UC Summer Abroad Faculty-Led Programs

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2018 PROGRAMS

UC Summer Abroad 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. 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

Ghana, West African Dance Abroad (UC Riverside)

Ghana is one of Africa’s fastest-growing, more diverse economies and is held as a model for peace and democracy on the continent. Come study and live alongside Ghanaian and international students.

Israel, Start Up Nation (UC San Diego)

Jerusalem, one of the most fascinating cities on earth, provides an ideal setting for students to gain an in-depth understanding of the complexities of Israel’s history, politics, religion, society and culture.

Namibia, Functional Ecology and Herpetology in Namibia (UC Riverside)

This is a combined field and lecture course that focuses on the biology of amphibians and "reptiles" by exploring their diversity, physiology, ecology, evolution, behavior, and biomechanics. There will be a focus on lizards, snakes, and amphibians of southern Africa, with an emphasis on Namibia.

South Africa, City to Safari (UC Davis)

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!

South Africa, Healthcare Challenges in Cape Town (Internship) (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 & Infectious Disease in Durban (Internship) (UC Davis)

Participate in clinical rotations in the heartland of Zulu culture, in a dynamic beach city. Join local   healthcare teams serving a large teaching hospital, and learn about the impact HIV/AIDS has on the community.

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

This program offers an ideal environment for students to combine a deep acquaintance with South African history with a well-structured sojourn into the cultural life of a sophisticated African city.

Asia and Oceania

Australia, Sydney - Internship (UC Berkeley)

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

Australia, Engineering in Sydney - Internship (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, Social Cognition and Drugs (UC San Diego)

Learn about and experience the ground breaking work of Australian neurobiologists as you visit scientific laboratories and explore museums throughout Sydney.

Bhutan, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (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, Hong Kong - Internship (UC Berkeley)

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

China, Business Leadership and Communication (UC Los Angeles)

Experience global business first-hand as you meet local business leaders, visit key cultural and business sights, learn from professors with extensive regional knowledge, and immerse yourself in the economic giant of Hong Kong.

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.

Hong Kong, Business and Communication (Internship) (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, Summer Space Program (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 - Internship (UC Berkeley)

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

India, Public Health & Rural/Urban Medicine - Internship (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, Business & Communication - Internship (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, 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, Sustainability of the Built Environment (UC Davis)

Learn the principles of design for sustainability and their applications within the built environment of dynamic downtown Tokyo while also exploring many cultural treasures in Tokyo, Kyoto, Gifu, and Kyushu.

Japan, Moku Hanga: UCSC Printmaking in Tokyo (UC Santa Cruz)

At Tokyo National University of the Arts, students will be able to study the treasured historical skills and tools of Moku Hanga with greater understanding and appreciation.

New Zealand, Business and Communication - Internship (UC Davis)

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

Philippines, Remote Island Medicine - Internship (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 - Internship (UC Berkeley)

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

Taiwan, Business Chinese (UC Berkeley)

Advance your Mandarin language skills while taking your business career to the next level in Taipei, Taiwan's capital and largest city.

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, Sex and Health in Southeast Asia (UC San Diego)

Sexual Health in Bangkok focuses on efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among sexually diverse populations in Bangkok.

Vietnam, Vietnam Encounters (UC Riverside)

This course is tailored for summer travel-study in Hue, Vietnam. It uses the lens of “travel writing” to study the formation of Vietnamese culture from ancient roots in the Bronze Age to the buzzing present.

Europe

Czech Republic, Prague - Internship (UC Berkeley)

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

Czech Republic, Business & Communication - Internship (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 night life.

Czech Republic, In Search of Kafka in Prague (UC San Diego)

Imagine walking on the Charles Bridge, over the Vltava River, as the baroque statues, depicting various saints stationed on the balustrade, evoke a gothic sense of romance amid a Bohemian city.

Czech Republic, Prague - Internship (UC Berkeley)

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

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)

Dive headfirst into French culture—past and present—while living in Paris, one of the most picturesque cities in the world.

France, Paris - Internship (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 participating in one of the lower-cost programs in Europe. 

France, Art Studio in Paris and the French Riviera (UC Davis)

Live in a chateau on the Mediterranean studying painting and sculptures by great artists who lived and worked on the French Riviera—and your studies continue in Paris.

France, Fashion Marketing in Paris (UC Davis)

A defining experience for anyone interested in fashion and marketing.

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, Performing Arts Live! (UC Davis)

Appreciate the creativity and intimacy of live music and dance, while savoring life in the south of France.

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, 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, 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, Warren in Paris (UC San Diego)

This global seminar offers students a deep immersion in the enchantments of Paris, past and present.

Germany, Mathematics in Berlin (UC Berkeley)

Journey to Berlin to discover the theory and practice of mathematical analysis while being immersed in the city where a lot of mathematics were initially discovered!

Germany, Everyday events: the practice of making, the practice of showing (UC Riverside)

This unique course is specifically designed to be developed in Berlin. A city like Berlin offers a vibrant cultural and historical environment that will be used as a backdrop to develop the participants’ awareness of the organic relationship between art and everyday life, and that of performance as a final step resulting from these experiences.

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

This Global Seminar focuses 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.

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, The Big Olive: History and Culture of Classical Athens (UC Riverside)

The course explores Athenian history ca. 479-404 BCE, when the city developed a tributary, maritime empire that ranked it among the most powerful polities in the eastern Mediterranean world. 

Greece, Drugs, Behavior, and the History of Neuroscience (UC San Diego)

Explore psychopharmacology and neuroscience from antiquity to modern times and investigate the origins of modern pharmacology and medicine in ancient Greece. 

Greece, Modern Greece (UC San Diego)

Athens is one of the oldest and most cosmopolitan cities in the world. And Greece, of course, is renowned for its long history, natural beauty, spectacular seascapes, and welcoming culture. What better place to spend part of your summer studying history? 

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 volcanos and geothermal fields, you will experience Iceland in all its intrigue.

Ireland, Dublin - Internship (UC Berkeley)

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

Ireland, Irish Theater (UC Berkeley)

Take advantage of Ireland’s rich theater, literary and historical culture by engaging in the study and practice of Irish Theater from historical and contemporary contexts.

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

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

Ireland, Filmmaking in Ireland (UC Davis)

Learn the fundamentals of filmmaking on this “Grand Tour” of the Emerald Isle.

Ireland, Exploring Consumer Behavior (UC Riverside)

This course emphasizes an application of the principles of contemporary methods of marketing that underline the significance of adopting a customer focus.

Italy, Italian Language and Culture (UC Berkeley)

Develop your knowledge and understanding of Italian history, society and culture from personal experience.

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, 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 and monuments.

Italy, Italian Language and Culture (UC Los Angeles)

Enjoy an idyllic summer on the Adriatic coast of Italy while studying language and culture in the capital of Italian seaside tourism and nightlife.

Italy, Mathematical Beauty in Rome (UC San Diego)

Explore the mathematics and engineering behind Rome's greatest works of architecture.

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, Food Study Field Study in Perugia (UC Santa Cruz)

The Food Study Field Study in Perugia, Italy, will bring food and methods together by offering students two courses – Anthropology of Food and Workshop in Ethnography.

Portugal, Entrepeneurship and Innovation in Europe (UC Berkeley)

Journey to Lisbon and uncover the secrets of the oldest city in Western Europe. Uncover Portugal's Vibrant culture as you explore its coastal towns.

Portugal, Hidden Gem (UC Davis)

Porto will be our gateway to an exciting exploration of Portuguese culture, literature, and society.

Spain, International Migration (UC Berkeley)

Journey to Barcelona and investigate the effects of migration in Western Europe and the United States before and after September 11, 2001.

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 (Internship) (UC Berkeley)

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

Spain, Spanish Language and Culture (UC Berkeley)

Sharpen your Spanish language abilities in Madrid, the stunning cosmopolitan capital of Spain.

Spain, Engineering in Barcelona (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, Spanish Language and Culture (UC Los Angeles)

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

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

These are hands-on classes, where you will touch a Roman aqueduct, roam around a medieval city, and understand what a cathedral is from being inside and looking through its windows.

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

Literature and film from Africa and Spain, providing perspectives from both sides will be linked for a portrait of this evolving, often uneasy merger of complex cultures and religions. 

Spain, Serigraphy in Spain (UC Santa Cruz)

Students will advance their technical knowledge and creative skills in the state-of-the-art equipped print media studios of the Faculty of Fine Arts Cuenca, University of Castilla La Mancha while socializing in a cross-cultural, art educational community.

Switzerland, Business Innovation for Sustainability (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, The Politics of Global Inequality (UC Davis)

Poverty is a global problem that international organizations seek to ameliorate. Learn why poverty persists and how international organizations intervene to help in poor countries. 

Switzerland, Bugging out in the Alps (UC Riverside)

In this hands-on, active, and interactive course, students will travel to the stunning scenery of the Alps, where they can experience the dramatic differences in biodiversity and environment that occur along a 10,000 foot elevation gradient. 

Switzerland, Engineering Switzerland (UC Riverside)

Study Introduction to Embedded Systems and Entrepreneurship in Computing in Switzerland. 

Switzerland, Geology in Geneva (UC San Diego)

This will be the first Global Seminar to focus entirely on Earth Science/STEM in an inspiring locale that showcases a wide variety of scientific and natural beauty. 

United Kingdom, London - Internship (UC Berkeley)

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

United Kingdom, Paganism: Classical and Modern (UC Berkeley)

Journey to London to discover the pagan models for values that celebrate desires as a means of participating in aspects of life at its most intense. 

United Kingdom, At the Crossroads of Gender and Communication (UC Davis)

Consider how men and women communicate as you engage with culture, art, history, and the city of London.

United Kingdom, Brewing Science (UC Davis)

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

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, Scottish Tales (UC Davis)

Study the ghosts and hauntings of Edinburgh, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, cruise the Loch Ness, visit Glasgow and trek through the Highlands of Scotland.

United Kingdom, London and the Age of Revolution (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, England.

United Kingdom, The History of London (UC Riverside)

Study Britain 1485-1760 and Modern Britain in London. The program syllabus will be posted online soon.

United Kingdom, Modern Literary London (UC Riverside)

This special double course takes place in central London, UK. Students will study the modern poems, short stories, novels, and cultural history that have constructed London as a global city, while living there and experiencing it firsthand.

United Kingdom, Random Walks (UC Riverside)

In this course we will develop the language of probability theory and its logical structure. We will use this language to study randomness and we will come to understand how order can emerge from randomness in certain and predictable ways.

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

This study abroad program in Scotland introduces students to cultural studies by highlighting key terms and concepts that have come to define the field.

United Kingdom, Enlightenment, Revolution, and Romanticism (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.

United Kingdom, Old Europe, New Europe: Revelle in London (UC San Diego)

Both of the courses in this program are firmly and continually grounded in the historical experience of London. The city itself, and England more broadly speaking, will figure prominently in many of the assignments for both the Humanities course and the course on tourism.

Europe (Multi-Country)

Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Balkan Bridges: Contested Histories, Shared Communities (UC Berkeley)

This four week travel/study course focuses on legacies of war, exemplary moments of peaceful coexistence, and historical challenges to peace in the former Yugoslavia over the 20th century. 

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

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

France, 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, Belgium, International Business Law & Taxation (UC Los Angeles)

Gain an in-depth understanding of international business from the legal and tax perspectives with special emphasis on the E.U. regulatory scheme and tax treaties between the U.S. and Europe. 

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

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

Germany, Czech Republic, Memory and Urban Space (UC Santa Cruz)

Explore politics and urban space in Berlin and Prague. 

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

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

UK, Austria, Sweden, Czech Republic, Genetics—The Global Language of Biology (UC Davis)

Study and experience the great genetic breakthroughs in this grand European tour of genetics: Cambridge, Paris, Vienna, and Stockholm and more.

UK, Netherlands, Design in Europe (UC Davis)

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

Austria, Germany, German Language and Culture Across Europe (UC Los Angeles)

Take courses in German art, culture, and history as you move from Vienna to Munich and on to Berlin.

UK, Belgium, France, Netherlands, 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.

Latin America

Argentina, Buenos Aires—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 (UC Los Angeles)

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

Argentina, Argentina & the Greater Southern Cone (UC Riverside)

The Southern Cone (Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile) region provides the perfect setting for studying politically engaged music within its historical, social, and cultural contexts. 

Bolivia, Pediatric Health in La Paz - Internship (UC Davis)

Experience the challenges of providing pediatric care to diverse, low-income populations, including indigenous groups. Participants will rotate alongside local pediatricians at clinics and hospitals, including the country’s largest children’s hospital.

Bolivia, Primary Care & Rural Medicine - Internship (UC Davis)

Join healthcare teams in urban hospitals and rural clinics in the picturesque city of Tarija. Learn about the importance of preventative medicine and about pathologies not commonly seen in North America, like Chagas disease.

Brazil, Portuguese Language in the Brazilian Context (UC Los Angeles)

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to live and study in Salvador da Bahia, one of Brazil's foremost cultural centers.

Brazil, Theater of the Oppressed (UC Los Angeles)

Spend your summer at the Center for Theater of the Oppressed (CTO) learning about their on-going projects in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil, The Black Diaspora in Brazil (UC Riverside)

By interacting directly with activists and their organizations in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, students gain insight on (1) social problems affecting Black and impoverished communities, and (2) the process by which emerge the responses generated within such communities to address the problems. 

Chile, The Politics of Development (UC Berkeley)

Explore Chilean politics from independence to the present, and witness firsthand the forces that have shaped Chilean politics and challenge its society today.

Costa Rica, Ag Science & Sustainability - Internship (UC Davis)

Intern in laboratories and research farms at Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), an international institute supporting agricultural development and biological conservation throughout Central America and the Caribbean. Located in Turrialba in the heart of Costa Rica, a leader in the development of sustainable agriculture.

Cuba, Revolutionary Cuba (UC Davis)

Experience 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. 

Guatemala, Ecological and Social Issues at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala (UC Davis)

Through this hands-on class, get behind the scene of Atitlan tourist paradise and explore the Atitlan lake and watershed ecological processes and their connections to social and political realities.

Mexico, Mexico City - Internship (UC Berkeley)

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

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. 

Mexico, Education Abroad in Mexico City (UC Riverside)

Study Transport Phenomena for Biomedical Applications in Mexico City. 

Mexico, Revolution and Resistance (UC San Diego)

In the classroom (in a beautiful colonial neighborhood in the southern part of the city) you will learn all about modern Mexican history, from the Mexican Revolution’s calls for economic and social justice to the dilemmas of post-revolutionary nation-building and the nation’s contemporary social and political challenges.

Peru, The Archaeology of the Incas (UC Berkeley)

Discover the ancient Incan Civilization in its former capital Cusco, Peru through first hand anthropological research and visits to historical Andean sites. and visits to historical Andean sites.

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 Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.

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.

North America (USA & Canada)

Canada, Engineering in Toronto - Internship (UC Berkeley)

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

Canada, Toronto - Internship (UC Berkeley)

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

USA, Massachusetts, Boston - Internship (UC Berkeley)

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

USA, California, SF Bay Area - Internship (UC Berkeley)

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

USA, Guam, #NativeJustice: Social Movements in Guam (UC Los Angeles)

From the ecological preservation of jungle and reef habitats to the ongoing quest for indigenous Chamorro self-determination, students will receive training in and everyday exposure to the social movements of Guam, the Mariana Islands, and the wider Asia-Pacific.

USA, Hawaii, Community Health & Native Healing in Hawaii (UC Davis)

Learn about visual communication while exploring the iconic landmarks—from the dramatic monuments on the National Mall to the famous skyline of the city that never sleeps.

USA, New York, Washington D.C, Iconic American Landmarks (UC Davis)

Learn about visual communication while exploring the iconic landmarks—from the dramatic monuments on the National Mall to the famous skyline of the city that never sleeps.

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, 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.