UC San Diego SearchMenu

Contact PAO

pao staff photo

Our staff are here to assist you in your study abroad endeavors from application to departure!
Come in for help selecting a program, completing an application, or preparing to depart.

Programs Abroad Office (PAO)

Find Us on Campus

Our Mailing Address

Programs Abroad Office
International Center, 2nd Flr.
9500 Gilman Drive #0018
La Jolla, California 92093-0018

When should you meet with us?

Have you Started Your Journey? We've created a step by step module to help you find your best fit program.

Peer Advising

If you need some help after viewing First Steps (Step 1), come in to see one of our peer advisors. Our peers have recently returned from study abroad and are here to help you get started!


Once you have an idea of what you want to study or where you want to study, schedule an appointment to meet with one of our academic discipline/country advisors. Call us at (858) 534-1123 during office hours to schedule your appointment. Advisors are available for appointments or walk-ins to assist with country or academic discipline specific program information.

Scheduled Appointments

(Tuesdays 1:30-3:30p) 

  • 30 minute sessions
  • Advising by academic discipline or country
  • Up to 15 minutes per session
  • Great for quick questions or follow up from a previous appointment

Online Student Profile

Before your appointment, log into MyPAO and complete your profile with your study abroad goals. Your profile will be the starting point for discussion with your advisor.