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Global Learning Newsletter – September 2023

Study Abroad

UC Davis Summer and Quarter Abroad 2024—Get Started

Our 2024 study abroad program line-up is now available! Explore our summer and fall quarter programs; create a Study Abroad account to receive announcements for programs that interest you; attend info sessions this fall; learn about enrollment and tips for choosing a program; or meet with an advisor in the Global Learning Hub.

New Program Spotlight: Building Sustainable Water Treatment Systems

Based in Monterrey, Mexico, students will work to address global sustainable development goals through the design of a holistic water treatment system in a historically under-resourced community. Earn 8 units in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 4 weeks during Summer 2024. Create an account to receive program updates.

University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)

​​​​​​​UCEAP offers programs of various lengths and terms. You can study at world-renowned universities in English, immerse yourself in another academic culture or take language classes. Enrollment opens November 1, 2023 for 2024-25 programs. Many programs have limited capacity—so start your search now.

The Californian Abroad: Reflecting on Scotland with Wonder and Gratitude

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Take a photographic journey through Scotland with a UC Education Abroad Program returnee and see the types of experiences you can have when you study abroad with UCEAP.

UC Davis Study Abroad Photo Contest

It’s not too late to submit your study abroad photos! 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 through the Global Learning Hub. Detailed instructions, guidelines and eligibility. Deadline: September 22.

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Competitions, Challenges, and Funding

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. Campus Deadline: September 13.

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: September 14.

Schwarzman Scholarship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Schwarzman Scholars receive a full scholarship for a one-year graduate program at Schwarzman College of Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Scholars will study and live at Schwarzman College and will partake in a core curriculum focusing on public policy, economics and business, or international relations. Deadline: September 19.

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Graduate fellowships are available to qualified students committed to joining the foreign service. This fellowship helps finance two-year graduate programs, provides two summer internships, offers mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer and provides other professional development activities. Deadline: September 21.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This fellowship aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Apply. Deadline: September 28.

Churchill Scholarship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Churchill Scholars receive the full cost of tuition and fees for 9-12 months of STEM research graduate study at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Scholars also receive a living allowance, travel allowance to/from the United Kingdom, an additional travel award and visa fee reimbursement. Campus Deadline: October 11.

Luce/ACLS Travel Grants in China Studies

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This grant supports travel for conducting basic research in China or conducting China studies-related research in databases, collections and archives anywhere in the world. Graduate students in a Ph.D. program and non-tenure track faculty at any career stage are eligible. Apply. Deadline: November 16.

Global Leadership, Internships, and Research

Pal Program Registration is Open

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Pal Program pairs up UC Davis undergraduate students for intercultural conversation experiences once a week for ten weeks. Participants can increase their world knowledge, improve intercultural communication skills, develop friendships and enjoy events together. Learn more and register. Deadline: October 12.

UC Davis Washington Program—Winter 2024

The Washington Program offers eligible undergraduate students an exciting opportunity to combine their coursework with an unparalleled internship experience while exploring our nation's capital for a quarter. Students can apply for an internship in any field. There are many global opportunities in D.C.! Apply. Deadline: September 18.

One Health Workforce Academies Summer Session

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​One Health Workforce Academies is pleased to announce the next session of courses: Fundamentals of One Health, One Health in the World, and Outbreak Investigation and Response. All three courses are offered asynchronously and may be completed at your own pace during the session. There is no tuition to enroll. Deadline: September 30.

UC Davis Global Affairs Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Internship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The SDG Internship provides an opportunity for UC Davis undergraduates to actively contribute to campus engagement on the United Nations SDGs during the fall quarter. Responsibilities include liaising with students and student groups, supporting events, and collecting and organizing data. Deadline: October 2.

LeadNext: Ambassadors for a Global Future

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​LeadNext builds a network of future leaders aged 18-25 and supports their growth, impact, and capacity to address today’s greatest challenges. Fellows will strengthen leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of critical challenges facing Asia and the globe through trainings, expert-led masterclasses, and a Global Leaders Summit. Deadline: October 2.

International House Davis: Language Learning Groups

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Join International House Davis for in-person and virtual classes. Check the schedule and sign-up for intermediate-to-advanced language conversation sessions in French, English, Portuguese and German or World Dance Club classes. Register.

International House Davis: English Practice Partners Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer with the International House Davis English Practice Partner Program where you will be paired with international visitors within our community. Join for about an hour a week of English conversation practice either via Zoom or in public places. No English teaching experience necessary. Complete the Volunteer Form.

Globally Focused First-Year Seminars and First-Year Aggie Connections

First-Year Seminars and First-Year Aggie Connections are small cohort-based courses and connections that link students around a common theme. Learn more about the globally focused first-year seminars and connections open for fall registration.

Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Volunteer Opportunity

F2F volunteers provide technical assistance on practical interventions that increase food production and income, improve farm and agribusiness operations, help farmers gain access to markets, build local capacity, and conserve natural resources. Learn about the opportunities available, including country strategies online.

Global Medical Brigades—Ghana Brigade

Join the Global Medical Brigades, a UC Davis a club with the primary focus of improving healthcare access in international communities, for the upcoming brigade next spring in Ghana. Brigades are a fantastic opportunity for pre-med students and anyone with an interest in healthcare. Complete the interest form for more information.

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Upcoming Info Sessions and Events

UC Davis Internship and Career Center—Fall Virtual Career Fair

September 13, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., virtual. Connect with potential employers looking to hire a wide variety of internship and full-time positions. The UC Davis Fall Virtual Career Fair is open to all majors and industries. You must sign up for sessions to meet with employers.

Democracy Under Siege: Examining Contemporary Challenges in the Americas

September 20, 12 p.m., virtual. Global Affairs is proud to co-sponsor this event. Many forces are active in the world today that are undermining democracies across the globe. Senator José Miguel Insulza, former Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Interior and Secretary of the President, and Secretary General at Organization of American States will discuss democracies in the Americas and their present challenges as reflected in the decline of the rule of law, ascendency of populism, weakening of the judiciary, and the loss of checks and balances, among others. Register.

Global Ambassador Mentorship Program Speed Friending Kickoff

September 28, 6–7:30 p.m., International Center Lobby. Join the Global Ambassador Mentorship Program for its annual kickoff event. You will meet UC Davis students from around the world and make connections in an informal speed friending activity. Bring a friend and make new ones! All attendees are eligible for a raffle with local business gift cards and UC Davis merch. Register.

University Global Coalition Annual Gathering (UGC)

October 2–6, virtual. UGC 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. Register.

Fully-Funded Graduate Programs in Artificial Intelligence—Info Session

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​October 3, 12–12:45 p.m., virtual. The Institute of International Education offers international scholarships in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Attend the world's first AI research university next fall in Abu Dhabi. Register for an upcoming info session.

Samara Joy

October 4, 7:30 p.m., Mondavi Center. Global Affairs is pleased to co-sponsor with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion a Mondavi Center performance by Samara Joy. Joy is a 23-year-old Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist that has taken the world by storm. Please join us for a remarkable evening! Purchase tickets.

UC Davis Global Learning Fair

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​October 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., West Quad. Join us to learn about the variety of global opportunities available to you, including in-person global leadership opportunities, study abroad programs, global internships, post-graduate global opportunities, funding for global learning programs and more.

Artist Talk: Katya Grokhovsky

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​October 12, 4:30–6:30 p.m., Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Global Affairs is proud to co-sponsor this event. Katya Grokhovsky is a Ukrainian born, New York City-based multidisciplinary visual artist. Her work explores cultural identity, labor, body, history and the self in installation, sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, video and performance. Grokhovsky is a recipient of numerous awards and fellowships.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Webinar

October 12, 12 p.m., virtual. This webinar will provide an overview of the CLS program, including the application process and timeline. The program fully funds an intensive, structured 8-week summer language and cultural immersion program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and nationals who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs. Register.

Global Student Leadership Summit

October 31–November 3. The Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS) registration is now open. GSLS will be held in Chicago, IL. It is the premier leadership conference for students interested in further developing skills related to global diversity, equity and inclusion. Register.

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