Description: The Asian Studies Department 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 Asian American and Asian Diaspora 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?
There is not a specific time frame. However, it is recommended that students either declare or file a conditional admission application by the end of their junior year. Students should note that one of the two pre-requisite courses, Asian Studies 10 Introduction to Asia, is only offered in the fall so they should plan accordingly.
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
The undergraduate major advisor can sign the form.
- 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?
Students do not need an appointment. All of our advising is done on a drop-in basis Monday-Thursday 10AM-12PM & 1:00PM-4PM, and Friday 10AM-12PM in 101 Stephens. (Please note: There are no advising hours on Fridays during the Summer.)
- 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?
12 units of credit.
- 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?
Please see the Study Abroad for Asian Studies Majors (PDF) departmental handout.
- 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.)?