International Education Week 2016 Events

International Education Week Events

November 14 - 18, 2016

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Monday

Chinese Tea Lecture: "Green Tea and How to Go Green"

Monday, November 14, 2016
12 – 1pm
RMI South

Green tea is the most popular type of tea in China. It originated in China and has spread to many countries in Asia. This presentation will introduce the history of Chinese green tea, and how to brew it and serve it. Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags or reusable bags at this event! 

Register for this event on the Confucius Institute website.

Organized by: Confucius Institute at UC Davis, Global Affairs

Summer Abroad Greece, "Travelers in Greece" - Info Session

Monday, November 14, 2016
12 – 1pm
International Center

When the god of sea and the goddess of wisdom competed for patronage of the great city, Poseidon, striking his trident to the ground, offered water. Athena planted an olive tree becoming the patron deity of Athens, the starting point of our program. Through several field trips to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the program will take students from Athens to the oracle of Delphi and the monasteries of Mystras to the olive groves of the Peloponnese and the kingdom of the Myceneans. Crossing the Aegean Sea, our class will conclude on the islands of Hydra and Mykonos. Traveling the same lands with the American and Greek writers (in translation) the class will be reading, students will examine the intersections of a rich past and a complex present in a land where the gods still speak.

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Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs

Camp Adventure Youth Services Summer Program

Monday, November 14, 2016
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
114 South Hall

Join the Camp Adventure Youth Services (Camp A) team for a unique international experience. Be a camp counselor to children of the U.S. military or U.S. embassy staff throughout Europe and Asia for 6-10 weeks (many sites in Japan, Germany and Italy). All majors welcome! You must enjoy working with children. Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags or reusable bags at this event! 

Free air fare, free housing, a daily stipend and weekends off for travel!

Organized by: Internship and Career Center

In the Eye of the Storm: Syrian Refugee Medical Mission to Greece"

Monday, November 14, 2016
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Lecture Hall 1222, UC Davis Medical Education Building, Sacramento

A documentary film presentation by Noor Mashal on the Syrian Medical Refugee Mission in Northern Greece migrant camps during July 2016. Prior to Noor's film screening, Dr. Alazzawi will present to the audience the current situation in Syria and the forecast for the Syrian refugee impact in California in 2017. 

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GEM (Global Engagement Mondays)

Monday, November 14, 2016
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
International Center

Global Engagement Mondays (GEM) are an opportunity for American and international students and scholars to share and learn about common topics of interest to all from different cultural perspectives. American student volunteers facilitate small group conversations on topics ranging from decoding American slang to exploring the latest fads in pop culture. GEM offers the chance for students and scholars to share their experiences with American culture, as newcomers or lifelong residents, and learn from one another's stories and insight. We welcome all students, scholars, and international spouses or partners to join, and we are always open to new topic ideas. Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags or reusable bags at this event! 

Organized by: Services for International Students and Scholars, Global Affairs

Salsa!

Monday, November 14, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
International House Davis, 10 College Park

Join instructor Carlos Whyles for salsa class! Dance and movement classes are offered regularly throughout the year and the cost for any of the movement classes is membership at I-House. For students, $20 annually and for an individual, $40 annually. Membership signups are available on the International House Davis website.

Organized by: International House Davis

Tuesday


Study Abroad in Animal Science - Info Session

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
12 – 1pm
Meyer Hall

Animal science is an increasingly important major in this deeply interdependent world. Bring your studies to life by completing major courses, research, or internships abroad. Program offerings allow you to pursue your degree in many countries and languages, including Australia, South Africa, Scotland, Hong Kong, Ghana…the list goes on. Come learn about opportunities to study abroad as an animal science major.

Lunch will be provided (please RSVP: asac@ucdavis.edu).

Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs

Study Abroad in Latin America - Info Session

Tuesday, November 15, 201
12 – 1pm
Hart Hall

Have you considered climbing Machu Picchu? Or getting an insider’s perspective on history-making in Cuba during this pivotal moment in US-Cuban relations? How do history, tourism, and biology intersect on the serene shores of Lake Atitlan? Does the Ecuadorian Amazon beckon you, or the vibrant music and cultural scene of Buenos Aires, the “Paris of Latin America”? Immerse as a student at premier universities in Mexico or Chile, or perfect your Portuguese language skills in Brazil. Come explore the many ways to integrate time spent in Latin America with your major here at UC Davis.

Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs

Summer Abroad Italy, "Rome - Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City" - Info Session

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
12 – 1pm
International Center

The classroom, in this hands-on experience, will be Rome, the Eternal City, and nearby archaeological and historical sites where we will study art, culture, and the Roman institutions that have shaped European culture and the world. We will explore landmarks like the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Pantheon, and Roman catacombs. Finally, we will travel to the tombs of the ancient Etruscans in the picturesque medieval town of Tarquinia; the old Roman port of Ostia Antica; the ancient Monastery of Montecassino; and the famous ruins of Pompeii. Our program will spend two nights in Sorrento on the majestic Amalfi coast and conclude at the enchanting Renaissance Villa d’Este with its incredible waterworks.

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Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs

Summer Abroad: “Taiwan Through Literature and Film” - Info Session

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
1 – 2 pm
International Center, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Taiwan has produced some of the greatest Chinese literature and film in modern times, such as works by internationally renowned writers Bai Xianyong and Yang Mu and directors Hou Hsiao-hsien and Ang Lee. Taiwan is also a land of dramatic contrasts: a thriving IT industry existing side by side with the ancient arts of calligraphy and tea ceremony; “101”—the second tallest skyscraper in the world—side by side with Buddhist temples and Daoist shrines; a bustling urban culture side by side with breathtaking natural beauty. This program offers a unique opportunity to study Taiwan through literature, film, and art by integrating readings, film screenings, conversations with leading poets, writers, and scholar. It also provides private lessons in the art of calligraphy and tea. In addition, field trips to the National Palace Museum (with the best collection of Chinese art in the world!), sites showcasing different ethnic cultures, and performances are both fun and educational. Dates: July 3-30, 2017 8 units: CHN 109G + CHN 198

Art of Calligraphy

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
4 – 5pm
Sproul Hall

Beginning and intermediate calligraphy classes where you will learn basic calligraphy techniques, try to write simple Chinese characters in standard script with calligraphy brushes, practice patience and find a moment of tranquility.

Registration is now closed. 

Organized by: Confucius Institute at UC Davis, Global Affairs

Zumba!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
International House Davis, 10 College Park

Join instructor Shahzana Ali for Zumba class! Dance and movement classes are offered regularly throughout the year and the cost for any of the movement classes is membership at I-House. For students, $20 annually and for an individual, $40 annually. Membership signups are available on the International House Davis website.

Organized by: International House Davis

International Friendship Program Fall Welcome BBQ

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
5:30 – 7:00pm
I-House

Join us for the Welcome Dinner for the International Friendship Program.  Apply to this program to be matched with an international visitor or a local host to spend time together to share cultures and get to know each other.  Participants do activities together like sharing occasional meals, bike rides, walks, sports events, holiday celebrations and outings. It's a great way to make a new friendlearn about another culture, and engage with Davis' diverse international community! Join this program co-sponsored by the Davis International House and SISS International Programs. Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags or reusable bags at this event! 

Register for this event by emailing: sissconnect@ucdavis.edu, or you are also welcome to drop by.

Organized by: SISS International Programs and I-House Davis

Capoeira!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
International House Davis, 10 College Park

Join instructor Susan Pike for capoeira class! Dance and movement classes are offered regularly throughout the year and the cost for any of the movement classes is membership at I-House. For students, $20 annually and for an individual, $40 annually. Membership signups are available on the International House Davis website.

Organized by: International House Davis

Wednesday

The More YOU Know: Knowledge is Power

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Memorial Union Tabling

Visit the Aggies for Humanity who will be tabling outside the MU for an opportunity to expand your knowledge on topics concerning the Middle East and win free candy!

Organized by: Aggies for Humanity

Study Abroad in Animal Science - Info Session

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
12 – 1pm
Meyer Hall

Animal science is an increasingly important major in this deeply interdependent world. Bring your studies to life by completing major courses, research, or internships abroad. Program offerings allow you to pursue your degree in many countries and languages, including Australia, South Africa, Scotland, Hong Kong, Ghana…the list goes on. Come learn about opportunities to study abroad as an animal science major.

Lunch will be provided (please RSVP: asac@ucdavis.edu).

Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs

Summer Abroad Spain, "Spanish Art" - Info Session

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
12 – 1pm
International Center

This program explores the relation among Spanish art, culture and politics at different points in history and the way cultures determine artistic representations. The arrival in Spain of the Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, and French among others shaped the cultural and artistic legacies of the country and determined what Spain is today. Similarly, the works of Spanish master painters (Velazquez, El Greco, Goya, Picasso, and Dalí) clearly show the impact of politics on Spanish art, Finally, cultural manifestations like flamenco and bullfighting could only be understood as a result of the multicultural background of the country. We will experience first hand the interaction between art, culture and politics by visiting some of the most emblematic cities of Spain - Madrid, Burgos, Salamanca, Bilbao and Santander, and exploring their museums, monuments and traditions.

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Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs

Quarter Abroad Taiwan, "Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Taipei": Info Session

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
3:10 – 4:00 p.m.
Chemistry Building

Spend spring quarter in Taipei studying pharmaceutical chemistry at one of the top 20 research institutions in the world. This specialized program offers students the opportunity to earn UC Davis chemistry units and participate in optional research internships at Academia Sinica. In addition, it allows chemistry majors with the necessary coursework to achieve a degree in pharmaceutical chemistry. The in-depth research experience provides greater exposure to the process of drug discovery and helps students clarify career goals in a myriad of scientific professions.

The program will be structured with a fixed curriculum for the quarter. The structure will allow for lectures, discussions, laboratory, and research units. Courses will be taught consecutively by three different UC Davis chemistry faculty and several UC Davis teaching assistants at the facilities of Academia Sinica. Students will also be assisted by Academia Sinica lab assistants.

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Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs

Teaching English in France

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
3 – 4pm
912 Sproul Hall

Interested in teaching English in France after graduation? Join the French Department on Wednesday November 16 at 3 PM in 912 Sproul Hall to learn more about the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), a joint initiative of the French Ministry of Education, the Centre international d’études pedagogiques, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Two former assistants will provide information on the requirements to apply for the program and will answer questions about their experience teaching in France.

TAPIF places 1,200 Americans each year in teaching assistant positions in French public primary and secondary schools. Assistants work in all regions of metropolitan France, as well as in Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, and Reunion.

If you have questions or cannot make the event, feel free to contact mnmontgomery@ucdavis.edu or check out the program's website at frenchculture.org/tapif

Study Abroad in History and International Relations - Info Session

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
4 – 5pm
Social Sciences and Humanities Building

Garibaldi, Moctezuma, Generalisimo Franco, Tupac Amaru, Winston Churchill, Josephine Baker… Why not study history where it was made? Study international relations, human rights, and peace and conflict studies at top tier universities around the world – from Berlin to Capetown, to Buenos Aires, surrounded by museums, battlegrounds, peace treaty sites, and populations culturally shaped by long historical memories. Understand and feel your studies in situ.

Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs

POSTPONED: Opportunities Abroad: Panel and Presentation

Join us for a presentation about the various international exchange opportunities available to UC Davis students, such as study abroad, Blum grants and the Critical Language Scholarship. Hear from a panel of UC Davis students with international education experience who will share about what their experiences were like and answer any questions. Learn about how you can approach these international exchange opportunities and take advantage of them through learning from others on topics such as how they financed their international education experience. Refreshments will be provided! Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags and reusable bags at this event! 

Organized by: American Association of University Women

Movie: Silvestre Pantaleón

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
7:30 p.m. Doors Open, 8:00 p.m. Screening begins
International House Davis, 10 College Park

65min by Roberto Olivares Ruiz and Jonathan D. Amith

The story of an elderly man from the Nahuatl-speaking village of San Agustín Oapan, Mexico. It begins as a local curandero reads the protagonist's fortune in the cards and diagnoses the costly remedy to his ills: a complex series of offerings to the hearth, the ants, the river, and the deceased. Silvestre Pantaleón then struggles to pull together the money needed to pay for the curing ceremony and provide for his family, dedicating himself to the only remunerative activities he knows: handcrafting rope (made from the fibers of an agave plant) for religious ceremonies and making seldom-used household objects that he alone still has the skills to produce. Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags and reusable bags at this event! 

Organized by: Consulate General of Mexico in SacramentoGlobal AffairsHemispheric Institute on the AmericasInternational House Davis

Thursday

Meet the UC Davis Police Department!

Thursday, November 17, 2016
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fire/Police Building (Next to the West Entry Parking Structure)

You are invited to come meet the UC Davis Police Department at this fun fair in honor of International Education Week! Designed for the international community, and open to the public, this is an opportunity to meet your campus law enforcement, play your favorite officer in ping pong, take a photo in a photo book, pick up free bike lights, t-shirts, pizza, popcorn water and, if win the trivia game, you can enter a raffle to win a new bike or helmet! Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags and reusable bags at this event! 

Organized by: UC Davis Police Department Global Liaison Unit

Quarter Abroad UK, "British Culture and Internships in London" - Info Session

Thursday, November 17, 2016
3:00 – 4:00 pm
International Center

Spend spring quarter in the heart of London! You will take two upper-division English courses focusing on the rich culture, literature, and history of England—with a special focus this year on London crime stories, from Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper to contemporary fiction about London’s underbelly. Students will take classes in the fashionable borough of Kensington, near Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, and visit the real-life places where the fiction is set. You will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a professional internship for 18-20 hours a week in almost any field. In past years, student internships have included positions at museums, publishers, health organizations and marketing firms. Excursions out and about in London are an integral part of the program, and, beyond London, students can expect to visit Cambridge University, Stonehenge, and other cultural attractions outside London. After acceptance into the program, students are required to complete additional application materials for their internship placement.

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Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs

Chinese Food Lecture: "The Five Flavors"

Thursday, November 17, 2016
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
International Center

The blend of the five flavors, together with knife skills and optimal heating, is the secret to making Chinese food delicious. This presentation introduces the major seasonings of the five flavors, and the principles and methods of blending them. Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags and reusable bags at this event! 

Register for this lecture on the Confucius Institute website.

Organized by: Confucius Institute at UC Davis, Global Affairs

International Relations Student Association Fall Networking Event

Thursday, November 17, 2016
7:00 p.m.
DeCarli Room, Memorial Union

Join us for this free networking event for all students who are interested in global affairs as well as getting more involved on campus and with careers.  Several student organizations, professional contacts, and representatives of UC Davis academic departments will be in attendance to talk personally with students and help them build meaningful connections to further their aims whether career, academic, or social. This is an opportunity to advance your future and at the same time have a little fun and make friends. Refreshments will be provided! Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags and reusable bags at this event! 

Organized by: International Relations Student Association

Afghan Student Association Discussion

Thursday, November 17, 2016
8:15 p.m.
Wellman 106

Join the Afghan Student Association for a discussion about the role of the minority in today’s society what can be done to rekindle.  

Organized by: Afghan Student Association

Movie: Los otros Californios

Thursday, November 17, 2016
7:30 p.m. Doors Open, 8:00 p.m. Screening begins
International House Davis, 10 College Park

80min by Cesar Talamantes

Documentary that tracks the ranches of Baja California in Mexico, addresses the history of the people who inhabit the ranches scattered throughout the mountains and deserts as well as the isolation.

The film shows the living conditions that inhabitants of this population deal with. In the area water is a luxury, food is enough for subsistence and often they are responsible for raising animals if they want to eat. A free life of luxury, where the most important is survival. Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags and reusable bags at this event! 

Organized by: Consulate General of Mexico in SacramentoGlobal AffairsHemispheric Institute on the AmericasInternational House Davis

Friday

International Student Festival

Friday, November 18, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, International Center

Join over 290 international UC Davis Extension students who will showcase their 20+countries and cultures in a variety of ways (e.g., music, crafts, dance, arts, food, etc.) for UC Davis students, scholars, faculty, and staff to find an international experience on campus. Some international food and beverages will be served. Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags and reusable bags at this event! 

Organized by: UC Davis Extension International English and Professional Programs

Movie: Dalai Lama's Compassion in Action (Compassion in Action (original title)

Friday, November 18, 2016
7:30 p.m. Doors Open, 8:00 p.m. Screening begins
International House Davis, 10 College Park

60min by Khashyar Darvich

Open your heart, and become the change. What truly brings us happiness? What are the essential problems facing our world today, and how can we solve them? What is at the heart and soul of the cultural Hungry Ghosts that seek happiness and fulfillment through money and things, instead of from within? In this inspiring and thought-provoking film, 'Compassion in Action', the Dalai Lama and some of the most innovative and revolutionary thinkers of our time explore the sources of unhappiness and happiness in our world. This film is a deeper exploration of the ideas presented in the internationally successful documentary film 'Dalai Lama Awakening' (narrated by actor Harrison Ford), directed by award-winning Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich. Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags and reusable bags at this event! 

Organized by: Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, Global Affairs, Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, International House Davis

Saturday

I-House Thanksgiving Dinner

Saturday, November 19, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. s
International House Davis, 10 College Park

One of the most enjoyable I-House events of the year. a traditional, American Thanksgiving dinner, returns on Saturday, November 19, 2016!

It's an evening dedicated to building friendships and showing thanks for our community. ;The meal is open to students, community members, and international visitors. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the buffet dinner will be served at 6 pm.

Tickets are $20, UC Davis Students and I-House members qualify for a $5 discount. Tickets can also be purchased at International House Davis, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Buy Tickets Online

Organized by: International House Davis

City Lights Fall Formal

Saturday, November 19, 2016
7:30 p.m.
UC Davis Conference Center

Join Visions at UCD at our fall formal on Saturday, November 19th! Celebrate a night of amazing performances, great food, "lit" music and fun! Come dressed to impress, and be part of our initiatives! Cultural/formal attire recommended.

Tabling will start the week of Monday, November 7th. If you'd like to buy pre-sale tickets, message any of the board members, who will be carrying tickets all week.

Pre sale: $15 (Ends Friday, November 4th)
Regular sale: $17
At the Door: $20

Organized by: Visions at UC Davis