The South and Southeast 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.
Study Abroad for South and Southeast Asian 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?
Students can only declare the major after they have completed the following prerequisites:
- One lower division course from our gateway courses with a grade of C or better.
- One semester of language work with a grade of B or better.
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
The undergraduate adviser signs the planning form but works in collaboration with a faculty adviser for approval if a course is taken outside of the department.
- 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 are not required to make an appointment, but it is strongly recommended. They do not need to bring a transcript since transcripts can be accessed from our office.
- 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?
The maximum is calculated by number of courses. There is a maximum amount of two courses that can be taken outside of the department.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
Yes, a senior honor thesis can be written during the Spring semester of the senior year as long as the students are approved to work on their senior thesis no later than the first week of the Spring semester of the senior year.
- Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?
Yes. Assuming the UCEAP grades are considered upper division classes, these grades would count towards the maximum amount of courses (2 courses maximum) taken outside of the department.
- 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?
- 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, we do not place holds prior to registration unless a student is on probation or falls below the 2.5 GPA mark.