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University of California (UC) Summer Abroad

UC Faculty-led Summer Abroad and Internship Programs—2023

UC faculty-led Summer Abroad and Internship programs offer students short, intensive academic courses that are complemented with a wealth of excursions and cultural activities. All UC programs are built around UC courses and are led by world-class UC faculty, administered by a UC campus. Many provide opportunities for students to visit non-English speaking countries while doing their coursework in English. Class sizes are small—18-30 students—allowing for an intimate learning experience. UC Summer Abroad and Internship programs are open to all University of California students and students from other U.S. institutions.

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Africa and the Middle East

Ghana Pan Afrikan Social Movements: Past, Present and Future (UC Berkeley)

Explore histories of Pan Afrikan Social Movements using the Ghanaian Independence Movement as a case study. Hear from leading scholars in Ghana, meet with community based organizations, and learn from culture-bearers in this dynamic and immersive program. 

Ghana – Pediatric Care and Reproductive Health (UC Davis)

Join local medical professionals in the historic Children's Hospital and see how these professionals provide care in a resource-scarce environment.

Israel – Global Internships: Haifa, Israel (UC Berkeley) 

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

Kenya – Focus on Africa (UC Santa Cruz)


Morocco – Moroccan Cinema, Culture, and Arabic Language (UC Santa Cruz)


South Africa Change in Modern South Africa (UC San Diego)

The Global Seminar offers an ideal environment for students to combine a deep acquaintance with South African history with a well-structured sojourn into the cultural life of a sophisticated African city.  This Global Seminar therefore presents the city as a living embodiment of complex post-Apartheid South Africa.

South Africa Evolution and Fish Biology (UC Santa Cruz) 

Embark on an evolutionary expedition in South Africa, where students snorkel at Lake Malawi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and conduct hands-on fieldwork at the "Cradle of Humankind", where early human fossils were first uncovered. 

South Africa – Hospital Medicine and Health Disparities (UC Davis)

Witness local healthcare professionals' efforts to address health inequities amongst underserved communities in Cape Town through community-based initiatives and clinical rotations.

Spain & Morocco –  Muslim Granada and Its Legacy in Spain and Morocco (UC Santa Cruz)  

Journey through Spain and Morocco for a deep dive into how these cultures inform each other. Both countries are home to striking and rich cultures, which are starkly different from each other linguistically and religiously, yet share a variety of patterns and forms. 

Uganda – One Health Uganda (UC Davis)

Study global "One Health" issues connected to human, livestock and wildlife interaction in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Asia and Oceania

Australia – Animal and Zoological Management (UC Davis) 

This program, in partnership with Loop Abroad, provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working in wildlife handling and care at a wildlife conservation center and internship at a zoo.

Australia – Global Internships: Sydney, Australia (UC Berkeley) 

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

Bhutan  GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon (UC Davis)

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.

India – Public Health and Rural/Urban Medicine (UC Davis)

Learn about urban & rural healthcare systems through NGO site visits in Delhi and clinical rotations in the Himalayan foothills.

India – Right Livelihood in India (UC Santa Cruz)


Indonesia  Health, Healing, and Sustainable Community Development in Bali (UC San Diego)

Bali is a fascinating island, distinctive even in Indonesia, with many layers: modern and traditional, cultural, spiritual, contemplative, and innovative, all steeped in a breathtakingly beautiful natural setting.

Japan  Business and Communication Internships (UC Davis) 

Intern in Japan’s vibrant and bustling capital, where traditional blends with ultramodern. As a global leader in technological advancements and the world’s most populous metropolis, Tokyo is a great setting for business internships.

Japan  Design Japan (UC Davis)

Based in Tokyo and Kyoto, this program explores Japan’s design culture and includes visits to castles, temples, and unique museums.

Japan  Engineering and Computer Science Internships (UC Davis)

Intern in Japan’s vibrant and bustling capital, where traditional blends with ultramodern. As a global leader in technological advancements and the world’s most populous metropolis, Tokyo is an ideal setting to gain international, professional experience.

Japan  Life Sciences in Japan (UC Davis) 

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

Japan – Media and Cultural Studies in Japan (UC Riverside)

This program provides students the unique experience of studying modern Japanese history, culture and film while being immersed in contemporary Japanese society.

Japan – Mokohanga Printmaking in Japan (UC Santa Cruz) 


Japan – Startup Bootcamp: An International Perspective (UC Riverside)

This program integrates two upper division courses to create a program introducing students to what it's like to create or work at an early stage startup. The students will learn about everything necessary to create and deploy modern web sites and services including tools, frameworks, patterns, and methods.

New Zealand – Environment, Green Tech, and Sustainability Internships (UC Davis)

Intern in the fields of environmental science, green technology, and sustainability in New Zealand, where their history is built on respect for the environment.

New Zealand  Psychology Internships (UC Davis)

Intern in Auckland or Wellington gaining experience in the fields of psychology and social work in a rich multicultural environment.

New Zealand – Screening New Zealand: Cinema, Globalization, and CAT (UC San Diego)

Wellington is an incredible city, full of cultural history, and a huge hub of film culture, eco-tourism, and a meeting point of diverse stories of travel from around the world. We will spend ample time walking and wandering around Wellington and learning about topics ranging from Maori filmmaking and how film history is made and preserved, to understanding the ins and outs of environmental tourism and the impact of the global cinema economy in a city like Wellington. 

New Zealand – Social Science in Context: Understanding New Zealand (UC Los Angeles)

Drawing on social science theories and methods, this program introduces students to the socio-historical and economic processes that have shaped contemporary New Zealand’s society and culture.

Philippines Narratives of Tradition and Resistance (UC Berkeley)

Learn about Philippine history, culture, and society through interactions with Filipino people, as well as selected lectures by leading scholars in the Philippines. Students will be based at the University of the Philippines Diliman, and will go on field trips to farming communities, urban poor communities, indigenous communities in the Cordillera mountain region, and more.

Philippines  Remote Island Medicine Internships (UC Davis)

Learn about healthcare challenges in the villages you 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.

Singapore – Global Internships: Singapore (UC Berkeley)

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

Singapore – Understanding Economics through Country Differences (UC Los Angeles)

Economics pervades all aspects of life and our day-to-day decision making. Singapore especially functions as a laboratory for the practice of economics, such as in their limitations on private ownership of vehicles to reduce traffic congestion.

South Korea – Computer Science in South Korea (UC Davis)

Intern in information technology and computer science in Seoul to advance your career goals.

Thailand – Climate Resilience in Thailand (UC Davis)

Discover why Bangkok is considered the 'Venice of the East' by exploring the significance of water in the culture, design, and planning of this Southeast Asian mega-city.

Thailand – Designing Programs for Sexual Health (UC San Diego)

Sexual Health in Bangkok focuses on efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among sexually diverse populations in Bangkok. We will begin by examining broader issues around gender, sexuality, and power in Thailand. We then focus on the relationship between HIV/AIDS and key affected populations such as female sex workers, gay men, and trans women. 

Thailand  Education Internships (UC Davis)

Spend five weeks supporting under-resourced students as an intern in a traditional Thai temple school in Chiang Mai, a beloved destination in the mountainous, jungle-filled north of Thailand.

Thailand  Microbiology Lab in the Kingdom of Smiles (UC Davis)

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 (UC Davis)

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.

Tokyo OR Singapore (pending) – Business Leadership, Communication, and Culture (UC Los Angeles)

The overall program objectives are to nurture your growth as an effective, multicultural leader in global business, as well as to increase your knowledge about business and leadership across Asian cultural contexts. In this program, we will place special emphasis on cultural diversity and local models of leading and understanding business.


Austria  Psychiatry in Central Europe (UC San Diego)

This program will focus on the re-emergence of medicine and physiology that occurred during the counterreformation and proceeded in a continuous fashion until the modern period. 

Belgium  Microbiology in Europe's Capital—Brussels (UC Davis)

This program introduces you not only to microbiology as a discipline, but also to the historic laboratories that led to modern microbiology. There will be strong focus on the role of microbes in human disease and our response to them and on the role of microbes in biotechnology, agriculture, and their environmental impacts.

Czech Republic – Global Internships: Prague, Czech Republic (UC Berkeley)

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

Czech Republic and Germany – Art and Globalization (UC Santa Cruz)

In this immersive studio art class, students create site-responsive sculptures, drawings, performances, and installations that explore art in a global context. Using the rich history and culture of Central Europe as site and locale, the class will travel to contemporary art museums, cultural and historical sites in Prague and Berlin (1 week), then create responsive artworks on-site at ArtMill’s Center for Sustainability, in the Bohemian countryside, Czech Republic (2 weeks).

Denmark – In the Footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen (UC Los Angeles)

Follow the footsteps of renowned author Hans Christian Andersen through field trips, walking tours and hands-on exploration of place and space.

England – The Heritage Industry and the British Empire-History in England (UC Riverside)

This is a special double course about history in London and its relationship with the British Empire and the modern Heritage Industry. As we learn about the city and its development, we will question our assumptions about Britain, its people, and its past, about being in a foreign country, and about life in a world megalopolis.

England – Revelle in London (UC San Diego)

London is a site of extraordinary cultural and historical importance for the three key periods and themes of Humanities 3: the Renaissance, the Reformation, and Early Modern Europe.  Studying these events in London will afford students an unparalleled opportunity to explore historical and contemporary events where they actually occurred.

France – A Writer’s Paris (UC San Diego)

This Global Seminar, “A Writer’s Paris,” focuses on the experiences—and works—of African American writers in Paris, as well as enrolled students’ own journeys in the city as creative writers. During this Global Seminar, we will not only walk the paths of famous 20th-century writers, but also make our own discoveries as 21st-century writers.

France  Exploring Sustainability in Nantes, France (UC Los Angeles)

Explore Nantes, a green capital of Europe, and its journey on becoming part of the climate change solution, and how its citizens actively support their city’s sustainability.

France – French Language and Culture (UC Los Angeles)

This intensive French language and culture program will provide you the opportunity–and the tools–to live in Paris like the Parisians do.

France  French Language, Culture, and Society (UC Berkeley)

Explore the past and present of France, from its rich history to its multicultural present, and examine what it means to be “Parisian” through the diverse perspectives of the communities that call Paris home.

France  Global Challenges in Postcolonial France (UC Los Angeles)

Investigate the exciting and complex cultural, economic, political, and social relations of 21st century France.

France – Global Internships: Paris, France (UC Berkeley)

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

France – International Business and Law (UC Los Angeles)

This program provides a comprehensive overview of conducting business internationally through two courses: 1) International Business, and 2) International Business Law. The International Business course examines how to successfully manage a business in an international context, and the strategies that managers can pursue to capitalize upon the opportunities and mitigate the threats of doing business globally. 

France  Introduction to Biological Psychology (UC Davis)

Examine the relationship of neuroanatomy and physiology to motivation, emotion and mental health, social relationships, and cognition in humans and other animals.

France  Introduction to Winemaking (UC Davis)

Learn the basics of wine making while visiting many of the major French wine regions and accessing many elite wineries.

France  Jazz in Paris (UC San Diego)

Paris (the home of revolutions in art, politics, fashion, food, and more!) was the first region outside of the United States to embrace and promote jazz. We spend the summer exploring how and why jazz was so enthusiastically received by Parisians between the wars and after, and how the music has become a symbol of the potential and struggle for freedom, democracy, and diversity worldwide.

France – L'Anatimie à Paris (UC San Diego)

Paris is one of the best places in the world to study anatomy, how anatomical structures were represented, and how those representations evolved overtime. This interdisciplinary experience will allow for students to connect art, anatomy, science, history, and culture for a richer understanding of the historic and cultural underpinnings of anatomy education, the connection between science and culture, and the influence of anatomic studies on the great Renaissance masterpiece.

France  Medieval Paris (UC Los Angeles)

Weaving lectures, walking tours, and short daily trips into one, this program in Paris presents a two-fold approach to the histories of the kingdom of France in the Middle Ages and the early modern period.

France – Mediterranean France: The History and Politics of Immigration (UC Santa Cruz)


France Muslims in the West: Immigration, Refugees and Islamophobia (UC Berkeley)

Examine the modern Muslim presence in France, including immigration, refugee history, and the unfolding political, social, intellectual, economic, architectural, currents in the country.

Greece Artmaking, Community, and Social Impact (UC Berkeley)

Set in the coastal city of Eleusis, Greece (30 mins from Athens) full of history and intrigue, students will have an extraordinary opportunity to create a public artwork in an international setting.

Greece – Mediterranean Nutrition and Food Systems (UC Berkeley)

Study traditional food systems in Greece while experiencing specific ingredients produced in Chios such as honey, citrus, wine, olive oil, herbs, and mastic, an evergreen tree grown only in Chios for its culinary and medicinal properties.

France  Sign Language and Studies in Paris (UC San Diego)

Some estimates claim that one third of the signs used in ASL today are related to French signs. The two languages, however, are not mutually intelligible. Practice with French signs for many basic concepts will enable students to experience how comprehension can be achieved through an implicitly negotiated process of creating bridges between signs of different languages. 

Greece  Ancient Greece (UC Los Angeles)

Explore ancient Greece through a combination of classical archaeological site visits, lectures, and the works of Homer, Plato, Sophocles, and Aristophanes.

Greece  Writers in Greece (UC Davis)

Learn about Greece’s vibrant culture while traveling to many beautiful and historical sites.

Iceland  Thermodynamics in the Land of Fire and Ice (UC Davis)

What better way to study thermodynamics than in a country that is powered completely by geothermal and hydroelectric resources? From thundering waterfalls to towering volcanoes and geothermal fields, you will experience Iceland in all its intrigue.

Ireland  Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle (UC Davis)

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

Ireland – Internships in Dublin (UC San Diego)

This unique Global Seminar provides students with a comprehensive academic, professional, and cultural experience in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Students will be placed into internships that complement their interests. While working as interns, students will take two remote courses that fulfill their Upper Division GE requirements.

Ireland – Ireland’s Silicon Valley (UC San Diego)

Encompassing themes of leadership and diverse teams, this seminar was inspired by the chance to examine one of Europe’s early identified tech hubs and to discover how Dublin, Ireland continues to respond to the demands and opportunities of doing business in the 21st century.

Ireland – Sport History and Cultural Identity (UC Berkeley) 

Explore the cultural history of sport in Ireland and the United States. Learn how these popular practices reflect social and national identity (and forms of nationalism), and how sport infuses meaning into cultural participation, consumption, and a shared experience.

Ireland – Statistics for Biological Sciences (UC Davis)

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

Ireland – Writing 2 in Ireland: Research and Travel Writing (UC Santa Cruz)

Complete your Writing 2 GE requirement in Dingle this summer! Well off the beaten path, Dingle retains its traditional culture, the Irish language, and offers both a glimpse into life from another time and a crossroads where the ancient meets the contemporary through music, literature, and the arts. 

Italy  American Writers and Artists Abroad (UC Los Angeles)

Examine the experiences of some of the most important American writers and artists who spent time in Florence, the beautiful Tuscan city where the Italian Renaissance originated.

Italy – Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City (UC Davis)

Our classroom is Rome and nearby historical sites where we will study art, culture, and history that shaped European culture.

Italy – Atlantic Foodways: Culture, Science, Governance (UC Los Angeles)

Learn about the Italian food history and culture through the lens of the concept of terroir while examining the development of international bodies borne out of the "international food movement" as a response to food insecurity.

Italy Classics and History: Exploring Ancient Rome (UC Los Angeles)

Explore the city of Rome and learn about its ancient history, politics, architecture and culture this summer.

Italy – Design and Fashion (UC Davis)

Increase your skills with an internship in the design and fashion industry in Milan --- one of the world's main fashion capitals.

Italy – Revelle in Rome (UC San Diego)

We will study the revival of classical culture and values and the place of human beings in the world, as we experience Rome (and environs) and visit Florence. Rome – the eternal city and caput mundi (world capital) – will provide the backdrop for our study of the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the discovery and conquest of the Americas, and the birth of scientific method.

Italy  Science of the Mind (UC Davis)

Study Cognitive Neuroscience through the internationally known Department of Psychology at the University of Bologna in Italy.

Netherlands  The Global Governance of International Human Rights (UC Los Angeles)

Gain a deep knowledge of the promises and limits of international human rights and examine the Eurocentric frameworks within which international human rights are discussed and litigated today.

Northern Ireland Leadership in Practice: Co-Founders and Peacemakers (UC Berkeley) 

This five-week study abroad program will examine the role of dialogue and partnership  in the high-stakes environments of diplomacy and start-up companies. Students will meet with leaders across a range of sectors and hone their own communication skills for diverse audiences and contexts.

Portugal – Drugs and Crime: Portugal Drug Policy (UC Riverside)

This program compares the crime policies of the United States and Portugal. Starting in the 1970s, the United States applied harsh policing and punishment to non-violent drug crimes in minority communities. This resulted in the mass incarceration of Black and Brown people, which has had negative generational impacts on minorities.

Portugal  Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe (UC Berkeley) 

Join the European Innovation Academy in Porto, Portugal for an intensive, fast-paced learning experience, where you will learn from venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, executives from Silicon Valley companies, and experts from across the globe.

Scotland  Genetics, Pandemics, and Society in Edinburgh (UC San Diego)

Edinburgh’s historic and continued importance as a site for scientific innovation makes it the ideal site to explore a range of themes in the history of public health and genetics. As a center of the European Enlightenment, it was home to important revolutions in scientific thought, medicine, and later, advances in tropical medicine and the development of global health as well as phrenology and genetics.

Scotland – Revelle in Edinburgh (UC San Diego)

Often referred to as “the Athens of the North” because of its rich intellectual tradition in the arts, humanities, and sciences, Edinburgh is the second most visited city in the United Kingdom after London. A medium-sized city with half a million people, it is a mix of natural features, such as Arthur’s Seat; a long political history, best reflected in the Royal Mile stretching from Holyrood Palace up to Edinburgh Castle; and a thriving contemporary city as the capital of Scotland.

Spain – Business and Communication, Internships (UC Davis)

Barcelona's entrepreneurial open economy have made the city an unbeatable meeting point for international business.

Spain  Engineering and Computer Science Internships (UC Davis)

Spend the summer on the coast of the Mediterranean in dynamic Barcelona as an engineering intern. Students will have the opportunity to take an intensive Spanish course, explore Barcelona, and network with engineering and C.S. professionals and interns.

Spain – Environment, Green Tech, and Sustainability Internships (UC Davis)

Work with environmental engineering, architecture, urban planning, research, sustainable development, or policy in Spain.

Spain – Global Internships: Barcelona, Spain (UC Berkeley)

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

Spain  Housing and Urbanism in Barcelona (UC Davis)

Discover the many lessons we can take home from Barcelona on housing development and neighborhood regeneration efforts.

Spain  Psychology Internships (UC Davis)

Intern in the Mediterranean gem of Valencia with an individually tailored placement to work toward your career goals in psychology and social services.

Spain – The History of Cancer (UC Davis)

Learn about the medical and scientific discoveries relating to cancer prevention and treatment within historical and social contexts, including differences between the US and Spanish healthcare systems.

Spain  The Other Side/El Otro Lado (UC Berkeley)

Engage deeply with the histories and contemporary realities of migrant and refugee communities in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain. This program will explore the connections between and differences of migrant and refugee narratives in the Mediterranean sea corridor and migrant experiences at the US-Mexico Borderlands.

Spain – Spanish Language and Culture - Session I: June Start (UC Los Angeles)

Enjoy your summer in Spain while studying Spanish language and culture in the charming city of Granada.

Spain – Spanish Language and Culture - Session II: August Start (UC Los Angeles)

Enjoy your summer in Spain while studying Spanish language and culture in the charming city of Granada.

Spain  Spanish Memories, African Hopes, Through Literature & Film (UC San Diego)

Granada is one of Spain’s most beautiful cities and a historical and cultural crossroads between Africa and Europe. 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. Study of texts and films will be dramatically augmented by field trips to Madrid and Morocco.

Sweden – Global Internships: Stockholm, Sweden (UC Berkeley)

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

Switzerland  Geology Adventures in the Swiss Alps (UC San Diego)

This Global Seminar will focus on Earth science and geology in the Swiss Alps—a truly amazing and spectacular region. Switzerland is host to incredible natural beauty, including towering mountain peaks, majestic glaciers, massive waterfalls, pristine mountain lakes, and more. Switzerland is also one of the most livable and modern countries in the world, consistently ranking highly among travelers and residents alike. 

United Kingdom – Business and Communication Internships (UC Davis)

Explore the professional working world with an internship in London, a leading global hub for creativity, business, and culture.

United Kingdom – Global Internships: London, UK (UC Berkeley)

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

United Kingdom  In Search of Scotland (UC Davis)

Take an intensive writing course coupled with field trips, ghost walks, and a three day tour of the Highlands, including the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and the haunted fields of Culloden.

United Kingdom Shakespeare and the Arts in London (UC Berkeley)

Experience the cultural heart of London, from Renaissance art to Shakespeare plays. This program takes full advantage of its location. Students attend plays at the Globe Theater, where Shakespeare premiered his plays and take field trips to iconic London landmarks including the British Museum and the National Gallery.

United Kingdom London: The City of Transformations (UC Los Angeles)

Gain an intimate knowledge of London, discovering, walking and mapping the psychogeography of the contemporary capital while recovering the hidden traces of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

United Kingdom  Perspectives in Global Management (UC Davis)

Examine how firms develop new ideas and distribute products and services to international markets, and how they respond to changing winds of trade.

Europe (Multi-Country)

Netherlands & United Kingdom ​​​​​​​ Design in Europe (UC Davis)

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

Sweden, Denmark, Germany, & Switzerland  Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe (UC Davis)

Learn why some European cities are way ahead of U.S. cities in sustainable development and design.

Switzerland & France ​​​​​​​– World Cinema and the European Film Festival (UC Davis)

Attend an entire A-level film festival in the Italian-Swiss Lake region, with two-weeks of preparatory film studies in Cannes, France.

Latin America

Argentina – Global Internships: Buenos Aires, Argentina (UC Berkeley)

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

Argentina ​​​​​​​ Taking it to the Streets - Community Service, Human Rights & Tango (UC Los Angeles)

Experience the full immersion in the rich cultural resources, vibrant social life and political activities of Buenos Aires. 

Belize – Large Animal Science in the Caribbean (UC Davis)

Gain hands-on animal experience in Belize, a country known for its animal diversity and ecological progressiveness.

Bolivia ​​​​​​​ Pediatric Health Internships (UC Davis)

Rotate at pediatric clinics and hospitals alongside local Bolivian pediatricians and understand the medical, clinical and social issues through daily rounds in wards such as obstetrics, oncology, inpatient, infectious disease, and nephrology.

Bolivia ​​​​​​​ Primary Care and Rural Medicine Internships (UC Davis)

Take part in patient consultations, laboratory analysis, and prevention efforts in surrounding communities while learning from local experts about the latest developments in Chagas research.

Chile – Chile in the Modern World (UC San Diego)

With a focus on key architectural sites that overlap with literary and political history of the city, Santiago is an ideal place to do a Global Seminar. With a keen eye on the history of La vía chilena al socialismo under Salvador Allende, our emphasis will be on the tensions between class, indigenous people, labor and political movements and state power in Chile and other Latin American countries.

Costa Rica – Eco-Entrepreneurship in Costa Rica (UC Santa Cruz)


Costa Rica – Sea Turtles and Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica (UC San Diego)

The New World tropics are a monument to biodiversity.  A small patch of forest in Costa Rica may contain more kinds of trees, birds and insects than all of North America. Our destination, Ostional, is the scene of a regular wildlife spectacle—the mass nesting when hundreds of olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles come ashore to lay eggs.

Costa Rica – Wildlife, Conservation, and Veterinary Medicine (UC Davis)

Intern for four weeks while gaining experience in both a small animal clinic and at a wildlife rescue center.

Cuba – Agroecology Practicum in Cuba (UC Santa Cruz)


Ecuador – Culture, Language, and Child Development in Ecuador (UC San Diego)

Spend the summer investigating the cultural nature of child development, specifically looking at cognitive development and the intersection of language, culture and schools. Visit various sites within Quito to investigate historical and cultural influences on contemporary learning theories, conduct naturalistic observations of children and families and write ethnographic field notes.

Ecuador  Environmental Justice in Indigenous Ecuador (UC Davis)

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with multiple indigenous groups and see parts of Ecuador that are not available to traditional tourists.

North America (USA & Canada)

Atlanta – Global Internships: Atlanta, Georgia (UC Berkeley)

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

Boston – Global Internships: Boston, Massachusetts (UC Berkeley)

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

Los Angeles  Global Internships: Los Angeles, California (UC Berkeley)

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

New York – Global Internships: New York, New York (UC Berkeley)

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

New York – Sociology: Cities and Cultures (UC Los Angeles)

Explore cutting edge, urban, cultural and political issues, and the trendiest neighborhoods in the country's largest city.

Puerto Rico ​​​​​​​ People, Politics, and Power (UC San Diego) MAY BE POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2024

This global seminar traces important aspects of Puerto Rico's history and present, and introduces students to a variety of social movements and community organizations working for change.

San Francisco Bay Area  Global Internships: San Francisco Bay Area, California (UC Berkeley)

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

Toronto – Global Internships: Toronto, Canada (UC Berkeley)

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


Asia – Virtual Global Internships: Asia (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through a virtual academic internship anywhere in Asia.

Domestic USA – Virtual Global Internships: Domestic USA (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through a virtual academic internship anywhere in Europe.

Europe – Virtual Global Internships: Europe (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through a virtual academic internship anywhere in the Domestic USA.

Latin & South America – Virtual Global Internships: Latin and South America (UC Berkeley)

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through a virtual academic internship anywhere in Latin and South Americas.

Worldwide ​​​​​​​ Business and Communication Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

Go global. yet remain local, gaining work experience and building your resume working virtually with a company based abroad.

Worldwide  Engineering and Computer Science Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

Build your engineering, computer science, or IT experience and expand your global network by working virtually with a team based abroad. 

Worldwide ​​​​​​​ Social Impact and Public Health Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

Gain work experience with this 8-week, project-based internship. Learn from and contribute to social projects and programs that benefit local communities.

Worldwide  Environment, Green Tech, and Sustainability Virtual Internships (UC Davis)

Intern remotely with companies working to shift the world towards a sustainable economy and reduce the human impact on the globe.