University of California Education Abroad Program
The College of Engineering encourages its students to study abroad through the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP or EAP). In our globalized world, engineering programs are becoming increasingly international, and in the course of their careers, many engineers will find themselves working abroad or collaborating with engineers from around the world. Many engineering firms are multinational in character, and engineers with cross-cultural skills will be increasingly in demand in the workforce. EAP provides an opportunity for getting a jump on your career. Some students spend just a summer abroad while many others go for the entire year.
Planning Timeline and Process
Students who are interested in studying abroad should email firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible for an advising appointment.
Depending on the student’s interests, goals, and progress in the major, students will be advised about year-long, quarter-long, and summer session opportunities for coursework, research, and internships. Students MUST meet with the engineering EAP advisor on selection of coursework to be completed abroad and obtain pre-approval of courses to ensure courses taken abroad will be applied toward degree requirements.
After meeting with the Engineering advisor, students must apply to study abroad via the EAP Office and must meet all deadlines and requirements. More information at eap.ucsb.edu.