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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...

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...