UC Davis Summer Abroad


Status: Not Offered in 2018

A Taste of China


UC Davis Summer Abroad is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating both traditional lectures with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting.  Students will earn 8* quarter units in four weeks; therefore, students should expect a rigorous academic course work that is enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities. Auditing is not an option. 

Students on Summer Abroad programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements.  UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog.  Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

Please see the Academics Student Resource page to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements. 

Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in an additional unit.


Draft Syllabus

The program schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.


Food Science and Technology 10. Food Science, Folklore, and Health (3 units)

Ancient and modern food folklore in relation to health and well-being. Food safety, organic food, herbalism, food preservation, and nutritional enhancement. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 2. GE Credit: SE, SS, VL, SL, WC. Pre-Fall 2011 GE credit: Sci-Eng or SocSci.

Note: If you have previously taken FST10, please inquire with the Program Coordinator for alternative course options.

Food Science and Technology 198. Directed Group Study (5 units, P/NP grading only)

This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.