Summer Abroad in Biological Sciences | UC Davis

Earn 8 units in 4 weeks while studying abroad this summer!

  • Open to all UCSD students (freshman through graduating seniors)
  • UCSD summer financial aid applies
  • UC Davis courses, led by UC Davis faculty
  • Courses taught in English

Create an online interest profile to receive email updates about programs that interest you (it only takes a minute!). We have 38 faculty-led programs in 25 countries scheduled for summer 2017!

We’ve highlighted several programs below that may interest you.

Ireland, Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle  – NEW

Courses: Biological Sciences (BIS) 2A Essentials of Life on Earth  & 198 Directed Group Study

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


Japan, Life Sciences

Courses: Biological Sciences (BIS) 102 Structure & Function of Biomolecules & 198 Group Study
Explore aspects of life sciences in Japan such as active research labs, the world- famous Osaka aquarium, a yogurt fermentation factory, and much more.


Guatemala, Ecological & Social Issues at Lake Atitlan
Courses:  Environmental Science and Policy 101 or Anthropology 101.Ecology, Nature & Society (4)

Environmental Science and Policy 155L. Wetland Ecology Laboratory (3 units)

Environmental Science and Policy 198. (1 unit)

Explore the complexity of Atitlan lake and watershed ecological processes and their connections to social and political realities.


Or satisfy upper division GE credit with many of our other programs in history, the arts, literature, the sciences and more!

Participating on a summer abroad program will not only have an incredible impact on you academically and personally, but also allow you to incorporate your international experience in your professional career.

Let us know if you have any questions. We’re happy to help!