When to Study Abroad

Study abroad programs are available at all class levels. The particular quarter, summer, or year that students study abroad depends on their individual progress in the major, which course(s) they plan to complete abroad, and their immediate plans after graduation. Students interested in studying abroad should consult with their Economics Undergraduate Advisor to determine the best time period for a study abroad experience.

The UCSB Economics Department always recommends that students plan to study abroad AFTER they make it into the full Economics or Economics and Accounting major. If you plan to study abroad the next regular quarter after you take Economics 10A for the first time, please be aware that you will not be eligible for the retake exams while you’re abroad. You MUST take advantage of the retake exam option in the immediate quarter after you complete 10A, and the department doesn’t make any exceptions to this policy. Please visit this page (link) for more information about the 10A cumulative exams, or visit an advisor in the Economics Undergraduate Office if you have more questions.

If you are an Economics & Accounting major interested in pursuing your CPA, please review the CPA FAQs page for info on when is the best time to study abroad and to learn more about how your units can apply to the CPA. You can also stop by Career Connection (North Hall 2119) for more information about study abroad and the CPA.

A note about EAP and graduation requirements. All prospective EAP applicants, particularly students who intend to study abroad during their senior year, should consult with the College of Letters & Science Advising Office in 1117 Cheadle Hall for information on the university residency requirement.