See how UC Davis students -- including CEE students -- are traveling the globe as part of their educational experience.
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 CEE students:
UC Davis Summer Abroad
UC Davis Summer Abroad Internships
UC Davis Quarter Abroad
- Complete three quarters of language study in just one quarter abroad (Argentina, Italy, Japan, Spain) or participate in a quarter-long internship in a number of professional fields (UK-London, Australia). Quarter Abroad also offers a Chemistry program in Taiwan, a Pre-Health internship in Mexico and a new political science program at the London School of Economics (LSE).
UC Davis Seminars Abroad
UC Davis Exchange
- Aachen Engineering (Germany)
UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
- Engineering & Science in English, Tohoku University (Japan)
- National University of Singapore (Singapore)
- Imperial College London (UK)
- University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, and University of New South Wales (Australia)
- Search all UCEAP programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Important Reminders from UC Davis Study Abroad
- Before going abroad, it is always a good idea to consult with your major advisor about your study abroad plans. For some programs, such as UCEAP, you are required to meet with your major advisor as part of the application process. You may be able to fulfill many major requirements while abroad so it’s recommended, and sometimes mandatory, to create an academic plan with your major advisor while applying for a particular study abroad program.
- While abroad, you may need to remain in contact with your major advisor for academic advising regarding specific courses.
- Be sure to keep all course descriptions and syllabi!
- When you return, see your major advisor as needed.