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Study Abroad Community-Focused Programs

UC Davis Study Abroad and UCEAP integrate global opportunities into the academic experience. Many of these opportunities emphasize responsible community service and focus on meeting the needs of the locals.

Paradise Found – Sustainable Planning and Design

South Water Caye & Blue Creek, Belize
Human Ecology, Landscape Architecture
Explore sustainable planning and design strategies for visitor-serving development in Belize’s pristine barrier reef and an inland rain forest.

Building Sustainable Water Treatment Systems

Monterrey, Mexico
Civil & Environmental Engineering
In collaboration with students from Tec de Monterey, participate in the sustainable design of holistic rainwater collection and wastewater treatment systems in an underserved community.

Summer Abroad Internships in Global Health

Bolivia, Ghana, Philippines, South Africa
Global Health
Work alongside local healthcare professionals to learn about challenges in their communities and to help provide services to the underserved.

Virtual – Social Impact and Public Health Internships

Virtual, Worldwide
Social Impact and Public Health
Gain work experience with this 8-week, project-based internship. Learn from and contribute to social projects and programs that benefit local communities.

Latinx Health Internship in Oaxaca

Oaxaca, Mexico
Chicana/o Studies
Gain a better understanding of your health profession career goals while taking classes on transnational (US-Mexico) health issues. 

UCEAP New Delhi Summer

New Delhi, India
Social Sciences
Explore the politics, economics, history and sociology of India. Spend four weeks on campus and two weeks in community service in rural Rajasthan

Pacific Island Environmental and Community Health

Brisbane, Australia & Honiara, Solomon Islands
Start with classroom and lab work at the University of Queensland, and then move to Solomon Islands National University. You’ll gain field research skill and have a chance to propose solutions to the environmental and health challenges you observe.

Public Health and Society in Ghana

Accra, Ghana
Combining academics and fieldwork, you’ll build marketable skills in your field. University of Ghana faculty and medical experts teach seminars that prepare you for community service outside the capital of Accra.

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