Global Learning Newsletter — May 2020
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Virtual Global Learning
Check out this list of tools that you can use to find a global summer learning experience that will connect you with communities and organizations all over the world. UC Davis Majors Blog
Browse a curated list of virtual global learning experiences: internships, volunteer opportunities, and other online content related to global learning. Upcoming info sessions and workshops.
Explore free virtual global learning modules and trainings. For example, search through over 1,200 downloadable lectures and modules through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Academy (a limited number of edX verified certificate access codes are available on a first-come, first-served basis).
Global Leadership and Internships
July 19–August 1. Students from across the world will come together to develop professional skills, strengthen their leadership, and focus on the critical challenges of sustainability. Scholarships are available to cover some or all of the program fee. Learn more and apply by May 15.
July 20–July 31. This two-week interactive training for aspiring global leaders and innovators will help strengthen skills for effectively leading globally diverse teams in remote work environments through a combination of virtual interactive learning, project-based simulations, discussions, and reflections.
June 15–Aug 10, 8-10 hours/week. This internship is designed for undergraduate students interested in education, technology, and international development who want to gain real-world skills by helping to devise and deliver remote solutions to assist African NGOs. Funding available. Learn more: Info Session May 13.
Access a database of millions of global internship and job postings on GoinGlobal. Check out how to conduct an internship search. Search keywords such as “remote’, “work from home”, or “telework” in the advanced job search to find remote opportunities.
Competitions, Challenges, and Funding
Reboot the Ocean aims to bring youth together to develop new solutions that address current sustainability challenges and ensure a healthy and productive ocean. Create a team and tackle one of the five critical challenges identified by the UN to help change the course of the future. Register. Deadline: May 20.
Student Grants: $250. The inaugural year’s theme (2020-21), Food for Thought: Feeding Ourselves, Feeding the Planet, roots itself in the strengths of UC Davis to call for activities and events that can help our community reflect on the work of nourishing our world. Deadline: May 31.
1st Prize: $5,000. A student music competition to inspire each other and our communities by making music. See beyond current difficulties, come together in mutual support, and strengthen the determination and hope for the future. Deadline: June 14.
MIT Solve is seeking social entrepreneurs to take the Solve 2020 Global Challenges. $1.5 million in prize funding is available for solutions to this year's five challenges. Learn more and submit your solution by June 18.
Upcoming Info Sessions and Events
Wednesdays, May 13, 20, 27, at 10 a.m. PST, Virtual. As internships head virtual, CRCC aims to support students in understanding the opportunities that exist for remote work experiences and tips for success during and after the internship. Register.
Saturday, May 16 at 10:00-12:00 p.m. PST, Virtual. Organized by the Center Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success, this free conference will focus on our collective work to build community and engage in social justice during this unprecedented time.
Monday, May 18 at 9 a.m. PST, Virtual. Learn about online internships, virtual exchange programs, current opportunities, and what you can expect from the experience. Register.
Tuesday, May 19 at 12 p.m. PST, Virtual. Hear from panelists who pursued graduate degrees abroad in Europe and Asia. Learn about their experiences navigating school selection, application, finances, academics, and daily life. Register.
Tuesday, May 19 at 12 p.m. PST, Virtual. Learn about the benefits of a virtual internship experience and how United Planet is striving to connect interns and volunteers with virtual placements around the world. Register.
Wednesday, May 20 at 10am PST, Virtual. This webinar will focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals number three: Good Health and Wellbeing. Learn how to strengthen group dynamics through team-building activities and discover resources to help take action on a genuine community need. Register.
May 29 and May 30, Virtual. The DFFF will be live streaming the festival for free on Vimeo. These films from around the world (Argentina, Canada, China, Colombia, Morocco, the UK, and the U.S) excite and engage all and entertain and inform about intersectional feminism, gender equity, and social issues. Register.
About the Global Learning Hub at UC Davis
Through the Global Learning Hub, each and every UC Davis student can find global learning opportunities available on campus, in the region, and across all seven continents. The hub’s network of local and global academic, experiential, and leadership programs helps develop capacity for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to engage with global issues and make a difference in the world as the next generation of global problem solvers. Search global learning opportunities across UC Davis.
As a part of Global Affairs, the Global Learning Hub aims to inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement.