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University of California (UC) Summer Abroad

Summer Abroad Program Information and Resources Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The safety and well-being of students is our first priority. Campuses are communicating directly with students and faculty on suspended programs due to COVID-19. Please check with your campus Study Abroad office's website for the most current information. 

Summer Abroad Program Information and Resources Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The safety and well-being of students is our first priority. Campuses are communicating directly with students and faculty on suspended programs due to COVID-19. Please check with your campus Study Abroad office's website for the most current information. 

NOTE: Many in-person programs have been canceled for Summer 2021 due to COVID-19. Be sure to check with each UC office to confirm details and timelines for future offerings.

UC Summer Abroad Faculty-Led 2021 Programs

UC Summer Abroad faculty-led programs offer students short, intensive academic courses that are complemented with a wealth of excursions and cultural activities. All UC programs are built around UC courses and are led by world-class UC faculty, administered by a UC campus. Many provide opportunities for students to visit non-English speaking countries while doing their coursework in English. Class sizes are small — 18-30 students — allowing for an intimate learning experience. UC Summer Abroad is open to all University of California students and students from other US institutions.

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Africa, Cape Town - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Cape Town, Africa.

Argentina, Business and Communication Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

Gain real work experience related to your career goals while interning remotely for a vetted company based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Australia, Sydney - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Sydney, Australia.

Austria, Journalism in Central Europe - Virtual (UC San Diego) 

Acquire critical communication skills, cultural sensitivity and in-depth knowledge to navigate an increasingly global media environment in a central European city at the crossroads of east and west, north and south.

Belgium, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Domestic and Foreign Politics in Europe - Virtual (UC Los Angeles)

Examine the individual systems of government in Britain, the Netherlands and France and the role played by these countries in world politics.

Bolivia, Indigenous Health in Bolivia: A Remote Experience - Virtual (UC San Diego)

Gain a greater understanding of the challenges medical practitioners and local communities face by comparing urban Western medicine with rural and indigenous practices.

Brazil, Theater of the Oppressed - Virtual (UC Los Angeles)

Spend your summer connecting with the Center for Theater of the Oppressed (CTO) learning about their ongoing projects in Rio de Janeiro and the methodology now used around the world for social action through theater.

Canada, Toronto - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Toronto, Canada.

Chile, Santiago - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through an academic internship in Santiago, Chile.

Chile, Education and Social Change Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

This six-week virtual internship and seminar will focus on the role of local and community-based organizations in supporting education and social change initiatives in Chile.

China, Beijing - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through an academic internship in Beijing, China.

China, East-West Medicine in Shanghai - Virtual (UC Los Angeles)

Learn the basic concepts and become exposed to the various techniques of traditional Chinese medicine, witness China’s rapidly changing landscape, and analyze integrative medicine strategies being implemented to address personal and community health issues.

Costa Rica, Sea Turtles and Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica - Virtual (UC San Diego) 

Experience wildlife and ecosystems that only a lucky few get to see while living in homes of Costa Rican families and experiencing their culture and hospitality.

Denmark, In the Footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen - Virtual (UC Los Angeles)

Follow the footsteps of renowned author Hans Christian Andersen through field trips, walking tours and hands-on exploration of place and space.

France, French Language and Culture - Virtual (UC Los Angeles)

This intensive French language and culture program will provide you the opportunity–and the tools–to live in Paris like the Parisians do.

France, Medieval Paris - Virtual (UC Los Angeles)

Weaving lectures, walking tours, and short daily trips into one, this program in Paris presents a two-fold approach to the histories of the kingdom of France in the Middle Ages and the early modern period.

Ghana, Global Health Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

This Virtual Global Health Internship allows you to explore how communities in Ghana are addressing their most pressing health challenges including HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, maternal & child health, and nutrition.

Hong Kong, Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Hong Kong.

India, Mumbai - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Mumbai, India.

India, Japan, South Korea, Business Leadership and Communication Across Asia - Virtual (UC Los Angeles)

Nurture your growth as an effective, multicultural leader in the context of global business and increase your knowledge about business and leadership across Asian cultural contexts.

Ireland, Dublin - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Dublin, Ireland.

Italy, Italian Language and Culture - Virtual (UC Berkeley)

Develop your Italian language skills and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Italy this summer.

Italy, Revelle in Rome - Virtual (UC San Diego)

Study the revival of classical culture and values and the place of human beings in the world, as we experience Rome and visit Florence.

Japan, Tokyo - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Tokyo, Japan.

Japan, Business and Communication Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

Build your international business and communication experience and expand your network by working virtually with a team based in Japan.

Jordan, Counseling & Humanitarian Action Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

This six-week virtual internship and seminar will focus on the role of local and community-based organizations and international aid organizations in responding to the refugee crisis in Jordan.

Mexico, Education, Gender, and Transfeminist Activism in Mexico City - Virtual (UC Berkeley)

A sprawling urban hub and home to nearly 9 million people, Mexico City has grown up, around, and over thriving indigenous cities, including Mexico-Tenochtitlán and Tlatelolco, creating a rich and dense palimpsest of cultural practices and traditions that are discursively and politically used to advance particular visions and ideologies related to the role of education, nationalism, gender, and sexuality.

Peru, Global Health in Peru - Virtual (UC Los Angeles)

Gain first-hand experience in the global health field with various visits to local hospitals, health NGO's, as well as trips outside of Lima to Iquitos, Peru.

Philippines, Narratives of Tradition and Resistance - Virtual (UC Berkeley)

Learn about Philippine history, culture, and society through interactions with Filipino people, as well as selected lectures by leading scholars in the Philippines.

Portugal, Lisbon - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through an academic internship in Lisbon, Portugal.

Puerto Rico, San Juan - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through an academic internship in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Singapore, Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Singapore.

South Africa, Human Rights and Social Impact Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

Gain real work experience related to your career goals while interning remotely for a vetted organization based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Spain, Migration and Refugee Studies - Virtual (UC Berkeley)

Engage deeply with the histories and contemporary realities of migrant and refugee communities in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain. This program will explore the connections between and differences of migrant and refugee narratives in the Mediterranean sea corridor and migrant experiences (including experiences of undocumented migrants) at the US-Mexico Borderlands.

Spain, Spanish Language and Culture - Virtual (UC Berkeley)

Sharpen your Spanish language skills in this intensive virtual visit to Spain. This virtual program pairs an online Spanish language intensive with an immersive cultural experience, where students will integrate with local communities and learn more about local culture and history.

Spain, Spanish Language and Culture - Virtual Session I: June Start (UC Los Angeles)

Enjoy your summer in Spain while studying Spanish language and culture in the charming city of Granada.

Spain, Spanish Language and Culture - Virtual Session II: August Start (UC Los Angeles)

Enjoy your summer in Spain while studying Spanish language and culture in the charming city of Granada.

Sweden, Stockholm - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Stockholm.

Uganda, Food and Nutrition Security Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

This six-week virtual internship and seminar will focus on the role of local, community-based, and international aid organizations in supporting the development of food and nutrition security in Uganda.

United Kingdom, London - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in London.

United Kingdom, Enlightenment, Revolution, and Romanticism in Edinburgh - Virtual (UC San Diego)

Often referred to as “the Athens of the North” because of its rich intellectual tradition in the arts, humanities, and sciences, Edinburgh is the second most visited city in the United Kingdom.

USA, California, Los Angeles - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and professional work experience through an academic internship in the Los Angeles area.

USA, California, San Francisco Bay Area - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and professional work experience through an academic internship in the San Francisco Bay Area.

USA, Georgia, Atlanta - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through an academic internship in Atlanta, Georgia.

USA, Hawaii, Geology and Volcanology in Hawaii - Virtual (UC San Diego)

Investigate the geology of the Hawaiian islands, with a special opportunity to learn about volcanology using the Hawaiian volcanoes as a guide. 

USA, Massachusetts, Boston - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through an academic internship in Boston, Massachusetts.

USA, Michigan, Detroit - Virtual Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through an academic internship in Detroit, Michigan.

USA, New York, Cities and Cultures - Virtual (UC Los Angeles)

Explore cutting edge, urban, cultural and political issues, and the trendiest neighborhoods in the country's largest city.

Worldwide, Comparative Global Health Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

This Virtual Comparative Global Health Internship allows you to “travel” to 5-10 countries in five weeks to engage in deep learning around healthcare systems in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Worldwide, Design and Fashion Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

This eight-week, individual project-based virtual internship allows you to gain work experience with a vetted company based in another country.

Worldwide, Engineering and Computer Science Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

This eight-week, individual project-based virtual internship allows you to gain work experience with a vetted company based in another country.

Worldwide, Green Technology, Sustainability and Environment Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

This eight-week, individual project-based virtual internship allows you to gain work experience with a vetted company based in another country.

Worldwide, International Development, NGOs, and Charity Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

This eight-week, individual project-based virtual internship allows you to gain work experience with a vetted company based in another country.

Worldwide, Multiple Career Fields Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

The UC Davis Global Learning Hub and Global Experiences partnership provides students interested in multiple career fields with the opportunity to engage in meaningful work in virtual internships, while being supported by UC Davis faculty.

Africa and the Middle East

Cyprus, Ancient Technology, Materials, and Forensics (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Become a ‘detective’ through hands-on investigations to identify diagnostic fingerprint markers for authentication and provenance of stolen and looted antiquities.

Ghana, Pediatric Care and Reproductive Health Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Join local medical professionals in the historic Children’s Hospital and see how these professionals provide care in a resource-scarce environment. Rotate through a variety of wards while learning about the social and economic conditions that affect pediatric health.

South Africa, Healthcare Challenges Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Witness efforts to address health inequities amongst underserved communities. Participants will work with local NGOs, helping with community-based health initiatives and participate in clinical rotations at hospitals in a variety of wards.

South Africa, Hospital Medicine and Infectious Disease Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Learn about local hospital medicine and infectious disease treatment in the heartland of Zulu culture. The Durban program includes the opportunity for participants to join healthcare teams that provide services for HIV/AIDS patients, and rotate through a variety of hospital wards, such as surgical and pediatrics.

South Africa, Zambia, Change in Modern South Africa & Zambia (UC San Diego)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Compare and contrast two authentic African experiences by visiting one of the most popular post-Apartheid cities, Cape Town, South Africa, and the less developed Livingstle, Zambia.

Asia and Oceania

Australia, Engineering and Computer Science Internships (UC Davis)    [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Spend the summer in beautiful Sydney as an engineering intern. Placements are customized according to students’ experiences, career goals, interests and skills, and are available at large and small companies in a variety of industries.

Australia, Wildlife, Conservation, and Veterinary Medicine Internships (UC Davis)    [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

This program, in partnership with Loop Abroad, provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working in two unique areas: wildlife handling and care at a wildlife conservation center and zoo internship at a zoo.

Australia, Anthropology, Law and Conservation (UC Riverside)    [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Study the interplay between law, conservation and indigenous rights, through the lenses of cultural anthropology and political ecology.

Bhutan, GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon (UC Davis)    [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Learn how to use geographic information systems (GIS) in the peaceful, culturally rich, and biodiverse country of Bhutan in the Himalayan Mountains, where progress is measured in Gross National Happiness.

Hong Kong, Child Development: A Global Perspective (UC Riverside)    [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Understand and appreciate child development in diverse cultures by critically evaluating how the sociocultural environment shapes children's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

India, Public Health & Rural/Urban Medicine Internships (UC Davis)    [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Learn about urban and rural healthcare systems through NGO site visits in Delhi and clinical rotations in the Himalayan foothills, which provide insight on primary care, preventative medicine, and the urban-rural divide.

Indonesia, Health, Healing, and Sustainable Community Development in Bali (UC San Diego)    [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Gain insight into social and ecological sustainability, health, healing, life, diverse ways of knowing, and moving through the world with integrity and compassion in a Southeat Asian island with many layers.

Japan, Business and Communication Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Intern in Japan’s vibrant and bustling capital, where traditional blends with ultramodern. As a global leader in technological advancements and the world’s most populous metropolis, Tokyo is a great setting for business internships.

Japan, Design Japan (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Based in Tokyo and Kyoto, this program explores Japan’s design culture and includes visits to castles, temples, and unique museums.

Japan, Engineering and Computer Science Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Intern in Japan’s vibrant and bustling capital, where traditional blends with ultramodern. As a global leader in technological advancements and the world’s most populous metropolis, Tokyo is an ideal setting to gain international, professional experience.

Japan, Life Sciences in Japan (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Explore aspects of life sciences in Japan such as active research labs, the world-famous Osaka aquarium, a yogurt fermentation factory, and much more.

Japan, Thinking Abroad in Japan (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Learn about the intellectual and cultural history of modern Japan, from the founding of the Japanese Empire in 1868 through today with a focus on "competing imperialisms" between Japan and the United States.

New Zealand, Psychology Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Intern in Auckland or Wellington gaining experience in the fields of psychology and social work in a rich multicultural environment.

New Zealand, Social Science in Context: Understanding New Zealand (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Immerse in the beauty, history, art, design, and culture of Aoteraroa New Zealand while developing tools to examine the dynamic relationships between society and individual identities and experiences, between culture and the organization of everyday life, between hegemonic power and inequality, and between global powers and postcolonial perspectives.

Philippines, Remote Island Medicine Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Learn about healthcare challenges villages encounter and the importance of preventative medicine. Rotate at community clinics and interact with healthcare providers and patients, while learning about the link between clinical medicine and public health.

Thailand, Education Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Spend five weeks supporting underresourced students as an intern in a traditional Thai temple school in Chiang Mai, a beloved destination in the mountainous, jungle-filled north of Thailand.

Thailand, Microbiology Lab in the Kingdom of Smiles (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Explore tropical jungles, pristine beaches, exotic markets, and the mega-city of Bangkok while getting hands-on microbiology laboratory experience.

Thailand, Wildlife, Conservation and Veterinary Medicine Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Students will have a chance to live in both city and rural settings and explore Thai culture while learning hands-on veterinary, conservation, and animal science skills.

Europe

Belgium, Microbiology in Europe's Capital—Brussels (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

This program introduces you not only to microbiology as a discipline, but also to the historic laboratories that led to modern microbiology. There will be strong focus on the role of microbes in human disease and our response to them and on the role of microbes in biotechnology, agriculture, and their environmental impacts.

Czech Republic, In Search of Kafka in Prague (UC San Diego)    [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Venture a city through the literary works of Prague’s most famous writer and get lost in a world that the famed German composer, Richard Wagner, once described as “a city beyond compare."

France, Americans in Paris (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Walk in the footsteps of Jefferson, Twain, Hemingway, Stein and other Americans in Paris, while discovering the neighborhoods of Paris and yourself. 

France, Intro to Biological Psychology (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Examine the relationship of neuroanatomy and physiology to motivation, emotion and mental health, social relationships, and cognition in humans and other animals.

France, Introduction to Winemaking (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Learn the basics of wine making while visiting many of the major French wine regions and accessing many elite wineries.

France, Global Challenges in Postcolonial France (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Investigate the exciting and complex cultural, economic, political, and social relations of 21st century France.

France, Microfluidics Research Applications and Testing (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Explore how the human body responds to materials on both a cellular and tissue level and how these interactions modify or change the material.

France, Startup Bootcamp: Software with an International Perspective (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Learn about patterns used to create modular components that can be built up to large scale programs while developing industry standard project management tools such as Github and Kanban boards to track progress through feature identification and specification, development, testing and deployment.

France, Jazz in Paris (UC San Diego)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Spend the summer learning how Jazz developed and why it was so enthusiastically received by the Parisians in the 1920s.

France, Sign Language and Studies in Paris (UC San Diego)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Participate in excursions where students can turn classroom discussions into actual practice by applying knowledge of ASL to live interactions with deaf people.

Germany, Mathematics and Culture in Berlin (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Live and learn in the German capital that housed several German mathematicians, including Leibniz, Euler, Weierstrass and Kronecker, who made important contributions to the development of calculus.

Greece, Writers in Greece (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Learn about Greece’s vibrant culture while traveling to many beautiful and historical sites.

Greece, Ancient Greece (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Explore ancient Greece through a combination of classical archaeological site visits, lectures, and the works of Homer, Plato, Sophocles, and Aristophanes.

Greece, Theatrical Design in Ancient and Modern Greece (UC San Diego)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Explore the inspiring city of Athens from a designers’ perspective. The course will focus on production design for stage and film including a look at how visual ideas for a story are processed and interpreted.

Iceland, Thermodynamics in the Land of Fire and Ice (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

What better way to study thermodynamics than in a country that is powered completely by geothermal and hydroelectric resources? From thundering waterfalls to towering volcanoes and geothermal fields, you will experience Iceland in all its intrigue.

Ireland, Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Take Biological Sciences 2A in beautiful Ireland at University College Cork (UCC).

Ireland, Bio Sci 2B in Dublin (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Experience Ireland while taking Biological Sciences 2B, “Principles of Ecology and Evolution,” at the modern University College Dublin (UCD).

Ireland, Psychology Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Intern in Galway or Limerick with placements focusing on community partnerships in two of Ireland’s most populous cities.

Ireland, Ireland's Silicon Valley (UC San Diego)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Explore Dublin, an economic center known for its ability to attract and retain talent for tech giants such as Google and Amazon, and discover how Dublin continues to respond to the many challenges and opportunities of doing business in the 21st century.

Italy, Science of the Mind (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Study Cognitive Neuroscience through the internationally known Department of Psychology at the University of Bologna in Italy.

Italy, American Writers and Artists Abroad (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Examine the experiences of some of the most important American writers and artists who spent time in Florence, the beautiful Tuscan city where the Italian Renaissance originated.

Italy, Atlantic Foodways: Culture, Science, Governance (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Learn about the Italian food history and culture through the lens of the concept of terroir while examining the development of international bodies borne out of the "international food movement" as a response to food insecurity.

Italy, Exploring Ancient Rome (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Explore the city of Rome and learn about its ancient history, politics, architecture and culture this summer.

Italy, Renaissance and Modernity (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Study in Rome, the ideal place to understand the emergence of modern Europe from the Classical period through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque, to the Modern.

Netherlands, NPB 110A—Molecules to Individuals (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Experience the Netherlands while learning about cells and seeing how scientists are studying them.

Netherlands, The Global Governance of International Human Rights (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Gain a deep knowledge of the promises and limits of international human rights and examine the Eurocentric frameworks within which international human rights are discussed and litigated today.

Netherlands, Sustainable Planning, Development, and Design in the Netherlands (UC San Diego)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Study examples of sustainable planning, development, and design in a country known as a leader in innovations in multi-modal transportation, green architecture, landscape architecture and urban design, alternative energy sources, green infrastructure, affordable housing, and strategies to combat sea-level rise.

Spain, Engineering and Computer Science Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Spend the summer on the coast of the Mediterranean in dynamic Barcelona as an engineering intern. Students will have the opportunity to take an intensive Spanish course, explore Barcelona, and network with engineering and C.S. professionals and interns.

Spain, Housing and Urbanism in Barcelona (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Discover the many lessons we can take home from Barcelona on housing development and neighborhood regeneration efforts.

Spain, Psychology Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Intern in the Mediterranean gem of Valencia with an individually tailored placement to work toward your career goals in psychology and social services.

Spain, The History of Cancer - NEW (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Learn about the medical and scientific discoveries relating to cancer prevention and treatment within historical and social contexts, including differences between the US and Spanish healthcare systems.

Spain, Barcelona: The Story of a City, Its Art and Cultures (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Study in depth the Barcelona of today, its cultural dynamism, its place in today’s Spain, and in the heart of Catalan culture.

Spain, Spain Thru Time: Castles, Palaces and Religious Places (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Study the culture and civilization of a millenary country through hands-on experiences such as touching a Roman aqueduct, roaming around a medieval city, and understanding the light of a cathedral from looking through its windows.

Spain, Spanish Memories, African Hopes, Through Literature & Film (UC San Diego)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

At the crossroads of Africa and Europe, explore Spain and its evolution as a result of African migration. Studies will be reinforced through field trips to Málaga and Morocco.

Switzerland, Bugging out in the Alps: Insects and Ecology (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Experience dramatic differences in insect biodiversity and environment along a 10,00-foot elevation gradient in the beautiful Alps while conducting an independent research project that explores interspecific interactions between biotic and abiotic factors.

Switzerland, Earth Science Adventures in the Alps (UC San Diego)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

With Switzerland's towering mountain peaks and majestic glaciers as a backdrop, gain a greater understanding of the volcanoes of Europe and the geology of the Alps.

United Kingdom, In Search of Scotland (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Take an intensive writing course coupled with field trips, ghost walks, and a three day tour of the Highlands, including the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and the haunted fields of Culloden.

United Kingdom, Perspectives in Global Management (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Examine how firms develop new ideas and distribute products and services to international markets, and how they respond to changing winds of trade.

United Kingdom, Psychology Internships in London (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Intern in the global metropolis of London with an individually tailored placement to work toward your career goals in psychology and social services.

United Kingdom, London - City of Transformations (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Gain an intimate knowledge of London, discovering, walking and mapping the psychogeography of the contemporary capital while recovering the hidden traces of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

United Kingdom, Cross-cultural Advertising: the US and the United Kingdom (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Examine the cultural differences between advertising in the UK and the U.S. and gain more insight into how to shape marketing tactics to communicate effectively with different cultures.

United Kingdom, Modern Literary London (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Experience novels, poetry, and cultural history within the urban settings that inspired it, and learn to think critically about London as an imperial and global metropolitan power that thrives on a heritage industry of literary tourism.

United Kingdom, Random Walks (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Develop the background to begin graduate level study of probability by studying randomness in the country where Abraham de Moivre wrote the first treatise on probability.

United Kingdom, The History of London (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Understand how London was once the intellectual, governmental, cultural, and economic center of an entire nation and of an empire ruling 25% of the world's people and land through visits to historic sites, neighborhoods, museums, and historic buildings.

United Kingdom, The London Leadership Experience (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Gain a deeper understanding of human behavior within organizations by studying theories of leadership and teamwork amongst top academics and practitioners in London.

United Kingdom, Detecting London (UC San Diego)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Walk, talk about travel, and read and watch detective stories in an incredible city, full of cultural history, amazing theatre, great art museums and gardens, and a meeting point of diverse stories of travel from around the world.

United Kingdom, Revelle in London (UC San Diego)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Study the richness and complexity of British multiculturalism—with its attendant controversies, debates, and problems—right outside their doorsteps on a daily basis.

Europe (Multi-Country)

France, Italy, World Cinema and the European Film Festival (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Attend an entire A-level film festival in the Italian-Swiss Lake region, with two-weeks of preparatory film studies in Cannes, France.

Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Learn why some European cities are way ahead of U.S. cities in sustainable development and design.

Netherlands, United Kingdom, Design in Europe (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Journey through two European countries famous for their trend-setting historical and contemporary art, architecture and design.

Latin America

Argentina, Engineering and Computer Science Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Spend the summer in bustling Buenos Aires, the “Paris of the South,” as an engineering or computer science intern. Embrace Argentina’s culture in through local excursions and traditional estancias, while working in a customized internship to challenge your engineering and computer science skills.

Argentina, Taking it to the Streets - Community Service, Human Rights & Tango (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Experience the full immersion in the rich cultural resources, vibrant social life and political activities of Buenos Aires. 

Belize, Animal Science in the Tropics (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Gain hands-on animal experience in Belize, a country known for its animal diversity and ecological progressiveness.

Bolivia, Pediatric Health Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Rotate at pediatric clinics and hospitals alongside local Bolivian pediatricians and understand the medical, clinical and social issues through daily rounds in wards such as obstetrics, oncology, inpatient, infectious disease, and nephrology.

Bolivia, Primary Care and Rural Medicine Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Take part in patient consultations, laboratory analysis, and prevention efforts in surrounding communities while learning from local experts about the latest developments in Chagas research.

Brazil, Soils and Landscapes of the Tropics (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Gain hands-on research and field experience and competency in describing, analyzing, and interpreting the genesis of tropical soils through a 12-day, 2,000-mi field campaign in Brazil.

Cuba, Revolutionary Cuba (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Explore the historic and ever-changing city of Havana and examine Cuba's revolutionary tradition on a multi-city trip across the island.

Ecuador, Environmental Justice in Indigenous Ecuador (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with multiple indigenous groups and see parts of Ecuador that are not available to traditional tourists.

Ecuador, Culture, Language, and Child Development in Ecuador (UC San Diego)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Observe and participate in diverse cultural communities with diverse practices related to child rearing, language use, and teaching and learning.

Mexico, Spanish in the Mexican Context (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Study Spanish language or Mexican literature in a city lined with colonial mansions and participate in a number of cultural excursions to Mayan ruins, the Yucatecan cenotes, and protected wildlife reserves.

Peru, Into the Andes—History, Environment, Culture (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Explore the diverse cultural and natural landscapes of the Peruvian highlands. Based in Cuzco, the program includes trips to Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu, one of the great wonders of the world.

North America (USA & Canada)

USA, California, Herpetology and Ichthyology of California (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Explore the diversity of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles of California in four locations while developing independent research skills.

USA, Hawaii, Education Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Students interested in global policy have the opportunity to engage with policy makers in Washington, DC, while being immersed in this vibrant city for 10 weeks.

USA, New York, Global Governance and the United Nations System (UC Los Angeles)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Explore the world's most cosmopolitan city and study the architecture of contemporary global governance and its premier international institution—the United Nations.

USA, New York, Everyday Events: The Practice of Making, The Practice of Showing (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Work with national and internationally renowned dance artists, choreographers, and teachers to expand your understanding of yourself as a dance artist and individual with a thorough knowledge of your own physical capabilities and creative potential.

USA, Virgin Islands, African Diaspora Archaeology Field Training (UC Riverside)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Gain field experience in archaeological field methods and lab analysis by participating in excavations and surveys at the Estate Little Princess and processing and cataloging excavated artifacts.

USA, Washington D.C., Global Policy Internships (UC Davis)   [Cancelled for Summer 2021]

Students interested in global policy have the opportunity to engage with policy makers in Washington, DC, while being immersed in this vibrant city for 10 weeks.