University of California, Riverside

Summer Study Abroad

UC Riverside Summer Faculty-Led Programs

London group 2014

Congratulations to the London 2014 group for this creative shot!

NEW Tentative Locations for Summer of 2015!  Check back soon for more details on:

  • Hue, Vietnam (Prof. Biggs, History)Vietnam

  • Panama City, Panama (Prof. Santiago, Botany & Plant Sciences) UCR Student Panama

  • Tokyo, Japan (Prof. Shigematsu, Media & Cultural Studies) Tokyo

  • Gobabeb Research Centre, Namibia (Prof. Higham, Biology)Namibia

  • Madrid, Spain (Prof. Liu, Hispanic Studies) Spain

  • Lausanne, Switzerland (Prof. Brisk, Computer Science & Engineering) Alps

  • Mexico City, Mexico (Prof. Aguilar, Mechanical Engineering) Mexico

  • Athens, Greece (Prof. Graninger, History)Greece

The following programs were offered in 2014:

Summer Study Abroad offers short-term, UCR faculty-led programs designed to keep you on academic track in an international setting.  Take advantage of this academic program to explore a foreign country first-hand, and to experience live cultural exchanges.  Past students have called their study abroad experience "transformational" and an experience of a lifetime.

  • Students will earn 8 units of UC credit by successfully completing two courses.

  • Small classroom settings, with a maximum of 30 students, led by UC Riverside faculty.
  • Courses taught in the Summer Study Abroad program are taken directly from the UC Riverside General Catalog and taught by UC Riverside faculty.
  • UCR students will be eligible for summer financial aid for completing 8 units.  Other students should check with their home campus about financial aid.

If you have questions about the 2014 UCR Summer Study Abroad program which have not been answered on the website, please e-mail  If you feel that you need to meet with someone to discuss the initial stages of your participation in the program or about any logistical aspect of the program, please e-mail to request a meeting.  Information about the courses offered or other academic concerns must be addressed with the lead faculty for the program. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Scheduled office hours are available Mondays and Thursdays from 1 - 3 p.m. in Surge 325 or call/e-mail ( to schedule an appointment. 


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