This summer, do something Davis
From law to robotics to English language, UC Davis offers unforgettable, enriching summer experiences for students of all ages, backgrounds and interests. Some programs confer credit for degree-seeking students while others make college preparation fun for youth and invite international students to immerse in coursework and culture.
Summer courses for credit
Three UC Davis programs offer summer courses for credit: Summer Sessions for everyone, Summer Start for incoming international freshmen and Study Abroad for currently enrolled UC Davis students.
GREAT Summer Research
Match with UC Davis faculty in a mentor-based program, based on your preferences, where participants gain introductory research experience with state-of-the-art laboratories.
Special summer options include language intensives, off-campus programs and access to courses that are restricted during the academic year.
Enjoy English-language support and specially selected General Education courses and extracurricular programming to succeed as a new student.
Choose from 40+ programs worldwide and in multicultural US locations. Programs are led by UC Davis faculty and satisfy course requirements.
College Prep Programs
Summer is the best time of year when you spend it exploring in one of many UC Davis programs for elementary, middle or high school students.
The Department of Campus Recreation and Unions directs summer programs for youth to
- Enhance creativity at the Craft Center
- Engage in teamwork and fitness at the Activities and Recreation Center
- Improve swimming skills at the Rec Pool
- Find an interest in a new sport or recreation activity
Pick a major, stay in a residence hall, partner with superb researchers — in the Pre-College Program, you can explore life beyond high school.
Let exceptional academics, service learning, college preparation and nature trips transform your summer of cultural and language learning.
California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)
Launch into STEM with COSMOS — join other high schoolers to live on campus, attend courses by UC Davis faculty and venture to nearby labs.
Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH)
Hands-on projects, other local students, dedicated mentors — SMASH delivers exciting summers on campus plus support all year long, for free.
Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camp
Let robots lead your learning! Science, tech, engineering, math and mentors make GIRL Camp ideal for youth to gain know-how and have fun.
Young Scholars Program
Conduct research and discover — take root in college life and natural sciences by training with our experts and completing your own study.
International Student Studies
Three UC Davis programs help you go beyond conventional and geographical bounds during the semester.
For over 30 years, we have offered attorneys, judges, pre-LL.M. students and legal professionals from around the world the opportunity to study in our summer programs at the UC Davis School of Law.
International and multilingual freshmen will gain access to a carefully crafted menu of online courses to get ahead on their degrees and studies with the help of experienced staff, coaches, and advisors.