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Summer Abroad Europe - Travel

Genetics—The Global Language of Biology 

U.S. Department of State

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Program Orientation

Pre-Departure Orientation
There will be a program-specific orientation with the instructor and/or program provider at UC Davis. This orientation addresses travel, packing, academics, health and safety, and more. It also provides you the opportunity to meet with others on your program. Prior to orientation, you will receive a Program Specific Guide that will further support program preparation.

On-Site Orientation
Soon after arrival to the program destination, you will have an on-site orientation. The on-site orientation serves to introduce you to the new environment as well as provide on-site resources and support.

Travel Arrangements

You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to the program site. Detailed instructions for making flight arrangements are sent to enrolled students via email once the program is confirmed. Wait to purchase plane tickets until you receive this email. Instructions on how to get to the program accommodations will be included in your Program Specific Guide.

Note that this program begins in London and ends in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Students are responsible for arranging their transportation from home to the program start location and back home from the program end location. Travel between the sites during program dates, will be booked on the student’s behalf and included in program fees.

Note regarding entry into the UK: Although UC Davis Summer Abroad programs are not affiliated with a host university, you will enter as a student visitor- and must carry specific letters from Summer Abroad with you when you enter the UK. These letters will be distributed with your orientation materials in May.

On Site Transportation

The group will travel by private bus in the United Kingdom and Sweden which is included in the program.

Entry Requirements for U.S. Citizens

A passport is required for this program.

There are no visa requirements for this program, though a letter will be required for presentation at UK customs. This letter will be provided to you by Summer Abroad. 

For full entry and exit requirements, visit the U.S. Department of State.

Entry Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens

A passport is required for this program.

Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa and other entry requirements by contacting the consulate of their travel destination(s) (see links below). Participants are responsible for obtaining their own visa. Summer Abroad will supply a verification of enrollment or other necessary documents for non-U.S. citizens upon request.

If visas are required, students must be prepared to apply for two separate visas: UK and Sweden. This process can be lengthy so start early.

International students in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa interested in studying abroad, should ensure the US visa in their passport has at least 90 days validity remaining whenever they travel abroad. If the US visa expires or is about to expire (even if the I-20 is current), students may be required to apply for the visa to their study abroad country in their home country.

Non-US citizens unable to gain access to the study abroad country will be subject to cancellation fees as shown in the cancellation schedule. For this reason, international students are highly encouraged to research entry to their destination country well in advance, and before enrolling in the program if possible.

Insurance

Participants are enrolled in GeoBlue Global Health Insurance and UC Traveler Insurance for the duration of the program and will be provided with specific coverage information. More details about coverage is available in the Study Abroad Student Handbook

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