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#MotivationMonday Student Assistant Highlights

June 18, 2018

Throughout the summer break, IEPP’s student assistants are working hard at the International Center to add to our students’ experiences in and around Davis and the region. They host events, direct field trips, lead activities, and more importantly, they love helping international students adjust to their new home.

Just like our American students, they come from unique backgrounds and hometowns. While some are from Northern California, others come from across the United States and abroad!

Program Highlight – Youth

June 06, 2018

Summer is just around the corner, and we are excited to have high school students joining us from eight different countries – France, Taiwan, Vietnam, S. Korea, China, Turkey, Costa Rica and Columbia. Students will be able to improve their leadership and teamwork skills and receive mentorship from our UC Davis faculty and the community. We want all of our students to take the skills they learn in our summer Youth Programs and incorporate the new knowledge into their dreams back in their home countries.

#FunFact Spring Event #3: IEPP Picnic in the Park on April 18th

April 16, 2018

IEPP Students: come join our picnic at the Davis Central Park on April 18th, from 4:15pm-8pm! During this time, the famous Davis Farmer’s Market will have food trucks, local farmer produces, music and performances. Before the midterm season hits, make sure you come to enjoy the relaxing and warm spring evening with your friends.

IEP Graduation Speech: Takahito Matsunaga from Japan

April 10, 2018

On March 16th, Takahito Matsunaga, one of our Intensive English Program students winter quarter from Ritsumeikan University, gave an impactful speech at the graduation ceremony that recaps the valuable friendships and connections that UC Davis students and Takahito created. 

#FunFact Spring Event #2: Davis Cherry Blossom Festival April 7th – 8th

April 03, 2018

Have you ever seen rosy, delicate sakura cherry blossom petals blowing through breezy spring winds? 

On upcoming Saturday and Sunday April 7th-8th, to commemorate the Japanese Cherry Blossom festival, you can enjoy the Davis Cherry Blossom festival consisting of Taiko drums, dances, music performances, drinks, food, and great company. The event is open to public, free entry, and perfect to mark the spring time!

#FunFact Spring Event #1: UC Davis Lawntopia April 6th

April 03, 2018

This Friday from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, April 6th 2018, consists of a lively evening on the UC Davis Quad, brought by the ASUCD Entertainment Council. Every spring quarter, Associated Students of UC Davis host this spring concert with a special (shhh! Always a secret until revealed) music artist whose identity will be disclosed on April 2nd, 2018! Previous main artists who have performed at Lawntopia include: EDM DJ Elephante, Mako, Giraffage, and Zion I.

Welcome to Spring Quarter 2018!

April 03, 2018

On April 2nd, 2018, UC Davis Extension – Center for International Education commences its spring quarter, with a noticeably warmer weather in town.

Take time to reflect: what else has renewed other than the school grades? Spring in many cultures symbolize a new beginning – encourage yourself to refresh and learn, like the little tree buds embracing new individual growth. Some IEPP students may join us for another quarter, while others are new to the IEP classes at the International Center.

To Boldly Dream at UC Davis: IEPP Student Video

March 15, 2018

           

           

           At UC Davis Extension Center for International Education, students strengthen their ambitions and passions in their fields. Like the former IEPP students Abdulrhman Alali and Aziz Aslaif from South Arabia, they started out with an English program in the International English Professional Programs, then decided to continue their education in Davis to pursue Master's degrees, and eventually, completed their Ph.D at UC Davis. 

How Will Spring Be? - 5 Things To Do in Davis

March 15, 2018

Perhaps, spring may be the best time of the year in Davis. The season starts with rains that leave the air cool and wet, and as we near summer, the days will end with the sun setting late and the air being drier! Temperatures range from the 60s to the 80s (16-32°C).

 

Davis will soon begin to be colored with spring flowers.

Here are some tips on what to do to enjoy this beautiful season. Chill in the Arboretum: You can see how gorgeous the first photo is. 

Finals Week Study Session #MotivationMonday

March 12, 2018

Are you frustrated at how easily distracted you can be? Did you finish all your chores other than studying? Do you wish you had someone to quiz you while you study?

Well, have no worries! The International Center is holding a study session in the MPR (Multi-Purpose Room) today March 12th from 3-5 p.m. to create a stress-free, distraction-free environment.

In the meantime here are our top five study tips!!

 

Halloween at the International Center

November 07, 2017

This past October 27th was our annual Halloween Party at the International Center! Did you have a spooky Halloween? 

Halloween is a widely celebrated day in the United States, and our international students pulled off some amazing costumes. 

 

Pizza, music, photo booth, and lots of Halloween fun! What a blast. 

 

At the end of the pumpkin carving contest, our students laid all the pumpkins outside.

What is your favorite way to celebrate Halloween? 

Customize It! - #ProgramHighlight of our Custom Programs

November 07, 2017

Make it your own! Our custom program students bring a special addition to our International English Programs.

We have created program that help future teachers, high education officials, and students from Japan. Their stays range from 2-weeks to 1-year. Fukuoka English for Environment Science, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, and Colombia English for Teachers Program are just a few programs that now call UC Davis their home.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program