Global Education & Student Life

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.

Study Abroad Matters: Linking Higher Education to the Contemporary Workforce through International Experience

March 28, 2018
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.

Interview with Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost of Global Affairs, UC Davis, US

March 28, 2018
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.

UC Davis wants ‘Global Education for All’ students

March 28, 2018
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”.