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Equine Welfare and Management in Poland

On this Seminar Abroad program, you can

  • Earn 8 quarter units in 4 weeks.
  • Enroll in UC Davis courses to fulfill degree, major, minor, or GE requirements as listed in the General Catalog.
  • Experience academic coursework enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities.


Equine Welfare and Management - Sample Syllabus 2018 (PDF)

The above syllabus is representative of this program. The instructor provides a term-specific program syllabus to enrolled students. The program syllabus and schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Class Format

University of Rzeszów, Poland will be the partnering institution for this program. Orientation and lectures will take place at the university by your UC Davis faculty leader and guest lecturers from the University of Rzeszów. The hands-on portion of the course will take place at stables, farms, and breeding facilities in the nearby county.

Earn GE credit! Some courses on this program offer GE credit. Expand the sections below to view course descriptions and type of credit offered.


  • Animal Science (ANS) 198. Directed Group Study (3 units)*
  • The first half of the seminar will begin with a lecture series during which background information about horse management and theoretical frameworks pertaining to animal welfare assessments will be laid out. Active learning components like peer teaching, discussions, and group activities will be interwoven into each lecture to enhance learning, and improve group cohesion through team building. Students will apply the theoretical constructs they learn to real situations during the second half of the Seminar Abroad. The class will visit a series of equine breeding and sports facilities and assess the welfare of horses at each facility. The facilities maximize the diversity of spaces (pastures vs. barns), management approaches, and horse breeds. To complete the animal welfare activity students will gather background information about the facility, evaluate the daily management routine, and conduct a full evaluation and final assessment of the current state of the facility and animals. 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.

* Program and units are connected to fall quarter.