Study Abroad

Bamboo wishing poles (PC: Minh Hoang)

Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Taipei, Taiwan

UC Davis undergraduates have the opportunity to spend Spring Quarter in Taipei studying pharmaceutical chemistry at one of the top 20 research institutions in the world. With this specialized program, students earn academic credits and participate in research internships at Academia Sinica while spending a quarter in Taiwan. In addition, it will provide pharmaceutical chemistry majors with the necessary coursework to earn their degree and non-chemistry majors the unique opportunity to take pharmaceutical chemistry courses. The in-depth research experiences will not only lead to greater exposure to the process of drug discovery but also will help participants clarify career goals in a myriad of scientific professions.

Spring 2018 Enrollment Period 

The application period to study "Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Taiwan" is typically during the Fall quarter (October through December).

For dates/times about when information sessions will be held to discuss further details about the program, please email

Coursework Abroad (12-18 Units):

  • CHE 130A: Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Part 1)*
  • CHE 130B: Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Part 2)*
  • CHE 130C: Case Studies in Pharmaceutical Chemistry*
  • CHE 150: Natural Products in Chemistry*
  • CHE 198: Directed Group Study**
  • CHE 199: Special Study (Research Units)**

*Students who have already completed one of these courses may inquire with an Academic Adviser about adding additional research units. 

**Students who opt to take research units must take CHE 198 during winter quarter for one unit with Professor Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague. Class typically meets Mondays from 1:10 PM - 2:00 PM during winter quarter. If you are a non-UC Davis student or you have another class at this time, please contact Professor Gervay-Hague.

For more information see the Education Abroad Center website and consult with an Academic Adviser.

A view of Taipei 101 from Elephant Mountain
A view of Taipei 101 from Elephant Mountain at sunset (PC: Minh Hoang)

Organic Chemistry in Nottingham, England

Complete a key UC Davis organic chemistry sequence in one quarter while studying abroad in historic England. The 128A/B/C plus 129A (lab) sequence serves chemistry, chemical engineering and food science majors and satisfies the organic chemistry requirement for professional schools such as UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The courses are taught by a UC Davis instructor on-site and are accompanied by a course on the local industry, history and culture. The University of Nottingham is a leader in the field of sustainable chemistry and the East Midlands region is rich in history and natural beauty. Nottingham is two-hours from London by train and short flights away from Dublin, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and beyond.

Enrollment Deadline

The application period is now closed.

For dates/times about when future information sessions will be held to discuss further details about this program, please email

Coursework Abroad (14-19 units)

  • CHE 128A: Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHE 128B: Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHE 128C: Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHE 129A: Organic Chemistry Lab (2)
  • CHE 198: Chemistry and Culture (3)
  • CHE 199: Study/Research Internship (optional 1-5)