University of the Pacific
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Stockton, CA 95211
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Exchange Programs (2 types):
1. ISEP Exchange: The ISEP network offers students the opportunity to study in over 300 universities in 50 countries. These are direct enrollment opportunities in which a student will be living and taking classes with local students. The focus of these programs in on immersion. 
2. Direct/Bilateral Exchange: Pacific has a number of direct (or bilateral) exchange partners with which we "exchange" students on a 1:1 basis. These are also direct enrollment opportunities in which a student will be living and taking classes with local students. The focus of these programs in on immersion. 

Affiliated Programs: Pacific has established formal affiliations with a number of third-party providers. Third-party providers are organizations that specialize in creating and maintaining study abroad programs for American students. All of the affiliated programs on our website have been vetted and approved by the university. The providers that Pacific currently affiliates with are USAC, CIEE, IES AbroadISEP, John Cabot University and Lorenzo de' Medici. Pacific students studying abroad on an affiliate program are able to utilize financial aid for tuition-related expenses and will receive Pacific credit for any credits earned on the program.

Unaffiliated Programs: Unaffiliated options consist of programs run by providers or other universities in the US and abroad with which Pacific does not have a formal agreement. Students who choose to go on an unaffiliated program will essentially take a leave of absence from Pacific for the term and cannot utilize financial aid on the program. Additionally, students will receive transfer credit rather than Pacific credit for any credits earned. Pacific students may petition to apply to an unaffiliated program provided they have specialized academic needs that cannot be met by one of our many Pacific-sponsored and affiliated programs. 


Faculty-led: A Pacific faculty-led program is one that is sponsored by a Pacific department and led by a Pacific faculty member. These programs are usually short-term (1-8 weeks) over the summer. A listing of our current faculty-led programs can be found here.

Third-party Providers: There are a number of third-party provider programs offered during the summer. Pacific does not facilitate summer study abroad programs of this type, but we are happy to help students select a program. We recommend students look to our affiliated partners first to see what types of options are available.
**Tip: If you are applying to study abroad on a third-party provider summer program, please select the "I am not currently enrolled in an institution" or similar, option. Since you are not applying through Pacific, this is the appropriate selection.

Embedded Programs
A number of Pacific faculty members offer semester courses that include a short-term study abroad component. This information is listed in the course description and often take place at the end of the term (December for Fall and May for Spring).

University of the Pacific Education Abroad Office