Earn 8 units in four weeks! UC Davis Summer Abroad is currently accepting enrollments for our 2019 summer programs, and below are a few programs that we think might be of particular interest to you.

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

Note: UCLA students should meet with a financial aid advisor to determine summer aid eligibility. If needed, students can request a ninth unit of 199 to help qualify for summer aid.Create an online interest profile to receive email updates about programs that interest you. (It only takes a minute!) Visit the program webpage links below for details on fees, excursions, class schedules, and more.

 Iceland, Thermodynamics in the Land of Fire and Ice

Courses: Engineering 105 & 198
What better way to study thermodynamics than in a country that is powered completely by geothermal and hydroelectric resources? From thundering waterfalls to towering volcanos and geothermal fields, you will experience Iceland in all its intrigue.

 Bhutan, GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Courses: Landscape Architecture /Applied Biological Systems Technology 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.

Engineering Internships

Australia, Engineering in Sydney

Spend the summer in beautiful Sydney as an engineering intern. Placements are customized according to students’ experiences, career goals, interests and skills, and are available at large and small companies in a variety of industries.

 OR satisfy GEs in arts, literature, or history! 

Europe (Iceland, Germany & Denmark), Viking Visions
Courses: German 48 or 112 & 198 (taught in English – open to all majors!)

Explore the worlds of Thor, Odin, Freya, shieldmaidens, and more while studying the sagas, historical chronicles, and modern adaptations of old Viking myths in Iceland, Northern Germany, and Denmark. 

Cuba, Revolutionary Cuba

Courses: History 165/103 & 198 (Taught in English)

Explore the historic and ever-changing city of Havana and examine Cuba’s revolutionary tradition on a multi-city trip across the island.

 Austria, Crossroads of Central Europe

Courses: History 102S & 198 (Taught in English)

From the Renaissance to the United Nations, experience life and history in one of Europe’s grand imperial capitals.

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

Italian 107S & 198 (Taught in English)

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

 Ecuador, Environmental Justice in Indigenous Ecuador

Courses: Native American Studies 120 & 198 (Taught in English; 202 & 298 grad student option)

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. 

 France, Americans in Paris

Courses: Comparative Literature 180S & 198 (Taught in English)
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.

France, Fashion Marketing in Paris

Courses: Textiles and Clothing 173 & 198
A defining experience for anyone interested in fashion and marketing.

 France, Sex and Space

Courses: Art History 122 & 198 (Taught in English)
Examine the wide range of the relationship between architecture and sexuality in the context of European modernism.

 Enrollment for summer 2019 programs is now open! If you have any questions about these or any other UC Davis study abroad programs, reach out to Leigh Cocanougher at