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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 9 – 10amInternational Center

Presented by Jennie Moylan and Christina Siracusa, Program Coordinators and Advisors, UC Davis Study Abroad

Study Abroad in your Major for Academic Advisors: FAQs, Tools, and Case Studies!

The advisors at UC Davis Study Abroad have a common goal with departmental and college advisors: we want to see students succeed academically, both on campus and abroad. If you have questions like, can students spend their Senior Year or final quarter before graduation on a study abroad program? Can students participate in more than one study abroad program while they are at UC Davis? Can students receive GE credit for courses taken on UCEAP? Can Transfer Students study abroad? What are the eligibility requirements for study abroad? Can students take their financial aid on their study abroad programs? In this session we will answer these questions and share web tools on the Study Abroad website that are designed for advisors. Jennie and Christina will share case studies showing how graduation plans for various majors can integrate international education into the regular course of study for transfer and four-year students.

Coffee and light refreshments provided.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 3 – 4pmInternational Center

Sign up for a campus tour where we will take you and other international students to many of the most used lecture/classroom buildings, eating areas, and hangout spots of the UC Davis campus.

RSVP required

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 5 – 6:30pmInternational Center
Gilman Scholarship Info Session

Staci Hagen and Scott Palmer will discuss the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and what makes a solid application. The online application period is now open for spring/early summer 2018.

The scholarship program, for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships, aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad, and the countries and regions where they go.

Application is open to U.S.-citizen undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university, with funds awarded to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Monday, September 25, 2017 | 5 – 6:30pmInternational Center
Gilman Scholarship Info Session

Staci Hagen and Scott Palmer will discuss the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and what makes a solid application. The online application period is now open for spring/early summer 2018.

The scholarship program, for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships, aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad, and the countries and regions where they go.

Application is open to U.S.-citizen undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university, with funds awarded to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Monday, October 2, 2017 | 4 – 5pmInternational Center

Chinese traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush with black ink. The depth is expressed by dark and light tones. You will learn such techniques as brush control, and the delicate balance of ink and water. You will learn how to paint bamboo, orchid, panda, insects, landscape, etc.

Class meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 2-Nov. 20  Please register here.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 4 – 5pmInternational Center

Calligraphy, a 5,000-year-old art form, is a cultural symbol of China and an embodiment of Chinese philosophy. In this class, you will learn basic calligraphy techniques, write simple Chinese characters in standard script with brush, practice patience and find moments of tranquility.

Class meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 3-Nov. 21, in the Second-Floor Conference Room, International Center. Please register here.

Friday, October 6, 2017 | 1 – 2pmInternational Center
Internships Abroad in Sydney and Barcelona, "Engineering" - Info Session

Calling all engineering students! Come to this information session to hear more about exciting engineering internships in Sydney, Australia and Barcelona, Spain for summer 2018! You will have the opportunity to meet the professor and the program coordinator for UC Davis’ partner CIS Abroad.

In both programs, placements are customized according to student’s experiences, career goals, interests and skills, and are available at large and small companies in a variety of areas, including Environmental Science, Urban & Design, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Robotics, Food, Business of Engineering, and more. Students will also have the opportunity to explore their new city, network, develop intercultural skills. In Barcelona, students will also have the opportunity to take an intensive Spanish class.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 6:30 – 8:30pmInternational Center
Mid-Autumn Festival

Traditionally a harvest celebration, this festival is observed at the time of year when the moon is at its roundest and brightest. We welcome you to join in the festivities. We've planned a wide variety of entertainment including traditional dance and instrumental performances, martial arts demonstrations, and fun activities for children. Enjoy delicious Chinese refreshments and a customary moon cake. Make sure to get in some moon gazing as well.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be arranged here.

Monday, October 9, 2017 | 4 – 5pmInternational Center

Chinese traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush with black ink. The depth is expressed by dark and light tones. You will learn such techniques as brush control, and the delicate balance of ink and water. You will learn how to paint bamboo, orchid, panda, insects, landscape, etc.

Class meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 2-Nov. 20  Please register here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Quarter Abroad Taiwan, "Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Taipei": Info Session

Spend spring quarter in Taipei studying pharmaceutical chemistry at one of the top 20 research institutions in the world. This specialized program offers students the opportunity to earn UC Davis chemistry units and participate in optional research internships at Academia Sinica. In addition, it allows chemistry majors with the necessary coursework to achieve a degree in pharmaceutical chemistry. The in-depth research experience provides greater exposure to the process of drug discovery and helps students clarify career goals in a myriad of scientific professions.

The program will be structured with a fixed curriculum for the quarter. The structure will allow for lectures, discussions, laboratory, and research units. Courses will be taught consecutively by three different UC Davis chemistry faculty and several UC Davis teaching assistants at the facilities of Academia Sinica. Students will also be assisted by Academia Sinica lab assistants.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 4 – 5pmInternational Center

Calligraphy, a 5,000-year-old art form, is a cultural symbol of China and an embodiment of Chinese philosophy. In this class, you will learn basic calligraphy techniques, write simple Chinese characters in standard script with brush, practice patience and find moments of tranquility.

Class meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 3-Nov. 21, in the Second-Floor Conference Room, International Center. Please register here.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Quarter Abroad UK, "British Culture and Internships in London" - Info Session

Spend spring quarter in the heart of London! You will take two upper-division English courses focusing on the rich culture, literature, and history of England—special focus this year on crime and detection in fiction and film. A second course will study British Culture, with regular site visits in and around the city. Students will take classes in the fashionable borough of Kensington, near Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, and visit the real-life places where the fiction is set. You will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a professional internship for 18-20 hours a week in almost any field. In past years, student internships have included positions at museums, publishers, health organizations and marketing firms. Excursions out and about in London are an integral part of the program, and, beyond London, students can expect to visit Bath, Stonehenge, and other cultural attractions.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 1 – 2pmInternational Center
Study Abroad Award Writing Workshop

UC Davis Study Abroad is pleased to announce Study Abroad Awards ranging from $500-$2,000 for participants in UC Davis Quarter Abroad programs in Spring 2018 (Japan, Spain, Taiwan, UK—London Internships). The workshop, led by UWP Professor and Study Abroad Faculty Director Aliki Dragona, is geared to help you understand the Study Abroad Award application and the application process. Give yourself a leg up and come learn how to create an outstanding application that will help fund your study abroad experience!

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 5:30 – 6:30pmInternational Center

The 24 solar terms, on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, were created by farmers in ancient China to guide agricultural affairs and farming activities. The 24 solar terms reflect the changes in climate, natural phenomena, agricultural production, and other aspects of life. This lecture will talk about typical Chinese food and drinks related to the terms and how they help to cure diseases and maintain health. Tastings: baijiu (a sorghum-based alcoholic beverage), rice wine and Chinese dishes.

Please register here.

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 4 – 5pmInternational Center

In Chinese art, the "Four Gentlemen" refer to the plum blossom, the orchid, the bamboo and the chrysanthemum plant. Each "gentleman" represents a season, and this workshop gives an introduction to the fall's "gentleman": the chrysanthemum. The workshop consists of a minilecture and hands-on practice. You will practice easy-to-follow instructions on how to make beautiful chrysanthemums, using vegetables, so that you can recreate the magic in your own kitchen.

Two food garnishing workshops are scheduled this quarter: Fridays, Oct. 13 and Nov. 3, both from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Third-Flood Conference Room, International Center.

Please register here for Oct. 13.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 1 – 3pmInternational Center

Come see what Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Davis has to offer at our annual Kangas lecture this fall. Hear from The Davis Enterprise columnist Bob Dunning, author of the column “The Wary I,” as he shares his thoughts on growing up in the city of Davis. Quoting past headlines from the Enterprise, he’ll weigh in on local controversies, fearlessly giving his opinion with a keen eye for hypocrisy and foolish statements.

This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, October 16, 2017 | 4 – 5pmInternational Center

Chinese traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush with black ink. The depth is expressed by dark and light tones. You will learn such techniques as brush control, and the delicate balance of ink and water. You will learn how to paint bamboo, orchid, panda, insects, landscape, etc.

Class meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 2-Nov. 20  Please register here.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 4 – 5pmInternational Center

Calligraphy, a 5,000-year-old art form, is a cultural symbol of China and an embodiment of Chinese philosophy. In this class, you will learn basic calligraphy techniques, write simple Chinese characters in standard script with brush, practice patience and find moments of tranquility.

Class meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 3-Nov. 21, in the Second-Floor Conference Room, International Center. Please register here.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Quarter Abroad Spain, "Language & Culture in Madrid" - Info Session

Spain—the very name conjures images of sun-drenched beaches, Moorish castles, and a rich cultural and artistic heritage. In Madrid, students will walk through history itself—down stone-paved streets and past countless flowering balconies of 18th-century buildings before arriving in Madrid’s city center, famous for tapas, shopping, and entertainment. The unique spirit of Madrid is both serene and lively, making it a captivating place to learn Spanish and absorb centuries of Iberian culture.

Come learn more about the program and meet the instructor!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center

White tea is the least processed of all teas. Made of beautiful silver buds and select leaves, it has a sweet and mild flavor. This presentation will introduce the history, health benefits and varieties of Chinese white tea, along with brewing tips. Tasting: White peony (bai mudan).

Please register here.

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