Anthropology students are encouraged to study abroad during their time at UC San Diego, however it is not required for the major or minor. Students may earn academic credit while participating in department study abroad programs, UC Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP), UC San Diego Global Seminars or Opportunities Abroad Programs (OAP).

All courses applied towards Anthropology requirements must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better and be at least 4.0 units. 

  • A maximum of four courses can be petitioned for credit toward the major.
  • A maximum of two courses can be petitioned for credit toward the minor.

Programs

Anthropology Department

Department Study Abroad

  • Participate in a program offered by an Anthropology faculty member.
  • Programs are hosted by Anthropology Department
  • Academic credits earned are UC units and will factor in to your UC GPA.
UCEAP

UCEAP (UC Education Abroad Program)

  • UC systemwide program; students from all UC campuses attend with you
  • Programs are hosted by the UC system
  • Academic credits earned are UC units and will factor in to your UC GPA 
Global Seminars

UC San Diego Global Seminars

  • UC San Diego's own faculty-led Summer Session programs abroad
  • Two UCSD courses taught (in English) by UCSD faculty
  • Academic credits earned are UC units and will factor in to your UC GPA
OAP OAP (Opportunities Abroad Program)
  • Study through UCSD affiliated progam partners, another US institution's program abroad, or direct-enroll in a university abroad
  • Academic credits earned will be posted to your Academic History as Transfer units

 

Visit the UC San Diego Study Abroad Office for more study abroad information and opportunities!


Planning Recommendations

 

Step 1:

 

 

 

Start your research early! Check out the Getting Started resources and watch the First Steps video or attend an information session provided by the Study Abroad office. Log into TritonsAbroad to identify your study abroad goals and identify locations and programs of interest. Attend the UC San Diego Study Abroad Expo in the Fall!

 

Step 2:

 

 

Meet with a your Advisors! Meet with a study abroad advisor if you have qusetions about the programs.  You will also need to speak with your major advisor to recieve pre-approval for the courses to count towards your degree requirements prior to departure.

 

Step 3:

 

 

When you return...  Once your grades have been posted to your UC San Diego Academic History, complete an Undergraduate Student Petition for each course you took abroad and submit to the department or your college who is accepting the course.

 


Why Study Abroad?

  • Participate in a different educational system and gain a new cultural perspective
  • Increase your proficiency in another language
  • Improve your critical thinking skills
  • Expand your worldview by experiencing another culture firsthand
  • Develop self-confidence and independence
  • Prepare for a career in an internationally competitive world
  • Enhance your résumé and/or applications for graduate school