•Learn about study abroad options as a UCSD student and specifically about study abroad programs for biology majors •Find out about funding your study abroad program •Learn from Biology advising staff about academic planning and the course approval process
Two of the biggest misconceptions about studying abroad are:
•It’s is more expensive, and
•It delays graduation
Both assumptions are WRONG.
•The cost of studying abroad is usually comparable to staying at UCSD and many times may be even cheaper.
•UC San Diego’s Student Research and Information Office analyzed the time to graduation rates for UCSD students who studies abroad vs. those who did not. They found that students who study abroad graduated at higher rates and more quickly than those who did not!
•72% of returnees say that the skills learned while abroad influenced their career path.
•93.2% of returnees said cross-cultural skills learned on study abroad were professionally valuable.
Hope to see you there!