The Department of Italian 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?
For Freshman: As soon as they complete the first year of the relevant elementary language. For Transfers: Within the first 8 weeks of their first semester.
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
The undergraduate student services major adviser or faculty adviser must approve and 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?
Yes. Appointments are requested by contacting the undergraduate student services major adviser: firstname.lastname@example.org. A transcript is particularly important if the student has not previously seen the student services major adviser or faculty adviser regarding the major or minor.
- 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 courses or up to 12 units, whichever best applies.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
Only by a special permission for each major. Note: Celtic Studies requires consecutive enrollment in both an H195A and an H195B to qualify for honors so they must be attending Berkeley during their senior year.
- Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?
- Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?
Yes, but only for non-language courses.
- 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?
Students may be allowed to receive credit equal to the second semester of the relevant intermediate language.
- 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.)?
Advisor holds are not required Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 but may be required the following academic year. Students will receive an email from their advisor in advance of Phase I registration requiring them to plan their study list via email and receive approval for their study list.