UC Summer Abroad in Health Sciences

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UC Davis

Bolivia, Pediatric Health in La Paz - Internship

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

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.

Czech Republic, Exercise and Wellness

Compare and contrast how the Czech people integrate exercise and physical activity into their daily lives as well as how exercise and sport sciences are taught at two leading Czech Universities.

Ghana, Pediatric Care and Reproductive Health - Internship

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.

India, Public Health & Rural/Urban Medicine - Internship

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.

Ireland, BioSci 2A on the Emerald Isle

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

Ireland, BioSci 2B in Dublin 

Take Biological Sciences 2B in beautiful Ireland at University College Dublin.

Japan, Life Sciences

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

Philippines, Remote Island Medicine - Internship

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.

South Africa, Healthcare Challenges in Cape Town - Internship

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

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.

Thailand, Microbiology Lab in the Kingdom of Smiles

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

USA, Hawaii, Community Health & Native Healing in Hawaii

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.

UK, Austria, Sweden, Czech Republic, Genetics—The Global Language of Biology

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

UC Los Angeles

China, East-West Medicine in Shanghai

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.

Peru, Global Health in Peru

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.

UC San Diego

Italy, Psychopharmacology in Florence

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.

United Kingdom, The Origins of Mind

Study in St Andrews, a town with a striking blend of ancient and modern and surrounds rich with history and natural beauty.