Study Abroad

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 come by the advising office in Harold Frank Hall 1006 or call 805-893-2809 as early as possible to schedule 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.

Students need to work with their College and Major advisors after returning from EAP to complete petitions to apply EAP coursework toward major and general education requirements.   


To find out more about EAP for engineering students, go to the EAP website or email your questions to: eap@engineering.ucsb.edu.


Please use the following assessment template when submitting courses to your major department for faculty review.  We suggest you consult the sample for proper formatting.

EAP Course Assessment Template (xlsx)

Sample EAP Course Assessment (PDF)