The Geography 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.
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?
The Undergraduate Major Adviser signs the UCEAP academic planning 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?
Yes, students can make an appointment online here. No supplemental materials are needed.
- What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP?
Up to 2 upper division major requirements a semester or if taking a year abroad: 4 courses.
- 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. Students are given this information in-person at an advising session.
- 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.)?
No. Only student who are on probation are given service indicators or holds in CalCentral. Students who are currently abroad are asked to email their planned schedule (all units) and any questions they might have to the Undergraduate Major Adviser.