Global Education & Student Life

UC Davis Students Recognized as UN Millennium Fellows

August 15, 2018
Millennium Fellows have been selected on just 30 campuses across 13 nations from every region of the globe. As fellows, UC Davis students receive training, recognition, and virtual linkage with fellows and universities around the world from August through November—in support of making the UN Sustainable Development Goals a reality.

UC Davis Honors International Community at Graduation Celebration

July 02, 2018
To give guests—ranging from family, friends, and colleagues to academic advisors, local officials, and members of the UC Davis Police Department—greater insight into international student experiences and perspectives, two graduates shared their stories. Titcho Farima Kone Kito of Burkina Faso spoke on behalf of the undergraduate class and Zidong Li of China represented graduate students.

A Cinderella story 16 years in the making

June 06, 2018
As an adolescent, Ogbu-Nwobodo came to the U.S. from Nigeria, in hopes of pursuing an education and becoming a doctor. Now, 16 years after graduating high school at the top of her class, the newly-minted UC Davis M.D. is heading to a residency at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital, with plans to practice psychiatry for the poor and underserved.

5 Ways to Get a Global Perspective for Better Career Options

May 30, 2018
Increasingly, employers are looking for students who understand the challenges and embrace the opportunities that come with globalization. So, how can students prepare for professional and personal success in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world? Here are five of the many ways to gain a global perspective, open doors to new career options and make friends along the way.

UC Davis Among Top Producers for Gilman Scholarships for Programs Abroad

May 07, 2018
UC Davis was recently recognized as a top producer of Gilman scholars for 2016-17 with the third highest number — at 47 — among universities with more than 15,000 undergraduates. Supporting students in applying for the Gilman grants is among the ways UC Davis is helping more students of diverse backgrounds experience a global education — from introducing shorter intersession seminars abroadto creating intercultural experiences locally. Global Affairs at UC Davis is championing “Global Education for All” as one of the Big Ideas for the university’s next comprehensive fundraising campaign.