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Neurobiology in Romania

Bucharest, Romania

Arrive Date: June 24, 2019   End Date: July 22, 2019

Program Overview

Take NPB 100, “Neurobiology,” in the vibrant city of Bucharest in Romania. The course will be taught by UC Davis faculty and faculty from the Department of Anatomy, Animal Biology, Animal Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Bucharest (UB). Students will also have the opportunity to interact with local neuroscience students and faculty to facilitate intercultural exchange. UB is located in the heart of the culturally and historically rich capital city once referred to as the “Paris of the East.” Today, Bucharest is known for its dynamic music scene, fabulous museums, pristine parks, exciting nightlife, and delicious food. This program includes a variety of academic and cultural excursions including a visit to Dracula’s Bran Castle and Peleș Castle.

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  32

Program CoordinatorAshley Arvanites

University of Bucharest Instructor:  Alexandru Babes


Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior (NPB) 100. Neurobiology (4 units)

Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior (NPB) 198Directed Group Study (4 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)

Program Highlights

  • Take NPB100 in a small group (maximum 32 students) rather than in the large lecture format at UC Davis.
  • Experience the warmth and hospitality of the Romanian people.
  • Explore this safe and affordable capital city utilizing the excellent public transportation. 
  • Study neuroscience in a beautiful academic setting with contrasting 18th century and modern buildings and facilities.
  • Bucharest is situated within easy reach of the Black Sea city of Constanta, Carpathian mountain resorts, and the Danube delta.

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