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Monday, November 20, 2017 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Japan, "Life Sciences" - Info Session

Study biochemistry while living in Japan! We will stay at Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu. Kusatsu is 20 minutes from Kyoto, giving students many opportunities to explore one of the world's most treasured cities (UNESCO World Heritage Site). With ample free time, students can visit Osaka or Tokyo, shop, delve into manga, dine in foodie heaven, or relax in an Onsen town. Class excursions to aquariums, science museums, botanical gardens, or fermentation facilities producing beverages or foods, show how Japan presents science-related topics to the public. Excursions also include visiting some of Kyoto’s most famous and beautiful historic sites such as Fushimi Inari and Ryoanji. Students will broaden their intercultural experience by meeting with Ritsumeikan students who also study life sciences and share similar career goals.

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Monday, November 20, 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, November 21, 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.

Monday, November 27, 2017 | 11am – 12pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Ireland, "Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle"

Take Biological Sciences 2A in beautiful, green Ireland at University College Cork (UCC).  The course will be taught by UCC faculty with oversight by UC Davis faculty. UCC is one of Ireland’s top schools with a world-class department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Cork, the second largest city in Ireland, is a vibrant community that combines a welcoming small-town feel with the amenities of a cosmopolitan center, including ease of travel by air to London (one hour), Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, and other European capitals. The five-week program includes field trips on the biology and culture of Ireland, to local landmarks in County Cork, the Burren and Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, and to Dublin.

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Monday, November 27, 2017 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad UK, "Brewing Science" (Info Session)

The brewing of beer is not only humankind’s oldest biotechnology, it is likely the basis of static civilization and also a major factor in the survival of the species. Even if you think that is a tad exaggerated, there is absolutely no doubt that beer represents the most exquisite convergence of diverse sciences (botany, plant physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering, and more) in pursuit of a product that is as complex as it is delightful. Beer has a proud history as a dietary imperative in many societies. This program considers the raw materials of brewing (primarily malt, hops, yeast and water) and how they are processed to produce drinks of consistent excellence. It explores the quality considerations of beer (foam, color, clarity, flavor, healthfulness) and investigates the nature of the global beer business. All this in the heart of England—one of the world’s historic leaders in beer and brewing.

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Monday, November 27, 2017 | 1 – 2pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Spain, "Three Cultures of Medieval Spain"

The confluence of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim peoples in Medieval Spain offers a prime example of multiculturalism in contrast to the rest of Europe of the day. This cultural synergism was fueled by the Arab´s superior material culture when they invaded Spain in the 8th century and continued until their expulsion by the Catholic rulers, Isabel and Ferdinand, in 1492. The cultural exchanges among these three cultures during the medieval period were all-pervasive, profoundly shaping the Spanish language, the urban geography, the architecture, the aesthetics, the literature, and the evolving Castilian identity. This program will introduce students to the legacy of this period illustrated by visits to Salamanca, Segovia, Hervás, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz, and Granada.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 11am – 12pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Japan, "Sustainability of the Built Environment" - Info Session

The Japanese are innovators in sustainability of the built environment. They use life cycle design procedures that reduce economic and environmental costs. Such costs are related to materials usage and energy consumption, waste generation, emissions to the environment, and health effects. Thus, this program reviews basic principles of design for sustainability. The course contents, including field trips within the Tokyo Metropolitan area, will highlight Japanese innovations from broad engineering perspectives. The companion course, Statics, supports many branches of engineering and complements study within the sciences. While the majority of the course will take place in dynamic Tokyo, cultural experiences will be enhanced through visits to several prominent regions within the Japanese island chain, including Kyoto and Kyushu.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad France, "Fashion Marketing in Paris" (Info Session)

Paris is the fashion capital of the world. Time spent in this glorious city is a defining experience for anyone interested in fashion and marketing. This four-week program will cover the principles of marketing, with a fashion orientation!

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 2 – 3pmInternational Center
Quarter Abroad, "Australian Internships & Writing in Sydney" (Info Session)

Spend Fall Quarter in Southern Hemisphere summer! As part of the Writing and Internship Program in Sydney, Australia, you’ll gain global workplace experience by interning halftime, and, with two writing courses taught by faculty of the nationally-ranked University Writing Program, you’ll complete two thirds of the professional writing minor. Complete a third course by participating in excursions to wildlife parks, state and local parliaments, art museums, beaches, and a big night out at the incomparable Sydney Opera House. You will have the opportunity to explore food, dance, film, and music festivals in one of the most diverse and sophisticated cites in the world. Classrooms and student apartments are located in Sydney’s university district, near the central railway station; homestays provide deeper immersion into Australian culture in charming neighborhoods adjacent to the city.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 4 – 5pmInternational Center
Engineering Internships Abroad in Sydney and Barcelona (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.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 11am – 12pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad France, "Introduction to Winemaking" - Info Session

This program introduces students to winemaking and covers grape types, grape production, fermentation science, wine styles, alcohol and health, sensory evaluation, wine history, and an overview of the major wine regions of the world. We will use the opportunity of being in France to visit many of the major French wine regions, including Alsace, Burgundy, Beaujolais, the northern and southern Rhone, and Provence. These trips will include visits to wine producers as well as special tastings and meals. Additional side trips are scheduled to explore local history or other sites of interest such as olive oil producers, barrel makers, and distilleries.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad France, "Americans in Paris" - Info Session

Thomas Jefferson wrote that, “[A] walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” Exploring the city that mesmerized both Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, who were the first Americans in Paris, we will examine why writers, from Jefferson to James Baldwin, wrote about Paris; why jazz musicians Sidney Bêchet and Cole Porter composed music in Paris; why Josephine Baker danced in Paris and became—along with Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel—a fashion icon; and why filmmakers such as Sophia Coppola and Woody Allen have featured Paris in their films. We will learn to read the city and report on its culture from the vantage point of young 21st-century Americans in Paris, and ask whether, still, as F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “[the] best of America drifts to Paris,” and “The American in Paris is the best American.”

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center

The tea house, a byproduct of Chinese tea culture, is more than a place of tea drinking. It is a vivid illustration of Chinese tea culture and Chinese people's leisure lives. In this presentation, you will gain insight into typical tea houses and tea serving etiquette in China.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 2 – 3pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad UK, "Oxford — Portal to Fantasy" - Info Session

Ever since Alice fell down the rabbit-hole on the grounds of Christ Church College, Oxford has been at the center of modern fantasy literature. Oxford was home not only to Lewis Carroll, but also to C. S. Lewis, Kenneth Grahame, J. R. R. Tolkien, Diana Wynne Jones, and Philip Pullman. Even J. K. Rowling is rolled up in the Oxford mythos, since the Potter films use many Oxford locations. We will read novels from each author, considering how the “City of Dreaming Spires” has shaped their work and question how these fantasies themselves have shaped the modern imagination and why they have become so central to our times. We will also visit the world of fandom, taking in Harry Potter tourism, visiting webworlds, and even trekking through landscape that inspired Narnia and the Shire.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 10:30 – 11:30amInternational Center
Quarter Abroad Internship Mexico, "Latin(x) Health Internship in Oaxaca"

This specialized program offers students the opportunity to take UC Davis classes on transnational (US-Mexico) health issues and participate in approximately 180 hours of clinical rotations through internships in hospitals and clinics in Oaxaca, Mexico. The courses offered provide students with cultural competencies that are crucial for effective health care professionals. This program is also designed to provide in-depth clinical experience that will not only lead to greater Spanish fluency, but help participants clarify career goals. Completion of the program is one course shy of fulfilling requirements for a UC Davis minor in Chicana/o Studies. Program provided by Child Family Health International (CFHI), an NGO recognized by the United Nations.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 11am – 12pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad France, "France — Performing Arts Live!" - Info Session

Under the guidance of UC Davis professor and composer Pablo Ortiz, you will attend a variety of live events within the Aix en Provence Performing Arts Festival, including opera, ballet, and concerts. In addition to attending performances and rehearsals, you will learn about the behind-the-scenes work of set design, stage management, and other production elements that contribute to the experience of a live event. In an increasingly digitalized world, this program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study and appreciate the creativity and intimacy of live music and dance, while savoring the exquisite food and landscape of the South of France.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 11am – 12pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad UK, "At the Crossroads of Gender and Communication" - Info Session

Gender and communication thrive at a dynamic crossroads. The program introduces students to the relationship between gender and communication in a locale—London—with a deep history and culture that is intellectually and experientially stimulating. Students will learn concepts related to gender and communication, immerse themselves in their surroundings by having experiences directly related to class material, and compare and contrast the U.S. and U.K. Example topics include gender roles in society; language differences; stereotypes; friendships and romantic relationships; leadership; glass ceiling; texting, Facebook, and computer-mediated communication; and gendered representations in the media. Students will visit the British Museum, National Gallery, Hampton Court, and Science Museum (most with tailored tours) and see how gender is portrayed in a movie and a play.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Europe, "World Cinema and the European Film Festival" - Info Session

Starting on the French Riviera near Cannes, this program examines contemporary cinema by considering how film festivals help in producing and distributing films around the world. The highlight of our time will be the Locarno Film Festival, set in the lovely lake region of southern Switzerland/northern Italy (near Lake Como and Milan). Perched between Cannes (in spring) and Venice (in fall), Locarno is the most important summer festival. Students have a full festival pass and much of our work concerns the films at the festival. The class considers the relationship between national filmmaking and transnational festivals as well as that between Hollywood and independent/smaller productions. We examine a series of contemporary filmmakers who established themselves at film festivals (Wong, Haneke, Dolan et al.).

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Internships, Global Health General Info Session

The Global Health Internship programs provide students the opportunity to gain firsthand experience engaging in clinical rotations and working with local communities on public health-based projects. Participants in these programs will grow to understand health and healthcare practices and disparities through the lenses of the local medical practitioners.

Students participate in 30 – 35 hours per week of clinical rotation, and each program is centralized around a major theme throughout the five weeks. Participants learn about efforts in addressing health care challenges through local rotations, outreach and public health education initiatives, by working closely with local medical practitioners and healthcare teams, rotating through a variety of hospitals, clinics and NGOs. Through immersion in homestays and site visits, students will gain insight into how culture and local resources affect healthcare approaches and access across the globe. 

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For additional information about each of the Summer Internship Global Health programs, please follow the links below:

Bolivia- Pediatric Health in La Paz
Bolivia- Primary Care & Rural Medicine in Tarija
India- Public Health & Rural/Urban Medicine
Philippines- Remote Island Medicine
South Africa- Healthcare Challenges in Cape Town
South Africa- Hospital Medicine & Infectious Disease in Durban
USA- Community Health & Native Healing in Hawaii
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Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 1 – 2pmInternational Center
Seminar Abroad Poland, "Poland—Equine Welfare and Management"

Immerse yourself in Polish culture and cuisine, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and learn about the ways in which housing and management influences the behavior and welfare of horses in this hands-on course. Attend classes in traditional stables, national parks, as well as modern university facilities.

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