Global Education & Student Life

UC Davis Alumni Using Solar Power to Fight Jaundice on Global Scale

January 11, 2019
With an extra boost in funding after winning the competition's Global Poverty Alleviation Award sponsored by the Blum Center for Developing Economies within Global Affairs during the Graduate School of Management's 2018 Big Bang! Business competition, Scott He and Nicolle Ma are improving jaundice treatment on a global scale.

Educating the Global Citizen

January 07, 2019
Seminars abroad are one of many new opportunities envisioned as UC Davis moves toward a goal of giving every student some global exposure before graduation, an initiative dubbed Global Education for All.

International Relations Majors Seek Peace and Security through Global Learning

December 20, 2018
Myriah Smith ’16 is an advocate for human rights. As an international relations major in UC Davis’ College of Letters and Science, she chose the peace and security track because it resonated most with her passion for securing the rights of people affected by conflicts, political violence, and ethnically/religiously targeted discrimination. But Smith knew what she wanted to study long before she was a student at UC Davis.

First-Ever UC Davis Millennium Fellows Creating More Awareness of UN Goals on Campus

December 10, 2018
Thanks to UC Davis’ selection as one of 30 campuses across the world to support Millennium Fellows through the 2018–19 academic year, 14 student leaders are gaining leadership training opportunities and direct experience in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a collection of 17 goals that address global challenges—on campus.

Student Team Wins Amazon Alexa Artificial Intelligence Challenge

November 27, 2018
A team of students from the University of California, Davis, has won the global 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize and a $500,000 prize for creating a “chatbot” that can converse engagingly with humans on a range of topics such as entertainment, sports, politics, technology and fashion.

Global Education Initiative in process at UC Davis

November 23, 2018
The Global Education Initiative is a program being developed by UC Davis Global Affairs that intends to incorporate the realities of a globally-connected world into UC Davis students’ education.

Trying leafy greens from a sweet potato plant

November 19, 2018
In Ethiopia, where sweet potatoes can be a staple crop, UC Davis graduate student Lauren Howe recently helped farmers taste test the leaves and consider this familiar crop in a new culinary light.

Engineering Graduate Students Travel to Germany for Biophotonics Exchange Program

November 13, 2018
Six UC Davis Ph.D. students from the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group traveled to Jena, Germany this September for a weeklong summer school on clinical biophotonics. These students attended lectures, visited cutting-edge research labs and presented their research to their German peers and leading experts in the field while immersing themselves in German culture.

Biology on the Emerald Isle: Study Abroad Program Provides Transformative Experiences

October 08, 2018
Joanne Newens entered UC Davis as a nutrition major on the pre-med track. At first, courses in the biological sciences were steppingstones on the path to medical school. She enrolled in prerequisites, spent time studying in the library and attended lectures. But something was missing from her life in academia.

My Summer Abroad…

September 30, 2018
Hundreds of students partake in summer Study Abroad trips every year, traveling anywhere from Asia to Europe to Africa. Here are the unique stories of three of those students.