International experience is becoming more and more critical for all fields of study, and Microbiology is no exception. As the world gets more and more globalized, the ability to tackle scientific problems cross-culturally will continue to become increasingly important.
Studying Abroad as a student in the College of Biological Sciences is both possible and encouraged. Many different opportunities exist—from short, 2-week seminars in Europe to full, year-long immersion opportunities to foreign universities all over the globe. For more information see the Study Abroad section of the Biology Academic Success Center (BASC) site. The key is to start early and plan ahead! Financial Aid goes with you, and your MIC advisors (along with advisors at Study Abroad) are here to help you make it happen.
UC Davis Study Abroad maintains a page of recommended programs for students majoring in Microbiology: Study Abroad in Microbiology.
UC Davis Summer Abroad:
- Microbiology in Europe's Capital—Brussels (Belgium) 
- Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle (Ireland) [related 2018 article]