Program Details

~Experience the University of Cambridge, one of the world's most prestigious centers of learning. Founded in the 13th century, the university is steeped in history and scholarly ambiance.

~Visit Sweden's capital, one of the most beautiful cities in th

Location:
London, United Kingdom; Prague, Czech Republic; Paris, France; Stockholm, Sweden; Vienna, Austria
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 8/5/2013 End Date: 9/2/2013

This course takes a research and molecular based approach to genetics. Students will learn a foundation of genetics that incorporates history, current research, and excitement for the future. The program will begin at the University of Cambridge, which is steeped in the history of genetics, and end in Stockholm, Sweden, which hosts the Nobel Prize. Between these two main locations, students will travel by train and stay in Paris and Vienna. Side trips planned from these locations are the University of Strasbourg and the Mendel Museum and Garden, in the Czech Republic. Through study in these locations, students will experience contrasting academic and national cultures, which will broaden their life and scientific views and encourage them toward further studying/working abroad.

~Experience the University of Cambridge, one of the world's most prestigious centers of learning. Founded in the 13th century, the university is steeped in history and scholarly ambiance.

~Visit Sweden's capital, one of the most beautiful cities in the world and also the home of the Nobel Foundation. Many of the highest accomplishments in Genetics have been recognized by the Nobel Prize, given annually in Stockholm, and students will visit the site of the Nobel Prize ceremonies as well as the Karolinska Institute.

~Enjoy accommodations in Stockholm abroad the Rygerfjord Hotel and Hostel, a historic ship located in the heart of the city!

EXCURSIONS
Excursions will be fully integrated with the course material. In Cambridge, the focus will be on DNA and evolution, with visits related to discovering the structure of DNA, the beginning of DNA sequencing, and initiating the theory of evolution. Many of the highest accomplishments in Genetics have been recognized by the Nobel Prize, and that will be an underlying theme that will link topics and places.

In Stockholm, the focus will be on medical genetics and the future. Visits will be to the site of the Nobel Prize ceremonies, the Karolinska Institute, which also appoints the laureates for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and the University of Stockholm.

Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
While in Camrbidge, students will be housed at Clare College, one of the many colleges on the University of Cambridge campus. Students will be staying in comfortable twin bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities at Memorial Court. All bedrooms have wired internet access.

In Stockholm, students will stay at a hotel/hostel.

Classroom
In Cambridge, students will also have classes at Clare College within the University of Cambridge.

Classes in Stockholm will be held at Stockholm University or the Kungliga Konsthoegskolan (KKH), Royal University College of Fine Arts. KKH is centrally located in Stockholm.

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