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.
The IELTS test is being offered in Davis, at the MPR in the International Center. Please download and review the PDF and follow the directions to sign up. The test is being held on Saturday, February 22.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.