Faculty play a central role in the study abroad process through many different activities both abroad and locally: serving as instructors in leading a Quarter Abroad, Summer Abroad or Seminars Abroad program, serving as a UCEAP Study Center Director, planning and reviewing curriculum, approving UCEAP course work in your major, and advising students in your department.
If you are already participating in this process, UC Davis Study Abroad would like to extend our thanks. If you wish to get involved, there are many opportunities:
UC Davis Study Abroad has a team of Study Abroad Peer Advisors—having just returned from their overseas experience—who are trained to give short 3-5 minute presentations on the basics of studying abroad (academics, accommodation options, program types, financial resources, locations, etc.). Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a day and time and we’ll be there!
Integrate Study Abroad into Your Class Curriculum
Are you talking about an international subject matter in the classes you teach? Remind students that they can get a first-hand glimpse of these topics by choosing to study abroad. Encourage them to visit UC Davis Study Abroad anytime! We also encourage you to volunteer to serve on the Academic Senate’s Committee on International Studies and Exchanges that deals with issues related to international education.
Share Your Own Experiences
Sometimes the idea of leaving UC Davis for a summer, quarter or year seems intimidating to students—many of whom are away from a tight-knit family or community for the first time in their lives. Tell your own story, and make yourself accessible for students to ask questions.
Teach Abroad/Away and Experiential Learning Opportunities
Are you interested in designing and leading your own study abroad/away or offering an experiential learning program? Submit a proposal to the Global Learning Hub.
Global and International Studies Minor
The interdisciplinary Global and International Studies (GIS) minor provides an opportunity for students to integrate global education curriculum through coursework and study away programs. The flexibility of this minor allows students to take upper division coursework on campus, and/or while participating in a study abroad or USA study program.
Students will be expected to work with their GIS academic advisor in developing an intellectually coherent program of study. Each proposal must be approved by the Minor Advisor and Faculty Director of the Global Learning Hub. Learn more.
Excellence in Teaching in Study Abroad Awards
Students who have participated in UC Davis Study Abroad programs frequently describe their time abroad as one of the most meaningful experiences of their undergraduate education. Instructors who design and teach UC Davis Study Abroad Programs make these experiences possible. Teaching a study abroad program places demands on instructors that exceed the typical requirements of classroom teaching on campus.
The Excellence in Teaching in Study Abroad Award recognizes the dedication of instructors who design and teach Study Abroad programs and make international experience accessible to UC Davis students. Learn more.