Study Abroad Course List

Introduction: This course list is to help plan your study abroad program. The courses on the list have been approved by the Vice Chair of the Economics Department in the past 4 years. Courses not on the list require additional documentation for review.


  1. Check the list for courses that have been pre-approved by the UC San Diego Department of Economics (updated yearly).
  2. List all courses you plan to take on your Academic Planning Form (APF) for review and prescreening.
  3. If a course(s) is not in the list, please submit course description(s), with your APF, for review.
    1. Please note: review process can take between 5-10 business days.
  4. Be sure to save the syllabi and course work for ALL classes, whether or not they have been pre-approved. VC Famulari reviews ALL coursework to determine
    1. whether the class should stay on our pre-approved list.
    2. whether the class should be added to our pre-approved list.

Disclaimer: Failure to prescreen courses not on list may result in no major or minor credit for these courses.

Key: (VC Famulari will use this language to review the courses presented)

  • Yes – course approved as credit.
    • VC Famulari will indicate how course will be accepted. Example: “ECON 1” or “UD Econ Elective”
  • No – course not approved for economics credit
  • Need more info – if you still plan to take the course, VC Famulari recommends providing her with the syllabus as soon as possible.

Lyft Economist Internship Information Session

The Economics Team at Lyft is hiring interns for summer 2022! If you’re a junior interested in economics research, data science, and tech please join!

Summer 2022 Economist Internship at 3pm PDT on Monday, October 25th! Current team members will share more about the role and the application process, followed by a Q&A session. The Economics team conducts research using field experiments and observational causal inference techniques to better understand the factors influencing passenger and driver decisions on the platform.

RSVP for the info session here & apply here!

Become a Vanguard Court Watch Intern!

We are looking for students interested in an exciting and challenging program monitoring and reporting court cases in the local courts. This is one of the only opportunities for undergraduate-level interns to go into the courtroom to observe live trials. Due to covid, we are offering both online or in-person opportunities.  

The Vanguard Court Watch is a non-profit organization that covers criminal cases through the California courts. It offers student interns an opportunity to gain experience in the courthouse, watch and monitor cases, and develop their journalistic writing skills for a local online publication.

Interns are sent into either an in-person or virtual courtroom to take notes, monitor cases, and report, as well as record observations about current court cases. We also have opportunities for them to work on wrongful conviction reports and our COVID-19 behind bars project. 

If you would like to apply, please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to Michelle Lagos, mlagos@davisvanguard.org

The Peoples Vanguard of Davis Inc. 11th Annual Fundraiser Event – The Future of Criminal Justice Reform

Students will have an opportunity to listen and ask questions to notable figures in the reform movement. 

The event will take place on October 28, 2021, from 6 PM to 7 PM

The panel features:

Dr. Melina Abdullah – Professor of Pan African Studies at Cal State LA

Chesa Boudin – District Attorney of San Francisco

Jonathan Rapping – Professor of Law at Harvard and Founder and President of Gideon’s Promise

Jody Armour-Professor of Law at USC

Undergraduate Tickets are $10. 

Law School Student Tickets are $15. 

*Please use your school email to purchase tickets*

Purchase Here – https://tinyurl.com/Davis-Vanguard-Campaign-Site 

San Diego County Internship Opportunity with County Supervisor Joel Anderson

San Diego County has internship opportunities in the office of County Supervisor Joel Anderson, District 2.   An internship position with the County of San Diego may include performing essential office tasks, policy research, constituent correspondence, working with government agencies, research projects, aiding in community outreach programs, public speaking, attending community events on behalf of the Supervisor, and creating & presenting certificates of recognition. They also have a media department where interns have the opportunity to research, write, and polish articles and stories for publication in local newspapers, their newsletter, and select Online outlets. 

The internship program requires a 125-hour commitment. The work schedule is flexible and can be tailored to accommodate your school, work, and prior commitments. Their office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Interns should be flexible and willing to attend early morning, evening, and weekend events along with various training sessions held throughout the year. 

To learn more about this internship opportunity with the office of Supervisor Joel Anderson please contact Mr. Eliran Hershko, Internship Coordinator, at Eliran.Hershko@sdcounty.ca.gov. You may also view a brief video about the internship athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmMiIWsXWwc. To apply for the internship position, please go to www.SupervisorJoelAnderson.com/intern.

The University of Utah Program of Public Affairs Open House Thursday, November 4th.

The Programs of Public Affairs at the University of Utah are hosting an Open house on November 4th where prospective students can learn more about our programs.

2 out of 3 of our programs are part of the Western Regional Graduate Program: The Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Masters in International Affairs and Global Enterprise (MIAGE).

Please spread the word to anyone that may be interested! They can register on the PPA page

Utah is a great place to live and is currently the fastest-growing state in the U.S. Learn more about living in Salt Lake City.