Curriculum Integration – Incorporating course work taken abroad into the academic context of the home campus. It involves weaving study abroad into the fabric of the on-campus curriculum through activities such as course matching, academic advising, departmental and collegiate informational and promotional materials, and the structuring of degree requirements. (Forum on Education Abroad, 2008)
As part of the ongoing process for Semester Conversion at UC, UC International Programs, with the support of the Integrated Core Learning Committee, encourages all departments to include an education abroad component into their re-structured degree programs for undergraduates.
With UC’s long history and recognized expertise in experiential learning, integrating education abroad experiences into a student’s degree program directly supports both the philosophy of Integrated Core Learning, as well as the mission of the university, which says, in its concluding statement: “Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.”