UC Davis Summer Abroad
Ecological and Social Issues at
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
This program brings students to the beautiful Lake Atitlan in the highlands of Guatemala and exposes them to a great variety of complex ecological, social and political issues related to the lake and surrounding communities. Lectures and readings for Ecology, Nature and Society will be complemented by several field trips to local communities, various NGO’s projects, and University del Valle campus...
Enrollment for Summer Abroad 2014 has now closed. If you are a UC Davis student looking for faculty led programs that are currently accepting enrollments, please check out our new Seminars Abroad programs.
UC Davis Summer Abroad programs offer students short, intensive academic courses that are complemented with a wealth of excursions and cultural activities. All of our programs are built around UC Davis courses and are led by UC Davis faculty. Many provide opportunities for students to visit non-English speaking countries while doing their coursework in English. Class sizes are small — 18-30 students — allowing for an intimate learning experience. UC Davis Summer Abroad is open to all University of California students and students from other US institutions. Create a Summer Abroad Profile!
- South Africa, "Community Development in the New South Africa"
- South Africa, "Healthcare Challenges in Cape Town"
- Turkey, "Turkey — Classical & Underwater Archaeology"
- China, "A Taste of China"
- India, "Public Health and Community Medicine in Delhi"
- India, "Rural/Urban Himalayan Rotation"
- Japan, "Japanese Popular Culture in Tradition"
- South Korea, "Sustainable Energy Technologies"
- Thailand, "Thailand — Microbiology Lab in the Kingdom of Smiles"
- Austria, "Vienna — Crossroads of Central Europe"
- France, "Introduction to Winemaking"
- France, "Americans in Paris"
- France, "Art Studio in Paris and the French Riviera"
- Greece, "Travelers in Greece"
- Ireland, "What's in Your Water?"
- Italy, "Engineering of Historic Roman Construction"
- Italy, "Italian Culture and Institutions"
- Italy, "Renaissance Italy and the Birth of Modern Europe"
- Spain, "Spanish Art"
- Switzerland, "The Politics of Global Inequality"
- United Kingdom, "At the Crossroads of Gender and Communication"
- United Kingdom, "Brewing Science"
- United Kingdom, "Castles and Cathedrals in Northern Britain"
- United Kingdom, "Design in Britain — Inside and Outside Museum Walls"
- United Kingdom, "Oxford — Portal to Fanstasy"
- United Kingdom, "Shakespeare — Live!"
- Austria, United Kingdom, "Genetics — From Mendel to Genomes"
- France, Switzerland, "World Cinema and the European Film Festival"
- Germany, Italy, "Community Politics and Development in the European Union"
- Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, "Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe"
- Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, "Celtic Connections"
- United Kingdom, France, Italy, "The Grand Tour"
- Argentina, "Buenos Aires — Music, Film and Culture in the Global City"
- Bolivia, "Pediatric Health and Adolescent Medicine in La Paz"
- Costa Rica, "Costa Rican Communities"
- Cuba, "Cuba — Narratives of Resistance"
- Ecuador, "Sustainable Ecuador — From the Andes to the Amazon"
- Guatemala, "Ecological and Social Issues at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala"
- Peru, "History of the Andean Region"