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UC Davis Partners with Japanese Universities in Collaborative Online International Education

December 20, 2018

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, International has joined the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) project between the United States and Japan. As a partner of Sophia University, Ochanomizu University and University of Shizuoka, UC Davis will join a network of 10 American and three Japanese universities that will utilize COIL to enhance access to international learning experiences and deepen intercultural and global competencies of their students.

UC Davis researchers among the most-cited in the world

December 07, 2018

Clarivate Analytics has released their annual list with the most highly cited researches around the globe, and 19 aggie researchers have been listed! We are so proud of our institution, for supporting and exposing high quality research, and of our fellow researchers, for their work and representation of our university. 

You can read the article here.

 

Colombia Teachers Come to UC Davis for Teaching Program

November 27, 2018

47 secondary school teachers from the District of Bogotá, Colombia came to UC Davis on November 4, to study teaching methodology and take courses designed to enhance their English language skills. Over the duration of their four-week program, they attended classes on campus and took part in field trips to the Language Academy of Sacramento, the State Capital, Old Sacramento and San Francisco.

UC Davis Awarded Grant to Support Afghan Fulbright Students

October 30, 2018

By Mary Martin-Mabry, digital communications specialist, Global Affairs

Attending graduate school in your country of origin can be demanding, but imagine beginning your professional research or studies thousands of miles from home, in a second language, while trying to adapt to cultural nuances and different academic standards.

#FridayFunFact Need a quick snooze? Visit the UC Davis Nap Map!

September 07, 2018

Good sleeping habits lead to a healthier brain! Scientific studies suggest there is a correlation between a good night sleep and better grades for college students[1].The UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services recognizes that sleeping is essential for college students to lead happier lives.  Therefore, they developed the UC Davis Nap Map. The Nap Map will show you the best places around campus to recharge your batteries. Just don’t forget to set up the alarm!

Celebrate Nelson Mandela's 100th Birthday with the Mandela Washington Fellows

July 11, 2018

UC Davis Global Affairs, in collaboration with the City of Davis’ Human Relations Commission, invites you to join the UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows in celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday on Wednesday, July 18 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the UC Davis International Center.

This free community event includes a short program, cake, entertainment and family-friendly games.

#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.

#FridayFunFact 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. 

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!