January 2021 Global Learning Newsletter

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Global Learning Newsletter — January 2021

Virtual Global Learning

New Program Spotlight: Virtual Internships in Engineering and Computer Science (Worldwide)

June 21 – August 13. Earn 6 units in 8 weeks this summer. Build your engineering, computer science/IT experience and expand your global network while working remotely with a vetted company abroad. Create an account to receive program updates.

Study Abroad

Enrollment Now Open for Summer and Fall Quarter Programs

Enrollment now open for UC Davis Quarter Abroad, Summer Abroad, Summer Abroad Internship and Virtual Summer Internship programs. Programs are filled on a first-completed, first-reserved basis. Financial aid applies. To receive updates or start your enrollment, create an account today.

New Program Spotlight: Summer Abroad Italy, Science of the Mind

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​June 26 – July 24. Study Cognitive Neuroscience through the internationally known Department of Psychology at the University of Bologna. Earn 8 units in 4 weeks (PSC 135 & 198). Create an account to receive program updates.

Get Personalized Study Abroad Advising – New Winter Quarter Advising Hours

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Meet with a peer advisor during Zoom drop-in hours Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to get personalized advising about your Study Abroad options. Financial aid and enrollment advising are also available.

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

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

University of California Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP) Application Deadlines Begin Jan. 2021

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​UCEAP 2021-22 applications begin closing in early January for programs taking place beginning Summer 2021.  Deadlines vary by program, so please visit our deadlines resource for full details.

Global Leadership, Internships, and Research

Women in Tech – Winter 2021 Mentor and Instructor Application

Apply to be an instructor or mentor for this free program with virtual instruction to people affected by conflict—to help them learn critical and marketable skills for their pursuit of higher education and employment. Courses offered: Python, Web Development, and Business Analytics. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

The “Other Collective” Gastropolitics Magazine Release Event

January 14, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The “Other Collective’s” third issue is centered on Gastropolitics—or, the politics of food—and covers social, healthcare, and economic inequalities from the U.S. to Palestine to India. The event will feature a panel focused on the ongoing farmer's agitation in India and the diasporas—through a religious, gendered, and caste-based lens.

Global Affairs Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Internship

The virtual SDG intern will map projects to identify and catalog research, teaching, and service on SDGs at UC Davis. Responsibilities include managing contact lists, collecting and organizing data, assisting with strategies to involve faculty and students, organizing events, and liaising with student groups to build awareness. Deadline: January 15.

Global Ambassador Mentorship Program

Now recruiting mentors for 2021-22. In this year-long program, undergraduate student mentors are trained and then support incoming international undergraduate students with their transition to UC Davis. Make friends in a cross-cultural environment, build leadership skills, and receive transcript notation and a stipend for fall and winter quarters. Deadline: January 25.

Leadership Essentials Workshop Series: Global Perspectives

January 28, 6:10 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. What is culture and how does it affect the way we make meaning? Learn about different analogies of culture, and be introduced to a set of cultural dimensions that can help you further develop self-awareness and leadership skills in a globally-interconnected world.

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: January 31.

Center for Leadership Learning’s Student Leadership Conferences

February 4-6. Aggies Leading the Way! is a free leadership conference for undergraduate students from all majors. Build your leadership and professional skills through hands-on workshops and network with keynote speakers and students. This year’s theme is “Moving Through Disruptions.” Register.

Undergraduate Research Conference – Submit a Research Proposal

Submit an abstract to participate in the virtual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference April 28 – May 1. Research projects must have been conducted under the supervision of a faculty member or professional in the field. Global projects may be part of the “Global Aggie” category. Priority Deadline: February 9.

Fulbright US-UK Summer Institutes

Undergrads with 2+ years remaining can apply to spend 3-4 weeks in the UK at one of three summer institutes focused on: Technology, Innovation, and Creativity; Farming and Agriculture—Contemporary Issues; or Arts, Activism, and Social Justice. Register your interest. Deadline: end of February.

Competitions, Challenges, and Funding

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). Deadline: February 1.

David L. Boren Study Abroad Scholarship

Up to $20,000 scholarships toward study abroad in specific regions. Must include language study plans and commit to work in a federal position relating to national security for one year upon graduation. Preference to programs 6 months or longer—which aligns with many UCEAP programs. Deadline: February 3.

UCEAP Promise Awards

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​UCEAP will open Promise Award applications late January 2021 for 2021-22 study abroad programs. Awards of up to $2,000 will be announced in late March. You could be one of over 500 students selected for a Promise Award.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Fellowship for Undergraduates

June 14 – July 23. 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.

Upcoming Info Sessions and Events

Aggie Alumni 101

​​​​​​​January 5 – February 2, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join your Cal Aggie Alumni Association, the official Alumni Association of UC Davis, for discussions on life after college. Each session focuses on the things we wish we knew about post-grad life: making friends, job searching, financial literacy, and taking a gap year before going to graduate school. Register for sessions.

Women in Tech – Mentor and Instructor Info Session

​​​​​​​Wednesday, January 13, 10:00 a.m. This program aspires to help displaced women obtain technical and life-long career skills to build their professional career. Learn what it takes to become a mentor or instructor of online courses in Python, Web Development, or Business Analytics. Open to all students. Register.

UC Davis COVID Symposium: Questions about tests & vaccines?

​​​​​​​Wednesday, January 13, 5:00 p.m. Do you have questions about the saliva test, ER and bedside COVID tests, sewage test, Healthy Davis Together, vaccines, or other COVID-related questions? UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May will give opening remarks, Drs. Richard Michelmore, Nam Tran, and Heather Bischel will explain UC Davis COVID tests, and Dr. Stuart H. Cohen will explain vaccines.

United Nations (UN) Millennium Fellowship Info Session

​​​​​​​Thursday, January 14, 12:00 p.m. Invite your friends and join us for an overview of the UN fellowship, eligibility criteria, and details regarding the application process. Learn about how you can propose your own project or join an existing project and apply as a team or individually. Join Zoom meeting.

Global Career Development Series: LinkedIn—Maximizing Your Global Career Search

​​​​​​​Wednesday, January 27, 4:00 p.m. In this interactive workshop, Special Guest Ellison Weeks from LinkedIn will teach you how to use LinkedIn’s robust job search tools, grow your network with professionals across the globe and maximize your presence on the platform. Register.

Gather Film Screening + Discussion

​​​​​​​January 22, 4:00 p.m. This event is organized by the Cross Cultural Center. Join the cast and crew from the new documentary Gather for a screening and panel to discuss Native American perspectives on food sovereignty. Gather is a New York Times Critics Pick film. Register for free tickets.

UC Davis Study Abroad & Internship Winter Fair

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​February 17, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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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Through the Global Learning Hub, each and every UC Davis student can find global learning opportunities available on campus, in the region, virtually, and internationally. The Hub offers global learning programs, workshops, and resources that enhance all UC Davis students’ academic and career pursuits through four broad areas of opportunities: Community Engagement; Global Skills and Leadership; Internships and Research; and Study Abroad. UC Davis is committed to preparing the next generation of global problem solvers and change makers. As such, we aim to prepare our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to solve global challenges collaboratively, equitably, and sustainably.

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