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Study Abroad

General Information

The Department of History awards history credits to both majors and non-majors. Within the past few years, students have received history credit from nearly 100 different universities and programs abroad in dozens of countries. If you are participating in a direct exchange Study Abroad program and wish to receive UW History credit, please bring your orange Study Abroad Transfer Credit Evaluation form as well as a syllabus to our office for evaluation. We may ask for additional information if the syllabus does not demonstrate sufficient historical methodology, themes and assignments, or if you are seeking more than five credits for a course.

For Majors

There is no substitute for studying history in-situ. The History department supports this endeavor and encourages its students to take their studies abroad. For the most productive experience, we strongly encourage History majors to set up an appointment with the History Undergraduate Advising Office in the early planning of a study abroad program. History majors interested in studying abroad should apply for our departmental scholarships, available every spring. Remember, not all history courses taken abroad may count toward the 30 credits of upper division in-residence history required for the major.