Statistics and Applied Probability

Event Date: 

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 2:45pm

Statistics Majors Info Meeting

The Statistics and Applied Probability and the Mathematics Departments encourage their students to study abroad through the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP). In a world which is becoming increasingly globalized, exposure to other cultures can help students gain new perspectives and achieve a greater understanding of the world in which we live. College is an ideal time to take advantage of the opportunity to live abroad for a summer, a semester, or a year. In addition to developing your self-confidence, independence and perspectives, your international experience will benefit your career goals and/or graduate school opportunities. There are some excellent UCEAP partner universities that offer coursework in actuarial studies, financial mathematics and statistics.

Why study abroad?

UCEAP offers unparalleled opportunities to obtain the broader perspectives, knowledge, and skills necessary to be effective professionally in our rapidly changing global world. Possibilities are numerous to further your study of statistics, as well as innumerable other subjects, in many countries around the world. The benefits of studying and living abroad are tremendous.

You can:

  • Take advantage of unique academic coursework opportunities
  • Participate in a different educational system
  • Improve critical thinking skills
  • Advance your cross-cultural and problem-solving skills
  • Expand your world view by experiencing another culture firsthand
  • Develop self-confidence and independence
  • Prepare for a career in an internationally competitive world
  • Enhance your résumé for job or graduate school applications
When should I study abroad?

The particular quarter, semester, summer or year that you study abroad depends on your particular academic goals. Students interested in Language and Culture programs, or in fulfilling major preparation and General Education requirements, can participate as early as their sophomore year.

Students wanting to fulfill upper division major requirements should be aware that students at foreign universities begin their academic specialization earlier than students in the US. Consequently, courses abroad are often taught at a more demanding level, especially at the upper-division level. Please consult with the department's undergraduate advisor or with the host university department.

Where should I study abroad?

UCEAP participants have the choice of over 40 countries in which to spend a year, a semester, or a summer. Students also have the option of studying in English or in a foreign language. Statistics and mathematics courses in English are offered in a number of UCEAP countries, such as AustraliaCanadaIrelandNetherlandsNew ZealandSingaporeSouth AfricaSweden, and UK-England.

Particular UCEAP programs to consider for Statistics, Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics students include the UCEAP immersion programs in the UK. All of these universities offer math and statistics coursework. Check the university's website and contact the relevant department for further information. Many Australian universities also offer courses in actuarial science and financial mathematics.

In particular, you could consider:

What classes should I take?

All UCEAP students automatically earn UC credit for the work they complete abroad. However, the application of credit to major requirements is subject to the discretion of the department. Please plan ahead and consult with your department advisor.

Use Gaucho Credit Abroad to search for the types of credit (i.e. major, minor, GE areas, or electives towards graduation) that UCSB students received for courses taken on UCEAP. You can find more UCEAP courses in the UCEAP Course Catalog and additional course listings on UCEAP partner university/program websites.

How do I get started?

Academic Planning Form Tutorial

Gaucho Credit Abroad Database