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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Europe, "Design in Europe" (Info Session)

Britain and the Netherlands are two European countries that are unsurpassed when it comes to innovative and influential art, architecture, and design. Starting in the ancient English city of York, this program will travel to the vibrant Scottish city of Edinburgh, the creative capitol London, and then to the Dutch cities of Utrecht and Amsterdam where design truly infiltrates everyday life. These cities represent a cultural and historical “design slice” through the heart of Northern Europe.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Ireland, "Bio Sci Statistics in Cork" (Info Session)

A unique opportunity to take Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (STA 100) in a small group setting in southern Ireland. This four-week course will be taught by a UC Davis professor of Statistics at the beautiful, historic University College Cork. Classroom learning will be supplemented by site visits demonstrating the application of statistics in the food and agriculture industries, such as dairy farming. The program will also include other cultural and historical excursions and activities.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 1 – 2pmInternational Center
Quarter Abroad Italy, "Italian Language and Culture in Florence" (Info Session)

This 16-week program takes place in the beautiful city of Florence, where you will take accelerated Italian language, film, and culture courses, and explore electives such as art history, food studies, fashion marketing, and more. Many of your courses will be taught outside—taking advantage of the beautiful setting of Florence and surrounding areas in Tuscany. Quarter Abroad partners with CEA, an organization well-known for its high quality study abroad programs, in-country coordination of housing and language instruction. In addition, all program participants have the opportunity to integrate into the Florentine community and practice their language skills through unique internship and volunteering experiences in various settings.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 1:10 – 2pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Italy, "Rome - Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City" (Info Session)

The classroom, in this hands-on experience, will be Rome, the Eternal City, and nearby archaeological and historical sites where we will study art, culture, and the Roman institutions that have shaped European culture and the world.We will explore landmarks like the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Pantheon, and Roman catacombs. We will also travel to the tombs of the ancient Etruscans in the picturesque medieval town of Tarquinia; the old Roman port of Ostia Antica; the ancient Monastery of Montecassino; and the famous ruins of Pompeii. Our program will spend two nights in Sorrento on the majestic Amalfi coast and conclude at the enchanting Renaissance Villa d’Este with its incredible waterworks.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 2 – 3pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad France, "Sex and Space" (Info Session)

This course explores the relationship between architecture and sexuality in the context of European modernism. It looks at the diverse ways Western sexuality and modern architecture have produced the conditions that define our age. The history of space-making has been saturated with sexual metaphors—the shaft, the high-rise, the closet—and sexual and gender identities have been shaped by architectural forms—the bathhouse, the kitchen, the hotel, the office, the secret garden, etc. Yet, the space of sexuality has been excluded from the history of architecture. Defined by a long-standing history of masculinity, architecture is one of the last male-dominated professions. This course will examine a range of modern architectural highlights and landmarks in Paris, Dijon, Nice, and Marseilles.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 3 – 4pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Czech Republic, "Exercise and Wellness in the Czech Republic" (Info Session)

This program explores physical activity and wellness in the Czech Republic. We will examine how the Czech people integrate physical activity into their daily lives and how exercise science is taught at two leading universities with extensive exercise and sport science facilities. While located in Prague, we will do field trips in cardiac rehab programs, physical therapy clinics, corporate and commercial health clubs, and community sport clubs. After a stay in the stunning countryside, we will conclude the program at Palacký University in Olomouc (the Czech Republic’s sixth largest city), where we will learn from exercise science faculty, researchers, and practitioners.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Bhutan, "GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon" (Info Session)

Nestled in the Himalaya Mountains between India and China (Tibet), the small Buddhist monarchy of Bhutan awaits you! Join us and learn how to use geographic information systems (GIS) as part of our study abroad program in Bhutan.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 1 – 2pmInternational Center
Quarter Abroad UK, "Organic Chemistry in Nottingham" (Info Session)

Complete a key UC Davis organic chemistry sequence in one quarter while studying in historic England. The 128ABC plus 129A (lab) sequence serves chemistry, chemical engineering and food science majors and satisfies the organic chemistry requirement for professional schools. The courses are taught by a UC Davis instructor on-site and are accompanied by a course on the local history, culture, and industry. The University of Nottingham is a leader in the field of sustainable chemistry and the East Midlands region is rich in history and natural beauty. Nottingham is two hours from London by train and a short flight away from Dublin, Paris, Brussels and beyond.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 11am – 12pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Europe, "The Grand Tour" (Info Session)

This program introduces students to the Grand Tour—a voyage through France and Italy undertaken by young Englishmen, and eventually women, of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Grand Tour was designed to broaden the horizons of elite British youth by introducing them to continental languages and diplomacy, art and architecture, nature, culture, and geography—it was, in short, the culmination of an aristocratic education. We start in London and, following in the footsteps of the young men and women of a bygone era, we will make stops in Paris, Chamonix-Mont Blanc, and Rome. At each stage of our journey, we will retrace the literary, cultural, and artistic itinerary of the young people who took the Grand Tour centuries ago to learn more about the wide, wild world and their own privileged place within it.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Ireland, "Bio Sci 2B in Dublin" (Info Session)

Experience Ireland at the modern University College Dublin (UCD) while taking Biological Sciences 2B, Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution. The course will be taught by UCD faculty using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, with oversight by UC Davis faculty. UCD is one of Europe’s top universities with a highly rated School of Biology and Environmental Sciences. The urban campus is located in the pleasant Belfield area of Dublin, with great public transportation to the historic city center. Dublin is an international cultural and business hub with easy access to other European capitals and the nearby coast and countryside for which Ireland is famed. This five-week program includes site visits to ecological, cultural, and historical landmarks in Ireland.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Ireland, "Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle" (Info Session)

Take Biological Sciences 2A in beautiful 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 European capitals. The five-week program includes field trips on the biology and culture of Ireland, to local landmarks, the Burren and Cliffs of Moher, and Dublin.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 12 – 1pmInternational 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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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 1 – 2pmInternational Center
Quarter Abroad Argentina, "Spanish Language and Culture in Mendoza" (Info Session)

Let your adventurous spirit soar in beautiful Mendoza, Argentina. At the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo students will take accelerated courses in Spanish language and Latin American culture. As part of the program, students will participate in many special hikes and excursions, including a trip to Patagonia, visits to regional vineyards, and much more. The program offers three Spanish levels. All students will also take an upper division course in Spanish American culture.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 3:10 – 4pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Europe, "World Cinema and the European Film Festival" (Info Session)

Starting in Milan, then proceeding to the Locarno Film Festival in Italian Switzerland and finishing on the French Riviera in 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 is 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.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Spoken World Storytelling Workshop

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) probably have stories in their pockets, ready to share.  RPCVs are invited to a Spoken World Storytelling Workshop and series of practices to polish up their 5-10 minute personal stories for the Peace Corps Story Jam on Monday, February 25 at 5:30 PM in the Lobby of the International Center. RPCV storytellers will want to come to one workshop and two practices to work on the hook, building suspense, adding colorful details, and delivering a powerful ending. Sharing stories with other RPCVs ahead of the event is a great way to get feedback and practice techniques for telling a story to a live audience

Contact Jennie Moylan (jwmoylan@ucdavis.edu) with any questions or for more information.

Workshops:

  • Thursday, January 24 at 12PM noon (in the lobby of the International Center) or 5PM (2nd Floor Conference Room 2119 International Center)
Practices:
  • Thursday, February 7 at 12 PM noon (3rd Floor Conference Room 3119 International Center) or 5PM (2nd Floor Conference Room 2119 International Center)
  • Thursday, February 21 at 12 PM noon (2nd Floor Conference Room 2119 International Center) or 5PM (2nd Floor Conference Room 2119 International Center)

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad UK, "Perspectives in Global Management" (Info Session)

With Britain scheduled to leave the European Union in 2019, it is an especially good setting in which to study global management in action. We will examine how firms develop new ideas and distribute products and services to international markets, and how they respond to changing winds of trade. We will visit ports to see supply chain management in practice, study the International Standards Organization that facilitates cross-border trade, and learn how such trade is financed. Based in historic Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we will also visit Liverpool, Glasgow, and London for additional lessons and perspectives on global management.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 3 – 4pmInternational Center
Seminars Abroad Nepal, "Community, Technology, and Sustainability" (Info Session)

Experience an intensive immersion in Nepal’s exciting social, cultural, physical, technological and ecological change. Pursue international, intercultural, community-engaged learning and action research in collaboration with Nepali students and young professionals. UC Davis students will work in interdisciplinary groups with Nepalese peers on projects related to local and regional development, sustainable agriculture, water resources, disaster reconstruction, food and nutrition, education, public health, democratic governance, youth participation, ICT use, and social entrepreneurship. 

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 5 – 6pmInternational Center
Spoken World Storytelling Workshop

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) probably have stories in their pockets, ready to share.  RPCVs are invited to a Spoken World Storytelling Workshop and series of practices to polish up their 5-10 minute personal stories for the Peace Corps Story Jam on Monday, February 25 at 5:30 PM in the Lobby of the International Center. RPCV storytellers will want to come to one workshop and two practices to work on the hook, building suspense, adding colorful details, and delivering a powerful ending. Sharing stories with other RPCVs ahead of the event is a great way to get feedback and practice techniques for telling a story to a live audience

Contact Jennie Moylan (jwmoylan@ucdavis.edu) with any questions or for more information.

Workshops:

  • Thursday, January 24 at 12PM noon (in the lobby of the International Center) or 5PM (2nd Floor Conference Room 2119 International Center)
Practices:
  • Thursday, February 7 at 12 PM noon (3rd Floor Conference Room 3119 International Center) or 5PM (2nd Floor Conference Room 2119 International Center)
  • Thursday, February 21 at 12 PM noon (2nd Floor Conference Room 2119 International Center) or 5PM (2nd Floor Conference Room 2119 International Center)

Friday, January 25, 2019 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Internships in Psychology (Info Session)

Join us to learn more about the Psychology internships in Ireland and New Zealand. Consider Galway or Limerick with placements focusing on community partnerships in two of Ireland’s most populous cities. Or gain experience in the fields of psychology and social work with a career-focused internship in Auckland or Wellington in New Zealand. Programs include an extensive on-site orientation to help you learn about the community, your cohort, and your internship.

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Monday, January 28, 2019 | 10:30 – 11:30amInternational Center
Summer Abroad Europe, "Celtic Connections" (Info Session)

This program will introduce students to that Celtic strain—in literature, culture, language, music, and politics—that characterizes three different countries. By visiting and living in all three countries—Ireland, France, Spain—over a four-week period, students will get an opportunity to see, up-close and personal, some of the most stunning landscapes in Europe and to meet some of the most interesting people around: people who love to celebrate their unique Celtic heritage in an assembly of words and music. Students will also get an opportunity to taste the culinary delights that are native to the Celtic regions of Europe...Galettes (Rennes), Pulpo Gallego (Santiago), Coddle (Dublin).

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