Multi-Country Programs, Multi-Country Programs
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 7/1/2013 End Date: 7/30/2013

This program introduces you to the Grand Tour—a journey through France and Italy undertaken by young Englishmen (and, eventually, women, even Americans!) of the late seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. The Grand Tour served to broaden the horizons of elite British youth by introducing them to continental languages and diplomacy, art and architecture, nature, culture, and geography—it was, in short, the culmination of an aristocratic education. We start in London and, following in the footsteps of the young men and women of a bygone era, will make stops in Paris, the Alps, and Rome. At each stage of our journey, we will get a taste of the literary, cultural, and artistic banquet enjoyed by these young people whose Grand Tour, centuries ago, taught them about the wide, wild world and their own privileged place within it.

Humanities 180 - Topics in the Humanities (4 units)
Analysis of interdisciplinary issues in the Humanities. Topics will vary. May be repeated one time for credit. GE credit: Arts and Humanities and Writing
Humanities 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units)

Excursions and Day Trips
(Subject to change)

Bus Tour
Theatre Night
Visit to Oxford or Greenwich (pending)
British Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum

Students will receive a 6 day museum pass.
The Louvre
Musee d'Orsay
Boat Tour

Mt. Blanc
Ice caves tour
Tramway excursion

The Vatican Villa Borghese Day trip to Pompeii

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:
In London you will be staying in shared apartments, with common kitchens, in the Kensington area. In Paris, you will be staying in shared studio apartments that feature a small kitchen.

In Mt. Blanc, you will be staying in shared rooms in a hotel where breakfast and dinner will be provided. Finally, in Rome, you will stay in double or triple rooms in a dorm near the Vatican.

Meals in London, Paris and Rome are not included. Breakfast and dinner are included in Mt. Blanc. In addition, the program will host a welcome dinner in most locations and a farewell dinner at the end of the program.