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Global Learning Newsletter – October 2022

Study Abroad

Spotlight: UC Davis Quarter Abroad Spain—Language and Culture Program

Spend spring quarter 2023 in Madrid, taking accelerated courses in Spanish language and culture, with excursions to highlight Spain's incredible history and beautiful scenery. Enrollment is now open to all UC students. Info Session: October 20, 12–1 p.m.

Wondering What Steps to Take to Study Abroad?

Explore our spring, summer and fall quarter programs; create a Study Abroad account to receive announcements for programs that interest you; attend info sessions this fall (more coming in Oct./Nov.); learn about enrolling in and choosing a program; meet with an advisor in the Global Learning Hub.

University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)

Applications for many UCEAP programs are now open for summer 2023, fall 2023, winter 2024, spring 2024 and academic year 2023-24 programs. UCEAP programs offer UC credit, grades, and financial aid. Program options include immersion, special focus, language and culture, and internships. Find a program.

UCEAP Peace Corps Prep Program

​​​​​​​Peace Corps Prep is a free, certificate program to help you develop the skills and experience to become a highly competitive applicant for the Peace Corps and prepare for a career in international development, public service or the NGO sector. Info Session: October 18. Fall application period: October 15–November 15.

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Competitions, Challenges, and Funding

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This scholarship fully funds outstanding applicants from countries outside the U.K. to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree (master's or Ph.D.) in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Deadlines: October 12 (U.S. Citizens), December 2 (International Citizens).

Luce Scholars

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This program provides stipends, language training and professional placements in Asia for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. College seniors, graduate students and young professionals—with a range of backgrounds and experiences and who have had limited exposure to Asia—are encouraged to apply. Deadline: October 15.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Fellowships for New Americans honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support toward graduate education and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows. Deadline: October 27.

UC Davis Eivind G. Lange '77 and Mary G. Puma Graduate Fellowship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This fellowship supports graduate students to conduct research in Chile relevant to the mission of UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center. Grants of up to $4,000 are available for 2022-23. ApplyDeadline: October 31.

Donald M. Payne Fellowship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​$96,000 towards a two-year master’s degree in preparation for entry to the U.S. Foreign Service Agency for International Development (USAID). The program includes mentorship, two paid summer internships and employment with USAID. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates who are U.S. citizens. Deadline: November 4.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies UC Global Alumni Scholarship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​$10,000 scholarships for master’s degree programs are available to UC alumni who participated in a global program—including study abroad, internships, research, etc. 10+ M.A., M.B.A., M.P.A. or joint programs are available, including International Policy and Development, International Education Management and Teaching Foreign Language.

2023 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

CLS is a fully funded 8-10-week summer overseas language and cultural immersion program. Eligible languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. ApplyDeadline: November 15.

2023 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Spark – Virtual Opportunity

CLS Spark is a free, virtual program for U.S. undergraduate citizens to learn Arabic, Chinese or Russian through online classes and activities facilitated by native speakers at a host institution abroad. Scholars will also receive an official language proficiency designation via ACTFL OPI testing. ApplyDeadline: November 15.

Global Leadership, Internships, and Research

Ted Bradshaw Engaged Student Scholars Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This program connects students with faculty and diverse leaders from government, business, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors to address real-world problems using research and data. 2023 internship opportunities (PDF) related to education, social justice, environmental issues, health and more. ApplyDeadline: October 16.

UC Davis Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Academy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​October 23. Do you want to use your ideas and education to help solve complex global challenges, but don't know how to begin? To get started, apply for this immersion program in innovation and entrepreneurship. Deadline: October 19.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Internship Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​January 9–April 22, 2023. Gain real-world experience working at various federal or corporate sector agencies across the country. Financial support is available for housing and travel. The HACU internship is a paid program that is open to all students. ApplyDeadline: October 31.

LeadNext: Ambassadors for a Global Future

Future leaders aged 18-25 from across Asia and the U.S. will strengthen leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of critical challenges facing Asia and the globe through trainings, expert-led master classes and a week-long, in-person global leader’s summit in the Bay Area. ApplicationDeadline: October 31.

2023-24 GloCal Health Fellowship for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Students

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This career development fellowship is a 12-month research opportunity with a stipend and structured mentorship, for doctoral/postdoctoral students interested in interdisciplinary education and training in innovative research designed to improve health for populations around the world. Apply. Deadline: November 1.

GoinGlobal Job and Internship Database for UC Davis Students

UC Davis is subscribed to the GoinGlobal database of millions of global internships and jobs around the world, including remote positions. Search career fields by country, global city and U.S. city for place-specific employment resources. Log in with your Kerberos to explore jobs and resources.

Virtual Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS)

November 14–18. GSLS is the premier leadership conference for students interested in further developing skills related to global diversity, equity and inclusion. Register with a UC Davis member discount or apply for a scholarship. Deadline: November 1.

Humboldt University Berlin Research Internships

June–August 2023. This program offers research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. Students apply for a specific project and submit resume, cover letter, transcript and recommendation letter. Scholarships are available to cover the small program fee. Applications open: November 1. Deadline: December 9.

Upcoming Info Sessions and Events

Path to Study Abroad or Away for Undocumented Students

​​​​​​​​​​​​​October 12. Come join a supportive community workshop for students interested in study abroad or away programs. Hear from peers who successfully navigated the Advance Parole System and learn about resources available to you. Register.

Campus France: Master’s Program in English at French Universities

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​October 24. Join this conversation with Campus France to learn about master’s degree programs taught in English. Explore a free online search catalog, resources for non-French speaking international students in France, admissions procedures and more. Register.

Call for Abstracts: UC Davis 9th Annual One Health Symposium

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral scholars are welcome to submit research abstracts pertaining to the theme of “One Health in Your Backyard!”. Abstracts should be limited to one page and include a title, introduction, objectives, methods, results and a conclusion. Deadline: Oct. 12.

Women & Philanthropy Speaker Series: A Conversation with Glennon Doyle

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​October 14. Women & Philanthropy’s Speaker Series presents: A Conversation with Glennon Doyle. Join this symposium featuring a panel discussion with dynamic women leaders and a one-on-one conversation with Glennon Doyle. Buy your ticket.

Global Ambassador Mentorship Program Spooky Speed Friending

October 20. Join the Global Ambassador Mentorship Program to make connections with UC Davis students from around the world in an informal speed-friend activity. Wear a costume to get into the spooky Halloween spirit! All attendees are also eligible for a raffle to win local business gift cards and UC Davis merch. Register.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Essay Workshop

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​October 31. CLS is a fully-funded 8-10 week summer intensive language immersion program with all costs provided by the U.S. Department of State. Prestigious Scholarship Advisor Scott Palmer will walk through the essays for CLS, providing guidance and advice for how to approach each essay. Register.

The California Studio Artist Lecture: Xu Bing

November 3. Xu Bing is a visual artist internationally recognized for his experiments with written script in a wide variety of media. Xu has received the MacArthur Fellowship and exhibited extensively internationally and is the fall quarter spotlight artist-in-residence in The California Studio. Learn more and register

UC Davis Virtual Global Energy Managers Workshop

November 3. Facility managers, students and faculty from around the world will come together to share best practices in campus energy management, carbon reduction strategies, and community engagement. This year’s topic: Campus Decarbonization Planning and Execution: Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition. Register.

UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Virtual Study Abroad Fair

November 8–9. The UCEAP Study Abroad Fair is back! In addition to highlighting programs and locations, new info sessions will be available to help you learn about getting credit abroad and creating a wellness plan. In addition, an ‘Ask Me Anything’ info desk will be open to respond to your general questions about UCEAP. Register

Donald A. Strauss Scholarship Webinar

November 8. This scholarship funds $15,000 for sophomores and juniors to implement year-length public service projects. The webinar will cover program information, the process and important deadlines. Register.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Webinar

November 15. This scholarship provides $30,000 towards a public service graduate degree along with leadership development and a Washington D.C. internship for juniors who are U.S. citizens or nationals. This webinar will walk you through the application and provide guidance. Register.

UC Davis Global Learning Showcase

November 15–17. Come to the Global Learning Showcase at the International Center to learn about your global opportunities at UC Davis! The Showcase is intended to inform you about opportunities to study, intern and research in areas all over the world—including virtually and on campus. 20+ info sessions will be available. Sign up for updates.

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