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.
Combining cultural immersion and field lectures on wildlife behavior, conservation, political economy, tourism, human rights, and indigeneity, this course appeals to all majors.
Learn how to use geographic information systems (GIS) in the peaceful, culturally rich, and biodiverse country of Bhutan in the Himalayan Mountains.
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.
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.
Explore aspects of life sciences in Japan such as active research labs, the world-famous Osaka aquarium, a yogurt fermentation factory, and much more.
Explore tropical jungles, pristine beaches, exotic markets, and the mega-city of Bangkok while getting hands-on microbiology laboratory experience.
Walk in the footsteps of Jefferson, Twain, Hemingway, Stein and other Americans in Paris, while discovering the neighborhoods of Paris and yourself.
Learn the basics of wine making while visiting many of the major French wine regions and accessing many elite wineries.
Study personality psychology in Berlin, one of the most exciting and culturally interesting cities in the world.
Learn about Greece’s vibrant culture while traveling to many beautiful and historical sites.
What better way to study thermodynamics than in Iceland—a country that is powered completely by geothermal and hydroelectric resources?
Take Biological Sciences 2A in beautiful Ireland at University College Cork (UCC).
Build your foundation in BioSci while experiencing the friendly and culturally rich city of Dublin, Ireland.
A unique opportunity study STA 100 in a small group setting in a charming location in Cork, Ireland.
Visit Roman, Etruscan, and Greek ruins and discover why Rome is considered an outdoor museum.
Study the biological foundations of the mind at the oldest university in the Western world in Bologna, Italy.
Experience the Netherlands while learning about cells and seeing how scientists are studying them.
Take Statistics for Business and Economics in in the booming economic hub of Krakow, Poland, a magnet city for young professionals.
Discover the many lessons we can take home from Barcelona on housing development and neighborhood regeneration efforts.
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.
Study global management perspectives in historic Edinburgh.
Study in Oxford, the birthplace of modern fantasy: see what inspired Wonderland, Narnia and the Shire, and walk the halls of Hogwarts.
Take Biological Sciences 2C with a small cohort at the University of Edinburgh in beautiful Scotland.
Study the ghosts and hauntings of Edinburgh, cruise the Loch Ness, visit Glasgow, and trek through the Highlands of Scotland.
Experience Celtic culture through literature, culture, language, music, and politics.
Journey through two European countries (UK, Netherlands) famous for their trend setting historical and contemporary art, architecture and design.
Study and experience the great genetic breakthroughs in this European tour of genetics: Cambridge, UK and Stockholm, Sweden.
Learn why some European cities (in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Denmark) are way ahead of U.S. cities in sustainable development and design.
Attend an entire A-level film festival in the Italian-Swiss Lake region.
Broaden your literary, cultural, and artistic knowledge while traveling all around Europe (UK, France, Italy).
Experience the vibrant “Paris of Latin America” through the abundance of its street fairs, music and film festivals, cultural activities, and amazing cuisine.
Explore the historic and ever-changing city of Havana and examine Cuba's revolutionary tradition on a multi-city trip across the island.
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.
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.
Explore environmental issues that result from population growth and civil conflict while immersing yourself in beautiful, intriguing and ancient Lebanese culture.