Returnees & Alumni
Whether you are a long-time alumni, a recent grad, or a recent study abroad returnee, we encourage you to stay involved with international activities on campus, in your community, and at your local high schools or community colleges. There are several ways you can stay in touch with the international education community at UC Davis!
Apply to work at UC Davis Study Abroad
Study Abroad alumni and/or students interested in working as Student Assistants are invited to apply to join our team at UC Davis Study Abroad. While we accept applications all year, our main recruitment period is January-March. Students currently abroad are also encouraged to apply! Visit our Student Staff & Internships page for details and job descriptions. Also, feel free email us, anytime, with questions.
Be a PAL
The PAL (Partners in Acquiring Language) Conversation Program pairs up U.S. students with new international students at UC Davis for informal conversation practice for approximately 1 hour per week. If you are able to work with two students, you can receive 1-unit of credit (LIN 99 if you are a freshman or sophomore; LIN 197T if you are a junior or senior. Sign up or stop by the English as a Second Language Program Office in 108 Sproul Hall.
Apply to be a Global Ambassador
Obtain UC credit while befriending and mentoring international students studying at UC Davis. This program is offered through the Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)—learn more here.
Join the International Students Club
The International Students Club (also on Facebook) aims to strengthen relations among International students at UC Davis, assist incoming International students with their transition to the American culture, welcome any individual who's interested in cross-culture communication, organize academic, holistic and social events for International students on campus, share our cultures and study abroad experience with others, provide social and emotional support for International students and cultivate long lasting friendships.
Join the Aggies Abroad Network
The Aggies Abroad Network is your social media and creativity hub--blogs, videos, photos, study abroad advice, career advice, international campus group hub, networking, etc.
Join your official UC Davis Study Abroad Alumni LinkedIn Group for career advice and to network with fellow study abroad alumni.
Internship and Career Center
Staff at the Internship and Career Center can help you incorporate your international experience abroad in your job search and can also tell you about opportunities to work and intern abroad.
More Ways for Returnees to Get Involved
Looking for ways to get reacquainted with campus life or stay involved in the international community in Davis? Look no further! The following campus resources and opportunities will help you re-integrate into campus life and keep the study abroad experience alive:
- You are invited to the annual Lessons from Abroad Conference
- Attend returnee workshops covering topics such as "How to Market your Study Abroad Experience" and "Going Abroad Again."
- Attend International Education Week events - usually held every November at various venues across campus.
- Submit your photos to our annual UC Davis Study Abroad Photo Contest
- Earn a Global and International Studies (GIS) Minor