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Preparing to go Abroad

One of the most important preparations before going abroad is academic planning.  Students should think about how the credit they earn abroad will work toward their degree program at UC.  Students going on a faculty-led program will earn credit that will appear on their transcript like any other UC course.  While students receiving transfer credit from outside institutions will need prior approval to bring that credit back to UC.  This is accomplished by completing the Study Abroad Academic Credit Approval Form.  Students must complete this in advance by listing the courses they plan on taking abroad and their equivalents here at UC, which then must be approved by the appropriate advisor within their college.  Once this is completed it should be turned in to UC International Programs.