UC Davis Summer Abroad


Status: Not Offered in 2018

Palaces of the Gods—South India


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.


Sample Syllabus [PDF]


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

When we are based in Pondicherry, we will meet for class every day at the French Institute of Pondicherry. Class will run Monday-Friday from 9:30 am-12 noon, with a 15 minute tea break and from 2-4 pm.

You can check the syllabus for further details on the class schedule.


Comparative Literature 180S. Selected Topics in Comparative Literature (4 units)
This course focus on selected topics appropriate to student and faculty interests and areas of specialization of the instructor. May be repeated one time for credit when topic differs. 


Comparative Literature 198. Directed Group Study (4 units). Pass/No Pass grading only.


Religious Studies 198. Directed Group Study (4 units). Pass/No Pass grading only.

No prerequisites are enforced for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements