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Spanish and Portuguese Majors/Minors

Information for Spanish and Portuguese majors/minors interested in going abroad.

Where to go

A Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking country, naturally! The EAP offers intensive language and culture programs, programs with "set" courses taught in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or English, as well as the opportunity to take a wide variety of regular host university courses, depending on your language skills. The best way to choose is to look over the options and consult with your UCLA Education Abroad Program counselor and your major/minor advisor.

EAP offers programs in the following Spanish-/Portuguese-speaking countries:

The UC Education Abroad Program also offers three special features to help you choose the right program.

  • The Program Wizard can help you find possible programs of interest.
  • The Coursefinder database includes descriptions of all courses taken by UC students while on EAP programs. Please note that it does not include all courses offered by the host university, only those that have been taken and submitted for approval by UC students.
  • An up-to-date list of pre-approved EAP courses will soon be available.

What classes to take

All classes taken on the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) are UC approved courses and count toward your 180 unit requirement for graduation; however, your major/minor department has the final authority to determine how the coursework is used to fulfill specific major requirements.

Courses are approved on a case by case basis and generally used for elective credit. Before going abroad, students should discuss with the department advisor which EAP courses the department will approve for credit toward a major or minor. Students can often make changes to their study plan once they arrive in their country of choice, but should consult with the undergraduate staff advisor by e-mail first.

AP Coursework Guidelines for Spanish and Portuguese Major/Minor

Note: the following guidelines are subject to change. Please see your major/minor advisor for up-to-date information.

EAP Unit Limits for Major

  • Total number of EAP Upper Division Units that can be applied: 31
  • Total number of EAP Lower Division Units that can be applied: 12
  • Total number of EAP Combined Upper and Lower Division Units: 43
  • Total number of EAP Units that can be used to fulfill a language requirement: No limit

EAP Unit Limits for Minor

  • Total number of EAP Upper Division Units that can be applied: 24
  • Total number of EAP Lower Division Units that can be applied: 8
  • Total number of EAP Combined Upper and Lower Division Units: 32
  • Total number of EAP Units that can be used to fulfill a language requirement: No limit

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of D- or above will receive credit. (Overall GPA=2.0+)

Spanish and Portuguese Department Contact

Adriana Ruiz
Undergraduate Advisor
Office: 5314 Rolfe Hall
Telephone: (310) 825-8289
Department website

Education Abroad Program