UC San Diego Opportunities Abroad Program
Programs Abroad Office
International Center (corner of Gilman Drive and Library Walk)
All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. Updates may be found on the Academic Senate website: http://senate.ucsd.edu/catalog-copy/approved-updates/.
Scott Baden, Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty Director
Matthew Herbst, Making of the Modern World, Associate Faculty Director
Kirk Simmons, Dean of the International Center
Kelly O’Sullivan, Director of the Programs Abroad Office
Jim Galvin, OAP Director
Jay Minert, Academic Integration and Outreach Director
Maribeth Erlich, OAP Adviser
Luis Legaspi, OAP Adviser
Rachel Rigoli, OAP Adviser
Eric Tarbell, OAP Adviser
Sarah Vatch, OAP Adviser
Students interested in going abroad should investigate possibilities through the Opportunities Abroad Program, which can assist with placement in a wide range of academic programs outside the UC system. These programs include study for an academic year, semester, quarter, or summer. They may be sponsored by other US universities or include direct enrollment in foreign institutions. Academic credit may also be earned on a number of overseas internship programs that combine work experience and courses.
Students going abroad through the Opportunities Abroad Program earn transfer credit from the sponsoring institution. Courses taken abroad may satisfy general-education, major, or minor requirements, depending on department or college approval. Federal and state financial aid for approved plans of study abroad is available. Special study abroad scholarships are also available.
In addition to these academic programs, the Programs Abroad Office can assist students in selecting a wide range of volunteer, paid work, and educational travel programs.
For more information, go to http://pao.ucsd.edu/programs/oap.html