UC Davis Summer Abroad Internships are academic programs that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating academic coursework with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting. This program carries a total of 6.00 quarter units in five weeks.
Students on Summer Abroad Internship 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.
Auditing is not an option.
*Note: Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in additional unit(s).
Students will intern approximately 40 hours per week at their program site and will be able to apply for transcript notation through the UC Davis Internship and Career Center. Information about sample internships and placement processes can be found on the Placements tab.
Education Internship Reflection is intended as a forum to connect the work students do at their internship to its broader social and cultural context. Through online discussions and assignments, students will have a community with whom to share their reflections and observations about their internship placements and to explore the significance of interning in an international context. 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.
Up to four units of the program will be accepted for the UC Davis education minor. However, students should note that the internship hours will not apply towards the classroom observation pre-requisite required to apply for the teaching credential program.
No prerequisites are enforced for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements.