December 2020 Global Learning Newsletter

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Global Learning Newsletter — December 2020

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Virtual Global Learning

New Program Spotlight: Virtual Summer Internships—Food and Nutrition Security (Uganda)

June 21 – July 30, 2021. Earn 6 units in 6 weeks this summer. Experience remote work among community-based and international organizations who focus on food and nutrition security in Uganda. Create an account to receive program updates.

Study Abroad

Start Your Enrollment Now for 2021 UC Davis Study Abroad Programs

You can now begin the enrollment process for UC Davis faculty-led 2021 programs. Complete the steps in your Study Abroad account to get started. You will be able to submit your enrollment beginning January 6, 2021.

New Program Spotlight: UC Davis Summer Abroad Germany, Mathematics and Culture in Berlin

August 1–28, 2021. Living and learning in Berlin make finishing off a calculus requirement enjoyable! Earn 8 units in 4 weeks (MAT 21B and 198). Instructor: Jennifer Schultens. Create an account to receive program updates.

UC Davis Study Abroad & Internship Winter Fair

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​February 17, 2021, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Zoom. Are you thinking about studying or interning abroad in 2021? Do you want to explore virtual programs? Meet with program instructors, advisors, and providers to explore opportunities available—both virtual and in-person. Register.

Aggies Abroad Blog: Protesting with Greta Thunberg, Stockholm’s Midnight Sun, German Gelato

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Christine DeLong, a senior in managerial economics (with an emphasis in environmental economics), answers questions about her UC Davis Summer Abroad Europe, Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe program.

Global Leadership, Internships, and Research

Millennium Fellowship in Partnership with the United Nations

Free worldwide leadership development program for undergraduate students focusing on addressing United Nations goals. Benefits include: certificate, network with global leaders, leadership training, and experience with community social change. The program will run virtually from August – November 2021, with cohorts of 8-20 students on each campus around the world. Priority Application Deadline: January 31. Questions?

Office of Prestigious Scholarships

Browse national and international scholarships to find fellowships that enhance your global leadership development. If you apply for a program with a campus deadline, be sure to submit your completed application to Scott Palmer.

2020-21 MENASA Women's Leadership Council

Requirements: Identify as Middle Eastern/North African/South Asian woman involved in a registered student organization. Commit to attending two meetings per month, 1-2 guest speaker events per quarter, and as many planned Action Events as possible. Deadline: December 10.

32nd Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Conference

Each year, UC Davis undergraduates in all academic fields are invited to submit an abstract and registration information to participate in the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference. Abstract submission and registration information will be accepted beginning January 7, 2021.

Competitions, Challenges, and Funding

Omprakash Ethical Global Engagement Grants

Omprakash Ethical Global Engagement Grants support travel, living, and Omprakash tuition expenses for exceptional candidates. This grant applies to the Widening Circles Global Social Impact Internships program. Recipients join the online learning community and volunteer or intern for 3+ months with one (or more) Omprakash international Partner organizations.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship

This program is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students interested in international affairs. Work at Carnegie in Washington, D.C. for one year after graduation with a $42,000 annual salary and full benefits. Complete and submit the application to Scott Palmer. Deadline: December 15.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

Fellowship for intensive language study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, or Burmese at the advanced level in approved language programs in East or Southeast Asia. Includes stipend for living, travel, and study expenses; and full tuition for programs. Deadline: December 30.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

$30,000 towards a public service graduate degree, Truman Scholars Leadership Week, and an eight-week Summer Institute in Washington D.C. For juniors who plan to go to graduate school before applying themselves to careers in government, civic, or public service.  Info Session Zoom Recording. Campus Deadline: January 5.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers Multi-Country Research Fellowship

This fellowship, with an award of $11,500, supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and scholars who hold a PhD. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States. Deadline: January 12.

2021 Mellon Public Scholars

UC Davis Humanities Institute invites applications from doctoral and MFA students in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences. Each student will work with a faculty partner to develop a community-based research project and receive a $7,500 stipend. Info Session: December 15. Deadline: January 15.

Donald A. Strauss Scholarship

Scholarships of $15,000 are available to sophomore and junior level students of any citizenship status with a desire to “make a difference” in local, national, or international communities. Recipients implement a sustainable public service project anywhere in the world. Info Session Zoom Recording. Campus Deadline: February 1.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Fellowship for Undergraduates

June 14 – July 23, 2021. This program takes place at Howard University and provides undergrads with a deeper appreciation of current issues in international affairs and skills to pursue related careers. Includes tuition, travel to/from Washington D.C., housing, two meals/day, and a $3,200 stipend. Deadline: February 9.

In the News: UC Davis Students Earn Marshall Scholarships

​​​​​​​Two UC Davis students have been awarded prestigious Marshall Scholarships in a decades-old British government program that pays for American students to pursue advanced degrees at British universities.

Upcoming Info Sessions and Events

Info Session – Summer Abroad Internships, Business & Communication in Japan

​​​​​​​December 8, 2020, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Intern in Japan’s vibrant and bustling capital, where traditional blends with ultramodern. Register.

Info Session – Virtual Summer Internships, Business & Communication in Japan

​​​​​​​December 8, 2020, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Build your international business and communication experience and expand your network by working virtually with a team based in Japan. Register.

Info Session – Summer Abroad Internships, Engineering & Computer Science in Argentina

​​​​​​​December 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Spend the summer in bustling Buenos Aires, the “Paris of the South,” as an engineering or computer science intern. Register.

Info Session – Summer Abroad Internships, Engineering & Computer Science in Australia

​​​​​​​December 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Spend the summer in beautiful Sydney as an engineering or computer science intern. Register.

Info Session – Summer Abroad Internships, Engineering & Computer Science in Spain

​​​​​​​December 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Spend the summer in the dynamic, global city of Barcelona as an engineering or computer science intern. Register.

Info Session – Summer Abroad Internships, Education Internships in Hawaii

​​​​​​​December 10, 2020, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Spend the summer in the spirited Polynesian capital of Honolulu on the island of Oahu, working as an education intern while being introduced to the island’s unique way of life (‘ao‘ao). Register.

Info Session – Summer Abroad Internships, Education Internships in Thailand

​​​​​​​December 10, 2020, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Spend five weeks as an education intern in Chiang Mai, a beloved destination in the north of Thailand. Register.

Study Abroad Award Workshop – Summer and Fall Programs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​January 13, 2021, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Zoom. UC Davis Study Abroad is pleased to announce that $100,000 is available to UC Davis students for 2021 Study Abroad Awards. Come learn how to strengthen your essays and improve your chances of winning an award. Register.

UC Davis Study Abroad & Internship Winter Fair – Registration Now Open

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​February 17, 2021, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Zoom. Are you thinking about studying or interning abroad in 2021? Do you want to explore virtual programs? Meet with program instructors, advisors, and providers to explore opportunities available—both virtual and in-person. Register.


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