With ink and watercolors, a doctoral student at the University of California, Davis, is helping Syrian refugees thousands of miles away to pursue their education too. Maureen Burdock, who already has a career as an artist, designer and illustrator, designed the comic book for Article 26 Backpack, which launches in Lebanon June 15.
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.
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 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.
Bhutan is said to be the happiest country in the world. Beginning this summer, students at UC Davis will have the opportunity to experience this place for themselves through a four-week study abroad program entitled Bhutan: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.
On March 27, incoming Mexican undergraduates from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), visited with Mexican Consul General Liliana Ferrer in Sacramento as part of the Student Mobility Partnership, a joint collaboration between UC Davis Extension’s Global Study Program and UC Davis Global Affairs.
The University of California, Davis, has been recognized for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for American students of all backgrounds through the Gilman Program.
In today’s competitive economy, it takes more than a college degree to convince employers that graduates are ready for the workforce. This paper analyzes research to demonstrate that in this globalized era, study abroad has become one of the most powerful ways to prove to employers that graduates have in-demand skills for the contemporary workplace.
The Global Affairs department at University of California, Davis has an ambitious goal: it is aiming for 100% of its students to gain a life-shaping intercultural experience by graduation. Vice provost and associate chancellor of Global Affairs, Joanna Regulska, told The PIE News about the creation of the Global Education for All program and what it means for students who take part.
The Global Affairs division at the University of California, Davis has set an ambitious goal of ensuring all students have access to a learning experience that will prepare them to succeed in an interconnected world and global job market. Vice provost and associate chancellor of Global Affairs, Joanna Regulska, told The PIE News that the global learning experience can take “numerous forms”.