UC Summer Abroad in Health Sciences

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UC Berkeley

Australia, Sydney - Internship

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

Canada, Toronto - Internship

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

France, Paris - Internship

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

India, Mumbai - Internship

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

Ireland, Dublin - Internship

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

Singapore, Internship

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

Spain, Madrid - Internship

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

United Kingdom, London - Internship

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

USA, California, Los Angeles - Internship

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

USA, California, San Francisco Bay Area - Internship

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

USA, Massachusetts, Boston: Research and Entrepreneurship - Internship

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

UC Davis

Ghana, Pediatric Care and Reproductive Health Internships

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 Internships 

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, Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle 

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

Ireland, Bio Sci 2B in Dublin 

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

Ireland, Statistics for Biological Sciences

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

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.

Netherlands, NPB 110A—Molecules to Individuals - NEW 

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

Philippines, Remote Island Medicine Internships 

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 Internships 

Work alongside local healthcare professionals in Cape Town’s public hospitals providing care for the underserved. Includes the opportunity to rotate through a variety of wards, such as emergency, outpatient, and surgery. Immerse yourself in the diverse culture of South Africa and learn about ongoing efforts to address the legacy of Apartheid.

South Africa, Hospital Medicine and Infectious Disease Internships 

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.

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.

Thailand, Wildlife, Conservation and Veterinary Medicine Internships - NEW

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.

United Kingdom, Bio Sci 2C in Edinburgh - NEW 

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

USA, California, Immigrant and Refugee Health Internships 

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

USA, Hawaii, Holistic Healing Internships 

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.

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

Ecuador, Indigenous Health in Ecuador 

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

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.