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Global Learning Newsletter – March 2023

Latest News and Blogs

Global Aggies Blog

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.

New Video Series Launches on Instagram Reels—Global Learning 60

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.

Study Abroad

UC Davis Summer and Quarter Abroad Programs—Upcoming Enrollment Deadline April 14

​​​​​​​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.

Program Spotlight: Environmental Justice in Indigenous Ecuador

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

Global Aggies Award for LGBTQIA+ Right—Deadline Extended

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

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. Grants range from $500 to $2,000. Deadline: March 24.

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

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.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

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 a first-year graduate student in 2024-25 at a university in the U.S. Deadline: April 9.

8th Annual APRU Global Health Virtual Case Competition

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

Summer Grants Available for Experiential Learning

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

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.

UNLEASH HACKS for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

UC Davis Labor Summer Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

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.

Universitas 21 Global Citizens Program

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.

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UC Davis Widening Circles: Global Social Impact Program

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.

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.

Falling Walls Lab San Francisco 2023

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

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.

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.

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: April 10.

Global Education for All (GE4A) Fellows Program

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.

Seoul National University Summer Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Opportunities

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

UCEAP Peace Corps Prep

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.

Widening Circles: Global Social Impact Program Info Session

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.

Alumni 101

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!

Marshall Scholarship Info Session

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.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session

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.

George J Mitchell Scholarship Info Session

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.

Center for Neuroengineering and Medicine Research Symposium

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.

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