Study Abroad

As an engineering student, it is possible for you to study abroad and you are encouraged to do so! Studying abroad can provide you with an opportunity to develop academically, professionally, and personally and could be one of the best decisions you make during your undergraduate career.  The easiest way to fit studying abroad in your schedule is by participating in a UC Davis Summer Abroad program or a UC Davis Seminars Abroad program, but going during the school year is also an option! With careful planning, you can enjoy being abroad at the same time as taking required courses towards your degree.

UC Davis Study Abroad offers many programs through UC Davis Quarter Abroad, UC Davis Summer Abroad, UC Davis Seminars Abroad, and the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP). UC Davis Study Abroad has put together a guide for studying abroad in engineering, which you can read here. For a list of UCEAP engineering programs, click here. Visit the UC Davis Study Abroad website or stop by their office to start researching which program would be best for you. If you have questions about how classes you take abroad will fit into your academic plan, see a CEE major advisor.

Below are some programs that might be of more interest to Civil Engineering students. For a full list of programs that UC Davis Study Abroad offers, click here.

UC Davis Summer Abroad

  • Thermodynamics in the Land of Fire and Ice (Iceland) – Study thermodynamics in Iceland, a country with boundless dynamic geology, including geothermal heating and the northern lights.
  • Sustainability of the Built Environment (Japan) – Experience the densely populated city of Tokyo and learn about the life cycle design procedures that are integrated into Tokyo’s materials usage, energy consumption, waste generation, and more.
  • Marvels of Roman Architecture and Engineering (Italy) – Gain knowledge in structural analysis while being surrounded by historical Roman architecture such as the Coliseum and the Pantheon. (Not offered Summer 2018)

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internships

  • Australia, Engineering in Sydney – Spend the summer in Australia and immerse yourself in the culture by participating in an engineering internship in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, or Urban & Design.

UC Davis Quarter Abroad

  • British Culture & Internships in London (UK) – Plunge into the culture of the UK by partaking in this 14-unit program, which includes 8 units of Arts & Humanities GE credit along with 6 units of an internship in the field of structural engineering.
  • Complete three quarters of language study in just one quarter abroad (Japan, Italy, Spain, Argentina). Learn a language and possibly get some GEs out of the way, abroad!

UC Davis Seminars Abroad

  • Antarctica as a Living System – This program offers the opportunity to learn about the impact of global climate change while studying organism-environment interactions in the exquisite Antarctic region.

UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)


Last Updated on June 26, 2018