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

The safety and well-being of students is our first priority. Based on UC guidance and recent advisories from the CDC, UC Davis has decided to suspend all international and U.S.-based Study Abroad programs through summer. We are communicating directly with students and faculty on updates so that they can plan for other programs or opportunities. See current information, next steps, and resourcesNote: The UC Davis Global Learning Hub is currently remotely advising students; please email globallearning@ucdavis.edu with any questions or to set up a remote advising appointment.

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 AND THE MIDDLE EAST

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

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

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Lebanon ProgramScience and Society in the Middle East (SUSPENDED)

Immerse yourself in a Middle Eastern experience like no other, exploring the amazing cultural diversity and history of Lebanon while studying efforts to address contemporary environmental challenges.

 

ASIA

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

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.

 

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

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 (SUSPENDED)

Japan is a fascinating country with a rich design culture. We will explore Japanese modern life in many wards of Tokyo and consume the history of ramen and old candy packaging while eating Japanese noodles in a replica of old Tokyo town.

 

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

Study biochemistry while living in Japan. With ample free time, students can visit Osaka or Tokyo, shop, delve into manga, dine in foodie heaven, or relax in an Onsen town.

 

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

This laboratory program will introduce microbiology to students wishing to explore the enchanting and exotic Kingdom of Thailand. Hands-on activities complement lecture and lab exercises as we explore the microbiology of Thai food, international health issues, and the changing environment.

 

EUROPE

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

Thomas Jefferson wrote that “[A] walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” We will explore the city that mesmerized both Benjamin Franklin and Jefferson, the first Americans in Paris.

 

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

This program introduces students to winemaking and covers grape types, grape production, fermentation science, wine styles, alcohol and health, sensory evaluation, wine history, and an overview of the major wine regions of the world.

 

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

Study personality psychology in Berlin, one of the most exciting and culturally interesting cities in the world. This program’s major focus will be the interface of personality psychology with the cultural and scholarly history of Germany.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad, Greece ProgramWriters in Greece (SUSPENDED)

Learn about Greece’s vibrant culture while traveling to many beautiful and historical sites. Field trips will take students from Athens to the oracle of Delphi and the monasteries of Mystras to the olive groves of the Peloponnese and the kingdom of the Mycenean.

 

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 (SUSPENDED)

Because Iceland’s electrical grid is entirely powered by geothermal and hydroelectric resources, Iceland is a unique setting to learn about renewable power and thermodynamic science.

 

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

Take Biological Sciences 2A in beautiful Ireland at University College Cork (UCC). The five-week program includes field trips for exploring the biology and culture of Ireland, local landmarks like the Burren and Cliffs of Moher, and Dublin.

 

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

Experience Ireland while taking Biological Sciences 2B at the modern University College Dublin (UCD). The course will be taught by UCD faculty using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, with oversight by UC Davis faculty.

 

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

Experience this unique opportunity to take STA 100 in a small group setting and a charming location. Classroom learning will be supplemented by site visits demonstrating the application of statistics in food and agriculture industries such as dairy farming.

 

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

The classroom, in this hands-on experience, will be Rome, the Eternal City, and nearby archaeological and historical sites where we will study art, culture, and the Roman institutions that have shaped European culture and the world.

 

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

Study Cognitive Neuroscience through the internationally known Department of Psychology at the University of Bologna in Italy. The course is taught by faculty from the University of Bologna with oversight by UC Davis faculty.

 

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

Get introduced to the Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior curriculum in the Netherlands. We will stay at Wageningen University, a sister university to UC Davis, in the small college town of Wageningen.

 

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

Learn “Statistics for Business and Economics” in Kraków, a lively center for international business that has become a magnet for young professionals from across the world.

 

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

Barcelona, celebrated for its contemporary architecture, urbanism, and landscape, is a city with strong community identities and a long history of activism. In this class we will explore the city's urban history, housing, and grass-roots activism.

 

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

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 (SUSPENDED)

Europe, with its cross-border economic dynamics, is an especially good setting for studying global management in action. We will examine how firms develop new ideas and distribute products and services to international markets, and how they respond to changing winds of trade. 

 

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

Ever since Alice fell down the rabbit-hole on the grounds of Christ Church College, Oxford has been at the center of modern fantasy literature. Oxford was home not only to Lewis Carroll, but also to C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Diana Wynne Jones, and Philip Pullman.

 

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

Study biodiversity and the tree of life at the school where Darwin neglected his medical studies to engage in lively discussions about natural history, a turning point in his path towards the science of evolution.

 

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

The supernatural figures largely in Scotland’s literature and culture. 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 (SUSPENDED)

This program will introduce students to that Celtic strain—in literature, culture, language, music, and politics—that characterizes three different countries: Ireland, France, and Spain.

 

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

Great Britain and the Netherlands are unsurpassed when it comes to innovative and influential art, architecture, and design. Starting in the ancient English city of York, this program will travel to Edinburgh, London, and then to the Dutch cities of Utrecht and Amsterdam.

 

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

In this program we study the plans, systems, and designs for urban sustainability, exploring transit, bike, and pedestrian circulation; renewable energy systems and waste management; economic development and institutional diversity; and urban planning and landscape/open space design.

 

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

Starting in Milan, then proceeding to the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and finishing on the French Riviera in Cannes, this program examines contemporary cinema by considering the role of film festivals in producing and distributing films globally.

 

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

The Grand Tour—a voyage through France and Italy undertaken by young Englishmen, and eventually women, of the 17th and 18th centuries. We will retrace the literary, cultural, and artistic itinerary of the young people who took the Grand Tour centuries ago to learn more about the wide, wild world and their own privileged place within it.

 

LATIN AMERICA

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

Experience the vibrant “Paris of Latin America” through the abundance of its street fairs, music and film festivals, cultural activities, and amazing cuisine. Our close study of urban culture will allow for a deeper understanding of Argentina’s complex history and its relationship to other Latin American countries and the world.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Cuba ProgramRevolutionary Cuba (SUSPENDED)

Study the history and contemporary significance of the Cuban Revolution while living and traveling in Cuba. Students will read historical narratives, watch Cuban films, meet with Cuban scholars and students.

 

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

This program examines the historical development and current situation of the rural indigenous communities of the Andes and the Amazon of Ecuador with special attention to issues of environmental and social justice and human rights.

 

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

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.