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English Language Student visits emblematic U.S. ballparks

September 06, 2019

Baseball holds a meaningful place in American culture, and for International English Program student Sou Koguma, a true American experience meant that he would visit the country’s most emblematic baseball stadiums. Sou has walked through the historic entrance of Chicago’s Wrigley Field and cheered alongside New York’s Yankees fans at Yankee Stadium. Sou’s interest in baseball and ambition took him places he had always dreamed of seeing.

Bike Safety Tips

August 22, 2019

Being nicknamed “Bike Capital USA” means Davis is filled with thousands of new students and bicycles every year. That also makes it a target for bicycle thieves. Hundreds of bicycles are stolen around campus and the city of Davis. It is important to take precautions in order to avoid these incidents. A few key tips to decrease your chances of having your bicycle stolen are listed below:

Learning English in a Green Building

July 15, 2019

Efforts to develop a sustainable community have granted UC Davis a #3 in the world ranking for campus sustainability. In April 2017, the International Center made its debut as a LEED Certified Gold building. But, what does LEED Certified Gold mean? The United States Environmental Protection Agency created the LEED rating system (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to promote the constructions of buildings –from residential to commercial– that positively impact the well-being of people and the planet.

A Successful Year End at the UC Davis/ISA Tokyo Center

July 03, 2019

Guest author Patricia Willers, English instructor (UC Davis, ISA)

As the English Language classes gear up for summer quarter at UC Davis, across the globe, programs are winding down for the year. On Friday, the UC Davis/ISA Tokyo Center classroom passed out the last certificates of the academic year and wished the students well on the next steps of their academic journeys. 

Davis Jump Bikes: A Guide

June 26, 2019

Bicycles are a great way to move around Davis. The city has bike friendly roads, as well as the famous bike loop that passes through fun tunnels and bridges. If you don't want to break the piggy bank by buying –and maintaining– a bike, renting, or you are just looking to use one for the weekend, Jump Bikes are a great and affordable alternative that is well worth it.

Adventure of a Lifetime Across the Golden Gate Bridge

June 11, 2019

“I just wanted to cross the Golden Gate Bridge by bike,” said student Ryotaro Sakaguchi. “My friend told me one could cross it by bike, so this is why I chose to do it.”

UC Davis’ Custom Youth Programs Offer Chinese Students a Taste of College Life

May 31, 2019

Youth from two of the top six schools in China’s largest metropolis, Guangzhou, recently visited UC Davis to study and experience university life in the United States.  As part of the Custom Youth Programs at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education - international, middle and high school students participate in a variety of academically rigorous research, college preparation and English language programs on the UC Davis campus.

Visiting International Students Participate in East Asian Studies Research Seminar

May 14, 2019

This spring, Chinese, South Korean, Japanese, and Hong Kong students from UC Davis’ Global Study Program have joined UC Davis undergraduate students in an East Asian Studies Research Seminar. The first offering of its kind, this course is a collaboration between International programs at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education and the East Asian Studies Department.

Using Art as Expression with English Language Learners

March 27, 2019

Walking the halls of the International Center, you can’t miss the beautiful collection of photographs, sketches and needlework that appear on the 2nd Floor. If you look closely, names and locations are listed on each piece. This collection is the result of ESL Instructor Elizabeth Morrison’s efforts to brighten the hallways in a way that engages and recognizes her students.