Global Learning Newsletter – March 2021
Virtual Global Learning
UC Davis Virtual Summer Internship programs offer guaranteed placement and are open to all majors—freshmen to graduating seniors. Part-time and full-time options are available and programs are eligible for financial aid. To receive updates or start your enrollment, create an account today. To learn more, join us for a Live Q&A on March 11, 1:00 p.m., PST. Register.
Career Areas Include: Business & Communication / Design & Fashion / Engineering & Computer Science / Global Health / Global Policy & Social Impact / Green Tech, Sustainability & Environment / Multiple Career Fields
In addition to UC Davis Virtual Summer Internships, please visit the Global Learning Hub programs search tool to learn about dozens of other virtual global learning opportunities. We also encourage you to explore virtual internship and program opportunities available at other University of California (UC) campuses.
The UC Davis Global Learning Hub has limited funds to support the Team4Teach virtual internship for the 2nd year in a row. Watch our short video to hear about student experiences last year with this virtual program. See website for program and application details.
Students join the online learning community and volunteer or intern for 3+ months with one (or more) Omprakash international partner organizations. This program offers a digital ecosystem of relationships, social impact internship opportunities, curated curriculum, and multimedia storytelling. Sign-up to express interest and learn more.
Sept. 18 – Dec. 4. This specialized program offers you the opportunity to take classes on transnational (US-Mexico) health issues, participate in approximately 180 hours of clinical rotations through internships in hospitals and clinics, and spend three weeks in public health experiences. Info Session: March 11, 3 p.m., PST. Register.
Enrollment is open for fall UC Davis quarter abroad programs: Latinx Health Internship in Oaxaca and Political Science at the London School of Economics. Programs are filled on a first-completed, first-reserved basis. Financial aid applies. To receive updates or start your enrollment, create an account today.
Study Abroad in Winter and Spring 2022 through UCEAP
University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) is accepting applications for spring 2022 study abroad programs. Program options include immersion, special focus study, language and culture, internships, research, as well as various program terms and lengths. Deadlines vary by program.
“Study abroad faculty and instructors play a pivotal role as we pursue our campus goal of Global Education for All. They create and lead innovate programs that make immersive global learning experiences possible for more and more of our students,” said Joanna Regulska, vice provost and dean of Global Affairs. Read the full web story and meet the 2021 Excellence in Teaching in Study Abroad Award recipients.
Global Leadership, Internships, and Research
March 29 – April 19. Free for UC Davis undergrad and grad students. Want to connect, learn, and discuss global issues in a cohort of 2,000 students from around the world? Develop skills needed to thrive in the 21st century while tackling world challenges like the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Deadline: March 15.
August – November. Free worldwide leadership development program for undergrad students focusing on addressing United Nations goals. Benefits include: certificate, network with global leaders, leadership training, and experience with community social change. UC Davis is now an official UN Millennium Fellowship Campus Hub with more than 90 student applicants! Deadline: March 31.
June – August. This internship, 8-10 hours per week, is designed for undergrad 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. Application. Deadline: April 16.
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 will take place virtually. Available projects: health and nutrition, small businesses, English teaching, working with children with special needs, clean water, community garden, and more.
Competitions, Challenges, and Funding
Funding for students who will hold a bachelor’s degree by the end of summer 2022, current grad students, and alumni to undertake international graduate study, perform research, or teach English worldwide for up to one year. Info Session: March 16, 1:15 p.m., PST.
The Freeman Asia Scholarship supports undergrad students with financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia in 2021-22. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, complete FAFSA and demonstrate financial need, have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater, and have little or no previous experience in the study abroad country. Deadline: March 30.
Summer 2021 – Spring 2022. UC Davis post-doctoral fellows or PhD students in their last 1-2 years are invited to apply for this opportunity with a venture capital group in New York and St. Louis. The fellowship includes one year salary, tuition, travel, research, and conference expenses—up to $70K. Deadline: April 9.
Global Aggies & Student Life
Christal Juarez, a recent UC Davis Letters and Science grad in anthropology and international relations, shares the impact of her global learning experiences while at UC Davis and explains the importance of accessible global education for all students. Read about Christal's global learning journey.
Global Aggies: Researching Local Agriculture and Water Challenges for Global Solutions
After completing her undergrad and grad degrees at UC Davis' College of Engineering, Nisha Marwaha accepted a job at the nonprofit WorldFish, based in Malaysia, to help improve fisheries and aquaculture. Learn about her water scarcity research and how local partnerships help support the global UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Upcoming Info Sessions and Events
Wednesday, March 10, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., PST. The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program 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.
Live Q&A on UC Davis Virtual Summer Internships
Thursday, March 11, 1:00 p.m., PST. This Q&A event will give an overview of the virtual summer internships available through the UC Davis Global Learning Hub and will primarily be an opportunity to get all your questions answered. Please prepare by watching the brief pre-recorded overview (12 min) that goes more in-depth about program options, benefits, and considerations.
Five programs are available within the UC Davis Virtual Summer Internships—Global Policy and Social Impact track: Counseling and Humanitarian Action in Jordan; Education and Social Change in Chile; Food and Nutrition Security in Uganda; Human Rights and Social Impact in South Africa; and International Development, NGOs, and Charity (Worldwide). Track Info Session: March 16, 12 p.m., PST. Register.
Intern remotely with companies across the world working to shift the world towards a sustainable economy and reduce the human impact on the globe. Track Info Session: March 16, 1 p.m., PST. Register.
Build your international business and communication experience and expand your network by working virtually with a team based in Japan or go global, yet remain local, gaining work experience and building your résumé working virtually with a company based in Buenos Aires. Track Info Session: March 17, 12 p.m., PST. Register.
March 25–26. Bringing you inspirational talks from SDG activists, creatives, UN leaders, and changemakers, and providing you with the opportunity to network, share knowledge, view exhibits and performances, the SDG Global Festival of Action should not be missed. Register.
April 23-25. The 2021 Global Learning Conference—Preparing for Your Global Future in an Evolving World event is a free virtual opportunity for undergrad, grad, and professional students to reflect on their global experiences and identities and connect with like-minded students while preparing for their global future. 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, 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.
As a part of Global Affairs, the Global Learning Hub aims to inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement.