email Sonja Lind, the Assistant Director of Education Abroad at UCR.

TPP Name

Countries and Cities Specialized

Direct Contact

Recording Link and Additional Materials

Academic Programs International (API Abroad)

Argentina (Buenos Aires, Mendoza), Australia (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney), Bhutan (Thimpu), Canada (Toronto, Banff, Montreal, Vancouver), Chile (Santiago, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar), China (Shanghai), Costa Rica (San Joaquín de Flores, San José), Croatia (Dubrovnik), Cuba (Havana), Czech Republic (Prague), England (Leeds, London), France (Cannes, Grenoble, Paris), Greece (Athens), Hungary (Budapest), Iceland (Reykjavík), Ireland (Dublin, Galway, Limerick), Italy (Florence, Milan, Rome, Syracuse, Tuscania), Japan (Tokyo), New Zealand (Auckland, Dunedin, Wellington), Poland (Kraków), Portugal (Lisbon), Scotland (Edinburgh, Stirling), South Korea (Seoul), Spain (Barcelona, Bilbao, Granada, Madrid, Salamanca, Seville, Valencia), United Arab Emirates (Sharjah), United States (Austin, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Napa, New Orleans, New York, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Sedona, Washington D.C.)

Reviewed August 2023

Jay Bartletti

API General Information Session for UCR Faculty


American Institute for Foreign Study, Inc (AIFS Study Abroad) 

Argentina (Buenos Aires), Australia (Sydney), Austria (Vienna, Salzburg), Chile (Viña del Mar), Costa Rica (San José), Czech Republic (Prague), Ecuador (Galapagos), France (Cannes, Grenoble, Paris), Germany (Berlin), Greece (Athens), Hungary (Budapest), Ireland (Cork, Dublin, Galway), Italy (Florence, Rome, Sicily), Japan (Kyoto), New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington), South Africa (Cape Town), Spain (Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Salamanca, Seville, Valencia), United Kingdom (Belfast, Cambridge, London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Glasgow)

Reviewed August 2023

Paula Messina

AIFS General Information Session for UCR Faculty

Asia-Pacific Academic (APA)

China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam

Reviewed August 2023

Sharon Jiang

January session for virtual program

Sample Programs

Contact us to speak to a UCR faculty who has worked with APA.

Barcelona SAE

Spain (Barcelona)

Kristin Uyl Van Dien

Barcelona SAE General Information Session for UCR Faculty

Barcelona SAE Customized Programs Presentation

Faculty Toolkit

Student Guide

Youtube Channel

Campus b

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay

Reviewed March 2023

Daniel Amgarten

Campus B General Information Session for UCR Faculty

CEA CAPA: Education Abroad 

Argentina (Buenos Aires), Australia (Sydney), Costa Rica (San Jose), Czech Republic (Prague), France (Aix-en-Provence, French Riviera: Antibes, French Alps: Grenoble, Paris), Hungary (Budapest), Ireland (Dublin, Galway), Italy (Florence, Rome), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Seville)

Reviewed August 2023

Randeep Kullar

CEA CAPA General Information Session for UCR Faculty

CEA CAPA Custom Programs Brochure

Sample Itineraries 

Customized Educational Programs Abroad (CEPA)

France (Strasbourg), with capacity to lead programs in AustriaBelgiumBosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, England, France, Germany, GreeceHungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, NorwaySerbia, SpainSwitzerland, and more.

Reviewed August 2023

Marketa Lepicovsky

CEPA General Information Session for UCR Faculty

Sample Itineraries

Chameleon Safaris


Julie Ives

Contact us to speak to a UCR faculty who has worked with Chameleon Safaris.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Argentina (Buenos Aires), Australia (Sydney), Botswana (Gaborone), Chile (Santiago), China (Beijing, Shanghai), Costa Rica (Monteverde), Czech Republic (Prague), Denmark (Copenhagen), Dominican Republic (Santiago de los Caballeros), England (London), Estonia (Tallinn), France (Paris, Rennes, Toulouse), Germany (Berlin), Ghana (Legon), Ireland (Dublin), Italy (Florence, Milan, Rome), Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto), Jordan (Amman), Mexico (Mérida), Morocco (Rabat), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Portugal (Lisbon), Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow), Singapore, South Africa (Cape Town), South Korea (Seoul), Spain (Alcala de Henares, Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Seville)

Reviewed August 2023

Andrew Parady


EDU Africa

Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Reviewed August 2023

Adrian Maarschalk

EDU Africa General Information Session for UCR Faculty

EF College Study Tours

Central America
South America

Jeff Penedo

EF College Study General Information Session for UCR Faculty

Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA-Butler University)

Argentina (Buenos Aires), Australia (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney), Chile (Santiago, Valparaíso), China (Shanghai), Costa Rica (Heredia), Cuba (Havana), Czech Republic (Prague), England (Cambridge, London, Oxford), Ireland (Dublin, Galway), Italy (Rome), Mexico (Mérida), New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington), Northern Ireland (Belfast), Peru (Lima), Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St. Andrews), Spain (Barcelona, Seville), Sri Lanka (Kandy), Wales (Cardiff)

Reviewed January 2024

Emily Beck


Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, Spain

Special Note: Faculty who select IES Abroad as their FLEAP provider cannot take a guest (like a spouse or child) with them. 

Reviewed August 2023

Katie Burke

IES General Information Session for UCR Faculty

Italy Abroad Program

Italy (Ischia, Florence)

Reviewed January 2024

Vince Amalfitano



Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Fiji, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Rwanda, South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (England), Uruguay, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe, 

Reviewed August 2023

Morgan Shepherd

General Information Session for UCR Faculty

Contact us to speak to a UCR faculty who has worked with WorldStrides.

Josai International University

Japan (Tōgane)

Shunsuke Akimoto

Kayo Shinozaki

Contact us to speak to a UCR faculty who has worked with Josai International University.

Kaya Responsible Travel

Australia, Belize, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Reviewed August 2023

Emily Tong


School for International Training (SIT)

Argentina, Cameroon, Chile, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Panama, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Tunisia, Vietnam

Reviewed August 2023


SIT General Information Session for UCR Faculty

Custom & Faculty-Led Programs - SIT Study Abroad

SIT Study Abroad Custom Programs Brochure

Professional Engagement Programs - SIT Study Abroad

School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS)

Armenia (Yerevan), Georgia (Tbilisi, Batumi), Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), Uzbekistan (Tashkent), Poland (Warsaw)

Reviewed August 2023

Renee Stillings


Sample Itineraries

Spanish Studies Abroad (SSA)

Argentina (Cordova, Patagonia), Cuba (Havana), Spain (Seville, Alicante, Barcelona), Puerto Rico (San Juan)

Reviewed August 2023

Marina de Peralta


Study in Portugal Network (SiPN)



University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Uruguay

Reviewed August 2023

Richard Menard


Visions Global Empowerment

Ethiopia, India, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka

Reviewed August 2023

Greg Buie


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