First Generation Students

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The Global Learning Hub is committed to promoting access to study, work, intern and volunteer opportunities for First Generation students. Participation in global learning opportunities can be a great way to explore a passion, advance your academic/personal plans, enhance your resume, and connect with global communities.

Getting Started

  • Identify your global learning goals.
  • Research global learning opportunities through the Global Learning Hub.
  • Meet with your major/minor advisors to integrate global learning into your coursework.
  • Chat with your support system about your plans.
  • Stop by the Global Learning Hub to discuss next steps.

The Global Learning Hub is committed to working with the Office of Undergraduate Education’s First Generation Initiative to provide resources and support for First Generation students participating in global learning opportunities. The following resources may also be helpful:

Student Spotlight: Adrian Gonzales '20

While his academic and career goals emphasize diverse viewpoints and multicultural literacy, his personal desire to explore the world and broaden his perspective has been largely inspired by his family. A first generation college student and the son of Peruvian immigrants, Gonzales’ upbringing has been immensely impactful on his educational pursuits. Read Adrian's full story and watch his Study Abroad Spotlight:

Student Resources & Opportunities

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Global learning opportunities can be a chance to explore how racial and ethnic identities are perceived and experienced in various global contexts. Global Learning Hub staff are here to support students of color when preparing for their global learning experiences and learning about the cultural and social climate of their new global learning environment.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Diversity and Access AbroadFirst Generation Students

The Global Learning Hub offers many opportunities for First Generation students to study, work, intern, and volunteer in the U.S. and abroad. Our staff are dedicated to guiding First Generation students in successfully achieving their personal, academic, and career goals through global learning opportunities.

 

Sidebar Photo, UC Davis Study Abroad, Diversity and Access AbroadLGBTQIA+ Students

The Global Learning Hub is committed to making global learning opportunities a positive and safe experience for LGBTQIA+-identified students. Our staff can assist in providing support and resources so LGBTQIA+-identified students can make informed decisions regarding their global learning experience.

 

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Our staff at the Global Learning Hub can direct undocumented students and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) who are interested in global learning opportunities to resources available on campus, as well as provide support when determining program options.

 

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Students with disabilities can and do participate in global learning opportunities. Staff at the Global Learning Hub can confidentially assist you in identifying the availability of academic accommodations and accessible facilities at various study, work, intern and volunteer sites.

 

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Transfer and reentry students are encouraged to engage in global learning opportunities no matter the age, major, marital/partner status or financial situation. The Global Learning Hub is committed to supporting transfer and reentry students in achieving their global learning goals.

 

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Whether you are concerned about getting disability accommodations or wondering how your identity may be viewed in a new global learning environment, the staff at the Global Learning Hub and other campus units are here to provide guidance, resources, and information.