UC Summer Abroad in the Arts

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UC Berkeley

Ireland, Dublin - Internship 

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

Ireland, Irish Theater

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.

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

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.

United Kingdom, Paganism: Classical and Modern

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. 

UC Davis

Argentina, Buenos Aires—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.

France, Art Studio in Paris and the French Riviera

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

A defining experience for anyone interested in fashion and marketing.

France, Performing Arts Live!

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

France, 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.

Ireland, Filmmaking in Ireland

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

UK, Netherlands, Design in Europe

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


Brazil, Theater of the Oppressed

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

Spain, 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, England.

UC Riverside

Germany, Everyday events: the practice of making, the practice of showing

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.

Ghana, West African Dance Abroad

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.

Argentina, Argentina & the Greater Southern Cone

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. 

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.

Spain, Spanish Memories, African Hopes Through Literature and Film

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. 

UC Santa Cruz

Spain, Serigraphy in Spain

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.

Japan, Moku Hanga: UCSC Printmaking in Tokyo

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.