Description: The Department of African American Studies has provided information for students participating in the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP). Students participating on other study abroad programs should contact the department directly for more information.
Department Handouts: Study Abroad for African American Studies Majors (PDF)
Study Abroad Questionnaire:
- Is there a specific time frame in which students are required to declare a major in your department? If yes, when?
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
Undergraduate assistant can sign.
- Should students make an appointment to have their academic planning form signed in your department? If so, do they need to bring a transcript or any other supplemental materials with them to their appointment?
Appointments are good, but not required. Unofficial transcripts are helpful.
- What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?
Students can only take one course outside the major for credit.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
Yes, if they are eligible.
- Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?
Yes, if they are using courses toward the major.
- Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?
Yes, if they are going toward the major.
- If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?
- Does your department distribute a special information sheet for your majors which includes advice on how to articulate participation with UCEAP with the major?
- Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?
Yes, students can contact the Undergraduate Adviser via email, skype or phone to get their holds released.