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Study Abroad Opportunities

This page offers resources to those interested in education at universities outside of the United States. A link to the UC San Diego Programs Abroad Office (PAO) is provided where students may learn more about the many opportunities available.  Also provided are departmental procedures students should be aware of related to courses taken abroad.

Should you have additional questions not covered by the information contained or resources listed on this Web site, please feel free to e-mail us at econugadvisor@ucsd.edu or through the Virtual Advising Center.

Before Going Abroad

Before Going Abroad

Learn about the different Study Abroad Options.

Education Abroad Program (EAP)

  • Designed specifically for UC students
  • Study abroad in 35 countries worldwide
  • Earn UC credit and letter grades
  • Visit the UC system-wide Education Abroad Program website

Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP)

  • Study abroad through another university's or organization's program and earn transfer credit at UC San Diego
  • Internship abroad for credit, experience, or pay
  • Find work or teaching opportunities
  • International volunteer programs

Global Seminars

  • Summer session programs abroad led by UC San Diego faculty
  • 5 week long UC San Diego course
  • Taught in English
  • Earn UC San Diego credit

What You Need to Do to Study Abroad

  1. View the Study Abroad Office "Getting Started" webpage to view the "First Steps" video online and learn how to study abroad
  2. Visit the Study Abroad Office
  3. Start your research in the Programs Abroad Library
  4. Meet with a Study Abroad advisor
  5. Complete your Academic Planning Form
  6. Drop off your Academic Planning Form at our front desk during drop in advising hours. Note: We will need to see syllabi or course descriptions for the courses you would like to apply towards your Department of Economics major or minor.
  7. Allow approximately 2 weeks for review/signature
  8. Visit your college advising office

Things to Think About When Selecting Study Abroad Courses

  1. Upper division classes with course prerequisites are more likely to be accepted
  2. Core courses can be more difficult to find abroad, because of their unique content to UCSD
  3. Elective courses are more likely to be found because of their broad topic content

Economics Department Residency Requirement

To receive a bachelor of arts degree in economics, no more than four upper-division courses taken externally from UC San Diego can be counted toward the major.

To receive a bachelor of science degree in management science, no more than six upper-division courses taken externally from UC San Diego can be counted toward the major.

To receive a bachelor of science degree in joint mathematics/economics, no more than three upper-division courses taken externally from UC San Diego can be counted toward the major.

After Returning from Abroad

After Returning from Abroad

Upon your return, you will need to petition the courses you took abroad in order to receive academic credit toward major or minor requirements.

  • Wait until your coursework appears on your Academic History on TritonLink before beginning the petition process.
  • Once the courses post, you will need to complete an Undergraduate Student Petition for each course you want to apply toward your Department of Economics major/minor.
  • Each petition must include:
    • The course number as it appears on TritonLink.
    • The course title.
    • Indicate if the course was taken through EAP or OAP.
      • If the course is taken through OAP, you will need to provide a copy of an unofficial transcript for the course.
    • The University where the course was taken.
    • The quarter/semester you took the course.
    • All coursework (i.e. syllabus, notes, exams, and papers).
  • Submit to the Economics Undergradute Advising Office (Sequoyah Hall room 245) during in walk-in advising hours.
  • We will contact you via your UCSD e-mail account once your petition has been reviewed; this usually takes about one-two weeks. Please pick-up your petitions and coursework once you have been contacted.

Department Residency Requirement

To receive a bachelor of arts degree in economics, no more than four upper-division courses taken externally from UC San Diego can be counted toward the major.

To receive a bachelor of science degree in management science, no more than six upper-division courses taken externally from UC San Diego can be counted toward the major.

To receive a bachelor of science degree in joint mathematics/economics, no more than three upper-division courses taken externally from UC San Diego can be counted toward the major.

EAP Reciprocity

 

EAP Reciprocity students are: non-degree seeking exchange students through the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP), studying at UC San Diego for a period of one, two, or three quarters.

Registering for Department of Economics Classes

  • Check the Schedule of Classes to see which courses are being offered.
  • Read the course descriptions and prerequisites for the courses you want to take. You can also view the syllabi from previous quarters (note that the content may change).
  • Register for your courses on TritonLink.
  • If you are unable to register for Department of Economics courses (subject code: ECON) but have completed the prerequisites courses at your home institution, please use the pre-authorization system to submit your request(s) to clear the prerequisites. Please do not email the instructor directly.

Quarterly Timeline

The Department of Economics follows UC San Diego's deadlines for adding, dropping, and wait-listing classes. Adding a class after the deadline is allowed only in exceptional cases such as a verified clerical error by a college or department.

Week 1 Classes begin
Week 2

Deadlines to:

  • Add classes (this includes wait-listed classes)
  • Apply for part-time status
Week 4

Deadlines to:

  • Drop without a W grade
  • Change grading option
  • Change units in variable unit classes
Week 5
  • Monday:Enrollment start times available for new quarter
  • Friday: Schedule of Classes for new quarter available
Week 6
  • Monday: Academic advising for next quarter begins
  • Wednesday: Enrollment begins for next quarter.
Week 9 Deadline to drop without penalty of F grade
Week 11 Finals begin

Calendars

Enrollment