UC Davis Global Learning News and Announcements –
Fall ’19 Newsletter
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Global Learning and Student Life
The Global Learning Hub connects students with academic courses, both on campus or abroad; global internships, service learning, or research opportunities; and even with leadership opportunities right here on campus, such as involvement with student organizations and clubs or our living and learning community in the dorms.
For students eager to add international experiences to their careers at UC Davis, Global Affairs and the new Global Learning Hub are pleased to announce an exciting expansion of the lineup of faculty-led study abroad and internship programs for 2019-20.
Before Melanie Montoya left her Los Angeles hometown for her first-year dorm assignment in Miller Hall at UC Davis, she had never lived outside her family’s Hispanic neighborhood. Upon arrival, her two roommates from China greeted her. In that moment, she recalls, her intercultural journey began.
This July, three UC Davis students expanded their global leadership skills while staying in country by attending the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Undergraduate Leaders’ Program at the University of Oregon.
Upcoming Events and Info Sessions
Thinking about studying or interning abroad? Now is your chance to learn about opportunities available at UC Davis. This fair offers resources for UC Davis study and internship program opportunities as well as many non-UC Davis options (organizations from all over the world will have representatives at the fair).
When? Thursday, October 3, 11am–2pm Where? UC Davis West Quad
There are a number of info sessions that will be taking place at the International Center in the coming days/weeks. A sampling…Quarter Abroad Ireland, Internships and Writing in Dublin; Quarter Abroad UK, British Culture and Internships in London; Quarter Abroad Taiwan, Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Taiwan; Quarter Abroad Spain, Language and Culture in Madrid; Seminars Abroad Mexico, Water Management in a Mega-City.
Undergraduate Research Week is a campus wide celebration of undergraduate research opportunities across all disciplines and interest areas. various academic departments, campus partners, and student organizations will host a variety of activities and workshops aimed at encouraging UC Davis undergraduate students to participate in undergraduate research.
When? Monday, October 7 – Friday, October 11, 2019 Where? All over campus!
Join the UC Davis World Food Center for a festival celebrating World Food Day! The festival will feature food, drinks, and a showcase of exhibits from student and faculty groups on international food.
When? Wednesday, October 16, 4pm–6pm Where? UC Davis International Center Multipurpose Room
Executive produced by and featuring Rosario Dawson and guest starring Boots Riley, The North Pole is a political comedy about four friends in North Oakland who fight, dream, and plot hilarious schemes to stay rooted as their neighborhood becomes a hostile environment.
When? Thursday, October 24, 2pm–5pm Where? UC Davis Wyatt Theatre
International Education Week (November 18-22, 2019) is a national week of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Global Affairs, in collaboration with UC Davis partners, plans and hosts a diversity of programming here on campus.
When? November 18–22, 2019 Where? All over campus!
Scholarships and Funding
The UC Davis Global Learning Hub is pleased to announce study abroad awards for participants in Spring Quarter and Spring Seminars Abroad 2020 programs. Award amounts usually range from $500-$2,000 per student.
Grants are available for international development work in the U.S. and abroad through the Blum Center for Developing Economies within Global Affairs. The grants are up to $2,000 (for undergraduate students) and up to $4,000 (for graduate students) to implement hands-on applications or to develop research.
The enrollment period for UCEAP programs starting in Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, or Spring 2021 will open on Tuesday, October 1. UC-approved programs are available in over 40 countries. All UC students—including international and graduate students—participating in a UCEAP program are eligible to apply for scholarships.
The CLS Program, a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is part of a U.S. government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.