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UC Merced International
Staff and Peer Advisors to help with your questions
Staff with extensive knowledge of visa services are always there to help answer your immigration related questions.  
Meet with students and scholars from over 50 countries
UC Merced boasts a diverse student and scholar population
Beautiful Campus Setting
UC Merced is uniquely situated in the heart of the beautiful state of California and has one of the lowest cost of living rates in the state.


Fall 2022 Hours

The Office of International Affairs' main office (KL-101) will be open Monday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm and 10:00am-2:00pm on Fridays. Staff are available by email or phone Monday thru Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.

Please note that we are on a hybrid work schedule and ISS staff are available on campus on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Fridays. If you would like to contact ISS staff, please reach out via email or cell phone:

ISS-related emergencies: 209-355-0913

COVID-19 & Travel-related Matters:

For information on COVID-related concerns, please see our COVID-19 information page for international students and scholars.

In respect to travel, we strongly recommend limiting international travel due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are considering travelling abroad, please see international travel updates for important information. All international faculty, students and staff should inform us of any international travel so we can advise on possible implications to study and employment. 

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