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We are here to support students as they make decisions. Please speak with a study abroad adviser if you have questions or concerns.

Asian Studies

The Group in Asian Studies has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions.


Advising Resources

Study Abroad for Asian Studies Majors (PDF) 

Information on the Asian Studies Website N/A

Asian Studies Advising Contact Information


Berkeley Programs Questionnaire


Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?


Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?



UCEAP Programs Questionnaire


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?

Three (3) courses of at least 3 UC semester units.

Does your department maintain a list of courses previously awarded credit on UCEAP and/or a list of pre-approved courses for UCEAP programs? How do students access this information?


Does your department have a 4-year or 2-year plan available to students that incorporates semester or year-length study abroad? How do students access this information?


What is the process in your department to have courses evaluated? What materials must be submitted? What is the timeframe for response?

Syllabi should be submitted to the Asian Studies Student Services Advisor. Students should receive a response within a week.

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?

If the classes count towards the major, yes. If not, then no.

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

If the classes in question count toward the major, yes. If not, then no.

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?

We accept ILP units for our fourth semester language requirement so long as those units are considered by the relevant Berkeley language department to be equivalent to, or higher than, the fourth semester of that language as it is taught here.

Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?

The Asian Studies Student Services Adviser.

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.)?

We only place holds on students who are having academic problems.

Do you have any department specific advice for students participating on a UCEAP program in their last term at Berkeley?

Consult with the Asian Studies Student Services Adviser before committing to the program.


Independent Programs Questionnaire


Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?


Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?


What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?

Submit the syllabi and a request for which requirement they want the course to count towards to the Asian Studies Student Services Adviser.