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Opportunities Abroad for Biology & Environmental Studies Majors. Education Abroad Program. http://www.oie.ucsc.edu. What can I expect on EAP?. Academic challenge and reward Increased personal growth, language proficiency, cultural awareness Meet new people, make new friends

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what can i expect on eap
What can I expect on EAP?
  • Academic challenge and reward
  • Increased personal growth, language proficiency, cultural awareness
  • Meet new people, make new friends
  • Career and resume enhancement
  • Travel opportunities
will i get credit for eap
Will I get credit for EAP?


  • With planning, course work can apply toward your Biology or Environmental Studies major.
  • All course work abroad on EAP earns UC credit, not transfer credit.
  • Courses are recorded on your UC transcript.
can i afford it
Can I afford it?

You can’t afford not to!

  • Students pay the SAME UC fees!
  • UCSC financial aid goes with you abroad!
  • Your financial aid is recalculated based on the budget for your program (includes airfare, pre-departure expenses, etc.)
  • Special EAP scholarships help offset any higher cost.
is there support abroad
Is there support abroad?


  • A Study Center Director (or designated UC liaison officer) administers the program and is responsible for the academic and personal well-being of EAP students
eap selection criteria
EAP Selection Criteria
  • Most programs require a 2.5 or 3.0 GPA
  • Most require at least sophomore or junior standing
  • Some have language prerequisites, but most DO NOT!
  • Personal motivation, maturity, flexibility, seriousness of academic purpose
eap options
EAP Options?
  • Study in your major by taking regular host university courses
  • Participate in a special focus biology program
  • Add breadth to your studies with non-biology related study (e.g., a language and culture program)
study options are available at 150 universities in 35 countries
Study options are available at 150+ universities in 35 countries

in English or in a foreign language!

University of York, England


Biology Field Work Programs

What are my options?

university of queensland australia
University of Queensland, Australia
  • Field study at Heron Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Moreton Bay Research Station
  • Live with an Australian family
  • Work with scientists at research stations

Fall Semester Marine Biology and Terrestrial Ecology


James Cook University, Australia

  • Marine, Rainforest, & Conservation Biology
  • Tropical Ecology
  • Field Work on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Study in the inland forest of Paluma

Fall or Spring Tropical Ecology and Marine Biology


University of Tasmania

  • Marine/Freshwater/Antarctic Biology
  • Natural Environment & Wilderness

Fall or Spring Environmental Science and Biology

monteverde institute costa rica
Monteverde Institute, Costa Rica

Tropical Biology and Conservation Program on the Monteverde Biological Field Station in the Cloud Forest


University of British Columbia, Canada

Study ecology, introductory vertebrates, and/or nonvascular plants

Research at the open coast Bamfield Marine Sciences Center on Vancouver Island

Marine field excursions major component of course work.

Fall Marine Science on Vancouver Island


University of Cape Town, South Africa

Choose courses in:

Biodiversity, evolutionary biology, botany, ecology, environmental science, marine biology, oceanography, and zoology.

Study in:

A forest, savanna, arid land, kelp bed, coral reef, and aboard a research vessel!

Spring Science Semester


Want a program with a broader curriculum?

Take biology classes (and much more!) in:

  • Barbados
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
other programs for breadth
Other Programs for Breadth

Summer Programs

China, Denmark, Italy,

Korea, Mexico, Sweden,

United Kingdom

Language and Culture Programs

China, Denmark, France,

Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea,

Mexico, Spain, Sweden

how and when do i apply
How and when do I apply?
  • Call 459-2858 or come to the Office of International Education (OIE), 107 Classroom Unit or visit us online at oie.ucsc.edu.
  • Be aware of the deadline for your program. Application deadlines are listed in the EAP office and on our web site at: http://oie.ucsc.edu.
more information
More Information?
  • Check out OIE’s website at: http://oie.ucsc.edu
  • Check out EAP’s website at:www.eap.ucop.edu
  • Talk with the EAP staff and returned students
what do returnees say
What do returnees say?

Let’s hear from some now!!!

Office of International Education

107 Classroom Unit