Summer Abroad Program Information and Resources Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The safety and well-being of students is our first priority. Campuses are communicating directly with students and faculty on suspended programs due to COVID-19. Please check with your campus Study Abroad office's website for the most current information. 

UC Summer Abroad Faculty-Led Programs

Header Image, Programs Page


UC Summer Abroad faculty-led programs offer students short, intensive academic courses that are complemented with a wealth of excursions and cultural activities. All UC programs are built around UC courses and are led by world-class UC faculty, administered by a UC campus. Many provide opportunities for students to visit non-English speaking countries while doing their coursework in English. Class sizes are small — 18-30 students — allowing for an intimate learning experience. UC Summer Abroad is open to all University of California students and students from other US institutions.

Africa and the Middle East

Cyprus, Ancient Technology, Materials, and Forensics (UC Los Angeles)

On the island of Cyprus, students will become 'detectives' through hands-on investigations of antiquities and will gain a fundamental understanding on how people select, evaluate, and use materials from the environment that they transform into cultural objects.

Ghana, Pediatric Care and Reproductive Health Internships (UC Davis)

Join local medical professionals in the historic Children’s Hospital and see how these professionals provide care in a resource-scarce environment. Rotate through a variety of wards while learning about the social and economic conditions that affect pediatric health.

Israel, Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Israel.

Israel, Entrepreneurship in the Start-Up Nation (UC Riverside)

Explore the many dimensions of new innovative venture creation, development, and financing through the Israeli context, featuring guest lecturers from the Israeli high-tech industry.

Israel, Startup Bootcamp: Software with an International Perspective (UC Riverside)

Learn how to build large scale software programs with industry standard project management tools such as Github and Kanban boards.

Lebanon, Science and Society in the Middle East (UC Davis)

Explore environmental issues that result from population growth and civil conflict while immersing yourself in beautiful, intriguing and ancient Lebanese culture.

Morocco, Moroccan Cinema, Culture and Arabic Language (UC Santa Cruz)

Immerse yourself in the beautiful capital city of Rabat while learning about Moroccan cinema, arts and culture, as well as improving your Arabic language skills.

South Africa, Healthcare Challenges Internships (UC Davis)

Witness efforts to address health inequities amongst underserved communities. Participants will work with local NGOs, helping with community-based health initiatives and participate in clinical rotations at hospitals in a variety of wards.

South Africa, Hospital Medicine and Infectious Disease Internships (UC Davis)

Learn about local hospital medicine and infectious disease treatment in the heartland of Zulu culture. The Durban program includes the opportunity for participants to join healthcare teams that provide services for HIV/AIDS patients, and rotate through a variety of hospital wards, such as surgical and pediatrics.

South Africa, Zambia, Change in Modern South Africa & Zambia (UC San Diego) 

Compare and contrast two authentic African experiences by visiting one of the most popular post-Apartheid cities, Cape Town, South Africa, and the less developed Livingstone, Zambia.

Tanzania, Culture, Wildlife, and Activism - NEW (UC Davis)

Combining cultural immersion and field lectures on wildlife behavior, conservation, political economy, tourism, human rights, and indigeneity, this course appeals to all majors.

Asia and Oceania

Australia, Sydney - Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Sydney, Australia.

Australia, Engineering and Computer Science Internships (UC Davis)

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.

Australia, Wildlife, Conservation, and Veterinary Medicine Internships (UC Davis)

This program, in partnership with Loop Abroad, provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working in two unique areas: wildlife handling and care at a wildlife conservation center and zoo internship at a zoo.

Bhutan, GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon (UC Davis)

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.

China, Global Fashion (UC Davis)

Explore fashion design and global textile production while based in the Yangtze Delta Area – the birthplace of silk and the hub of modern fashion and material culture in China.

China, Consequences of the New Market Economy (UC Los Angeles)

Aimed at enabling students to learn about and research globalization from a Shanghai-ese perspective, this intensive program will be a rich, fun, and transformative experience.

China, East-West Medicine in Shanghai (UC Los Angeles)

Shanghai, China’s largest and most modernized city, provides students with a chance to witness the unique integration of traditional culture, modern technology, and global perspectives.

China, From Cognition to Industry (UC Riverside)

With a strong emphasis on neuroscience, learn about various cognitive processes (perception, attention, memory, executive controls, etc.) and develop the theoretical knowledge for group research projects in psychology.

French Polynesia, Mo'orea: Polynesian Culture and Contemporary Art (UC Berkeley)

Dive deep into contemporary art and Polynesian culture on the stunning, ecologically diverse island of Mo’orea in French Polynesia.

Hong Kong, Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong, Business and Communication Internships (UC Davis)

Intern in one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the world, where English is the language of business. Internships are available in a variety of companies ranging from small start-ups to large, global corporations.

Hong Kong, The Space-Aged Solar System (UC Santa Cruz)

This program will provide an overview of past, present, and future space missions, with an emphasis on key players in the US (NASA), Europe (ESA), and China (CNSA).

India, Mumbai - Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Mumbai, India. 

India, Public Health & Rural/Urban Medicine Internships (UC Davis)

Learn about urban and rural healthcare systems through NGO site visits in Delhi and clinical rotations in the Himalayan foothills, which provide insight on primary care, preventative medicine, and the urban-rural divide.

Japan, Tokyo - Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Tokyo, Japan.

Japan, Business and Communication Internships (UC Davis)

Intern in Japan’s vibrant and bustling capital, where traditional blends with ultramodern. As a global leader in technological advancements and the world’s most populous metropolis, Tokyo is a great setting for business internships.

Japan, Design - NEW (UC Davis)

Based in Tokyo and Kyoto, this program explores Japan’s design culture and includes visits to castles, temples, and unique museums.

Japan, Life Sciences (UC Davis)

Explore aspects of life sciences in Japan such as active research labs, the world-famous Osaka aquarium, a yogurt fermentation factory, and much more.

Japan, Wilderness and Human Values in Tokyo (UC San Diego)

Explore the inter-relationship between humans and the environment, examining notions of nature and how the inter-relationship, and ideas about it, changed throughout Japanese history.

New Zealand, Business and Communication Internships (UC Davis)

Intern in Auckland or Wellington in a variety of business-related fields, while exploring New Zealand’s stunning landscapes and natural beauty.

New Zealand, Psychology Internships (UC Davis)

Intern in Auckland or Wellington gaining experience in the fields of psychology and social work in a rich multicultural environment.

Philippines, Narratives of Tradition and Resistance (UC Berkeley) 

Learn about Philippine history, culture, and society through interactions with Filipino people, as well as selected lectures by leading scholars in the Philippines.

Philippines, Remote Island Medicine Internships (UC Davis)

Learn about healthcare challenges villages encounter and the importance of preventative medicine. Rotate at community clinics and interact with healthcare providers and patients, while learning about the link between clinical medicine and public health.

Singapore, Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Singapore.

South Korea, Relief Printmaking in Korea (UC Santa Cruz)

Through class activities, interactions with locals, and visits to ancient sites, students on this program will learn the techniques, tools, concepts and a condensed history of the development of Korean woodblock printmaking.

Thailand, Business Leadership and Communication (UC Los Angeles) 

While in Bangkok, you will experience global business first-hand as you meet local business leaders, visit key cultural sights, and learn from professors with extensive regional knowledge.

Thailand, Education Internships (UC Davis)

Spend five weeks supporting underresourced students as an intern in a traditional Thai temple school in Chiang Mai, a beloved destination in the mountainous, jungle-filled north of Thailand.

Thailand, Microbiology Lab in the Kingdom of Smiles (UC Davis)

Explore tropical jungles, pristine beaches, exotic markets, and the mega-city of Bangkok while getting hands-on microbiology laboratory experience.

Thailand, Wildlife, Conservation and Veterinary Medicine Internships - NEW (UC Davis)

Students will have a chance to live in both city and rural settings and explore Thai culture while learning hands-on veterinary, conservation, and animal science skills.


Czech Republic, Prague - Global Internship(UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Prague, Czech Republic.

Czech Republic, Business and Communication Internships (UC Davis)

Intern in the dynamic economic center of the Czech Republic. Prague, situated in the center of Europe, is renowned for its architectural beauty, fascinating history, and vibrant social scene and nightlife.

Czech Republic, Art in the Global Context (UC Santa Cruz)

In this immersive studio art class, students create sculptures, drawings, performances and installations that explore art in a global context.

Denmark, In the Footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen (UC Los Angeles)

With the renowned author Hans Christian Andersen as our springboard, this Travel Study program in Denmark will take full advantage of field trips, walking tours and hands-on exploration of place and space. 

France, French Language, Culture, and History (UC Berkeley)

Explore the past and present of France, from its rich history to its multicultural present, and examine what it means to be “Parisian” through the perspectives of the communities that call Paris home.

France, Paris - Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Paris, France.

France, Americans in Paris (UC Davis)

Walk in the footsteps of Jefferson, Twain, Hemingway, Stein and other Americans in Paris, while discovering the neighborhoods of Paris and yourself. 

France, Introduction to Winemaking (UC Davis)

Learn the basics of wine making while visiting many of the major French wine regions and accessing many elite wineries.

France, French Language and Culture (UC Los Angeles)

This intensive French language and culture program will provide you the opportunity - and the tools - to live in Paris like the Parisians do.

France, Global Challenges in Postcolonial France (UC Los Angeles)

Investigate the exciting and complex cultural, economic, political, and social relations of 21st century France. 

France, Medieval Paris (UC Los Angeles)

Weaving lectures, walking tours, and short daily trips into one, this program in Paris presents a two-fold approach to the histories of the kingdom of France in the Middle Ages and the early modern period.

France, Jazz in Paris (UC San Diego)

Spend the summer learning how Jazz developed and why it was so enthusiastically received by the Parisians in the 1920s.

France, Sign Language and Studies in Paris (UC San Diego)

Participate in excursions where students can turn classroom discussions into actual practice by applying knowledge of ASL to live interactions with deaf people.

Germany, Mathematics in Berlin (UC Berkeley)

This summer intensive program in Berlin will introduce applied math majors to the theory and practice of complex analysis—in the very place where initial mathematics concepts were discovered!

Germany, Personality Psychology in Berlin - NEW (UC Davis)

Study personality psychology in Berlin, one of the most exciting and culturally interesting cities in the world.

Germany, Modernism and Design: The Bauhaus Experience (UC San Diego)

Focus on the history, contradictions, and legacy of the Bauhaus School and its underlying philosophy as a lens into the larger International Style in architecture and planning across the world.

Germany, Food Study Field Study in Berlin (UC Santa Cruz)

Combine food, European history and politics, and the study of state socialism/postsocialism together in this four-week program.

Greece, Writers in Greece (UC Davis)

Learn about Greece’s vibrant culture while traveling to many beautiful and historical sites.

Greece, Ancient Greece (UC Los Angeles)

Explore ancient Greece through a combination of classical archaeological site visits, lectures, and the works of Homer, Plato, Sophocles, and Aristophanes.

Greece, Theatrical Design in Ancient and Modern Greece (UC San Diego)

Explore the inspiring city of Athens from a designers’ perspective. The course will focus on production design for stage and film including a look at how visual ideas for a story are processed and interpreted.

Iceland, Thermodynamics in the Land of Fire and Ice (UC Davis)

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

Ireland, Dublin - Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Dublin, Ireland.

Ireland, Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle (UC Davis)

Take Biological Sciences 2A in beautiful Ireland at University College Cork (UCC).

Ireland, Bio Sci 2B in Dublin (UC Davis)

Build your foundation in BioSci while experiencing the friendly and culturally rich city of Dublin, Ireland.

Ireland, Psychology Internships (UC Davis)

Intern in Galway or Limerick with placements focusing on community partnerships in two of Ireland’s most populous cities.

Ireland, Statistics for Biological Sciences (UC Davis)

Experience this unique opportunity to study Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences in a small group setting and in a charming location.

Ireland, Ireland's Silicon Valley (UC San Diego)

Explore Dublin, an economic center known for its ability to attract and retain talent for tech giants such as Google and Amazon, and discover how Dublin continues to respond to the many challenges and opportunities of doing business in the 21st century.

Italy, Italian Language and Culture (UC Berkeley)

Develop your Italian language skills and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Italy this summer.

Italy, Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City (UC Davis)

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

Italy, Science of the Mind - NEW (UC Davis)

Study the biological foundations of the mind at the oldest university in the Western world in Bologna, Italy.

Italy, American Writers and Artists Abroad (UC Los Angeles)

Examine the experiences of some of the most important American writers and artists who spent time in Florence, the beautiful Tuscan city where the Italian Renaissance originated.

Italy, Exploring Ancient Rome (UC Los Angeles)

Explore the city of Rome and learn about its ancient history, politics, architecture and culture this summer.

Italy, Renaissance and Modernity (UC Los Angeles)

Study in Rome, the ideal place to understand the emergence of modern Europe from the Classical period through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque, to the Modern.

Italy, Psychopharmacology in Florence (UC San Diego)

Visit the oldest pharmacy in the world (along with accompanying museum to describe the production of medicines in this period), several physiology museums, as well as numerous art galleries, several of which have displays related to medicine.

Italy, Revelle in Rome (UC San Diego)

Study the revival of classical culture and values and the place of human beings in the world, as we experience Rome and visit Florence.

Italy, Italian Language and Culture on the Amalfi Coast (UC Santa Cruz)

Learn Italian and familiarize yourself with Italian food production while exploring the beautiful town of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.

Netherlands, NPB 110A—Molecules to Individuals - NEW (UC Davis)

Experience the Netherlands while learning about cells and seeing how scientists are studying them.

Poland, Statistics for Business and Economics - NEW (UC Davis)

Take Statistics for Business and Economics in in the booming economic hub of Krakow, Poland, a magnet city for young professionals.

Portugal, Azorian Culture / Literature (UC Berkeley)

Gain a broad perspective of Portuguese culture in one summer, beginning in the beautiful and remote Azorean islands and ending in Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon.

Portugal, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe (UC Berkeley)

Join the European Innovation Academy in Cascais, Portugal for an intensive, fast-paced learning experience, where you will learn from venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, executives from Silicon Valley companies, and experts from across the globe.

Russia, Mission Siberia (UC San Diego)

Study environmental changes of Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, as well as ethnic issues relating to the Buryats, the largest indigenous group in Russia, in one of the largest cities in Siberia. 

Spain, Imagining and Re-Envisioning the Urban Setting (UC Berkeley)

Broaden your architecture experience by stepping into a town where culture, food, ritual, and environment significantly impact urban design.

Spain, Madrid - Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Madrid, Spain.

Spain, Political Parties and Contemporary Catalan and Spanish Politics (UC Berkeley)

This course will explore why right-wing populists are so successful in many contemporary democracies and how Spanish and Catalan's parties face challenges similar to those that seem to undermine established political parties across the globe.

Spain, Spanish Language and Culture (UC Berkeley)

Sharpen your Spanish language skills and settle into the Spanish pace of life in Madrid, the stunning cosmopolitan capital of Spain. In this program, students will immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of a Madrileño/a.

Spain, Migration and Refugee Studies (UC Berkeley)

Engage deeply with the histories and contemporary realities of migrant and refugee communities in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain. This program will explore the connections between and differences of migrant and refugee narratives in the Mediterranean sea corridor and migrant experiences (including experiences of undocumented migrants) at the US-Mexico Borderlands.

Spain, Engineering and Computer Science Internships (UC Davis)

Spend the summer on the coast of the Mediterranean in dynamic Barcelona as an engineering intern. Students will have the opportunity to learn Spanish, create professional networks, and go on excursions inside and outside the city.

Spain, Housing and Urbanism in Barcelona (UC Davis)

Discover the many lessons we can take home from Barcelona on housing development and neighborhood regeneration efforts.

Spain, Three Cultures of Medieval Spain (UC Davis)

Multiculturalism is not just a 21st century phenomenon. Explore the cities of Salamanca, Toledo, Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla, and Granada to learn about the religious and cultural differences of medieval Spain.

Spain, Barcelona: The Story of a City, Its Art and Cultures (UC Los Angeles)

Study in depth the Barcelona of today, its cultural dynamism, its place in today’s Spain, and in the heart of Catalan culture.

Spain, International Business Law and Taxation (UC Los Angeles)

Gain an in-depth understanding of international business from the legal and tax perspectives with a special emphasis on both U.S. and European regulation of international business transactions.

Spain, Spanish Language and Culture - Session I: June Start (UC Los Angeles)

Enjoy your summer in Spain while studying Spanish language and culture in the charming city of Granada.

Spain, Spanish Language and Culture - Session II: July Start (UC Los Angeles)

Enjoy your summer in Spain while studying Spanish language and culture in the charming city of Granada.

Spain, Spain Thru Time: Castles, Palaces and Religious Places (UC Riverside)

Study the culture and civilization of a millenary country through hands-on experiences such as touching a Roman aqueduct, roaming around a medieval city, and understanding the light of a cathedral from looking through its windows.

Spain, Social Cognition & Drugs in Barcelona (UC San Diego) 

Explore the relationship between drugs, the brain, mind, and culture as well as the significant work being done on mirror neurons in Spain.

Spain, Spanish Memories, African Hopes, Through Literature & Film (UC San Diego)

At the crossroads of Africa and Europe, explore Spain and its evolution as a result of African migration. Studies will be reinforced through field trips to Málaga and Morocco.

Sweden, Stockholm - Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Stockholm.

Switzerland, Business Innovation for Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Positive Impact (UC Berkeley)

Examine the drivers of business innovation, while exploring issues of sustainability, labor, stakeholder responsibility and impact from a business perspective, and assessing those same issues from the NGO and governmental perspective.   

Switzerland, Bugging out in the Alps: Insects and Ecology (UC Riverside)

Experience dramatic differences in insect biodiversity and environment along a 10,00-foot elevation gradient in the beautiful Alps while conducting an independent research project that explores interspecific interactions between biotic and abiotic factors.

Switzerland, Earth Science Adventures in the Alps (UC San Diego)

With Switzerland's towering mountain peaks and majestic glaciers as a backdrop, gain a greater understanding of the volcanoes of Europe and the geology of the Alps. 

United Kingdom, London - Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in London.

United Kingdom, Shakespeare and the Arts in London (UC Berkeley)

Experience the cultural heart of London, from Renaissance art to Shakespeare plays.

United Kingdom, Bio Sci 2C in Edinburgh - NEW (UC Davis)

Take Biological Sciences 2C with a small cohort at the University of Edinburgh in beautiful Scotland.

United Kingdom, Oxford—Portal to Fantasy (UC Davis)

Study in Oxford, the birthplace of modern fantasy: see what inspired Wonderland, Narnia and the Shire, float Ratty and Lyra's river, and walk the halls of Hogwarts. 

United Kingdom, Perspectives in Global Management (UC Davis)

Study global management perspectives in historic Edinburgh.

United Kingdom, Psychology Internships in London - NEW (UC Davis)

Intern in the global metropolis of London with an individually tailored placement to work toward your career goals in psychology and social services.

United Kingdom, Scottish Tales (UC Davis)

Study the ghosts and hauntings of Edinburgh, cruise the Loch Ness, visit Glasgow, and trek through the Highlands of Scotland.

United Kingdom, London - City of Transformations (UC Los Angeles)

Gain an intimate knowledge of London, discovering, walking and mapping the psychogeography of the contemporary capital while recovering the hidden traces of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

United Kingdom, Shakespeare (UC Los Angeles)

Experience Shakespeare’s plays as they were meant to be experienced, on the stage as well as the page, and in the company of his fellow dramatists, during a summer session spent in Stratford-upon-Avon and London.

United Kingdom, Cross-cultural Advertising: the US and the United Kingdom (UC Riverside)

Examine the cultural differences between advertising in the UK and the U.S. and gain more insight into how to shape marketing tactics to communicate effectively with different cultures.

United Kingdom, Random Walks (UC Riverside)

Develop the background to begin graduate level study of probability by studying randomness in the country where Abraham de Moivre wrote the first treatise on probability.

United Kingdom, Subcultural Affiliations: Transatlantic Popular Cultures (UC Riverside)

Examine popular cultural phenomena--namely punk and post-punk cultures--in a transatlantic frame that ties the history and politics of the UK and the U.S. together.

United Kingdom, The History of London (UC Riverside)

Understand how London was once the intellectual, governmental, cultural, and economic center of an entire nation and of an empire ruling 25% of the world's people and land through visits to historic sites, neighborhoods, museums, and historic buildings.

United Kingdom, Enlightenment, Revolution, and Romanticism in Edinburgh (UC San Diego)

Often referred to as “the Athens of the North” because of its rich intellectual tradition in the arts, humanities, and sciences, Edinburgh is the second most visited city in the United Kingdom.

Europe (Multi-Country)

Belgium, Netherlands, History, Art, and Identity in Europe (UC Berkeley)

Introduce yourself to the cultural and political identity of the Low Countries—the Netherlands and Belgium, two contrasting monarchies in the heart of Europe.

Belgium, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Domestic and Foreign Politics in Europe (UC Los Angeles)

Examine the individual systems of government in Britain, the Netherlands and France and the role played by these countries in world politics.

France, Ireland, Spain, Celtic Connections (UC Davis)

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

France, Italy, Switzerland, World Cinema and the European Film Festival (UC Davis)

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

France, Italy, United Kingdom, The Grand Tour (UC Davis)

Broaden your literary, cultural, and artistic knowledge while traveling all around Europe.

Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe (UC Davis)

Learn why some European cities are way ahead of U.S. cities in sustainable development and design.

Netherlands, United Kingdom, Design in Europe (UC Davis)

Journey through two European countries famous for their trend-setting historical and contemporary art, architecture and design.

Latin America

Argentina, Engineering and Computer Science Internships - NEW (UC Davis)

Spend the summer in bustling Buenos Aires, the “Paris of the South,” as an engineering or computer science intern. Embrace Argentina’s culture in through local excursions and traditional estancias, while working in a customized internship to challenge your engineering and computer science skills.

Argentina, Music, Film and Culture in the Global City (UC Davis)

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

Argentina, Taking it to the Streets - Community Service, Human Rights & Tango (UC Los Angeles)

Experience the full immersion in the rich cultural resources, vibrant social life and political activities of Buenos Aires. 

Brazil, Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil (UC Berkeley)

Gain cultural experience rooted in social justice and black feminist pedagogy by exploring the power of dance and performance with a particular focus on Afro-Brazilian dances, songs and rhythms for the Orixas, and Capoeira of the Candomble tradition.

Brazil, Theater of the Oppressed (UC Los Angeles)

Spend your summer at the Center for Theater of the Oppressed (CTO) learning about their ongoing projects in Rio de Janeiro and the methodology now used around the world for social action through theater.

Chile, Literature and Politics in Latin America (UC San Diego)

With a keen eye on the history of La vía chilena al socialismo under Salvador Allende, our emphasis will be on the tensions between class, indigenous people, labor and political movements and state power in Chile and other Latin American countries.

Costa Rica, Ag Science and Sustainability Internships (UC Davis)

Gain experience working with multiple areas of sustainable and tropical agriculture at EARTH University.

Cuba, Revolutionary Cuba (UC Davis)

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

Ecuador, Environmental Justice in Indigenous Ecuador (UC Davis)

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.

Ecuador, Indigenous Health in Ecuador (UC San Diego) 

Gain a greater understanding of the challenges medical practitioners and local communities face by comparing urban Western medicine with rural and indigenous practices.

Mexico, Gender, Sexuality, and Cultural Production in Mexico City (UC Berkeley)

This course offers students the opportunity to critically engage with issues, topics, and enactments of gender and sexuality as they intersect with art and performance movements in Mexico City.

Mexico, Spanish for Heritage Speakers and Nauatl Language (UC Berkeley)

Immerse yourself in the Spanish and Nauatl language by studying the intersections between both languages and their cultures.

Mexico, Literary and Social Movements (UC Davis)

Delve into the powerful Zapatista movement and the rich and diverse contemporary Mayan cultures in their breathtaking and historical home of Chiapas.

Mexico, Mexico City: An American Crossroad (UC Los Angeles)

Consider the impact of Mexican and Mexican American literature and history on US Latinx identity using Mexico City as the primary catalyst of both contemporary chicanidad and transnational conceptions of “America.”

Mexico, Spanish in the Mexican Context (UC Los Angeles)

Study Spanish language or Mexican literature in a city lined with colonial mansions and participate in a number of cultural excursions to Mayan ruins, the Yucatecan cenotes, and protected wildlife reserves.

Peru, Into the Andes—History, Environment, Culture (UC Davis)

Explore the diverse cultural and natural landscapes of the Peruvian highlands. Based in Cuzco, the program includes trips to Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu, one of the great wonders of the world.

Peru, Global Health in Peru (UC Los Angeles)

Gain first-hand experience in the global health field with various visits to local hospitals, health NGO's, as well as trips outside of Lima to Iquitos, Peru.

Peru, Politics & Religion in Latin America (UC San Diego)

Survey the history of religion and politics in Peru while also looking at various other interrelated religious traditions such as divination, mummification, and ritual festivals tied to a sacred calendar.

North America (USA & Canada)

Canada, Engineering in Toronto - Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in engineering in Toronto, Canada.

Canada, Toronto - Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Toronto, Canada.

USA, California, Los Angeles - Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and professional work experience through an academic internship in the Los Angeles area.

USA, California, San Francisco Bay Area - Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and professional work experience through an academic internship in the San Francisco Bay Area.

USA, California, Immigrant and Refugee Health Internships (UC Davis)

Explore services for vulnerable communities in California’s Bay Area and Central Valley.

USA, Hawaii, Holistic Healing Internships (UC Davis)

Explore holistic health on the Big Island. Learn about the practice of traditional kanaka maoli lapa‘au (Hawaiian medicine) on Hawaii Island by discovering preventative medicine among vulnerable populations, and links between health and the environment.

USA, Massachusetts, Boston: Research and Entrepreneurship - Global Internships (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through an academic internship in Boston, Massachusetts.

USA, New York, Cities and Cultures (UC Los Angeles)

Explore cutting edge, urban, cultural and political issues, and the trendiest neighborhoods in the country's largest city.

USA, New York, Global Governance and the United Nations System (UC Los Angeles)

Explore the world's most cosmopolitan city and study the architecture of contemporary global governance and its premier international institution--the United Nations.

USA, Washington D.C., Global Policy Internships - NEW (UC Davis)

Students interested in global policy have the opportunity to engage with policy makers in Washington, DC, while being immersed in this vibrant city for 10 weeks.