The Department of Near Eastern 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?
A semester prior to the student's intended graduation. .
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
The Undergraduate Major Adviser 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 should email the Undergraduate Major Adviser to make an appointment, and bring transcripts.
- 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?
Each student's program is evaluated individually.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
Students must take the honors thesis during their senior year, and must meet minimum GPA requirements.
- 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?
Students who wish to take a language program abroad are advised to meet with the appropriate Undergraduate Major Adviser prior to taking the program abroad, to see if courses in the program abroad will be accepted as prerequisites for advanced language courses taken here. Credit for UCEAP courses are received once courses are completed and the student’s transcript is evaluated.
- 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 who plan to take courses at other universities, either abroad or in summer sessions, must meet with the Undergraduate Major Adviser before they participate.
- 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.)?
Please contact department directly for this information.