Foreign Study

General Information

The History department awards credits in history 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 non-history department foreign study program through International Programs and Exchanges and wish to receive UW credit through the History department, you need to bring your I.P. & E. credit-evaluation sheet (it's currently orange), as well as a course description and syllabus to our office for evaluation. We may also need to see your coursework, 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 foreign study scholarships, available every spring. Remember, history courses taken abroad may not count toward the 30 credits of upper division in-residence history required for the major.

For general questions about foreign study credit, please contact the History Undergraduate Advising Office.