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Paula Levitt

Programs Manager

It is a beautiful thing when a career and passion come together. I love travel. More accurately, I love and appreciate the opportunities and experiences that come with being abroad. I have visited, worked, or studied in over 50 countries and 6 continents, but this fun fact is so much more than a checkbox of where I’ve been and where I’d like to go next.

While traveling, I enjoy taking cooking classes, volunteering, going to festivals, people watching, and talking to locals. These intercultural interactions with taxi drivers, homestay families, children and shop owners have expanded my learning way more than any travel book. I also love playing volleyball, roller derby (Go Sac City Rollers!), hula-hooping, singing, laughing, dancing and creating new recipes using my UC Davis weekly farm box.

As an undergrad, I attended UC San Diego where my love for Study Abroad began. I studied for a year through UCEAP to the University of Stirling in beautiful Scotland. After college, I worked in education and prioritized going abroad whenever I could. This led me to combine my enthusiasm for education and all things international with a Master’s Degree in International Education from the School for International Training (SIT Graduate Institute) in Vermont.