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Study Abroad Community-Focused Programs

UC Davis Study Abroad and UCEAP integrate global opportunities into the academic experience. Many of these opportunities emphasize responsible community service and focus on meeting the needs of the locals.

Community, Technology, and Sustainability in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal
Community & Regional Development; Environmental Science & Policy; Landscape Architecture

Pursue international, intercultural, community-engaged learning and action research in collaboration with Nepali students and young professionals.

Environmental Justice in Indigenous Ecuador

Quito and the Amazon Basin, Ecuador
Native American Studies
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with indigenous groups and see parts of Ecuador not available to traditional tourists.

Climate Resilience in Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand
Community & Regional Development; Landscape Architecture
Come 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.

One Health Uganda

Kampala (and more), Uganda
Science & Society
Study global “One Health" issues connected to human, livestock and wildlife interaction in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Summer Abroad Internships in Global Health

Bolivia, Ghana, India, Philippines, South Africa
Global Health
Work alongside local healthcare professionals to learn about challenges in their communities and to help provide services to the underserved.

Virtual – Social Impact and Public Health Internships

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

Latinx Health Internship in Oaxaca

Oaxaca, Mexico
Chicana/o Studies
Gain a better understanding of your health profession career goals while taking classes on transnational (US-Mexico) health issues. 

UCEAP New Delhi Summer

New Delhi, India
Social Sciences
Explore the politics, economics, history and sociology of India. Spend four weeks on campus and two weeks in community service in rural Rajasthan

Pacific Island Environmental and Community Health

Brisbane, Australia & Honiara, Solomon Islands
Start with classroom and lab work at the University of Queensland, and then move to Solomon Islands National University. You’ll gain field research skill and have a chance to propose solutions to the environmental and health challenges you observe.

Public Health and Society in Ghana

Accra, Ghana
Combining academics and fieldwork, you’ll build marketable skills in your field. University of Ghana faculty and medical experts teach seminars that prepare you for community service outside the capital of Accra.

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