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Expanding worldviews, one summer at a time

May 07, 2018
Bhutan is said to be the happiest country in the world. Beginning this summer, students at UC Davis will have the opportunity to experience this place for themselves through a four-week study abroad program entitled Bhutan: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.

Memoirs from Nepal

April 23, 2018
Miuccia Halim, UC Davis Seminars Abroad "Nepal—Community, Technology, and Sustainability" Alum. “Where you sit depends on where you stand.” As our team huddled together in the dimly lit dining hall of Machhapuchchhre Village Inn in Nepal, we attentively listened to our mentor, Samrat Katwal, emphasize our roles as outsiders of the rural community we were aiming to help..."

Last Stop Before Nepal

December 19, 2017
I leave for Nepal in 11 hours. And although I should probably be notifying my bank of my traveling plans or spitting out the emails I owe several professors, I want to tell you about this past quarter and what led me to the trip ahead.

The White Cane and the Red Dragon

December 06, 2017
Hannah Chadwich's time in Beijing was a success thanks to Ruby (her roommate). It was also thanks to the impressive efforts of the staff at the UC Davis Student Disabilities Center, and particularly staff member Sarah Cohen who tirelessly translated coursework. Read more about Hannah's journey in China...

A Campus of Global Proportions

November 28, 2017
“International Education Week provides an excellent opportunity for international students at UC Davis to share about their home countries, experiences and perspectives of being in the United States,” said Joanna Regulska, the Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs and a professor of gender, sexuality and women’s studies. “In return, they also get to meet with...”

The Hostel Culture in Europe

June 16, 2017
Nikki Zanchetta, UC Davis Quarter Abroad Spain Alum. "In Europe youth hostels are the name of the game. Sure, just like hotels, some are better than others; but even the cheap ones surpassed all my expectations. And as a young traveler myself, I would highly recommend hostels to any young traveler traversing through Europe..."

Budget Planes, Night Trains, and (Sometimes Sketchy) Automobiles

June 14, 2017
Julia Gulliver, UCEAP Singapore Alum. "A huge part of my study abroad experience, probably like most other study abroad-ers, was traveling. Even before I went abroad, I knew that I was going to make it a priority for myself to travel. In addition to learning in the classroom, I wanted to learn by seeing and experiencing new places. When I decided to study abroad in Singapore..."

It Takes More Than a Teacher

December 09, 2015
Laura Walters, Summer Abroad South Africa Alum. "In elementary school, teachers are involved in every aspect of a student’s learning. They teach all the subjects — reading, writing, mathematics, science, history, art, etc. — while maintaining control over a class of approximately 30 children. Middle school finds the teachers slightly less involved. They still have to control a class of 30 preteens, but..."

Tourism in Post-Apartheid South Africa

December 02, 2015
Laura Walters, Alumni, UC Davis Summer Abroad South Africa. Apartheid. "It means “separation.” South Africa struggled with it for forty-six years. Even though its reign has technically ended, pieces of the pain it caused still exist. Yet despite their long era of “separation,” South Africa was nothing but welcoming when a group of 13 foreign students who knew very little about..."

Tips from a First Time Traveler

October 12, 2015
Elizabeth Rowan, Summer Abroad "Scottish Tales" Alum. "Passport? Check! Luggage? Check! Ticket? Uh…This was my mental checklist as I stood in the airport preparing for my flight to Edinburgh, Scotland this past June. Before leaving for my trip I felt like there were so many moving parts to keep track of and I didn’t have a grasp on any of them." Continue reading...

Cycles of Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Environmental Degradation

September 09, 2015
Lujain Al-Saleh, UC Davis Summer Abroad Guatemala Alum. "Globalization. Neoliberalism. Corporate power. Political corruption. Environmental degradation. These forces are not mutually exclusive systems as they depend upon each other to maintain an endless, perpetuating cycle that reinforces the distinction between the oppressor and the oppressed..."