Seminars Abroad

UC Davis Seminars Abroad programs are focused learning opportunities typically offered during Winter break, after Fall Quarter ends. Led by a UC Davis faculty, students are able to learn through field trips, onsite projects and group activities in places such as Nepal, Rome, and Antarctica. Programs run from 10 days to 3 weeks and UC Davis units earned will be counted towards your Fall term.

Since units earned will be part of your Fall term on campus, there is no additional tuition to participate in Seminars Abroad. The UC Davis Study Abroad Office determines program fees. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will utilize cost information provided by the Study Abroad Office to adjust your overall Cost of Attendance on MyAwards. You can then utilize financial aid such as scholarships and loans to help cover abroad-related expenses. Please note that if you are receiving University grants such as the UC Grant, UC Blue & Gold, and UC Aggie Grant Plan, these funds are awarded based on UC Davis’ standard cost of attendance and do not adjust even though abroad programs have costs that are higher than UCD’s standard cost.

Study Abroad Checklist

  • File your FAFSA or Dream Act Application by March 2nd
  • Start the financial planning process 6 months to a year before enrollment, including researching fees and costs and discussing finances with your family
  • Apply for study abroad scholarships
  • Obtain the specific CRNs for your program and enroll during summer registration
  • Check MyAwards when you have been notified of your financial aid awards for study abroad (within 30 days of departure)
  • Carefully read notifications received from the Financial Aid Office and take any necessary action to secure available funding, in addition to completing requirements posted on MyAwards. Incomplete/outstanding requirements will hold up disbursement of aid
  • If you are expecting a financial aid refund, sign up for Direct Deposit
  • Look into enrolling in the Deferred Payment Plan.
  • Contact the financial aid office with questions or concerns
  • Review MyBill and make a payment towards any remaining balance financial aid does not cover by the established Fee Payment Deadline:
    • Fall Quarter: September 15