February 2021 Global Learning Newsletter

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Virtual Global Learning

New Program Spotlight: Virtual Summer Internships in Business and Communication (Argentina)

June 21 – July 30. Go global, yet remain local, gaining work experience and building your résumé working virtually with a company based in Buenos Aires. Earn 6 units in 6 weeks. Part-time and full-time options available in English or Spanish. Guaranteed, customized placement. Live Q&A Session: February 17, 10 a.m., Winter Fair.

Team4Teach Virtual Ed Tech Internship with NGOs in Rwanda and Malawi

June – August. 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. Sign-up to receive updates, including application info.

Study Abroad

UC Davis Study Abroad & Internship Winter Fair

February 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join us to explore Summer Abroad, Quarter Abroad, Summer Abroad internships, and Virtual Summer Internships. Meet with program instructors, advisors, and providers to explore available opportunities. Register.

New Program Spotlight: Summer Abroad Spain, History of Cancer

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​June 28 – July 27. Earn 8 units in 4 weeks (Molecular & Cellular Biology 23 & 198) exploring the history of cancer in San Sebastian, a picturesque beachside town on the Bay of Biscay. Instructors: Helen Chew and Mark Henderson, Internal Medicine, UC Davis Health. Info Session: February 18, 12 p.m. Register.

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internships – Upcoming Deadline

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​There is still time to enroll in an internship program this summer. Program are filling on a first-completed, first-reserved basis. Financial aid applies. To receive updates or start your enrollment, create an account today. Deadline: February 26.

Aggies Abroad Blog: Summer Physics in Hong Kong, Rock Pools, and Waterfalls

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Fionna Huang, a UC Davis senior majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology, reflects on her “year of physics” in Hong Kong through the UCEAP Summer Physics program.

Global Leadership, Internships, and Research

First-Year Aggie Connections (FYAC) Peer Mentors for 2021-2022

Peer Mentors work to promote a sense of belonging while supporting new students as they transition to UC Davis.  You can join a connection with a global focus. This is a flexible job that can accommodate other student involvement. Job description in Handshake. Job ID#: 4254236.

EXPO 2020 Dubai: U.S. Pavilion Youth Ambassador Program

September 2021 – April 2022. This opportunity is for U.S. citizens ages 18-29 to serve as guides and cultural representatives of the U.S. to millions of visitors at EXPO 2020 Dubai. Ambassadors interact daily with international visitors and assist in organizing events at the U.S. Pavilion. Deadline: February 26.

Millennium Fellowship in Partnership with the United Nations

August – November. Free worldwide leadership development program for undergraduate students focusing on addressing United Nations goals (cohorts of 8-20 Millennium Fellows on each campus). Benefits include: certificate, network with global leaders, leadership training, and experience with community social change. Priority Application Deadline: February 28.

North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP)

October 2021 – May 2022. NALCAP offers teaching grants to Americans 18-60—native English speakers with a basic knowledge of Spanish. Grant recipients partner with elementary and secondary schools to provide backing to language programs as teaching assistants for 12-16 hours per week. Spotlight Video. Rolling application. Deadline: April 6.

Worldwide Child Relief Foundation – UC Davis Fellowship

This fellowship opportunity—available to all UC Davis students—is a partnership with the Sacramento-based non-governmental organization Worldwide Child Relief Foundation. The fellowship is carried out in Nicaragua during the summer months, usually between 4 and 10 weeks, on site or virtually. Some available projects: health education and nutrition, small businesses, English teaching, working with children with special needs, and much more.

Competitions, Challenges, and Funding

UC Davis Grad Slam

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses—in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to the arts humanities—compete to sum up their research in 3 minutes, for a general audience. Prizes available. Grad Slam 2021 Virtual Info Session. Deadline: February 11. Register.

Call for Proposals: Un/Equal Freedoms—Expressions for Social Justice Inaugural Exhibition

This invitation supports individual and collaborative projects that respond to issues facing California currently, including pervasive social, political and economic inequalities, and various systemic barriers to equality and freedom(s). Open to artists, writers, poets, musicians, performers, visual artists, and all creatives from the Sacramento region. Prizes available. Proposal Deadline: February 15.

Global Citizens Video Contest

Use your creativity to produce a compelling video about climate activism in your community or on a global scale. This contest serves as a call-to-action for Northern Californian students to create a short video taking action against climate change. Prizes available. Deadline: March 1.

Upcoming Info Sessions and Events

UC Davis Humanities lnstitute's Book Chat Series: Julie Sze

Wednesday, February 10, 5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sze's acclaimed book, Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger, examines mobilizations and movements—from protests at Standing Rock to activism in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. It is an essential primer on environmental justice, packed with cautiously hopeful stories for the future. Register.

Winter 2021 UC Davis Forum on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Thursday, February 11, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The virtual forum will focus on the connections between the SDG Agenda and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts, and will highlight ways that UC Davis is contributing to specific SDGs—including Zero Hunger, Climate Action, and more. This event is free and open to the public. Register.

Team4Tech Virtual Ed Tech Internship Info Session

Tuesday, February 23, 12:00 p.m. Come learn about this remote summer internship and leadership development program that focuses on supporting nonprofit organizations working to improve education in underserved communities around the world. Student interns will work up to 20 hours per week on interdisciplinary projects in Rwanda and Malawi. Register.

Travelling Through Zoom—Latin America

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tuesday, February 23, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Are you interested in "traveling to" Latin America, learning more about some of its cultures, and making more connections? Come to this informal Zoom social event to meet peers from the region who can share an insider's perspective! This event is hosted by the Global Education for All Fellows. Register.

Conversations with Latin American Authors Series: The Art of Memory

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Wednesday, February 24, 12:00 p.m. Stefano Varese, Professor Emeritus at UC Davis, and faculty leader for Summer Abroad Ecuador, will discuss his memoir "The Art of Memory—An Ethnographer's Journey.” Register.

Forced Migration—Advocacy, Resistance, Inclusion in Philadelphia, Mexico City, and Around the World

​​​​​​​Wednesday, February 24, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. This bilingual panel discussion (Spanish/English in simultaneous translation), put on by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College, will focus on migrant rights and inclusive advocacy in Philadelphia, Mexico City, and around the world—analyzing different policies and initiatives and their effects on migrants. Register.

Global Career Development Series: Teach English in Spain!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Wednesday, March 10, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) offers teaching assistant grants to American college students and graduates to teach English for 12-16 hours per week in Spain. Learn about the program, application, and how this opportunity can help you prepare for your global future. Register.

UC Global Learning Conference 2021: Save the Date & Sign Up for Updates

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​April 2325. The 2021 Global Learning Conference—Preparing for Your Global Future in an Evolving World event is a virtual opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to reflect on their global experiences and identities and connect with like-minded students while preparing for their global future. Sign up for updates.


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