International Education Week 2017 Events

International Education Week Events

November 13 - 17, 2017

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday


Monday, November 13

Internship and Career Center Workshop for International Graduate Students

Location: International Center 3119
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Learn about career opportunities at this workshop for international graduate students.

Organized by: Internship and Career Center, Services for International Students and Scholars - Global Affairs


Global Engagement Monday - Kickoff Event for International Education Week

Location: International Center Lobby
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Join us for a special Global Engagement Monday! To kick off International Education Week, the UC Davis Global Ambassadors will provide presentations about eight of the more than 110 countries our international students and scholars come from. The event will allow students to engage in educational and intercultural activities to learn about different countries and cultures, identify commonalities, and see the uniqueness of each.

This event is an opportunity for the community to learn more about where our students come from, challenging our own knowledge, assumptions, and biases about those places and people, and nurturing intercultural competency. Enjoy performances by students groups and free appetizers.

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


The Art of Traditional Chinese Painting

Location: International Center 3119
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Chinese traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush with black ink. The depth is expressed by dark and light tones. You will learn such techniques as brush control, and the delicate balance of ink and water. You will learn how to paint bamboo, orchid, panda, insects, landscape, etc.

Organized by: Confucius Institute at UC Davis - Global Affairs


Tuesday, November 14

Grant Writing Workshop for International Fieldwork

Location: International Center 2119
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Are you interested in obtaining grant funds to go abroad? Come learn about the Blum Center's Awards Programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Blum fellows have gone to more than 50 countries, and have made a difference in communities in need worldwide. You can become one of the 2018 Blum Fellows. Join us to learn how.

Organized by: Blum Center for Developing Economics- Global Affairs


Humanizing Deportation/Humanizando la Deportacion

Location: Manetti Shrem Museum
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Join the binational production team of Humanizing Deportation as they introduce their bilingual digital storytelling project and discuss the methodological, ethical and political issues that they have encountered. Launched in Tijuana, Humanizing Deportation is a collaboration between UC Davis and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and part of the multi-year Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies.

Together, the team is producing an open access archive of personal stories about deportation with community members, making visible the range of humanitarian issues that mass human displacement has created, providing a human face to the current deportation crisis.

Organized by: Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies


The Art of Calligraphy

Location: International Center 2119
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Calligraphy, a 5,000-year-old art form, is a cultural symbol of China and an embodiment of Chinese philosophy. In this class, you will learn basic calligraphy techniques, write simple Chinese characters in standard script with brush, practice patience and find moments of tranquility.

Organized by: Confucius Institute at UC Davis - Global Affairs


UC Davis Dining Commons: Special International Education Week Dinner

Location: UC Davis Dining Commons (Segundo, Tercero, Cuarto)
Time: 4:45pm-8:00 pm

UC Davis Dining Commons celebrates International Education Week 2017. Relish the delicious International cuisine prepared by the Dining Commons all week long! Enjoy Chef Robert Morton’s International Special Dinner on Tuesday, November 14!

Organized by: UC Davis Student Housing and Dining Services


Pal Program International Potluck

Location: International House Davis, Community Room
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Pal Program participants are hosting an international potluck open to students interested in all things international! Learn more about the Pal Program and try a wide variety of homemade dishes.

Organized by: International and Academic English, Club International


International Game Night - International Trivia Night

Location: Memorial Union Games Area
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Join Quiz Bowl at UC Davis, Center for Student Involvement, and Global Affairs to test your knowledge of international trivia! Teams of up to six are invited to compete with a chance to win a grand prize. Start brushing up on your history and geography knowledge now.

Organized by: Global Affairs, Center for Student Involvement, Quiz Bowl Club


Wednesday, November 15

International Partner Reception

Location: International House Davis
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Partners and dependents of international students and scholars are invited to this special edition of the Connections weekly meeting at International House Davis. Based on simple kindness and an interest in making friends from all over the world, members host an open-house with coffee/tea and baked goodies. You are welcome to bring your children. There is also a craft table and a children's play area.

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


Quarter Abroad UK, "Organic Chemistry in Nottingham"

Location: International Center 2119
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Complete a key UC Davis organic chemistry sequence in one quarter while studying in historic England. The 128ABC plus 129A (lab) sequence serves chemistry, chemical engineering and food science majors and satisfies the organic chemistry requirement for professional schools such as UC Davis VetMed. The courses are taught by UC Davis instructors on-site and are accompanied by a course on the local industry, history and culture.

The University of Nottingham is a leader in the field of sustainable chemistry and the East Midlands region is rich in history and natural beauty. Nottingham is two hours from London by train and a short flight away from Dublin, Paris, Brussels and beyond.

Organized by: Study Abroad - Global Affairs


Financial Aid For Study Abroad

Location: International Center 2119
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Come learn about how your financial aid will follow you for study abroad! And, find out what scholarships are avaliable to you!

Organized by: Study Abroad - Global Affairs, Financial Aid


International Cafe - Language Diversity Fair

Location: International Center Lobby
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Come celebrate the many languages used and learned in our community at the Language Diversity Fair. Showcasing the intimate relationship between language and culture, the fair will give participants a chance to experience many different languages and enjoy first-hand the cultural contexts in which they are used.

Learn to sing in Spanish with a Mariachi band, to write Chinese characters through Chinese calligraphy and paper-cutting, to say the salutations of Indian and Pakistani festivals in Hindi and Urdu, to samba in Portuguese, and much more!

Additionally, explore some of the newest web-based language learning tools available and challenge yourself in pronouncing different languages in the friendly competition sponsored by the Davis Language Center. We look forward to seeing all of you Multilingual Aggies there!

Organized by: Davis Language Center, Services for International Students and Scholars - Global Affairs


Quarter Abroad Japan, "Language and Culture in Kyoto"

Location: International Center 2119
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

This program takes place in beautiful Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital. While attending Kyoto Seika University, students will enroll in the third-quarter sequential course in first-year, second-year, or third-year Japanese, taught by contracted teachers from a professional language school. 

You will take part in an intensive culture and field trip course, participate in exciting excursions, and spend spring quarter exploring the cultural riches that Kyoto and the surrounding regions have to offer!

Organized by: Study Abroad - Global Affairs


International Game Night - Global Games Night

Location: Memorial Union Games Area
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Organized by: Global Affairs, Center for Student Involvement


Thursday, November 16

Scholar Coffee Break

Location: International Center 3119
Time: 8:00am-9:00am

Held the hour before the start of New J-1 Scholar Orientation, the Scholar Coffee Break is for all scholars, both newly arrived and settled. Coffee and donuts will be served, and scholars can connect with other scholars from all around the campus and the world.

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


Edmond Dédé: Selections from the Opera "Morgiane" and more...

Location: Ann E. Pitzer Center, Recital Hall
Time: 12:05pm-1:00pm

A free-born native of New Orleans, Edmond Dédé (1827–1901) spent over four decades conducting orchestras in Bordeaux, France. His recently found but never-performed opera, Morgiane (1888), is the earliest full-length opera by an African American composer.

UC Davis Professor of History Sally McKee, author of The Exile’s Song: Edmond Dédé and the Unfinished Revolutions of the Atlantic World (Yale University Press, 2017) will offer some remarks on the work’s significance.

Organized by: UC Davis Department of Music


Spoken World Story Jam

Location: International Center Lobby
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Join us as UC Davis students, faculty and staff regale us with personal stories about mountain top rescues, troubles at the border, and treetop hideouts!  Through the art of storytelling we create connection and understanding of who we are as a global university. 

Organized by: Study Abroad - Global Affairs


All Talk and Action

Location: Manetti Shrem Museum
Time: 5:30pm-9:00pm

Express yourself through words and actions as we dive into the power of stories. Hear spoken word in the Courtyard and step up to add your voice at our open mic. Be part of color abstraction experiments in the Parker Art Studio.

Remember story time from when you were a kid? This is not that story time! Come see what it's all about.

Organized by: Third Thursdays: Student Party


"Afuera": Film Screening and Discussion

Location: Student Community Center, Meeting Room D
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

This short film from 2016 addresses the hidden narratives of trans Latinas, centering on Jennifer, an undocumented trans Latina who relies on sex work for income. Discussion will follow the screening. Presented by Yik'al Kuyum, which, as part of the Student Recruitment and Retention Center, provides holistic support to Chicanx/Latinx students.

This event is free and open to the public. Presented in connection with the 2017-18 Campus Community Book Project, featuring Janet Mock's Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More.

For more information on the Campus Community Book Project, please visit ccbp.ucdavis.edu.

Organized by: UC Davis Yik'al Kuyum - Student Recruitment and Retention Center


International Game Night - International Karaoke

Location: Memorial Union Games Area
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Jhankaar, Center for Student Involvement, and Global Affairs will be hosting an international karaoke night. Now is your chance to sign your favorite international hits! Jhankaar is UC Davis’ premier South-Asian A capella team so you won’t want to miss this fun event.

Organized by: Global Affairs, Center for Student Involvement, Jhankaar Acapella


Friday, November 17

International Fair

Location: International Center
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm

Join us for this year’s International Fair! UC Davis student organizations, departments and units will showcase the variety of ways to be internationally engaged at UC Davis.

Explore cultural booths from international student organizations, check out music and dance from around the world, learn about opportunities to study or work abroad, try out cuisine from international food trucks, and much more!

Share your International Education Week experiences using #GlobalAggie. 

Organized by: Global Affairs, UC Davis Extension - Center for International Education


Grant Writing Workshop for International Fieldwork

Location: International Center 2119
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Are you interested in obtaining grant funds to go abroad? Come learn about the Blum Center's Awards Programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Blum fellows have gone to more than 50 countries, and have made a difference in communities in need worldwide. You can become one of the 2018 Blum Fellows. Join us to learn how.

Organized by: Blum Center for Developing Economics - Global Affairs