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UC Davis Summer Abroad

The Global Learning Hub at UC Davis offers students short, intensive academic programs over the summer that are led by UC Davis faculty, built around UC Davis courses, and complemented with a wealth of excursions and cultural activities. Many programs provide opportunities for students to visit non-English speaking countries while doing their coursework in English. Class sizes are small — 12-32 students — allowing for an intimate learning experience. UC Davis Summer Abroad is open to all University of California students and students from other U.S. institutions.

 

AFRICA

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Tanzania ProgramTanzania—Culture, Wildlife, and Activism (NEW)

Combining cultural immersion and field lectures on wildlife behavior, conservation, political economy, tourism, human rights, and indigeneity, this course appeals to all majors.

 

ASIA

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Bhutan ProgramBhutan—GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Learn how to use geographic information systems (GIS) in the peaceful, culturally rich, and biodiverse country of Bhutan in the Himalayan Mountains.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Fashion Design and Textile Making in China ProgramGlobal Fashion in China

Explore fashion design and global textile production while based in the Yangtze Delta Area – the birthplace of silk and the hub of modern fashion and material culture in China.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Japan Life Sciences ProgramDesign Japan (NEW)

Explore the world’s largest wooden building and climb through Buddha’s nostril of enlightenment. Visit the rich castles, temples, museums and old towns that Japan has to offer.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Japan Life Sciences ProgramLife Sciences in Japan

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

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Thailand ProgramThailand—Microbiology Lab in the Kingdom of Smiles

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

 

 

EUROPE

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Americans in Paris ProgramFrance—Americans in Paris

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

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Introduction to Winemaking in France ProgramFrance—Introduction to Winemaking

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

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Germany ProgramGermany—Personality Psychology in Berlin (NEW)

Study personality psychology in Berlin, one of the most exciting and culturally interesting cities in the world.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Greece ProgramWriters in Greece

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

 

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Thermodynamics in the Land of Fire and Ice ProgramIceland—Thermodynamics in the Land of Fire and Ice

What better way to study thermodynamics than in Iceland—a country that is powered completely by geothermal and hydroelectric resources?

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, BioSci 2A on the Emerald Isle ProgramIreland—Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle

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

 

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, BioSci 2B in Dublin ProgramIreland—Bio Sci 2B in Dublin

Build your foundation in BioSci while experiencing the friendly and culturally rich city of Dublin, Ireland.

 

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Ireland Stats ProgramIreland—Statistics for Biological Sciences

A unique opportunity study STA 100 in a small group setting in a charming location in Cork, Ireland.

 

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Italy, Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City ProgramItaly—Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City

Visit Roman, Etruscan, and Greek ruins and discover why Rome is considered an outdoor museum.

 

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Italy Bio Psych ProgramItaly—Science of the Mind (NEW)

Study the biological foundations of the mind at the oldest university in the Western world in Bologna, Italy.

 

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Netherlands NPB ProgramThe Netherlands—NPB 110A: Molecules to Individuals (NEW)

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

 

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Poland ProgramPoland—Statistics for Business and Economics (NEW)

Take Statistics for Business and Economics in in the booming economic hub of Krakow, Poland, a magnet city for young professionals.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Spain, Housing and Urbanism in Barcelona ProgramSpain—Housing and Urbanism in Barcelona

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

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Spain, Three Cultures ProgramSpain—Three Cultures of Medieval Spain

Multiculturalism is not just a 21st century phenomenon. Explore the cities of Salamanca, Toledo, Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla, and Granada to learn about the religious and cultural differences of medieval Spain.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, UK, Perspectives in Global Management and Markets ProgramUK—Perspectives in Global Management

Study global management perspectives in historic Edinburgh.

 

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad United Kingdom, Oxford—Portal to Fantasy ProgramOxford—Portal to Fantasy

Study in Oxford, the birthplace of modern fantasy: see what inspired Wonderland, Narnia and the Shire, and walk the halls of Hogwarts.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad United Kingdom, BIS 2C  ProgramUK—Bio Sci 2C in Edinburgh (NEW)

Take Biological Sciences 2C with a small cohort at the University of Edinburgh in beautiful Scotland.

 

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad United Kingdom, Scottish Tales ProgramUK—Scottish Tales

Study the ghosts and hauntings of Edinburgh, cruise the Loch Ness, visit Glasgow, and trek through the Highlands of Scotland.

 

 

EUROPE (MULTI-COUNTRY)

Sidebar Photo, Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Europe, Celtic Connections ProgramCeltic Connections—Ireland, France, Spain

Experience Celtic culture through literature, culture, language, music, and politics.

 

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Europe, Design in Europe ProgramDesign in Europe

Journey through two European countries (UK, Netherlands) famous for their trend setting historical and contemporary art, architecture and design.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Europe, Genetics—The Global Language of Biology ProgramEurope—Genetics: The Global Language of Biology

Study and experience the great genetic breakthroughs in this European tour of genetics: Cambridge, UK and Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Sustainable Cities of Northern EuropeSustainable Cities of Northern Europe

Learn why some European cities (in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Denmark) are way ahead of U.S. cities in sustainable development and design.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, World Cinema and the European Film FestivalWorld Cinema and the European Film Festival

Attend an entire A-level film festival in the Italian-Swiss Lake region.

 

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, The Grand Tour ProgramEurope—The Grand Tour

Broaden your literary, cultural, and artistic knowledge while traveling all around Europe (UK, France, Italy).

 

 

LATIN AMERICA

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Cuba ProgramArgentina—Music, Film and Culture in the Global City

Experience the vibrant “Paris of Latin America” through the abundance of its street fairs, music and film festivals, cultural activities, and amazing cuisine.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Cuba ProgramRevolutionary Cuba

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

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Ecuador ProgramEnvironmental Justice in Indigenous Ecuador

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.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Peru ProgramPeru—Into the Andes: History, Environment, Culture

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.

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Peru ProgramLebanon—Crisis in the Environment (NEW)

Explore environmental issues that result from population growth and civil conflict while immersing yourself in beautiful, intriguing and ancient Lebanese culture.