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Events
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 3 – 5pmInternational Center
Global Affairs Open House

Kick-off the start of a new year with Global Affairs! Join us at the International Center for food, live music and activities as we mix and mingle with incoming international students and scholars. Learn more about the different programs within Global Affairs and find out how you can get involved and stay involved throughout the year. Families welcome. 

Friday, September 28, 2018 | 3 – 5pmInternational Center

Come meet our Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows for 2018-19: 12 fellows from 12 countries who will spend the academic year at UC Davis developing professional skills and engaging with the community. During this welcome reception, the fellows will formally introduce themselves to the campus and community, share their backgrounds, and explain how they plan to spend their time at UC Davis to help their future work in the fields of natural resource management, agriculture and environmental science. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 6 – 8:30pmInternational Center

Interested in joining one of our 17 cultural interest fraternities or sororities? This event will allow interested students to meet all of our USFC groups, and learn more about what Fraternity and Sorority Life is like at UC Davis. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 3:30 – 4:30pmInternational 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.

Come learn more about the program and meet the instructor!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 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.

Come learn more about the program and meet the instructor!

Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 1 – 3pmInternational Center

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Davis presents Jumping at Shadows: Fear in Modern Culture and Politics by Sasha Abramsky. Join OLLI as author and journalist Sasha Abramsky discusses the outsized role that fear plays in today’s culture and politics. Explore how our fears are constructed and what the implications are of such politics when it comes to how we view minorities, immigrants, the poor and a slew of ‘others.’

This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Quarter Abroad Spain, "Spanish Language and Culture in Madrid" (Info Session)

Madrid, a city where tradition and modernity are just a few steps away, offers a rich artistic heritage and a stimulating cosmopolitan life. As a student you will walk through history—stone-paved streets and flowering balconies—before arriving in Madrid’s city center, famous for tapas, shopping, museums, and night life. The unique spirit of Madrid is both serene and lively, making it a captivating place to learn Spanish and absorb centuries of Iberian culture. Students will take intensive and accelerated courses in Spanish language and culture, with planned activities, visits to museums, excursions and a three-day trip to Salamanca to highlight Spain’s incredible history and beautiful scenery.

Come learn more about the program and meet the instructor!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 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.

Come learn more about the program and meet the instructor!

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 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 2019 (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!

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 2 – 3:30pmInternational Center
Distinguished Lecture: The World of Tea in Taiwan: Lecture and Tasting

David Campbell Tillerman is a Canadian currently residing in the San Francisco area. His passion for tea fully ignited while he was in graduate school and developed into a business in 2007, when he founded The Tillerman Tea Company. Tillerman Tea specializes in the tea of Taiwan, specifically, authentic, single-source oolong from growers and producers committed to sustainability.

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 4 – 5pmInternational Center
Quarter Abroad Japan, "Japanese Language and Culture in Kyoto" (Info Session)

This program takes place in beautiful Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital. While attending Kyoto Seika University, students will enroll in the third-quarter sequential course in first-year, second-year, or third-year Japanese, taught by contracted teachers from a professional language school. You will take part in an intensive culture and field trip course, participate in exciting excursions, and spend spring quarter exploring the cultural riches that Kyoto and the surrounding regions have to offer.

Come learn more about the program and meet the instructor!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 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.

Come learn more about the program and meet the instructor!

Thursday, October 25 – Saturday, October 27, 2018International Center
Susan Williams, A Celebration of Science, Life and Impact

Please join us to celebrate the life of Susan Williams (1951-2018)

Event Schedule HERE
Registration for this event is now closed.

Thursday, October 25: Travel day to Davis, with an evening reception including light appetizers and refreshments.

Friday, October 26: Event at the UC Davis International Center, including sessions on Susan’s impact on science and policy, followed by a celebration of her life. Events will begin around 9 am and conclude after dinner.

Saturday, October 27: Optional trip to Bodega Marine Lab, with buses provided from Davis to the coast.

Travel Logistics:

  • We recommend flying to Sacramento, Oakland, or San Francisco airports.  Sacramento (SMF) is the easiest in terms of travel to the UC Davis campus.
  • Buses on Saturday will return by 5 pm for evening flights from SMF.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 2 – 3pmInternational 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 2019 (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!

Monday, October 29, 2018 | 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.

Come learn more about the program and meet the instructor!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 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.

Come learn more about the program and meet the instructor!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 1 – 2pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Cuba, "Revolutionary Cuba" (Info Session)

Study the history and contemporary significance of the Cuban Revolution while living and traveling in Cuba. Students will read historical narratives, watch Cuban films, meet with Cuban scholars and students, and immerse themselves in daily life to develop their own interpretations of Cuba’s revolutionary tradition.

Come learn more about the program and meet the instructor!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 5 – 6pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Internship Costa Rica, "Ag Science and Sustainability" (Info Session)

Gain hands-on, career-focused work experiences in multiple areas of sustainable and tropical agriculture at EARTH University, a safe, sustainable, 8,340-acre University in the heart of the tropical Costa Rican rainforest. Following EARTH´s educational model and methodology of learning by doing, you will work on EARTH´s academic farms collaborating directly with farm workers and EARTH students, under supervision of an EARTH faculty member as you do 2-week rotations in peri-urban agriculture, tropical crops, and organic agriculture.

Come learn more about the program and meet the instructor!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 3 – 4pmInternational Center
Aggie Connection Spoken World Storytelling

Got a story to tell? Have you traveled and met people? Do you have an ear for other people’s stories? We will seek connection within our diverse university community through the art of storytelling. This First Year Aggie Connection will teach you how to tell a personal story in front of a live audience. We will cover storytelling basics and not-so-basics, including how to hook an audience, building interest and suspense, techniques for adding color, humor, and pathos, and delivering a powerful ending. We’ll also talk about what it’s like to perform in front of a live audience, and provide tools and advice for storytelling like a champ while having fun. We expect that you will feel energized by your connection with the audience, and supported by fellow storytellers. We will work towards the goal of telling our UC Davis stories at a Spoken World Story Jam event during International Week.

Monday, November 12, 2018 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Quarter Abroad Japan, "Japanese Language and Culture in Kyoto" (Info Session)

This program takes place in beautiful Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital. While attending Kyoto Seika University, students will enroll in the third-quarter sequential course in first-year, second-year, or third-year Japanese, taught by contracted teachers from a professional language school. You will take part in an intensive culture and field trip course, participate in exciting excursions, and spend spring quarter exploring the cultural riches that Kyoto and the surrounding regions have to offer.

Come learn more about the program and meet the instructor!

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