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Global Learning Newsletter – June 2023

Latest News and Blogs

Global Aggies Blog—Share Your Story

The Global Aggies Blog is your place to share your experiences with fellow Aggies considering a study abroad or other global learning program during their time at UC Davis. Write a blog post on a topic you are interested in or complete a Q&A questionnaire to be featured on our website and/or across our social media channels. Full details.

Study Abroad

UC Davis Study Abroad Photo Contest

The annual UC Davis Study Abroad Photo Contest aims to recognize and celebrate student photography taking place on the many study abroad programs offered throughout the year. While the deadline to submit photos is in early fall quarter, we encourage students to submit their favorite photos on a rolling basis as programs conclude. Detailed instructions, guidelines and eligibility.

Competitions, Challenges, and Funding

Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships

Learn about various scholarships and funding opportunities for both UC Davis undergraduate and graduate students. Many funding sources provide opportunities to participate in global learning programs. Learn more and ask a scholarship advisor for application information and tips.

UC Alianza MX Short-Term Research in Mexico for Graduate Students

​​​​​​​Funding is available for short-term research at partner institutions in Mexico. The purpose of the short-term stays will be for graduate students at the University of California to accomplish specific laboratory, library or field research. UC Alianza MX will provide funding to cover living expenses, travel and other related expenses in Mexico for up to three months. Deadline: June 16.

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PLURAL+ recognizes young people as powerful agents of social change and invites those under 25 years old to submit a one-five-minute video on themes of migration, diversity, social inclusion and the prevention of xenophobia. Past winnersDeadline: June 20.

Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford in England

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded opportunity to pursue a master’s or doctoral program at the University of Oxford in England for one to three years. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or greater, be ages 18-27 and have completed a bachelor’s degree by summer 2023. Pre-application Deadline: June 28.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

This program offers annual awards for U.S. citizens who will have bachelor’s degrees by the 2024-25 academic year to conduct research, study or teach English in over 140 countries worldwide. Learn more about eligibility, timeline and requirements.

Marshall Scholarship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Marshall Scholarship provides full funding for master’s or Ph.D. programs at any university in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland) for one-to-two years. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who complete bachelor’s degrees by September 2024 and whose cumulative GPAs are 3.7 or greater. Pre-application Deadline: June 28.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship in Ireland or Northern Ireland

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Mitchell Scholarship is a fully-funded opportunity to pursue a one-year master’s program in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, ages 18-30, with a completed bachelor’s degree by summer 2024. Pre-application Deadline: June 28.

MasterClass—Free Annual Subscription Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The UC Davis Cross Cultural Center (CCC) Masterclass Program aims to provide students with opportunities for self-directed learning that will encourage identity exploration and cultural humility. 500 free annual memberships are available. CCC MasterClass Program Interest Form.

Global Leadership, Internships, and Research

Call for Student Voices on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Global Affairs UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) student interns have developed an SDG survey to gauge awareness of and interest in the SDGs among the UC Davis student population (including undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

Virtual Student Federal Service Internships

September–May. Virtual interns are partnered with U.S. diplomatic posts and domestic federal offices to conduct digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of our networked world. Students work remotely on projects for up to 10 hours per week and can have a flexible schedule during the school year. Applications open in July.

GoinGlobal Job and Internship Database

GoinGlobal provides job seekers with tools to fast-track their career exploration both at home and abroad. You will find location-specific career guides for countries, global cities and U.S. cities; employer profiles; cultural and inclusion learning solutions; H1B visa and OPT-friendly employer research tools; and job and internship postings.

Imagining America’s Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellowship

This program invites graduate students to participate in a year-long working group in support of collaborative artmaking, teaching, writing, storytelling and co-creating knowledge with and within community. PAGE Fellows receive a $500 honorarium. Deadline: June 30.

UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Opportunities (UNESCO)

UNESCO is hosting various internship/volunteer opportunities around the world. If you want to travel to another country and do hands-on global impact work, this is a place to begin. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, science, human arts and business.

Upcoming Info Sessions and Events

Fulbright U.S Student Program Info Session

June 15, 12–1 p.m., virtual. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers approximately 2,200 annual awards for recipients to conduct research, study or teach English in over 150 countries worldwide. This 45-minute webinar—followed by Q&A—focuses on the program's aims, funding provided, application process, timeline and how to become a competitive candidate.

Hire Me Academy!

June 20 and 21, 10–3 p.m., virtual. All UC Davis students and alumni can become job-search pros with the Internship and Career Center’s specialized Hire Me! Academy virtual series. This comprehensive two-day event is open to all UC Davis students and alumni. View the full program and sign up for sessions in Handshake.

Aggie Black Excellence Presents: A BookTalk with Rachel Jean-Baptiste

June 21, 2:30–3:30 p.m., Manetti Shrem Museum. Global Affairs is proud to sponsor this event. How have people and societies debated what it means to claim mixed race/multiracial identity? How have these debates shaped global history, Africa and the African diaspora? This book answers these questions by narrating the history of children born to African women and European men in French-speaking West Africa in the twentieth-century period of French colonial rule.

University Global Coalition Annual Gathering

October 2–6, virtual. For this year’s Gathering, University Global Coalition will host a global, virtual version of 17 Rooms, a process developed by The Brookings Institution and The Rockefeller Foundation. In 17 Rooms, participants select one of 17 groups representing each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Rooms will work to determine a deliverable from their discussion that can be presented during SDG Action and Awareness Week 2023. Registration Deadline: July 10.

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