UC Davis Summer Abroad Enrollment

Program Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in a Summer Abroad program, you must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • have completed 15 accredited college units
  • be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • be in good disciplinary standing with your academic institution

UC Davis Summer Abroad welcomes students from the University of California system (UC - Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz) and beyond. All students enrolling in these academic programs need to weigh their preparation for the program courses. Note: Non-UC students will be charged the non-UC rate for tuition. See the Finances section of the website for more information.

How to Enroll

Summer Abroad programs fill on a first-completed, first-reserved basis, so submit your materials early to secure your spot in one of our programs. Enrollment is open from January 7 to April 3, 2015.

1. Create a Study Abroad account

2. Fill out your profile with your programs of interest

3. Start gathering items for your application such as your Health Clearance and Passport Copy (instructions below)

4. Beginning on January 7th, create an application for your program in your account

5. Complete online steps and submit your enrollment


You can find more information on enrollment and other important subjects in the Study Abroad Student Handbook and Summer Abroad Guide [available soon].

Dates and Deadlines

Enrollment opens

                January 7

Study Abroad Award deadline

                   March 3

Information Sessions

Jan-Mar

Program is "confirmed" (once a program meets the minimum enrollment)

Jan-April

Book your airfare (when program is "confirmed")

Jan-April

Last day to enroll for open programs

                   April 3

Cancellation deadline (see Cancellation Policy)

April 10

Course registration

                 April/May

UC Davis Summer Aid application opens*

                 April/May

Final day to submit outstanding health clearance and/or passport copy 

May 8

Pre-departure Orientation

                 May 16

Liable for all program fees

                June 12

Summer Abroad Fees Due

                June 12

UC Davis transcript sent to other UC campuses

                   October

*Non-UCD students should check with their home campus Financial Aid office for date

Passport Information

A photocopy of your valid passport must be submitted with your Quarter Abroad application. Please make sure that your passport will remain valid for 6 months after the day you plan to return from the program.

Don't have a passport?
That's ok! Submit a receipt as proof that you have applied for one in lieu of your passport. When you receive your passport, you must submit a copy to Quarter Abroad right away. For more information on getting a passport, please visit the U.S. State Department website at or UC Davis ARC.

Health Clearance Instructions

All students enrolling in a Summer Abroad program must complete the Health Clearance process. You will need to submit the forms indicated below with your application.

Students are encouraged to seek a health-clearance as soon as they have determined their destination. Follow the instructions below to get this important part of your enrollment packet underway today!

UC Davis Students

Option 1: Online via the Student Health Center
All UC Davis students have the option of using the Student Health and Counseling Services.*

1. Login to the Health-e-Messaging through the Student Health and Counseling Services website using your Login ID and passphrase.

2. Enter your UC Davis student ID number.

3. Click "Messages" on the Health-e-Messaging homepage

4. Click "New Message" near the top of the Messages page.

5. Select “Student Health Services” and click “Continue."

6. Select "UCD Summer or Quarter Abroad" and click "Continue."

7. Follow the instructions to complete the remainder of the Health History Questionnaire.

8. Follow the instructions below based on the country you will be traveling to (Non-Travel Clinic OR Travel Clinic):

If you are traveling to a Travel Clinic Country (Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam):

If you are traveling to a Non-Travel Clinic Country

You will receive an email informing you that the Health Center will contact you to schedule an in-person Travel Clinic Appointment. Print this email to PDF and upload it to your account with your application in lieu of your Health Clearance. Note: You will be required to submit your final Health Clearance after your in-person appointment.

Within two weeks of submitting your Health History Questionnaire you will receive an email via Health e Messaging confirming that your information has been reviewed and you have been cleared for travel abroad. Print to PDF the entire email and upload it with your application.

*If you waived Davis SHIP insurance by providing proof of private health insurance, you will be charged the full cost of any recommended vaccinations or travel medications – and should therefore seek these services from your primary care physician.

Instructions for Health Clearance Upload from UC Davis “Health-e-messaging”
  1. View your Health Clearance (the SECOND email you receive*)
  2. Click on “Print” located in the top right hand corner of the page, underneath “logout.” (Do NOT use your browser’s print option)
  3. Once the print window has appeared click on “change…” located under destination.
  4. Select “Save as PDF”
  5. Click “Save”
  6. Enter file name following this pattern: “Last name_First Name_HealthClearance”
  7. Select a location to save your health clearance.
  8. Click “Save”
  9. Upload your Health Clearance to your application.

*If you are traveling to a Travel Clinic Country (see list above), please upload the first email you receive which is proof that you have started the Travel Clinic process and will be going to a travel clinic appointment. After you attend your Travel Clinic appointment, you will receive another email from the health center, that you must upload no later than the deadline specified in the application.  

Option 2: Paper copy via Private Physician
If you are a UC Davis student with private health insurance (i.e. you submitted a Davis SHIP waiver and receive health insurance from a private health care provider), you may choose to see your physician to complete the Health Clearance Forms. To do this, see instructions for Non-UC Davis students below.

Non-Davis Students

Paper Copy via Private Physician or non-Davis Campus Health Center

You may see your private physician or your campus health clinic to complete the Health Clearance process. In order to do this, please download and print the Summer Abroad Health Clearance Form [form will be available soon]. Complete this form and take it with you to your appointment. Your doctor will review the information with you, talk to you about travel health issues, provide you with the required immunizations for your destination and clear you for travel abroad by signing the last page of the Health Clearance Form. It is your responsibility to submit this form with your application.

For information on immunization requirements, please click here.