Global Education & Student Life

What to Know About Transportation at U.S. Colleges

October 01, 2019
Julia Ann Easley, a spokeswoman for UC—Davis, says the school provides international students with a lot of information about transportation options, such as using the school's vintage double-decker buses from London. She says the school's International Student and Scholar Handbook, a web resource downloadable as a PDF, offers comprehensive information about transportation. The handbook addresses questions like: "Where can I get a bicycle?" "What are car shares?" and "Can I drive legally in California?"

New Lineup of Study Abroad Programs Announced for 2020

September 25, 2019
For students eager to add international experiences to their careers at UC Davis, Global Affairs and the new Global Learning Hub are pleased to announce an exciting expansion of the lineup of faculty-led study abroad and internship programs for 2019-20. This includes new programs in Tanzania, Lebanon, Antarctica and a variety of locations in Latin America, Asia and Europe.

8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Campus Job

September 17, 2019
I asked a few of our current student assistants what advice they would give prospective job applicants, for Global Affairs or anywhere else on campus, and here's what they had to say.

The Changing Role of the SIO: New Directions in Internationalization and Student Success

September 12, 2019
Change is inevitable. Senior international officers (SIOs) must keep up with these shifts, facilitating access to global learning that prepares each and every one of our students for current and future challenges and opportunities. We must also ensure that we recognize and cultivate the capabilities of our students coming to campus with significant experiences navigating across cultures and systems.

Global Aggies: Finding “Home” in Narrative Environments

September 10, 2019
Melanie Montoya, a design major at UC Davis, shares her global learning experiences while on campus and abroad—two UCEAP study abroad programs; creating a KDVS radio show centered around design and intercultural learning; joined multiple global on-campus student orgs; a member of the Chancellor’s Job Leadership Shadowing Program; and more!

The Gunrock Bot that Could

August 21, 2019
A UC Davis team of 11 international students won the Amazon Alexa Prize—and $500,000—thanks to the performance of their artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, affectionately named Gunrock.