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.

Study Abroad at Cardiff University in Wales

Our departmental exchange program with Cardiff University is a wonderful opportunity for students to study side-by-side with UK students in the Welsh capitol! Established in 1883, Cardiff University offers UW students a wide variety of courses (called "modules") in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Department of History application for this program opens in late January each year and on alternating years (next is 2017-2018), a nomination from the Department of History carries with it a scholarship to be used toward study and living expenses. Competitive applicants should have completed 90 credits and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. A letter of recommendation will be required as well. Please make an appointment with an advisor for more information! The application period for study abroad in Cardiff Autumn 2017-Spring 2018 is now available. Please click here for the Catalyst Dropbox application and note that you must have a UW NetID in order to log in. Applications are due Friday, February 17, 2017.

For general questions about Study Abroad credit, please contact the History Undergraduate Advising Office.