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Global Learning Newsletter – February 2023

Latest News and Blogs

UC Davis is a Top Producer of Fulbright Students in 2022-23

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named UC Davis a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Global Aggies Blog: Sophia at Sea—What Being a Global Citizen Means to Me

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​"Sophia at Sea" is a blog series chronicling undergrad Sophia Mares de Juan’s journey around the world on the Semester at Sea program. Sophia recently returned from her program and reflected on what it meant to be a global citizen.

Video Spotlight: Real Places of UCD: Global Learning Hub

Real Places of UCD is a new video series showing different places across the UC Davis campus where you can find your community and get the support you need. The latest episode features the Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs.

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Study Abroad

Program Spotlight: Community, Technology and Sustainability in Nepal (NEW)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Collaborate virtually with Nepali peers in the fall quarter to plan projects supporting community development and sustainability initiatives—then meet in person to implement them over winter break. Enrollment is open to all UC Davis students and levels. Info Session (in person and virtual): February 16, 4 p.m.

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internships – Deadline March 3

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​There is still time to enroll in an internship program this summer. Programs are filling on a first-completed, first-reserved basis. Financial aid applies. To start your enrollment, create an account today.

Gilman International Scholarship Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Gilman Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for Federal Pell Grant recipients to participate in study abroad and internship programs throughout the world. Learn about the aims of the Gilman Scholarship, eligibility requirements, the application process and how to become a competitive candidate. Info Session: February 15. Essay Review Drop-In Hours: March 1.

UC Davis Study Abroad Awards

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This year, the UC Davis Global Learning Hub has $170,000 available in Study Abroad Awards—from $500 to $2,000. Study Abroad Award applications are open for UC Davis students participating in summer and fall 2023 programs. Join the Award Writing Workshop on February 14. Deadline: March 7.

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Competitions, Challenges, and Funding

One-Year Scholarship for Japanese Studies

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Japanese Government’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology is offering one-year scholarships to study in Japan for undergrads majoring in Japanese language, Japanese affairs or Japanese culture. This is a fully funded scholarship covering academic fees, a monthly stipend and roundtrip airfare. Deadline: February 15.

Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Toshizo Watanabe Scholarship provides financial assistance to American undergrad or grad students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in Japan. Applicants must be in good standing and will participate in a credit-bearing program. Deadline: February 20.

APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation

The 2023 APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation is a role-playing exercise in which students will form multi-country, multi-disciplinary teams to play the role of delegates to the UN Climate Change Negotiations. Students who attend all three sessions will be provided with a certificate. Deadline: February 21.

The Voyager Scholarship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Voyager Scholarship gives college students up to $50,000 in financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them. Applicants must be entering their junior year in the fall quarter of 2023. Apply. Deadline: March 22.

HIA Summer Research Fellowships for Graduate Students

UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas (HIA) is providing funds to graduate students (M.A. and Ph.D. students) for their pre-dissertation field research. The grants range from $500 to $2,000. Deadline: March 24.

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

The Freeman Asia Scholarship supports undergrad students with financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. 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 28.

Youth4Climate Solutions

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Young people have the creativity and capacity to drive innovative solutions that help address the climate emergency. Join Connect4Climate's call for solutions for the chance to win a grant to bring your proposal to life at the regional, national and local levels. Deadline: March 31.

Samvid Scholars

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This program provides $50,000 annually for two years as well as leadership development programming for future leaders and changemakers to pursue graduate education. Applicants must be first-year graduate students in 2023-24 at a university in the U.S. Deadline: April 9.

Global Leadership, Internships, and Research

UC Davis Widening Circles: Global Social Impact Program

June 26 – August 25. Explore new pathways for learning, sharing, connecting, and acting with purpose and humility in the face of global inequality and injustice. The program includes an online curriculum, guidance from mentors, reflection, peer-to-peer learning and multimedia storytelling. Full program scholarships are available. Apply.

Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​April 28–29. The UC Davis Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference is designed to acquaint undergraduate students with the process and academic rigors of presenting research in a scholarly manner and in an affirming environment. Final deadline to submit an abstract: February 15.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship

June 5 – August 12. Are you looking for a paid internship this summer? The HACU internship program is open to all students. Apply for an internship with one of HACU’s partners. Financial support is available for housing and travel. Virtual and in-person opportunities are available in all fields. Deadline: February 28.

Practice Spanish Through the Talk2Me Program

April 3 – May 22. Join the Talk2Me Program to practice English and Spanish through conversation. Participants need sufficient knowledge of their partner’s language to participate actively. Partners will meet once a week (virtually) for a minimum of one hour. Deadline: March 1.

UCEAP Peace Corps Prep Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The UCEAP Peace Corps Prep is a free, self-paced certificate program that lets you master the skills you will need to succeed as a volunteer at the grassroots level. Sign up and get prepared to apply to the Peace Corps. Info Session: March 16, 4 p.m.

Sacramento Valley College Corps (#CaliforniansForAll) Program

Find out about paid service internships for 2023-24. Internships include a $7,000 and $3,000 Education Award upon completing 450 hours of service. Opportunities focus on education, climate action and food insecurity. Students must attend an info session to participate in the program. Deadline: March 17.

Eisenhower Global Scholars

Eisenhower Global Scholars is an opportunity to spend the full 2023-24 academic year of postgraduate study leading to a master's degree in public policy at the University of Oxford or international relations at the IE University in Madrid. All courses are in English. Deadline: March 20.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Career Exploration Boot-Camp

May 30 – June 2. Join the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and the CIA for a three-day career exploration event for college first-year and second-year students in Washington D.C. Students who are selected will receive three nights of lodging and round-trip airfare. Deadline: March 31.

Teach English in Spain

October 1 – May 31. The North American Language and Culture Assistants offers grants and medical insurance to American college students and graduates who are native English speakers, with the opportunity to be an English teaching assistant in elementary and secondary schools. Spotlight Video. Deadline: April 4.

Apply to be a 2023 Orientation Leader

UC Davis is recruiting Orientation Leaders on a first-come, first-served basis. Orientation Leaders will help new students transition into UC Davis the week before the fall quarter begins. This is a paid, entry-level leadership role that positively impacts incoming students.

Upcoming Info Sessions and Events

Asian American and Pacific Islander Voices: Inclusivity for a Stronger World

February 15–17. Learn about USAID, careers in international affairs and how to build new partnerships at the first virtual conference and career expo. Bonus: Student teams will help solve some of the biggest development challenges and win up to $15,000 in cash prizes at USAID’s Innovation and Diversity Engagement Awards (IDEA) Case Competition. Register.

Widening Circles: Global Social Impact Program Info Session

February 22, 12–12:50 p.m., virtual. Explore new pathways for learning, sharing, connecting, and acting with purpose and humility in the face of global inequality and injustice. Learn more about the program and funding opportunities. Register.

Exploring Your Identity Abroad Series: Education Abroad for BIPOC Students

February 23, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., virtual. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to listen to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) students share their experience abroad and learn ways to overcome challenges in going abroad—whether those are financial, practical and/or racial. Hosted by UC Riverside Education Abroad. Register.

Mondavi Center—Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martinez

February 25, 7:30 p.m. Global Affairs is proud to sponsor this Mondavi event. Join us for an evening for a culturally enriching performance with Grammy-nominated artists Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martinez. Purchase tickets.

Democratic Deconsolidation and the Decline of the Rule of Law in Poland

February 27, 12 p.m., in person and virtual. Global Affairs is proud to sponsor this Mondavi event. Join us for an evening for a culturally enriching performance with Grammy-nominated artists Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martinez. Register.

UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) 101: Your Adventure Starts Here

February 27, 5–6 p.m., virtual. This session offers an introduction to UCEAP. With over 40 countries and 160 programs to choose from, we will discuss the benefits of participating in UCEAP, important topics to consider as you narrow down your study abroad options, as well as the resources offered to help you select the best program to fit your needs. Register.

Students Taking on Hunger: An SDG Action and Awareness Week Symposium

March 6, 1 p.m., virtual. UC Davis is hosting a student-run virtual symposium on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how students are leading efforts to address SDG 2: Zero Hunger. UC Davis SDG interns will interview student speakers from around the world about encouraging local agricultural production, reducing food waste and engaging communities to facilitate food distribution. Register.

Exploring Your Identity Abroad Series: Studying Abroad with an Accommodation or Disability

March 7, 4–5 p.m., virtual. Understand the possibilities and realities of studying abroad with a disability or accommodation. Discuss challenges real and perceived about the overseas experience with an accommodation. Change perceptions about opportunities based on culture, location, institution and comparative outcomes for students with disabilities abroad. Hosted by UCEAP. Register.

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