Global Learning Newsletter – March 2023
Latest News and Blogs
The Global Aggies Blog is your place to share your study abroad or other global learning experience with fellow Aggies considering a 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.
Global Learning 60 is a new video series on Instagram Reels where student staff (or program alumni) answer common questions—in 60 seconds—about global learning programs and opportunities available on campus, in the region, nationally and across the globe. Follow us on Instagram. Check out our first two episodes: Summer Abroad Uganda and Widening Circles Social Impact Program.
There is just one month left to enroll in a UC Davis Summer Abroad or Fall Quarter Abroad program for 2023. Programs fill on a first-completed, first-reserved basis. Financial aid applies. To start your enrollment, create an account today.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to examine historical and current environmental and social justice issues through visits with indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian Andes and Amazon—an experience not available to traditional tourists. Watch a recent info session recording.
Competitions, Challenges, and Funding
The Voyager Scholarship gives college students up to $50,000 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 fall quarter 2023. Apply. Deadline: March 22.
Open to continuing undergraduate, graduate and professional students across all majors, this award provides students with funding to learn about and advance LGBTQIA+ well-being and rights globally, including through international, U.S.-based or virtual activity. Grants range from $500 to $2,500. Apply. Deadline: March 24.
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. Grants range from $500 to $2,000. Deadline: March 24.
The Freeman Asia Scholarship supports undergraduate 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.
This program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. Deadline: April 3.
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 a first-year graduate student in 2024-25 at a university in the U.S. Deadline: April 9.
Teams of three to six students will practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills to help solve global health challenges. Your team will receive a challenge related to a pressing global health problem and prepare a 10-minute video proposing a realistic, well-designed and innovative solution. Winning prize: $1,000. Register. Deadline: April 21.
The program provides money for unpaid summer internships and undergraduate research to those in financial need. Students will participate in a weekly course and are expected to do an internship for 20 hours per week over two summer sessions. Grants are open to students doing internships abroad or virtually. Apply. Deadline: May 5.
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.
UNLEASH Hacks are localized hackathons designed to address sustainability challenges in specific contexts around the world. Young people work together to come up with ideas that can create positive impact in their local communities. The Hacks take place online over two consecutive Saturdays. Find a hackathon.
Global Leadership, Internships, and Research
June 20 – August 11. Apply for an eight-week, full-time paid internship with a Davis/Sacramento area labor union or community organization. Two tracks are available: Organizing and Research & Policy. This program is in partnership with UC Berkeley. Deadline: March 17.
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.
April 3 – 26. Free for UC Davis undergraduate and graduate students, this online leadership program gives students the opportunity to develop skills needed to thrive in the 21st century while tackling the world’s pressing problems outlined in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Apply. Deadline: March 22.
June 26 – August 25. 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 multimedia storytelling. Register. Scholarships are available for UC Davis students. Apply for funding. Deadline: March 24.
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.
April 19. Falling Walls Lab is for students and early-career professionals who are creators, innovators, trailblazers and visionaries. Pitch your idea in three minutes, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society. Win a trip to the global Falling Walls Lab finale in Berlin, Germany. Application (PDF). Deadline: April 3.
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.
Global Affairs Career Enhancement Certificate: Exploring DEI to Contribute to an Inclusive Workplace
This series is open to graduate students and postdocs. Participants will be provided insights from late-career professionals on how to improve leadership skills—with emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion—for success in intercultural work environments. Register. Deadline: April 7.
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: April 10.
As a GE4A Fellow, you contribute towards the campus-wide initiative of Global Education for All, advising on different aspects of GE4A, or working on team projects that help integrate global learning on campus, with multiple leadership opportunities available. The program is a one-academic-year volunteer, unpaid commitment. Applications open in April.
June 26 – July 29. Dive into the Korean language and arts while immersing yourself in Korea’s contemporary and traditional culture. This is a five-week residential program at Seoul National University. UC Davis students are eligible for early bird scholarships of a 10% reduction in tuition fees. Early bird scholarship closes on April 4. Deadline: May 9.
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
March 16, 4–5 p.m., virtual. 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. Join this info session to learn about the program and get your questions answered. Register.
March 21, 12–12:50 p.m., virtual. 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 multimedia storytelling—with the option to pursue a virtual or in-person internship from a global network. Register.
April 4–7, virtual and in-person. Graduating? We got you! The Cal Aggie Alumni Association has brought together experts on-and-off campus for a series of helpful discussions on life after college. Check out sessions about networking, job searching, finances, grad school, gap years and more!
April 5, 12–1 p.m., virtual. Marshall Scholarships provide full funding to pursue a Master’s or Ph.D. program at any university in the United Kingdom for 1-3 years. This 25-minute webinar—followed by Q&A—focuses on the aims of the program, funding provided, application process, timeline and how to become a competitive candidate. Register.
Alienation and Liminality: An Installation on International LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Experiences on Campus
April 5 – June 5, International Center Lobby. International LGBTQIA+ graduate students encounter unique challenges and experiences navigating the context of UC Davis. Join the 2022 recipients of the Global Aggies Award for LGBTQIA+ Rights for an interactive art and augmented reality installation.
April 11, 12–1 p.m., virtual. Conduct research, study or teach English in over 150 countries worldwide through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. This 45-minute webinar—followed by Q&A—will provide an overview of the program including aims of the program, funding provided, application process and timeline, and how to be competitive. Register.
April 12, 12–1 p.m., virtual. The George J. Mitchell Scholarship provides full funding to pursue a one-year Master’s program in Ireland or Northern Ireland. This 25-minute webinar—followed by Q&A—focuses on the aims of the program, funding provided, application process, timeline and how to become a competitive candidate. Register.
May 9, 12–7:30 p.m., International Center. This research symposium will bring together neuroengineering scientists, students and other trainees from engineering, medicine, neuroscience and other disciplines, to share research results and network with like-minded researchers. Register.