Study Abroad Resources

The Chinese Studies Program highly encourages students to expand their horizons by studying abroad and becoming global citizens. Consult with the UC San Diego Study Abroad Office on the process for preparing and applying to study abroad. We hope that you find this webpage helpful and informative. It should guide you what criteria a course needs to meet to be useful in earning a Chinese Studies major or minor. To the left you may click on the hyperlink titled: Frequently Asked Questions that address many concerns of those considering travel abroad for educational purposes. Below you will also find a list of courses that have been completed by other UCSD students that have been previously petitioned and had an impact on the degrees UCSD students were earning with a successful student petition. It is important for a student to be informed and aware of how studying abroad can impact his or her own educational plans at UCSD. Check back as there are often updates to the list below.  When preparing to study abroad, students must meet with the program coordinator to discuss specific options and complete the EAP/OAP forms.  It is the student's responsibility to petition each course upon returning from your study abroad program.

When a student considers courses from a college other than UCSD, use the following guidelines:

  1. The course is 50% or more about China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc. to qualify as a non-language Chinese Studies Elective or be 100% about learning to speak Mandarin and be able to successfully comprehend, read and write in Chinese.
  2. The course must be 4 or more quarter units (or 3 semester units).  Combining courses may be permissible.
  3. Make sure that the course is upper-division if that is the requirement you are seeking to fulfill.  

Only Chinese Studies majors and minor need approval signatures on EAP or OAP documents, but we will kindly offer guidance to all students.