Study Abroad at University of California, Davis

United States West Davis

Known for its Northern California lifestyle, students at UC Davis are standouts among California’s higher education institutions. UC Davis is home to problem-solvers and changemakers and prides itself on sustainability and outstanding academic programs in fields like agriculture and animal sciences. This 5,300-acre campus borders the city of Davis, one of the most liveable cities in America. Athletics and school pride play a central part in student life here; the “Aggie Pack” is the country’s largest student spirit group. Over 22,000 of UC Davis’ 40,000 students bike to campus each day, and anyone who loves great weather and outdoor activities would be an excellent fit here.

Academic strength: Anthropology, Sociology & Gender, Biological & Physical Sciences, Business, Economics & Finance, Communications, Media & Marketing, Criminal Justice & Law, Engineering, Health & Pre-Med
Rankings: Times Top 100
Languages requirement: English
GPA requirement: Sound academic performance

About the University

University of California, Davis

Established in 1908, University of California, Davis, started life as the university farm, rolling up its flannel shirtsleeves to provide research- and science-based instruction to the nation’s farmers. 

On the lush California campus just outside the state capital, Sacramento, that ethos of putting the earth first continues. Health, wellbeing, and sustainability still forges the uniquely Aggie lifestyle. The Aggie Pack is the largest student-run university spirit organization in the country, and that all-out pride in community and mutual support focuses its energy on making the world a better place.

Learn more at University of California, Davis' official website

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Min-kyung Kim
“Unlike liberal arts courses in Korean universities, which focus on memorization and exams, there are so many types of liberal arts courses in the US. My favorite at UC Davis is 'DRA111; Presentation, Communication, and Collaboration Skills.' I am in the process of planning a play scenario and setting up a stage in cooperation with my friends. My English has improved a lot, and I have built precious memories!”
Min-kyung Kim, Past SAF Student

Outgrow the Expected at UC Davis

UC Davis is calling on learners and problem-solvers to confront today's most complex problems.

For those willing, it will take a willingness to challenge the way things are done. A culture where discovery pulls from any practice or profession. A place where what's considered different isn't at all. 

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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