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Study Abroad Secures $22,000 in Grants from French Government

January 29, 2017
At the end of last year, the French Embassy in Washington D.C. gave the UC Davis Office of Global Affairs a grant of $19,386, while the UC Davis Study Abroad Club won a $2,000 grant from French Mission for Culture and Higher Education, located in New York City.

One Month in a Floating Village

November 03, 2016
A team of UC Davis engineering students and a nonprofit in Cambodia are working together to clean up the water in the Tonle Sap Lake, one of the world’s most productive freshwater fisheries.

Aggies Abroad: It Takes More Than a Teacher

December 09, 2015
Laura Walters, Summer Abroad South Africa Alum. "In elementary school, teachers are involved in every aspect of a student’s learning. They teach all the subjects — reading, writing, mathematics, science, history, art, etc. — while maintaining control over a class of approximately 30 children. Middle school finds the teachers slightly less involved. They still have to control a class of 30 preteens, but..."

Aggies Abroad: Tourism in Post-Apartheid South Africa

December 02, 2015
Laura Walters, Alumni, UC Davis Summer Abroad South Africa. Apartheid. "It means “separation.” South Africa struggled with it for forty-six years. Even though its reign has technically ended, pieces of the pain it caused still exist. Yet despite their long era of “separation,” South Africa was nothing but welcoming when a group of 13 foreign students who knew very little about..."

Aggies Abroad: Tips from a First Time Traveler

October 12, 2015
Elizabeth Rowan, Summer Abroad "Scottish Tales" Alum. "Passport? Check! Luggage? Check! Ticket? Uh…This was my mental checklist as I stood in the airport preparing for my flight to Edinburgh, Scotland this past June. Before leaving for my trip I felt like there were so many moving parts to keep track of and I didn’t have a grasp on any of them." Continue reading...

Aggies Abroad: Cycles of Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Environmental Degradation

September 09, 2015
Lujain Al-Saleh, UC Davis Summer Abroad Guatemala Alum. "Globalization. Neoliberalism. Corporate power. Political corruption. Environmental degradation. These forces are not mutually exclusive systems as they depend upon each other to maintain an endless, perpetuating cycle that reinforces the distinction between the oppressor and the oppressed..."

Aggies Abroad: Keep Lake Atitlán Blue

September 09, 2015
Lujain Al-Saleh, UC Davis Summer Abroad Guatemala Alum. "As writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley once stated in his 1934 travel book Beyond the Mexique Bay, “Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing...”‪

Aggies Abroad: The Great Research Duo: Meet Eliska and Jenise

September 09, 2015
Lujain Al-Saleh, UC Davis Summer Abroad Guatemala Alum. "For over ten years, Eliska Rejmánková, a professor of Wetland Ecology at UC Davis and the faculty leader for the Summer Abroad Guatemala program, has been researching Lake Atitlán, the deepest lake in Central America..."