For the 2018–19 academic year, 13 UC Davis students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright fellowships—the largest group of Aggies ever awarded—with the recipients’ global footprint stretching from Mexico to Malaysia, Iceland to Taiwan.
A UC Davis Ph.D. student and a faculty member recently received reciprocal grants from the U.S. Department of State and IREX to continue their partnerships with UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows in Rwanda and Cote D’Ivoire.
My work involves effecting social change, by exploring the relationship between energy access and gender-based violence through international development organizations, so I was placed in the Public Management track at the University of California, Davis. I had the most unique experiences of my life in the six weeks I spent there.
The U.S. Department of State and IREX announced the 71 Americans selected to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Reciprocal Exchange Component, including two UC Davis affiliates.
Community service is one cornerstone of the Mandela Washington Fellowship and during their six weeks in California, the 25 young African leaders at UC Davis explored a myriad of ways to uplift and give back to the local communities. In total, the 2018 UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows planted 30 trees in Woodland, pruned and mulched 59 trees along the Davis greenbelt, harvested 960 pounds of produce and volunteered eight hours to prepare and serve meals for Davis Community Meals.
Arriving this past Thursday and staying through July 27, 24 Mandela Fellows from 17 countries will participate in a program through UC Davis Global Affairs which includes programming focused on public finance and planning, public relations and transparency, community engagement and policy evaluation.
UC Davis was selected as one of 27 partner institutions to host the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and Global Affairs is set to run a Public Management Institute this summer (June 20–July 27, 2018). The 2018 Mandela Fellows are welcomed from 17 countries and bring with them a passion for public policy and partnership.
Over the past four decades or so, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows have traveled from all over the world to American universities—including the University of California, Davis—for professional and leadership development. The Humphrey Fellows also find time for traveling within the United States, and this past spring, the UC Davis Fellows traveled to Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.