UC Davis Summer Abroad Enrollment

Program Eligibility

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

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have completed 15 accredited college units
  • Have 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

UC Davis 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.

1. Create a Study Abroad account

2. Fill out your profile with your programs of interest

3. Start gathering enrollment materials such as your Health Clearance and Passport Copy (instructions below)

4. Start your enrollment by clicking "Apply Here" in the top menu and select a term next to your program.

5. Starting on January 11th, complete all steps of the Enrollment section, pay your $300 deposit, and submit your enrollment. The last day to enroll for open programs is April 7th.

You can find more information on enrollment and other important subjects in the Study Abroad Student Handbook and Summer Abroad Guide. Please feel free to contact summerabroad@ucdavis.edu with any questions or concerns.

Dates and Deadlines

Enrollment opens

             January 11

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 7

Cancellation deadline—50% ASA Fee (see Cancellation Policy)

April 14

Course registration


UC Davis Summer Aid application opens*


Cancellation Deadline—100% ASA Fee (see Cancellation Policy)

May 12

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

May 12

Post-Enrollment Information Due

May 12

Pre-departure Orientation

           May 20

Liable for all program fees

                June 15

Summer Abroad Fees Due

                June 15

UC Davis transcript sent to other UC campuses


*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 enrollment. 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 upload a copy to your enrollment 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 UC Davis Summer Abroad program must complete the Health Clearance process. You will need to submit the forms indicated below with your enrollment.

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 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 "Request Clearance for Travel Abroad" and click "Continue."
  7. Respond to travel clinic country question and click "Continue."
    1. If yes, answer if you've completed a travel clinic appointment in the last 30 days and click "Continue."
    2. If no, continue answering questions below.
  8. Select "UC Davis Faculty-led (Summer Abroad, Quarter Abroad, Seminars Abroad)" and click "Continue."
  9. Follow the instructions to complete the remainder of the Health History Questionnaire.
  10.  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, Chile, China (does not include Hong Kong or Taiwan), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, 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 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, including your completed Health History Questionnaire, and upload it to your enrollment.

*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 inside the text box and select all the text, including the Health History Questionnaire answers
  3. Copy and paste the selected text into a Word document
  4. Save the Word document as a PDF by selecting "Save As"
  5. Select a location to save your health clearance
  6. For "File name" enter the following this pattern: “Last name_First Name_HealthClearance”
  7. For "Save as type" select "PDF" from the dropdown option
  8. Click “Save”
  9. Upload your Health Clearance to your enrollment

*If you are traveling to a Travel Clinic Country, 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 your enrollment.  


Pick up a hard copy of your health clearance from the Student Health and Wellness Center located on La Rue Road between Hutichson Drive and Orchard Road, across the street from the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) and next to the Colleges at La Rue. Next, scan the health clearance, save the health clearance as a PDF, and upload the PDF to your enrollment.

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 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 with your enrollment.

For information on immunization requirements, please click here.