UC Davis – Study Abroad!!

Greetings students!

UC Davis Summer Abroadoffers UCSD students the opportunity to earn 8 units of UC credit in just four weeks—while studying in another country! Programs are open to all majors, and all students, from freshmen to graduating seniors.   

UCSD Financial Aid applies; ask your Financial Aid Office for more information. 

Would you like to. . .?

  • Study neurobiology in Bucharest, the culturally and historically rich capital city of Romania – or study biological sciences in Japan (102) or Ireland (2A or 2B)?
  • Explore the ways people in Prague and beyond integrate physical activity into their daily lives and how exercise science is taught in the Czech Republic’s leading universities?
  • Study Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences both in the classroom and through numerous site visits around Cork, a town famous for its Irish history, culture, and cuisine?
  • Visit some of the famous wine regions of France and learn about the various production and winemaking techniques by visiting wineries, large and small?
  • Earn GE credit while exploring Iceland, Denmark and Germany while studying the mythology and modern adaptations of Viking myths – or discover the most outstanding masterpieces of modern design while in Paris, Dijon, Nice, and Marseilles, France?

These programs still have space available for 2019 enrollment and are just a few options among 60+ others offered through UC Davis Study Abroad. All programs feature on-site activities that integrate experiential learning with classroom study, and many are led by faculty who have won Excellence in Teaching awards.

For a complete list of programs and program information, visit:


Space Still Available for Summer and Fall 2019!—Enrollment Deadline: April 5th
Create a student profile to create a list of programs that interest you, or start the enrollment process for Quarter Abroad or Summer Abroad!



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Erin Schlemmer

Program Coordinator and Advisor

Study Abroad
Global Affairs

University of California, Davis

International Center | Suite 1120

463 California Ave | Davis, CA 95616

eschlemmer@ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-5581

Translational Medicine Day (TMD)

SUBJECT: Invitation to Attend Translational Medicine Day 2019


You are invited to attend Translational Medicine Day (TMD), a conference-style event focused on the field of translational medicine, which aims to streamline the process through which medical discoveries end up in the healthcare space. By highlighting advancements in the field, we hope to inspire the next generation of doctors, biomedical engineers, and researchers.


Where: Medical Education and Telemedicine Building in the UC San Diego School of Medicine

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 2-7 PM

How: Learn more about the event here and REGISTER FOR FREE NOW at tmd2019.eventbrite.com!


The event will feature many sessions, of which you are welcome to attend any and all that interest you, including:

– Keynote speech: “Crossing the Translational Divide – The windy Road from Basic Research to an Approved Drug”

Hear from Dr. Daria Mochly-Rosen, TEDMED Speaker and Director of the SPARK translational medicine program at Stanford University, on her tumultuous experience with turning a research discovery into a life-saving treatment for patients in need.

– Ethics Panel: Research on gene modification has brought us closer to editing the human genome, but many ethical questions arise. We ask experts from various departments pressing questions such as: Where do we draw the line for what we can change? Who will be able to afford a better quality of life? And more.


– Speaker Sessions: Learn from translational researchers who are pushing the boundaries of healthcare: Dr. Lydia Sohn of UC Berkeley – The revolutionary Node-Pore Sensing technique for stem cells; Dr. Jesse Jokerst of UC San Diego – Novel methods for molecular imaging; Dr. John C. Doyle – Mathematical foundations of machine learning

– Center for the Future of Surgery Tours: Tour the medical simulation training facility that aims to revolutionize the field of surgery and inspire future and practicing clinicians.


– Industry Demonstrations: Envision a career in industry through hands-on interactions in a science-fair style with products from CELLINK, Nanome, and more.


– MD-PhD and Graduate Admissions Panel: Have questions about the difference between a Masters, PhD, and MDPhD? Wondering how to get into graduate school in the first place? Receive answers to these questions and more from the representatives of graduate programs in UC Irvine, Keck Graduate Institute, and UC San Diego.


– Translational Researcher Networking Session: The perfect avenue for one-on-one conversations with top UCSD researchers and recent UCSD MSTP graduates: learn about their work, experiences, and how to get involved in the sprawling research community.


– Networking Reception: Enjoy hors d’oeuvres catered by Cafe Athena!


Dress code: Business casual


We hope to see you at TMD 2019! Remember to register at tmd2019.eventbrite.com and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.



Almudena Prieto and Aditi Vaidya

BMES | Translational Medicine Day 2019 Chairs

aprietop@ucsd.edu | a1vaidya@ucsd.edu

New Class! FMPH 198: Medical School Prep 101 Course

FMPH 198: Directed Group Study – Medical School Prep 101 (1 unit – P/NP Grading)

This course is designed for 1st year students (freshman) who are interested in pursuing medicine and becoming physicians. Learn what it takes to prepare for medical school as well as what it takes to be a competitive applicant. We’ll cover everything from academic requirements, timeline and MCAT to obtaining relevant experiences (i.e. healthcare, service, leadership, and research), letters of evaluation, the 15 core competencies and more!


  • Entered UCSD in FA18 as a 1st year freshman student
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be available Wednesdays from 2-3:20pm during spring quarter
  • Fill out the UCSD Medical School Prep 101 Application by Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 by 11:59pm
    • Early submissions are encouraged!

Student Responsibilities

  • Attend all course lectures
  • Engage and participate in all course lectures
  • Complete all course assignments on time

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