Study Abroad Programs

Information for Undergrads

 

Study Abroad Overview: Steps for Getting Credit for a Study Abroad at Rady: 

  • Meet with an advisor at Study Abroad UC San Diego
  • Research where and when you will go
  • Review the information pertaining you individual program *(see instructions below)
  • Review the website of your host university and look at class offerings
  • Bring in your Academic Planning Form along with syllabus for the classes that you are planning to enroll into the Rady advising office .
  • Go abroad! Take your classes for letter grades.
  • Wait for your grades to appear on your UCSD academic history
  • Petition for Final Approval.

 Our programs differ significantly in regards to their individual requirements. We encourage you to review the process to obtain minor credit for your individual program below. 

 

Select your Academic Program 

 

Business Minor

    • You must take MGT 112 at UCSD
    • You must take 5 out of your 7 classes at UCSD. You may only transfer at total of 2 classes from other institutions including Study Abroad. 
    • You must take all abroad classes for a letter grade
    • When you look for core classes, look for classes that are similar to the classes that you would have taken here.
    • When you look for electives, look for classes that combine both theory and practice.
    • Internships abroad may not be counted as elective courses for the Business minor.
    • If you are not planning on taking any classes towards the Business minor, you simply have to bring in your academic planning form to be signed the same day
    • If you change your mind regarding what classes you will take, you must notify us only if you are taking Business minor classes.
    • You can find preapproved equivalencies hereThese equivalencies are meant to assist you in the process of selecting classes before going abroad. Please note that you will still have to communicate with our office for the preapproval and final approval process. 

    How to Petition for Minor Credit

    Before you go (Preliminary Approval):

     Bring in your Academic Planning Form.

    o Start early! If your class is not listed in our preapproved list please allow up to seven business days for review of your Academic Planning Form o Get detailed course descriptions or syllabi for classes you want to take abroad. You can find these here.  

     Bring your Academic Planning Form and the course descriptions or syllabi to the Rady Undergraduate Advising Office. We will review your classes for minor credit.

     If you are petitioning to take a core class abroad, then specify which core class.

    o Core classes for Business :

     MGT 45
     MGT 103
     MGT 181
     MGT 166 or MGT 16

    MGT 112 may not be taken abroad

     Tip: Make a copy of your Academic Planning Form for yourself!

    While abroad:

    o Collect all syllabi: You will be needing these for your final petitions when you come back

    o Contact us if you change your plans: Even if you have planned a course, you may end up taking an entirely different class. If this is the case and you expect to count the new class towards your minor, you should contact us via VAC to obtain preapproval for your new class.

    o Contact us for prerequisites: If you are taking a class that is needed to move on in a sequence, such as MGT 45, MGT 181 or MGT 112, and you need assistance enrolling for this class, you should let us know. We may be able to preauthorize you during your registration time to enroll in the next course.

    When you return (Final Approval):

    • Wait until your study abroad grades appear on your academic history.
    • Email undergrad@rady.ucsd.edu the syllabus or syllabi that you used in class. Include your full name, PID, and indicate if the class(es) are counting for elective credit or a specific core class



Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor

  • MGT 121A and MGT 121B may not be taken abroad 
  • You must take 5 out of your 7 minor classes at UCSD. You may only transfer at total of 2 classes from other institutions including Study Abroad.
  • You must take all courses for a letter grade
  • Make sure you check in our projected class schedule that you will be able to enroll in MGT 121B. MGT 121B is generally only offered once a year. 
  • Internship classes are not acceptable for minor credit in the E&I minor
  • You can find pre-approved equivalencies here. These equivalencies are meant to assist you in the process of selecting classes before going abroad. Please note that you will still have to communicate with our office for the preapproval and final approval process. 

How to Petition for Minor Credit

Before you go (Preliminary Approval):

o Start early! If your class is not listed in our preapproved list please allow up to seven business days for review of your Academic Planning Form o Get detailed course descriptions or syllabi for classes you want to take abroad. You can find these here

 Bring your Academic Planning Form and the course descriptions or syllabi to the Rady Undergraduate Advising Office. We will review your classes for minor credit.

 If you are petitioning to take a core class abroad, then specify which core class.

o Core classes for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor :

 MGT 103
 MGT 187
 MGT 166 or MGT 16

MGT 121A and MGT 121B may not be taken abroad

 Tip: Make a copy of your Academic Planning Form for yourself!

While abroad:

o Collect all syllabi: You will be needing these for your final petitions when you come back

o Contact us if you change your plans: Even if you have planned a course, you may end up taking an entirely different class. If this is the case and you expect to count the new class towards your minor, you should contact us via VAC to obtain preapproval for your new class.

o Contact us for prerequisites: If you are taking a class that is needed to move on in a sequence, such as MGT 187 or MGT 103 and you need assistance enrolling for this class, you should let us know. We may be able to preauthorize you during your registration time to enroll in the next course.

When you return (Final Approval):

  • Wait until your study abroad grades appear on your academic history.
  • Email undergrad@rady.ucsd.edu the syllabus or syllabi that you used in class. Include your full name, PID, and indicate if the class(es) are counting for elective credit or a specific core class



Accounting Minor

    • You must take 5 upper division classes at UCSD 
    • Most Accounting minors tend to study abroad during the Summer of their junior year
    • You may only take upper-division classes abroad to help you move along in the Accounting sequence.  You will have to complete an Accounting elective in-residence for each class that you take abroad. 
    • There is a maximum of 2 classes that may be transfered into the Accounting minor. This includes any courses your may have brought in from community college. 
    • Classes taken abroad must be identical to the sequenced course here at Rady.
    • If you are not planning on taking any classes towards the Accounting minor, you simply have to bring in your academic planning form to be signed the same day
    • We currently do not have pre-existing equivalencies for Accounting. 
    • If you have plans to complete the California CPA requirements, make sure to review when important minor elective courses are being offered. You can do this by reviewing our Tentative Course Offerings  in the bottom of our homepage.
    • Rady will not review any Accounting electives taken abroad for CPA purposes. To learn more about the California Board of Accountancy's policies regarding Education Abroad, please refer to their Licensing Handbook.  
    • For students interested in pursuing a career an Accounting right after college, please note that accounting firms recruit in the fall. For more information about accounting recruitment, check out UCSD's Career Services's Accounting Recruitment Calendar

    How to Petition for Minor Credit:

    Before you go (Preliminary Approval):

     As soon as you decide to submit an application for a program, we recommend you visit the advising office. Due to the Accounting Minor's sequence, it is important that you create a quarter by quarter plan to make sure that you will be able to complete the minor on time.

     Bring your Academic Planning Form to the Rady Undergraduate Advising Office. If you must take a class abroad to complete the sequence on time, bring in the course descriptions or syllabi for review. You should only petition courses that are exact equivalents to your Accounting sequence.

     Please allow 5 to 10 business days for these petitions to be reviewed.

     Tip: Make a copy of your Academic Planning Form for yourself!

    While abroad:

    o Collect all syllabi: You will be needing these for your final petitions when you come back

    o Contact us if you change your plans: Even if you have planned a course, you may end up taking an entirely different class. If this is the case and you expect to count the new class towards your minor, you should contact us via VAC to obtain preapproval for your new class. Please note that if the class is not a mirror image of your Accounting requirement, it will not be approved.

    o Contact us for prerequisites: Since all classes in the Accounting minor are sequenced you will have to contact us during your time abroad for preauthorization. For example, if you are taking the an content equivalent to MGT 132, you will have to contact us so we can preauthorize you for MGT 135, upon your return

    When you return (Final Approval):

      • Enroll in your make-up Accounting elective, if you have not yet completed it. Please note Business minor courses will not count as Accounting electives.

        Wait until your study abroad grades appear on your academic history.

      • Once you have completed your make-up elective contact us. Please make sure you attach  thesyllabus or syllabi that you used in your class abroad. Include your full name, PID, and indicate what Accounting elective you have completed at UCSD .
      • Once you have completed this process, we will update your degree audit. In your degree audit, the Accounting elective will show as part of your sequence.

     


Study Abroad Opportunities 

Rady students can greatly benefit from study abroad opportunities. There are many options available to UC San Diego students, from summer study to year-long programs.

University of California’s Education Abroad Program (EAP)—a UC-run study abroad program, with programs in over 40 countries. You remain enrolled at UC San Diego and earn UC credits and letter grades that are calculated in your UC San Diego GPA. All financial aid and scholarships transfer. UC Study Centers in specific countries provide logistical support.

Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP)—this umbrella program for study abroad uses an independent study abroad provider. OAP also provides internship, work and teaching opportunities. Students are not enrolled at UC San Diego while abroad; you earn UC San Diego transfer credit, but grades are not calculated in your UC San Diego GPA. Not all OAP programs give letter grades so students pursuing minor credit should research if the institution issuing the transcript will report P/ NP or letter grades. Federal and state financial aid transfer, but campus-based aid does not. Some scholarships are available from study–abroad providers.

Global Seminars (GS)—5-week summer programs led by UC San Diego faculty in different locations around the world. You register for two 4-unit UC San Diego classes taught in English and receive UC credit.

Find more information and a calendar of upcoming events on the Study Abroad UC San Diego website.

Can I afford Study Abroad?

UC San Diego students receive approximately $650,000 annually in study–abroad scholarships. The Study Abroad UC San Diego office provides extensive information on funding and can assist you in applying for scholarships.

Learn more about Financing Your Experience.

How do I get started?

Visit the UC San Diego Study Abroad website and follow the First Steps guide.