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Biology on the Emerald Isle: Study Abroad Program Provides Transformative Experiences

October 02, 2018

By Greg Watry, College of Biological Sciences

Joanne Newens entered UC Davis as a nutrition major on the pre-med track. At first, courses in the biological sciences were steppingstones on the path to medical school. She enrolled in prerequisites, spent time studying in the library and attended lectures. But something was missing from her life in academia.

My Summer Abroad…

October 02, 2018
The California Aggie feature article: UC Davis students share their summer study abroad experiences.

Transfer of a Lifetime

August 24, 2018

Leanne Bolaño ’17 is an aspiring political leader in the field of environmental studies. She’s attending law school on a full ride and is passionate about gender equity, global development and environmental justice. As an undergrad, she secured an international fellowship to oversee agricultural research and served as UC Davis president of IGNITE, a national organization that empowers women to pursue leadership careers in political office. She’s exceptionally bright and charismatic—a born leader—and a natural fit for the university.

Lessons on Cultural Leadership - Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Undergraduate Leadership Program

August 02, 2018

In July 2018, three UC Davis undergraduates packed their bags for Sydney to attend the Association of Pacific Rim Universities 2018 Undergraduate Leadership Program. Since 1997, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) has linked knowledge, research power, and policy by connecting leading Asia-Pacific universities to real-world problem solvers.

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..."

UC Davis Announced as a Gilman Top Producing Institution

April 09, 2018
The University of California, Davis, has been recognized for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for American students of all backgrounds through the Gilman Program.

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..."

I Studied Abroad During the 2016 Presidential Election and Here’s What Happened

March 17, 2017
Kaitlin Dietz, UCEAP Scotland Alum, Study Abroad Writing Intern. "So, we all obviously know what happened. This article is a long time coming and it’s no surprise how this story ends. However, I experienced this event a lot differently than most Americans because I was studying abroad in Scotland when it happened." Continue reading...