Blake Cooper

Staff Profile Photo, Blake Cooper

Position Title
Assistant Director of Communications

Global Affairs

International Center 2120E
UC Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616

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Welcome to the UC Davis Study Abroad website! Are you here to see if studying abroad might be an option for you? Are you currently knee-deep in your study abroad experience? Or, have you wrapped up your time abroad and, now, hoping to stay connected to those who've shared a similar experience? No matter the reason for stopping by, we are happy you're here. You'll hear this a lot from UC Davis Study Abroad staff and I am no exception: studying abroad changed my life. Living abroad; traveling to over a dozen different countries; backpacking my way from one adventure to the next; studying international business with students from all over the globe—my study abroad experience in Madrid proved the pinnacle of my college career. The UC Davis Study Abroad team is here to help you as you navigate your way through your living, traveling, and studying abroad experience. We are a passionate group, dedicated to making sure you have the resources and support you need before your program starts, during your time away, and the days, months, and years after your experience ends.

A couple of facts about me:

  • I have worked in Higher Education for over 20 years in writing and editing, marketing, academic web services, digital and social media content strategy, and advancement & alumni relations.
  • Before working in Higher Education, I worked in marketing at the digital entertainment leader, Screenlife—the innovative Seattle-startup that teamed up with all the major Hollywood film studios to create the award winning movie trivia brand Scene It? and pioneered the $250 million-per-year DVD boardgame market.
  • I am the managing editor of Study Abroad: Our Stories over at Medium.
  • I run the Study Abroad Instagram at UC Davis. Each night a new student study abroad photo is featured!

If you are interested in joining the UC Davis Study Abroad student team, head over to our student employment page for more information. I'm the supervisor for our Study Abroad Peer Advisor team.

I look forward to hearing your study abroad story!