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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.

Spanish and Portuguese

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese 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 Information on the Spanish & Portuguese Website

Spanish & Portuguese Advising Contact Information


Berkeley Programs Questionnaire


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

Yes, we have a Berkeley Summer Abroad Spanish Language and Culture program and a Global Internships Program in Madrid, Spain.

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

Yes. Berkeley Global Internships - Spanish 121, Berkeley Summer Abroad - Spanish N102C, Spanish 122.


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?

Students can take a maximum of three courses abroad for major credit.

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?

No, courses must always be discussed with Undergraduate Advisor for pre-approval.

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?

Students can send an email to with the title of the course in order to receive pre-approval. The response time should be no more than 2 business days.

Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?

It is generally a 2-semester series, but we allow for students to do it in one semester if they've been abroad. This is approved on a case-by-case basis.

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

The Undergraduate Adviser signs.

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.)?

Yes, advising holds are placed. Students that are studying abroad must communicate with the Undergraduate Advisor via email in order to have their advising hold released.

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



Independent Programs Questionnaire


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

Students have received course credit towards the major from a variety of independent programs.

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

No specific courses have been approved, so students wishing to participate in these programs would follow the same pre-approval procedures as above.

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

Students can send an email to with the title and description of the course in order to receive pre-approval.