JULY 6 – AUGUST 7, 2020


Disc* is an immersive five-week summer program for college students offered by UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design that explores an interdisciplinary and multi-scalar approach to design and analysis in the urban environment. Disc* participants engage in the discourses of urban innovation, and develop creative solutions to tackle the urgent challenges global cities face today.

Disc* is open to eligible students from any college or university. No prior experience in design is necessary.

More information and application available at https://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/discovery/

DISC 2020 handout

UC Davis Study Abroad

The following message is from UC Davis Study Abroad:

Greetings Urban Studies and Planning students,

Earn 8 units in a month! UC Davis Summer Abroad is currently accepting enrollments for 2020 summer programs (30+ programs in 22 different countries to choose from!)  Below are some unique programs that may be of interest to you.

  • Open to all UCSD students (freshman through graduating seniors)
  • UCSD summer financial aid applies
  • UC Davis courses, led by UC Davis faculty
  • Courses taught in English

Create an online interest profile to receive email updates about programs that interest you (it only takes a minute!) Visit the program webpage links below for details on fees, activities, courses and more.

Spain, Housing and Urbanism in Barcelona

Courses: Community and Regional Development 153B & 198 or Landscape Architecture 191 & 198
Discover the many lessons we can take home from Barcelona on housing development and neighborhood regeneration efforts.

Bhutan—GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Courses: Landscape Architecture 150 & 198 or Applied Biological Systems Technology 150 & 198
Learn how to use geographic information systems (GIS) in the peaceful, culturally rich, and biodiverse country of Bhutan in the Himalayan Mountains, where progress is measured in Gross National Happiness.

Costa Rica—Ag Science & Sustainability

Gain experience working with multiple areas of sustainable and tropical agriculture at EARTH University. Spend 2 weeks in each area: peri-urban agriculture, tropical crops, and organic agriculture.

Europe, Design in Europe
Courses: Design 187 & 198, Instructor: Tim McNeil, tjmcneil@ucdavis.edu

Journey through two European countries famous for their trend setting historical and contemporary art, architecture and design.

Enrollment is now open.  Let me know if you have any questions. I’m happy to help!

Happy Travels,


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Erin Schlemmer

Program Coordinator & Advisor Lead

Global Learning Hub
Global Affairs

University of California, Davis

International Center | Suite 1120

463 California Ave | Davis, CA 95616

eschlemmer@ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-5581


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