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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The UC Davis Extension English for Global Business program takes students on tons of fun excursions, including two full day on-site visits to regional businesses or industries. In the past, students have toured the Intel museum, stopped for photos ops in Google’s Google Plex and Facebook’s HQ, and toured the Gekkeikan Sake Brewery in Folsom!
Studying here with UC Davis Extension is a great way to get a whole new experience in a completely different environment. On-campus housing is truly one of the best ways to understand what the lives of everyday American students are like. At UC Davis, dorms are directly on campus. This means that you can get to all your classes and favorite on campus spots in less than 10 minutes!