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Summer Internships in Japan - Courses

Engineering and Computer Science

On this Summer Abroad program, you can

  • Earn 8 quarter units in 8 weeks.
  • Enroll in UC Davis courses to fulfill degree, major, minor, or GE requirements as listed in the General Catalog.
  • Earn academic credit while gaining valuable work experience.

Note to Non-UC Davis Students:

  • Students from other campuses should consult with their home campus to determine whether courses may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 
  • Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid can get an additional unit to meet unit minimums for financial aid eligibility. Please contact Summer Abroad for additional information.

Syllabus

Draft syllabus (PDF)

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

Courses

You will enroll in the course set below. Auditing is not an option. UC Davis programs are academic programs so participants should expect a substantial amount of course work.

  • Education Abroad (EAP) 192. Internship (6 units, P/NP grading only)
  • Students will intern 32-40 hours per week at their program site and will be able to apply for transcript notation through the UC Davis Internship and Career Center.
  • Engineering (ENG) 198. Directed Group Study: Engineering Internship Reflection (2 units, P/NP grading only)
  • This 2-unit course is intended as a forum to connect the work students do at their internship to its broader social and cultural context. Through online discussions 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. GE credit: AH, WE

Prerequisites

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

8 units or more engineering and/or computer science coursework prior to departure is recommended (not required). 

Note: This program is designed for engineering or computer science/IT students. All enrolled students will be placed in an internship. Students with relevant experience and a GPA over 2.5 may have more placement options or an internship role with greater responsibility than students without experience or a lower GPA. 

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