A Physical Hub for International Activities
The International Center at UC Davis, located where campus and community meet at 463 California Avenue, welcomes domestic and international students and scholars alike to share experiences, engage in dialogue, and be a part of community events.
Global Affairs shares the space with UC Davis Extension's Center for International Education.
UC Davis Global Affairs' Office of the Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor, Services for International Students and Scholars, and Study Abroad, as well as UC Davis Extension's Center for International Education are located at the International Center. The center contains classrooms, administrative offices, and gathering spaces including a multipurpose room, a large lobby area and an outdoor courtyard.
Committed to being green, UC Davis ranks third in the world for campus sustainability, and the International Center is among more than 20 buildings at UC Davis that is LEED (Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design) certified.
Food and Coffee Offerings
In April of 2018, the Confucius Institute at UC Davis, Global Affairs, and Student Housing and Dining Services teamed up with Chef David Tu, Lee Kum Kee, and Live and Love Halal to open the first Chinese food truck on campus: Chinese Flavors.
Chinese Flavors rotates between the International Center and other campus spots. Visit the Student Housing and Dining Services website for the full UC Davis food truck schedule. In addition, the International Center proudly brews Peet's Coffee in the lobby. For more information on hours, visit the Student Housing and Dining Services website.
Open to the community and led by remarks from Representative John Garamendi, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter, Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor Joanna Regulska, and UC Davis Extension Dean Paul M. McNeil, the grand opening of the International Center was in April of 2017.
During his keynote, Representative Garamendi said, “Something very important is happening here today. It’s an opening, a celebration, it’s a door to our future that all of you have unlocked, and in doing so, you have brought the promise of a good future. We must welcome the entire world and all its curiosity and all its beauty and all its languages and all its cultures.”
The UC Davis International Center is located on the corner of Russell Blvd and California Ave at 463 California Ave, Davis, CA 95616. Hours of the center are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for university holidays when the center is closed.
About Global Affairs at UC Davis
Global Affairs brings the world to UC Davis, welcoming more than 8,400 international students, scholars and leaders, and hosting programs that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement. Compelled by the valuable outcomes of thinking globally, we make transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty studying and researching internationally—and by facilitating collaborations that tackle the world’s most pressing problems through more than 150 international partnerships.
Putting our vision of a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this interconnected world into action, Global Affairs is now in pursuit of an ambitious goal: Global Education for All.