Summer Abroad and Summer Internships Abroad

Summer Abroad and Summer Internships Abroad are UC Davis’ summer study abroad programs, led by a UC Davis faculty during the summer months. With over 50 programs in multiple countries including domestic programs in the US, students will engage in short, intensive academic courses that are complemented with group excursions and cultural activities. UC Davis Summer Abroad and Summer Internships Abroad programs are open to all UC students. To find a program, please contact the Study Abroad Office or visit

Financial aid for summer sessions differs from academic year aid. Limited funds are available during the summer, therefore students are highly encouraged to plan and budget diligently and apply for available scholarships. Summer aid consists of federal and institutional loans, minimal grants are available to eligible students. Once available, generally in April/May, you can use the Summer Aid Estimator to obtain an estimate of the financial aid you may be eligible for. For more information regarding the summer financial aid process, please visit

Study Abroad Checklist

UC Davis Students: If you are a continuing student, your registration serves as your application for summer financial aid. You must enroll into the courses tied to your abroad program during summer registration in order to be packaged with summer financial aid. Please be sure that when enrolling, you are registered into at least 6 units

  • 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:
  • Special Summer Sessions: June 18th

Non UC Davis Students: Students attending any of the UC campuses may apply to participate in a UC Davis Summer Abroad or Summer Internships Abroad program. During the summer, your home campus will be responsible for verifying the cost of your program, your enrollment with UC Davis and award you available and eligible financial aid. Please contact your home campus Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for more information.