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Coronavirus Information for the UC Davis Campus

February 27, 2020

From the Desk of Associate Dean Adams:

Dear Partner Universities, Agents, and Students:

As the world prepares to find a cure to the rapidly developing COVID-19 virus, I express sympathy and wish to convey our positive thoughts to students, partner universities, and agents who are impacted by the situation. We think of you and your students and send out best wishes your way. We realize that this situation is heart-breaking, challenging, and demanding.

Get to Know UC Davis – Student Farm

February 21, 2020

The UC Davis Student Farm is part of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute, and this 23-acre space is dedicated to the creation and exploration of sustainable food systems. At the farm, students learn from educators and volunteers about the process of growing food in a way that has minimal negative impacts on the land. Within the farm, students can choose to participate in a diverse array of programs:

Get to Know UC Davis – Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

February 18, 2020

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art opened its doors on November 23, 2016. The museum is the culmination of UC Davis’ efforts to promote creative and innovative thinking in the community. Entrance is free for everyone, meaning  you shouldn’t  miss the opportunity to explore this UC Davis gem.

Shizuoka Salesio High School comes to UC Davis International English Programs

February 06, 2020

Traditionally Intensive English Programs (IEP) are for adult learners to advance and accelerate their career through participation in a rigorous English language curriculum. High school students can participate in a similar course of study through “English youth programs.” These programs often balance instruction with other social and cultural components to create a more age-related experience.

Discover International Program's Social Media Sites

October 18, 2019

Social Media has revolutionized the way businesses interact with the public by opening channels of communication that reach a wide audience.  At UC Davis International Programs, we believe social media to be a great tool to communicate with current and prospective students, partners and recruiting agencies and stay in touch with our alumni. Each social media platform under International Programs purview allows us to cater to specific audiences.

 

 

 

 

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.