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Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe

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. 

See Academics 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.


Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe - Draft Syllabus (PDF)


This program carries a total of 8 units.  Enrolled students must register 4 units of LDA 191 and 4 units of ESP 173.

Landscape Architecture (LDA) 191. Workshop in Landscape Architecture (4 units)

Faculty initiated workshops featuring advanced studies and applications of original work in landscape architecture. Graduate units are available (LDA 297 and 298) per the consent of the instructor.

Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) 173. Land Use and Growth Controls (4 units)

Exposes students to the economic, political, and legal factors affecting land use and growth controls, and helps students critically evaluate written materials in terms of their arguments and supporting data. 


Community and Regional Development (CRD) 153B. International Community Development: Europe (4 units)

Examination and analysis of community development efforts in Europe and the impact of global forces in different settings. Alternative strategies with emphasis on self-reliance and locally controlled development. Course is based in Barcelona, Spain. GE Credit: SS, WC

Community and Regional Development (CRD) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units)

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


Summer Abroad will be enforcing the completion (or campus equivalent) of one environmental policy course (ESP) and upper division standing before departure. Prerequisites can only be waived by individualized consent of instructor—please contact the instructor if you wish to discuss this option. Failure to complete unwaived prerequisites can result in administrative withdrawal and fees owed accordingly.