Description: The Department of 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.
Study Abroad Questionnaire:
- Is there a specific time frame in which students are required to declare a major in your department? If yes, when?
No time is required, but the beginning of 3rd year is preferred.
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
Either 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?
No appointment necessary. If a student is not yet declared, he or she should bring a transcript.
- 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?
It varies greatly depending on the student's individual plan within the major. As a general rule, students should not anticipate more than two EAP courses counting toward their major area of concentration, although in some cases more have been allowed.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
- Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?
- Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?
- 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?
No, each student's program is too individualized for this.
- 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. The hold can be released only after the student receives faculty approval for their course list. After their courses are approved, the student should email the Student Academic Adviser firstname.lastname@example.org to release the hold.. If the student is abroad, the approval process can happen via email or Skype.