Study Abroad Opportunities

"Sociology majors, we want you to study abroad!"


Department of Sociology

1) Study Abroad in Norway through the Department of Sociology

2) Berkeley Study Abroad

1) Study Abroad in Norway through the Department of Sociology

-->Check out our Youtube channel!!! 


-->Universities that you can study at:

1) Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (Fall, Spring)

2) University of Bergen (UiB) (Fall, Spring)

3) University of Oslo (UiO) (Fall, SpringSummer)

4) The Artic University of Norway (UiT) (Fall, Spring)

-->Courses, transferring coursework to Berkeley, grading, etc.

Are you curious what courses you can take in Norway? Do you know how the courses will appear on your UC Berkeley transcript? Want to know the grading structure of Norwegian Universities?

to find out the answers!


Housing is guaranteed at all of the Norwegian Universities. Click to find out more!

-->Financial aid & scholarships, and cost of attendance

Financial aid and cost of attendance are some of the top concerns for students studying abroad. Click to find out more!


Do you need a visa to study abroad in Norway? Click to find out more!

-->Planned Leave of Absence

If you participate in the Study Abroad in Norway program and will return to UCB the following term (participate in Fall and return in Spring or participate in Spring and return in Fall), you will need to submit a Planned Leave of Absence to the Berkeley Study Abroad Office. Click to find out more more!

-->Calendar Dates (approximate):

Click to find out more!

-->Former participants:

Yuval-Fall 2019 University of Bergen: For her service commitment, she created a series of videos about her term at UiB. 




2) Berkeley study Abroad

Berkeley Study Abroad has many terrific programs that are offered Summer, Fall, Spring, Year. 


Financial Aid:

Berkeley Study Abroad has great information about financing your time abroad. In addition, there are dedicated financial aid counselors housed at Berkeley Study Abroad available to help you. Click to see available hours. 


Completing requirements abroad:

The Department of Sociology will automatically accept UCEAP courses to satisfy Sociology Elective requirements if the following criteria are met:

a) must be a Sociology course

b) must be an upper division course (numbered 100+)

c) must be a minimum of 4 qtr/2.7 semester units

d) must be an academic course, and not a research or internship course


If you are taking a course abroad that you feel it is equivalent to a sociology requirement other than a sociology elective, you can request to have the course evaluated for equivalency. Please submit the syllabus to either Cristina or Seng, and it will be forwarded for review by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. This process can take 2-3 weeks. 


Database of previously approved courses from abroad

Click for database.

Please note the following limitations of the database:

a) study abroad programs listed may or may not currently be available

b) courses listed for each of the programs are subject to change and may not be available

c) courses listed might only be available in a specific semester only (i.e. Fall only)

d) first tab of Google Document will list UCEAP courses, second tab will show courses approved by exception