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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...

Study Abroad Secures $22,000 in Grants from French Government

January 29, 2017
At the end of last year, the French Embassy in Washington D.C. gave the UC Davis Office of Global Affairs a grant of $19,386, while the UC Davis Study Abroad Club won a $2,000 grant from French Mission for Culture and Higher Education, located in New York City.

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..."

Keep Lake Atitlán Blue

September 09, 2015
Lujain Al-Saleh, UC Davis Summer Abroad Guatemala Alum. "As writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley once stated in his 1934 travel book Beyond the Mexique Bay, “Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing...”‪

The Great Research Duo: Meet Eliska and Jenise

September 09, 2015
Lujain Al-Saleh, UC Davis Summer Abroad Guatemala Alum. "For over ten years, Eliska Rejmánková, a professor of Wetland Ecology at UC Davis and the faculty leader for the Summer Abroad Guatemala program, has been researching Lake Atitlán, the deepest lake in Central America..."

The Complexity of Life

May 26, 2015
Carol García, UCEAP Chile, Spanish and Cultural Anthropology Alum. "My interest to study abroad stemmed in large part to growing up amidst two cultures. My family is from México and from a young age, I wondered what it would be like to live and study in my parents’ home country. I also grew up not knowing where to call home: was I from Salinas, CA or from my parents’ home town in México?" Continue reading...