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Global Learning Newsletter – February 2024

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UC Davis Global Learning Conference—Registration Now Open

​​​​​​​April 6. Are you interested in developing your global leadership skills? Do you have experience navigating intercultural spaces in the U.S. or abroad? Are you passionate about solving global challenges? Register. Deadline: March 15.

Study Abroad

Program Spotlight: Building Sustainable Water Treatment Systems (NEW)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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. Create an account to start your enrollment.

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internships—Deadline February 15

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

UC Davis Study Abroad Awards

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Study Abroad Award applications are open for UC Davis students participating in summer and fall 2024 programs. Awards are $500–$2,000. Watch our recent Award Writing Workshop to learn how to improve your chances of winning an award.

University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2024-25 UCEAP program enrollment is now open. Application open dates and deadlines vary by program, beginning in winter quarter. UCEAP programs offer UC credit and financial aid. Program options include immersion, special focus, language and culture, and internships. Find a program.

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. Learn about the eligibility requirements, application process and how to become a competitive candidate. Info Session: February 21. Essay Review Drop-In Hours: February 29.

Global Leadership, Internships, and Research

Latinx Student Leadership Summit

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Google will co-host a Latinx Student Leadership Summit at the Google offices in Chicago, Illinois, April 19–21. Undergraduate student leaders with a passion for technology and an interest in developing their leadership skills are encouraged to apply. Deadline: February 14.

HACU National Internship Program—Extended Deadline

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​June–August. 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. Extended Deadline: February 16.

UC Davis Widening Circles—Global Social Impact Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​June 24–August 23. Explore pathways for learning and acting with purpose and humility in the face of global inequality and injustice. Program includes an online curriculum, guidance from mentors, peer-to-peer learning and digital storytelling. Funding and travel awards available for UC Davis undergraduate and graduate students. Register for free.

UC Davis Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​April 26–27. This conference is designed to acquaint undergraduate students with the process and academic rigors of presenting research in a scholarly manner and an affirming environment. Submit a presentation proposal for your global research! Register to present. Final Deadline: February 19.

Universitas 21 Global Citizens Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​March 11–29. 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: February 21.

APRU SDG Education for Global Citizenship 2024 Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​June 1–August 30. The 2024 APRU SDG Education for Global Citizenship program offers an intercultural, transdisciplinary, and interactive hybrid program for undergraduate and master’s students under the umbrella theme of “Shaping the Future of Health & Wellbeing.” Deadline: March 1.

English and Spanish Language Partners: Talk2Me Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​April 2–May 28. This program, organized by Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, offers students the opportunity to improve their English and Spanish skills through weekly one-hour conversations. Participants must have a basic understanding of their partner's language for active engagement. Application. Deadline: March 3.

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: March 22.

Global Affairs UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Internship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Global Affairs UN SDGs Internship provides an opportunity during spring quarter 2024 for UC Davis undergraduate students to actively contribute to campus engagement on the SDGs, gaining knowledge of organizational strategy, campus and external coordination, and communications and analytical skills to support this global agenda. Deadline: April 5.

International House Davis English Practice Partner Volunteer

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Join International House Davis English Practice Partners program. Seeking local native English speakers to empower international learners in improving conversational skills. Volunteers are paired for weekly one-hour English conversations at flexible locations. Be a part of meaningful language exchange! Volunteer Sign-Up.

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, affairs or culture. This fully-funded scholarship covers academic fees, a monthly stipend and roundtrip airfare. Deadline: February 15.

Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program

This scholarship provides financial assistance to American undergraduate or graduate 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 19.

Global Aggies Award for LGBTQIA+ Rights

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This award, up to $2,500, supports UC Davis undergraduate, graduate and professional students with global learning and engagement regarding the issues that LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals face around the world. The grant supports research or projects that advance the rights and/or well-being of LGBTQIA+ people globally. Deadline: February 21.

UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition

This competition provides opportunities for all students to pitch their ideas for innovative ventures, work on a team to develop those ideas and compete for cash prizes. Sign up. Deadline: February 26.

Free STEM Space Collaboration Project

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Apply for A Space Collaboration! 16 American and Russian STEM students (ages 18-24) will explore ways their skills and interests can be applied to various careers involving space—virtually and in Washington D.C.; all expenses paid. Deadline: March 3.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Leading Edge Fellowships

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This fellowship places recent humanities and interpretive social sciences Ph.D.s with nonprofit organizations committed to promoting social justice in their communities. Fellows receive $70,000 in their first year and $72,000 in year two, plus relocation allowance, health insurance and professional development funding. Deadline: March 13.

Widening Circles Social Impact Program Travel Grant

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​$500 full program fee awards and $1,500 travel grants are available for students who add an in-person internship or volunteer position in conjunction with the Widening Circles program. Register for free through Omprakash and complete our funding application. Deadline: March 15.

UC Davis Global Grad Grants

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​These grants provide $2,000 funding plus pre-departure support for UC Davis graduate or professional students seeking to participate in a globally-focused social impact program or globally-focused research over the summer. Students can choose between two funding tracks: Social Impact or Research. Deadline: March 15.

UC Davis Eivind G. Lange '77 and Mary G. Puma Graduate Fellowship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This fellowship supports graduate students in conducting research in Chile in partnership with UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center. Awards amount up to $4,000. Deadline: March 15.

Eisenhower Global Scholars

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Eisenhower Global Scholars is an opportunity to spend the entire 2024-25 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 22.

The Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship for Public Service

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Voyager Scholarship gives college students who plan to pursue a career in public service 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. Apply. Deadline: March 27.

Freeman–ASIA Scholarship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This award supports undergraduate students with financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, demonstrate financial need through FAFSA, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and have little or no previous experience in the study abroad country. Deadline: April 2.

North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​October 2024–May 2025. NALCAP offers teaching grants to Americans who are 18-60 years old and are native English speakers with a basic knowledge of Spanish. Recipients partner with elementary and secondary schools to support language programs as teaching assistants for 14–16 hours per week. Spotlight video. Deadline: April 4.

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 2024-25 at a university in the U.S. Deadline: April 8.

Peter and Marion London Global Learning Innovation Award

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This award supports an annual project led by one or more UC Davis students who will partner with Nepali and/or Tibetan students on a project with a strong public benefit related to sustainable development for disadvantaged communities. Award amount up to $4,500. Apply. Deadline: April 10.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies UC Global Alumni Scholarship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​UC alums who participated in a global program are eligible for a 25% scholarship toward this master’s degree, plus a waived application fee. More than ten programs are available, including International Policy and Development, International Education Management and Teaching Foreign Language. Application details.

APRU Global Health Virtual Case Competition

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Join a team of three to six students from around the world in this fun, educational competition to address a real-world global health challenge. $1,000 prize. Case challenge released on March 10.

Teach English Abroad and Change Happens (TEACH) Fellowship in Taiwan

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​August 2024–July 2025. This Institute of International Education fellowship offers teachers with state certifications, TESOL certification or other teaching experience the opportunity to be placed in a public or private school in Taiwan to teach English, science and other fields. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Application.

Upcoming Info Sessions and Events

Gilman Foreign Policy in Focus: Global Food Security Virtual Seminar Series

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Fridays, 10–11 a.m., 2/23, 3/29, 4/26. This free, interactive seminar series—open to all students— is focused on global food security. The series aims to enhance participants’ understanding of global food security through a foreign policy lens, including the environmental, political and economic impacts of these issues. Register.

UC Entrepreneurship Academy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​February 20–23. This program is designed to help you gain knowledge and networks to identify, develop and validate the market potential of your research or idea. This program is open to all upper-division undergrads, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, researchers and staff in all academic fields. Space is limited. Register.

Celebration of Indonesian Diaspora at International House Davis

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​February 24, 3–8:30 p.m. Register for this day-long celebration of Indonesian culture with Gamelan Sekar Jaya, including hands-on workshops for families and an evening concert of Balinese music and dance.

Black Men in Global Leadership Virtual Event for Students

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​February 29, 9–10:30 a.m., virtual. Held by Leaders of the Free World, in collaboration with APSIA and the IIE Center for Access and Equity, this interactive virtual session will delve into invaluable topics such as global career pathways, language acquisition, fellowships and effective networking strategies. Panelists will share their experiences, offer advice and answer pressing questions. Register.

UC Davis Global Learning Conference

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​April 6, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., International Center. This conference provides learning opportunities to articulate and market your global perspective/experience, network, develop your resume and cover letter, learn from seasoned professionals in various fields, connect with peers, and explore resources and opportunities for your future. Register. Deadline: March 15.

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