UC Davis Summer Abroad


Dear UC San Diego Chemistry and Biochemistry Students,


Want to spend the summer earning GE credits in fun and unique ways? UC Davis is currently accepting enrollments for almost 30 summer study abroad programs, and many are interdisciplinary classes based in history, literature, and religious studies—academic areas that some UC science majors postpone completing until later in their college careers. What better way to knock out some of your GEs than by studying abroad?
2019 UC Davis Summer Abroad

  • Open to all UC students (freshmen through graduating seniors) and students from any college or university
  • UC summer financial aid applies
  • UC Davis courses, led by UC Davis faculty
  • Courses taught in English

Note: UC San Diego 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. If you’d like to search by major rather than exploring options that carry GE credits, make sure to check out the “Search Programs by Major” box on this page!

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, and more while studying the sagas, historical chronicles, and modern adaptations of old Viking myths in Iceland, Northern Germany, and Denmark.


Austria, Crossroads of Central Europe

Courses: History 102S & 198

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


Europe (France, Switzerland & Italy), World Cinema and the European Film Festival

Film Studies 125 & 198

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

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.

France, Sex and Space

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


Europe, Celtic Connections—Ireland, France, Spain

Courses: English 138 & 198
Experience Celtic culture through literature, culture, language, music, and politics.


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.


If you have any questions about our 2019 Summer Abroad programs, please reach out to me anytime!

All the best,


— —


Leigh Cocanougher

Program Coordinator and Advisor

Study Abroad

Global Affairs


University of California, Davis

International Center | Suite 1120

463 California Ave | Davis, CA 95616

lcocanougher@ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-9627

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New Course: Spanish for Health Sciences

I’m pleased to announce that the Linguistics Language Program has developed a new Spanish course specifically designed for students planning to go into the health field! Would you please share with other staff and any students that would be interested?


LISP 18. Intermediate Spanish for Health Sciences is a 2 unit Spanish conversation course with a focus on health. Ideal for global health, public health majors and pre-med students who are doing field work. This course prepares students to have culturally appropriate interactions with Spanish speaking communities locally and abroad. At the end of the course students will be able to talk about health related topics and give educational presentations with ease. Prerequisite: LISP1D/DX or equivalent or consent from instructor. For more information about the course contact Alicia Muñoz Sánchez amunoz@ucsd.edu


Offered: Fall 2018

Days & Times: Mondays & Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Location: McGill 2315


Thank you!



Christina Knerr Frink, Chief Administrative Officer
Department of Linguistics

Human Development Program
University of California, San Diego
Applied Physics & Mathematics Building 4161
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093-0108
Phone: 858-534-3602
Web: http://ling.ucsd.edu | http://hdp.ucsd.edu

Summer Abroad in the UK Brewing Science – deadline extended!

The Summer Abroad 2018 deadline has been extended to April 13thFast Track Enrollment is now available – which allows you to complete enrollment in an hour. All UCSD students—from freshmen to graduating seniors—are welcome to enroll!  Ask your Financial Aid office about taking your Summer Aid with you.

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. Taught by an English-born professor listed as one of the 20 most influential in the US and who developed this course, which was voted as the most popular GE class at UC Davis.

Program Overview

The brewing of beer is not only humankind’s oldest biotechnology, it is likely the basis of static civilization and also a major factor in the survival of the species. Even if you think that is a tad exaggerated, there is absolutely no doubt that beer represents the most exquisite convergence of diverse sciences (botany, plant physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering, and more) in pursuit of a product that is as complex as it is delightful. Beer has a proud history as a dietary imperative in many societies. This program considers the raw materials of brewing (primarily malt, hops, yeast and water) and how they are processed to produce drinks of consistent excellence. It explores the quality considerations of beer (foam, color, clarity, flavor, healthfulness) and investigates the nature of the global beer business. All this in the heart of England—one of the world’s historic leaders in beer and brewing.

Video (below) of faculty-leader:  Charles Bamforth, Distinguished Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at UC Davis.

Program Highlights

  • Take classes in the heart of a great brewing region of England—by the River Trent—with historic breweries and pubs.
  • Field trips not only to a brewery, but also a malt house, hop yard, and the factory that extracts proteins from fish that help clarify certain types of beer.
  • An English-born professor listed as one of the 20 most influential in the US and who developed the course voted as the most popular GE class at UC Davis.

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: https://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/summerabroad/index.html.

Enrollment Instructions https://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/summerabroad/_sa_enrollment.html
With Fast Track Enrollment, UC Davis Summer Abroad will accept enrollments without a health clearance and/or passport copy. To do so, complete all enrollment items and just upload a Fast-Track Enrollment Request Form to the health clearance and/or passport section in your enrollment to receive an extension on these forms.

Questions? Contact Erin Schlemmer, eschlemmer@ucdavis.edu

New UD CHEM Elective: CHEM 111

Hello, CHEM Students!

We’re excited to announce a new upper-division elective to be offered this winter: CHEM 111. Please see course description and prerequisite information below:

Origins of Life and the Universe. A chemical perspective of the origin and evolution of stars, elements, and planets’ biogeochemical systems through time. The chemical evolution of the earth, its atmosphere and oceans, and their historical records, leading to early life are discussed. The content includes search techniques for chemical traces of life on other planets.

Prerequisites: CHEM 6C

Let us know if you have any questions!

Student Affairs Office
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Undergraduate Research Opportunity… to Study Mars!


Study the evolution of the atmosphere of Mars at a UCSD Lab, with Prof. Mark Thiemens!
Seeking highly motivated and ambitious students (Preferably 3rd or 4th year undergraduates)
Available to spend 10-12 hours/week in the lab
Students can enroll in PHYS/CHEM 199 to get credit for research
Depending on quality of work, student may be eligible for paid summer internship!

For further information please contact Project Scientist: Robina@ucsd.edu

More details below…

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SUMMER Field Course Opportunities!

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Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies  
Study, snorkel & scuba dive along the Caribbean coast of Mexico.
Classes from May 21- June 8

Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies     
Study, camp, & hike in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Classes from June 23 – July 11    or   July 19- August

Open to students from all universities & majors

Accredited by the University of Montana at Missoula’s Environmental Studies
Program:  ENST 391- for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits.

This is a great opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning, while immersed in an incredible ecosystem setting!

Other perks:
* Gain valuable career skills in hands-on ecosystem field research
* Earn 3 undergraduate transfer credits

* Also offering post-course, extended credit options of
Independent Research & Conservation Internship *

For all course information, visit: www.ecofs.org

Please direct any further questions to Steve Johnson, Course Director at steve@ecofs.org

Enroll in Other UC Campuses While Getting Your GEs Out of the Way!

UCOP’s Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI) is reaching out to all campuses to get the word out about these new course opportunities; which span the spectrum from Science, Math, Engineering to Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Attached you will find a list of all the available course offerings in the upcoming spring 2015 quarter. These classes can be enrolled in by students at any of the nine UC campuses in an effort to broaden their education, increase their online learning opportunities, meet general education requirements and complete course requirements for their majors in a timely fashion.

Registration opened Monday, February 9, 2015.  Students can enroll in courses through the Cross-Campus Enrollment website @ http://crossenroll.universityofcalifornia.edu/ , and find detailed class descriptions and credit values.

Spring Qtr 2015 Classes