Summer Abroad in the Netherlands

UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Netherlands NPB

NPB 110A—Molecules to Individuals

Wageningen, The Netherlands

Arrive Date:  August 1, 2020   End Date:  August 28, 2020

Program Overview

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. Public transport will take you to the town’s many attractions in minutes, and to Amsterdam in an hour and a half. And everyone speaks English! We will experience the annual introductory week for new Wageningen freshmen that includes a movie night, street theater, comedy night, and more. Class excursions include visits to centuries-old towns; museums on science, art, and the Netherlands’ ongoing fight against rising water; botanical gardens; and local research labs studying the subjects from our class. These field trips will showcase some of the ways this small country was and is great and what scientific research means in the Netherlands.

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  30

Program CoordinatorJennifer Moylan


Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior (NPB) 110A. Molecules to Individuals (5 units)

Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior (NPB) 198. Directed Group Study (3 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)

Program Highlights

  • Discover the Netherlands and experience the famous directness of the Dutch firsthand.
  • Explore centuries old towns and eat in a 450 year old tavern, medieval style.
  • Learn about cells and see how Dutch scientists are studying them.
  • Live on campus, a short walking distance from our classroom, and with easy access to downtown Wageningen with lots of cafes and restaurants.
  • Mingle with students from 5 top agricultural universities in class.

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