Chelsey Hawes

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Position Title
Program Coordinator, Experiential and Intercultural Programs

  • Global Learning Hub
  • Global Affairs
1120 International Center
UC Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616

Hello! My name is Chelsey and I am on the Experiential Learning and Intercultural Programs team here at the Global Learning Hub. I am excited to work with you on your global journey!

I am local to California, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Sevilla, Spain. This last location is where I spent a semester studying abroad during my undergraduate career. To say this experience changed my life is an understatement. Not only did I take courses that offered a unique perspective on the content of my studies, but my confidence in my abilities to navigate a new city and country, and to adapt to new situations increased tremendously.

After my experience abroad, I enrolled in graduate school at the University of Rhode Island (URI) where I began as an intern in the International Center working with study abroad. This opportunity kick-started my career in international education and I have not looked back. After this internship, I worked at URI in the International Center as an advisor for study abroad programs, international internships, and domestic exchanges. This led me to UC Davis where I am an Experiential and Intercultural Programs Coordinator. I credit my experience studying in Sevilla for opening my eyes to new passions, interests and, ultimately, to a career that I love.

My advice to anyone looking to enhance their academic career with a global learning experience is to plan early and keep an open mind. There are numerous opportunities available. I hope you take the time to explore all that we offer here at UC Davis and reach out with any questions. We are happy to help!