Abroad Opportunities in the Sciences & Pre-Health | UC Davis, Summer 18

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Greetings Biological Sciences students,

UC Davis Summer Abroad is currently accepting enrollments for our 2018 summer and fall quarter programs and internships (over 40 programs in 28 different countries to choose from!)  Below are biological sciences programs and Global health internships that might be of particular interest to you.  Programs offer 6-8 units, over 4-5 weeks this summer, depending on program.

·         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

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Ireland, Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle
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.

Bhutan, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Courses: Landscape Architecture (LDA)/Applied Biological Systems Technology (ABT) 150 &198

Learn how to use geographic information systems (GIS) in the peaceful, culturally rich, and biodiverse country of Bhutan in the Himalayan Mountains, where progress is measured in Gross National Happiness.


Global Health – Summer Abroad Internships (earn 6 units in 5 weeks!)
Locations: Hawaii, South Africa, India, Bolivia, Philippines

Global Health Internships provide you with the opportunity to participate in clinical rotations and public health experiences while being immersed in a local community. Students intern for 30-35 hours per week at one of seven specialized global health program sites. There will be 24/7 on-site support from our trusted program provider, Child Family Health International (CFHI).

·         India, Public Health & Rural/Urban Medicine

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.

·         Philippines, Remote Island Medicine

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, Hospital Medicine & Infectious Disease

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.

·         Global Health full list


Mexico – Latino/a Health Internship (Oaxaca) (Fall Quarter 2018)
Open to students at other UCs via the ICV process.

Gain a better understanding of your health profession career goals while taking classes on transnational (US-Mexico) health issues. Participate in approximately 180 hours of clinical rotations through internships in hospitals and clinics in Oaxaca.

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

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