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Summer Abroad Opportunties

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Earn 8 units in 4 weeks while studying abroad this summer!


  •          Open to all UCLA students in all majors (freshman through graduating seniors)
  •          UCLA summer financial aid applies
  •          UC Davis courses, led by UC Davis faculty
  •          Courses taught in English


Create an online interest profile to receive email updates about programs that interest you (it only takes a minute!). We have 30+ faculty-led programs in over 20 countries scheduled for summer 2018!



We’ve highlighted several programs below that may interest you (and many carry GE credit.)



South Africa, From City to Safari

Courses: English 139 & 198 or  African American and African Studies 157 & 198

Experience the literature, history, and culture of South Africa while in the amazing waterfront city of Cape Town and on safari. See elephants, rhinoceros, buffalos, lions, and leopards!


Ecuador, Environmental Justice in Indigenous Ecuador

Courses: Native American Studies (NAS) 120 & 198 (Graduate course option: NAS 202 & 298)

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. 


Ireland, Filmmaking in Ireland

Courses: Cinema and Digital Media 104 & 198

A great program for many majors as you can do a creative project of your choice! (see Student Projects compilation)


Europe, Celtic Connections—Ireland, France, Spain

Courses: English (ENL) 138 & 198

Experience Celtic culture through literature, culture, language, music, and politics.


UK, Brewing Science

Courses: Food Science and Technology (FST) 003 & 198

Beer brewing is a convergence of diverse sciences (botany, plant physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering, and more) in pursuit of a delightful product.


Italy, Rome—Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City

Courses: Italian 107S & 198 (Taught in English)

Visit Roman, Etruscan, and Greek ruins and discover why Rome is considered an outdoor museum.


France, Americans in Paris

Walk in the footsteps of Jefferson, Twain, Hemingway, Stein and other Americans in Paris, while participating in one of the lower-cost programs in Europe.


Bhutan, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Courses: Landscape Architecture (LDA)/Applied Biological Systems Technology (ABT) 150 &198

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.


Europe, World Cinema and the European Film Festival

Attend an entire A-level film festival in the Italian-Swiss Lake region, with two-weeks of preparatory film studies in Cannes, France.


Peru, Into the Andes—History, Environment, Culture
Courses: History 162 or 103, and History 198

Ponder the layers of history inscribed in Cuzco’s world-class architecture. The program includes overnight trips to Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.


Argentina, Buenos Aires – Music, Film and Culture in the Global City

Courses: Spanish 175 & 198 (Taught in English)

Experience the vibrant “Paris of Latin America” through the abundance of its street fairs, music and film festivals, cultural activities, and amazing cuisine.



Let us know if you have any questions. We’re happy to help!  summerabroad@ucdavis.edu