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Study Abroad in Linguistics

Study Abroad 2020-2021

Check out these unique Study Abroad opportunities for linguistics majors or minors, including some virtual Study Abroad options! We hope that Study Abroad programs can go back to normal soon...and it's always a great idea to start thinking about Study Abroad one year or more ahead.


Study Abroad Opportunities

Linguistics students can greatly benefit from study abroad opportunities. This is particularly true for Language Studies majors, who can fulfill many course requirements and improve their language skills through study abroad. A Linguistics Study Abroad Award has been created to encourage our majors and minors to take advantage of these opportunities. There are many options for Study Abroad available to UCSD students, from summer study to year long programs. UCSD students can participate in:

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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. 
  • Public, searchable database to find all the UCEAP courses students have taken and the types of academic credit they were awarded (e.g., major, minor, GE/breadth areas).
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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.  
    • For students interested in Sign Language, Professor Peggy Lott has led a Sign Language Studies in Paris summer seminar.
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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
  • Key differences from EAP and Global Seminars: You are not enrolled at UCSD; you earn UCSD transfer credit but grades are not calculated in UCSD GPA. Federal and state financial aid transfer but campus-based aid does not. Some scholarships are available from study abroad providers.
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Global Exchange - Macquarie University

  • Study at an Australian university in partnership with UC San Diego
  • Over 20 courses have been pre-approved for transfer credit
  • Special focus on courses specializing in Speech Pathology 


Check out the Linguistics Major Advising Page for more specific information. Talk to the Undergraduate Advisers in the Linguistics Dept about your plans.


Can I fit Study Abroad into my major requirements?

Yes, absolutely. A maximum of 6 (4-credit) courses of study abroad can count towards your Linguistics major requirements and 3 (4-credit) courses for your Linguistics minor.

Make sure you talk to the Linguistics Dept. faculty adviser about your course plan before departure and keep in touch while you are away in case of changes. It is recommended that you take core requirements at UCSD and linguistics electives on your study abroad program. Here is a sample sample template for a general linguistics major following this plan.

Can I have my Study Abroad experience officially recognized on my diploma?

A new Global Concentration in Linguistics, which requires credits earned through Study Abroad, can be applied to any of the four linguistics majors. The Global Concentration designation will appear on your academic transcript, but not your diploma.

Can I afford Study Abroad?

UC San Diego students receive hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in study abroad scholarships.

Financial aid can be used for study abroad programs (campus-based aid can only be used for EAP).

Study Abroad, UC San Diego provides extensive information on funding and can assist you in applying for scholarships.