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Global Learning Newsletter – December 2023

Study Abroad

Program Spotlight: Human Rights, Memory and Democracy in Chile (NEW)

Learn about Chile's post-Pinochet era, exploring its struggle for justice and democracy. Engage with social movements, human rights activism and the country's complex socio-economic dynamics. The program includes interactions with prominent figures, historical site visits and a homestay with a Chilean family.

Planning your courses for 2024?

​​​​​​​Browse our 2024 programs and join upcoming program info sessions. Start your enrollment by completing the steps in your UC Davis Study Abroad Account. Beginning January 10 at 9 a.m., pay your deposit and submit your enrollment to be considered for a spot in a program.

Fees Posted for 2024 UC Davis Study Abroad Programs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Fees are now posted for our UC Davis Quarter Abroad, Summer Abroad, Summer Abroad Internship and Virtual Summer Internship programs planned for 2024. Create a profile to receive program updates and information about scholarships and funding.

Study Abroad with UCEAP

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thinking of studying abroad with UCEAP? Get all your questions answered and take a virtual tour with the UCEAP digital viewbookDeadlines vary for 2024-25 programs. Create a profile to select programs of interest.

The Californian Abroad Blog: Re-evaluating Identity in Hong Kong

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) returnee reflects on cultural identity, family history and what it means to be Asian American.

UC Davis Study Abroad Photo Contest Voting Deadline Extended

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Student finalists have been announced for our annual UC Davis Study Abroad Photo Contest. Voting is now open to the public and will close on Friday, December 15. We have two voting categories this year: Places and People. Vote for your favorites!

Collage photo with multiple students on study abroad programs. All photos are finalists for the 2023 photo contest. Photos range from iconic places to students having fun.

Competitions, Challenges, and Funding

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This fellowship provides a stipend, tuition and travel expenses for intensive language study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer or Burmese in approved language programs in East or Southeast Asia. By the start of the grant, applicants should have received a bachelor’s degree and have the equivalent of three years of language study. Deadline: December 30.

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows

This fellowship provides a $3,916/month salary for 10-12 months, plus a $1,500 relocation allowance to work for one post-graduate year as a junior researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Applicants must be current seniors or recent graduates eligible to work in the U.S. and have significant research experience. Deadline: January 2.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This fellowship funds $30,000 towards a public service graduate degree along with conference attendance and a Washington D.C. internship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in their junior year with an interest in pursuing careers as public service leaders. Deadline: January 8.

Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​TAPIF fellows receive a monthly stipend to teach for seven months in France. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and permanent residents, aged 20-35, with a bachelor’s degree by the program start, and who speak French at B1 level or above. Deadline: January 15.

U.S. Teaching Assistant Program (USTA) in Austria

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​140 USTA fellows will receive a stipend and medical insurance to teach English from October 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025, at secondary schools throughout Austria. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who hold bachelor’s degrees by the start of the program. Deadline: January 15.

Global Learning Awards Application

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Global Learning Awards application allows you to apply to any of the following awards: Marc Blanchard Comparative Literature Undergraduate Travel Award, Marion I. Froehlich Education Abroad Award, Guardian Scholars Study Abroad Award and Susan Toulson Study Abroad Award. Deadline: January 23.

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. Deadline: February 1.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This scholarship funds $7,000 and attendance at the Udall Scholars Leadership Conference for second or third-year students who are U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents planning careers to benefit the environment or Native American/American Indian tribes. Deadline: February 13.

Global Aggies Award for LGBTQIA+ Rights

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This award supports UC Davis student global learning and engagement regarding the issues that LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals face around the world. This includes research or creative work, internships/externships or other projects that advance the rights and/or well-being of LGBTQIA+ people globally. Deadline: February 21.

Global Leadership, Internships, and Research

UC Chile—Global Internships for Research and Practice-Based Learning

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This program aims to enhance and stimulate research collaboration at a global level, connecting Pontificia Universidad Católica De Chile (UC Chile) researchers with master’s and senior undergraduate international students within new, creative and innovative international research opportunitiesApplyExtended Deadline for UC Davis Students: December 15, 2023.

UC Davis Widening Circles—Global Social Impact Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​June 24 – August 23. Explore pathways for learning and acting with purpose and humility in the face of global inequality and injustice. The program includes an online curriculum, guidance from mentors, peer-to-peer learning and digital storytelling. Funding and travel awards are available for UC Davis undergrad and grad students. Register for free.

Council on Foreign Relations Internship Opportunities (Virtual and In-Person)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Council on Foreign Relations’ Blavatnik Internship Program and Robina Franklin Williams Internship Program provides training in the field of foreign policy and international affairs through a variety of positions in NYC or D.C. Paid interns work alongside staff while gaining valuable experience through exposure to leading foreign policy experts.

Upcoming Info Sessions and Events

Upcoming UC Davis Study Abroad Info Sessions

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​There are several upcoming UC Davis Study Abroad program info sessions—in-person and virtually. A sampling: Summer Abroad U.K. “In Search of Scotland,” Summer Abroad Bhutan "GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon," Summer Abroad Mexico, "Building Sustainable Water Treatment Systems,” and Summer Abroad UK, "Oxford on Film." Calendar.

Why 'Doing Good' Is Never Enough: Deepening Ethical Global Partnerships and Social Impact Internships for UC Davis Students

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​December 14, 4 p.m., virtual. Join this virtual info session to learn more about the UC Davis Widening Circles program and funding opportunities available to work on social impact projects with grassroots organizations across 50+ countries in fields including health, engineering, education, human rights, sustainability and gender-based advocacy. Register.

African American & African Studies Winter Symposium: Reimagining Repair

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​January 11-12, International Center 3119 and virtual. The Department of African American and African Studies welcomes you to join their Winter Symposium: Reimagining Repair. Register.

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