After a brief winter break hiatus, we’re back and excited to be blogging again. Along with our regular Tuesday and Wednesday features, this quarter we want to hear more from you, yes YOU. Do you have a blog post you want to feature? Pictures from your time abroad? Suggestions for the blog? Leave us a message in our ask, or just click “Submit” to share your findings.
We want this blog to be a place where fellow anteaters can freely share their experiences with one another, as well as an outlet for blog promotion. Remember though, we can’t make this happen without your contributions.
And now, without further ado, I’m happy to announce the quarter’s first TMI Tuesday. Click on “Ask an Advisor” to leave us your questions!
Happy winter quarter, everyone!
~Your Study Abroad Center Staff and Peer Advisors
Hello fellow Anteaters!
After a brief hiatus last week, we’re back to answer your questions! Just click on Ask an Advisor, and leave us your questions.
Cost tends to vary by program, so look for cost estimates on individual program pages (If you need help finding this, come into our office and we’ll help you out).
In terms of financial aid and scholarships, the short answer is that yes, you can get financial aid on any study abroad program. Non-study programs (working, interning, volunteering, teaching, etc.) are unfortunately not covered by financial aid.
We do have a lot of scholarships available, and encourage everyone to apply once they’ve chosen a program! For more information on this and other financial matters, go to the Prospective Participants page on our website (studyabroad.uci.edu) and click on Scholarships and Financial Aid under the Important Information tab. We also cover a lot of this information in more detail during our Getting Started workshops, which we highly encourage all prospective students to attend!
You know the drill! Leave us your questions in our ask :)
The best way to see if a class you take abroad will count towards a degree requirement here at UCI would be to look at the course description of said class and see if it matches up with the description of a class you’d take at UCI (you can always double-check with an academic advisor to be sure).
I’m assuming the list of past classes you’re talking about is the one featured on the EAP website. In that case, usually next to the class name, they’ll list the UC requirement it counted for (Upper Division Anthropology class, for example). The reason they don’t specify the UC campus is because EAP is a UC-wide program. Again, if you want to make sure a class counts towards your major requirements, see that you take a class that is equivalent to what you’d take at UCI.
And as always, feel free to stop by our office! Thanks for the great question :)
Not necessarily. Many programs in non-English speaking countries do have opportunities to take courses in English, with no language requirement needed to apply. Some also offer language and culture classes as part of their curriculum, so you can learn the native language while you’re in the country! If you need assistance finding a program, just stop by our office, and one of our advisors will be happy to assist you.