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Develop the skills to become a global leader who influences the thinking, attitudes, and behaviors of a diverse group of people to work together toward a common vision and goals. The Global Learning Hub provides financial assistance to enable UC Davis students to attend global leadership programs around the world. In order to apply for these programs, you must first be nominated by the UC Davis Global Learning Hub.

2020 Global Student Leadership Summit

  • Undergraduate Students & 2020 Graduates, particularly historically underrepresented populations:
    • First-generation
    • Racial/ethnic minority
    • Those with disabilities
    • High financial need
    • LGBTQ+
  • Dates: July 29-31, 2020
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: Covered by UC Davis Global Learning Hub for two students

The Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS) is a premier leadership conference for students from diverse backgrounds who have participated in study abroad or other international programs. The summit brings together diverse and underrepresented students from colleges and universities nationwide to develop the skills essential to being a successful leader in a global society.

Students will

  • Participate in hands-on student leadership sessions
  • Engage in critical dialogue centered on self-reflection and identity
  • Establish and maintain relationships with like-minded student leaders
  • Connect with professionals from higher education, the public sphere, and private sector

If you are a UC Davis undergraduate who would like to be considered for nomination for the summit, please submit an application by Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 11:59 pm. The Global Learning Hub has funds to cover full summit fees ($300) for two students. Selected students will be notified by Friday, July 24, 2020.

Students who are not selected for nomination by the Global Learning Hub may nominate themselves by writing a short essay or submitting a short video to the summit organizers by following the instructions listed here, and pay for the program fees themselves.

2020 Japan America Student Conference

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Dates: August 5-17, 2020 and January 2-8, 2021
  • Location: Online and Japan
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2020
  • Cost: $1700

The Japan America Student Conference is a student-led exchange program where students from the U.S. and Japan spend time together studying and analyzing Japanese-U.S. relations. Students will explore the Japan-U.S. relationship on multiple levels (e.g., politics, trade, culture, news media), and gain knowledge and confidence to discuss, debate, and co-create bilateral and international relations.

2020 China America Student Conference

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Dates: December 27, 2020 and January 10, 2021
  • Location: San Francisco, CA and Honolulu, HI
  • Application Deadline: August 15, 2020
  • Cost: $2000

The China-America Student Conference is a two-week long academic and cultural exchange program that brings together an equal number of students from the United States and China for discussions of the future of the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Students will live, travel, and participate in discussions with a group of approximately forty students. The program seeks to promote friendship, trust, and mutual understanding through international student interchange.

University of Oregon 2020 Remote Global Leadership Challenge

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Dates: July 19 – August 1, 2020
  • Topic: Achieving Environmental Sustainability Across Sectors
  • Location: Virtual

The 2020 Remote Global Leadership Challenge brings students from around the world together in an online format to work in small teams to address a sustainability-related challenge faced by a community organization based in Oregon. The program will also include workshops, lectures, and learning activities.

If you are a UC Davis undergraduate who would like to be considered for program nomination, please submit an application by Sunday, May 17, 2020, 11:59 pm. The Global Learning Hub has limited funds to cover full or partial funding of the program fee ($400). If you are interested in applying for funding, please complete the supplemental funding questions at the end of the application.

Selected students will be notified by May 20, 2020 and will be required to submit a full University of Oregon program application by June 1, 2020. If you are selected to receive full or partial funding from the Global Learning Hub for this program, receipt of funding is contingent upon acceptance into the program.

2021 Korea America Student Conference

  • Undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD Students
  • Dates: To be determined
  • Application Deadline: May 2021
  • Location: Busan, Korea and Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Cost: $3,500

The Korea America Student Conference brings together students from South Korea and the United States for an intense month of living, traveling and studying. Delegates will collaborate with leaders in business, academia, and government on contemporary social, economic, and political issues that face both of their countries and the world as a whole.