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 8 to April 4, 2014 Deadline extended to April 11, 2014.

1. Create a Summer Abroad Account

2. Complete online steps in your Summer Abroad Account

3. Download and complete forms below (step 10):

  • Summer Abroad Contract
  • Statement of Intent to Enroll
  • Enrollment Checklist

4. Submit the items below to Summer Abroad:
    UC Davis Summer Abroad, 207 Third Street, Suite 120, Davis, CA 95616

  • 1 photo (2" x 2" color headshot) with your name, program, and 2014 written on the back. You can print passport photos from ePassportPhoto.com
  • $300 non-refundable deposit (check or money order made out to "UC Regents")
  • Enrollment Checklist
  • Statement of Intent to Enroll
  • Summer Abroad Contract
  • Health Clearance*
  • Unofficial transcript (print from campus online system)
  • Copy of your valid passport or receipt/proof that you have applied for one*

* NEW: Expedited Enrollment. Beginning Monday, March 31, Summer Abroad will accept packets without a completed health clearance form and/or passport. Just submit an Expedited Enrollment Request Form with your enrollment packet to receive an extension on these forms until May 9th! Forms and more information available in your UC Davis Summer Abroad account. Preference will be given to students with complete packets through Friday, April 4, and expedited enrollments will be processed starting Monday, April 7. From April 7th through April 11th, no preference will be given to complete packets over expedited packets.

You can find more information on enrollment and other important subjects in the Summer Abroad Student Handbook.

Dates and Deadlines

Enrollment opens

                January 8

Travel Award deadline

                   March 6

Information Sessions


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


Book your airfare (when program is "confirmed")


Last day to enroll for open programs

                     April 4 Extended to April 11

Cancellation deadline (see Cancellation Policy)

April 11

Course registration


UC Davis Summer Aid application opens*


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

May 9 

Pre-departure Orientation

                 May 17

Liable for all program fees

                June 13

Summer Abroad Fees Due

                June 13

UC Davis transcript sent to other UC campuses


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

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 to Summer Abroad at the UC Davis Study Abroad office with your enrollment packet.

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 and submit it to Summer Abroad with your enrollment packet 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 the entire email and submit to Summer Abroad with your enrollment packet.

*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.

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. 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 to Summer Abroad with your enrollment packet to:

Summer Abroad

207 Third Street, Suite 120

Davis, CA 95616

For information on immunization requirements, please click here.