Academic & Professional Development

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Outback Adventures

Outback Adventures offers adventures trips such as backpacking, camping, kayaking, surfing, rock climbing, etc. to UCSD students, staff, faculty, and the general community. All trips are geared for beginners with no previous experience or skill, unless otherwise noted. OA trips are designed to expose you to new skills and introduce you to the diverse activities that you can enjoy in the outdoors. Get outside and enjoy beautiful California! Check out OA trips and classes!

Programs Abroad Office (PAO)

Enhance your education by exploring the world and expanding your global perspective. Experience other cultures, traditions, cuisines, and history of other countries. As a UCSD student, you have the opportunity to study, work, volunteer, and pursue internships throughout the world while earning credit towards your degree and gaining valuable international experience. Contact the PAO Office today to learn more!

It's affordable! Living costs in some countries may be less expensive than studying in San Diego. Ask a PAO Advisor today!

English for Academic and Professional Development (EAPD) - UC San Diego Extension

Do you need more confidence in your English speaking and writing skills for personal and professional development? UC San Diego Extension’s EAPD program offers a wide range of academic and professional development courses. These English courses are intended for non-native speakers who need to refine their fluency. Some are helpful to academics (UC San Diego students, researchers, etc.) and to people in scientific settings. Other courses are designed to improve the language skills of professionals and those in the American workplace. Review available course offerings through EAPD! Full-time matriculated UCSD students recieve a 10% discount!