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UC Summer Abroad in the Arts

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UC Berkeley

Belgium, Netherlands, History, Art, and Identity in Europe

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

Brazil, Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil

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.

Canada, Toronto - Global Internships

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

Czech Republic, Prague - Global Internships

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

France, Paris - Global Internships

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

French Polynesia, Polynesian Culture and Contemporary Art

Experiment with a variety of traditional Polynesian art forms through intensive workshops with local artisans at the Atitia Center.

Ireland, Dublin - Global Internships

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

Mexico, Gender, Sexuality, and Cultural Production in Mexico City

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.

Spain, Imagining and Re-Envisioning the Urban Setting

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

Spain, Madrid - Global Internships

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

Sweden, Stockholm - Global Internships

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

United Kingdom, London - Global Internships

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

United Kingdom, Shakespeare and the Arts in London

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

USA, California, Los Angeles - Global Internships

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

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

UC Davis

Argentina, Music, Film and Culture in the Global City 

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

China, Global Fashion

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.

France, Italy, Switzerland, World Cinema and the European Film Festival 

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

Japan, Design - NEW 

Explore the world’s largest wooden building and climb through Buddha’s nostril of enlightenment. Visit the rich castles, temples, museums and old towns that Japan has to offer.

Netherlands, United Kingdom, Design in Europe

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

UC Los Angeles 

Brazil, Theater of the Oppressed

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.

Spain, Barcelona: The Story of a City, Its Art and Cultures

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

United Kingdom, Shakespeare 

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.

UC San Diego

France, Jazz in Paris

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

Greece, Theatrical Design in Ancient and Modern Greece

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.

UC Santa Cruz

Czech Republic, Art in the Global Context

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

Morocco, Moroccan Cinema, Culture and Arabic Language

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 Korea, Relief Printmaking in Korea

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.