Preparing Global Leaders and Change Makers
Complex, interconnected global challenges and opportunities call for a reimagined paradigm in higher education—one that equips students with the tools they need to build global awareness, collaborate ethically across cultures and take equitable, sustainable action. Today’s world offers students endless possibilities for global learning, and Global Affairs supports UC Davis in making these possibilities a reality for every student.
Our vision is expansive: global education is not limited to a particular type of experience or found only in remote locations, but can take place anywhere and at any time. Whether conducting public health research in Sacramento or agricultural economics research in the San Joaquin Valley, studying architecture and design in Japan, completing a virtual internship at a business with a multinational footprint, exploring family members’ immigration experiences through the arts, or developing friendships in the Global Engagement Opportunity living-learning community, Aggies will learn about the global dimensions of their chosen field. By understanding their local contexts in new ways, they will grow globally aware and engaged.
As the demand for skills like critical thinking, intercultural communication, digital fluency and inclusive community-building grow among students and employers, it is essential that every student has opportunities to cultivate these strengths. Robust courses, experiential learning opportunities through internships, project-based research and community-engaged service, and residential and student-led programs are key components of our vision to extend global education into all aspects of our students’ experiences.
As they prepare to pursue careers or postgraduate education, Aggies will have access to professional preparation that helps them showcase the impact of their global education.
With your support, we can immerse every undergraduate, graduate and professional student in a global education and prepare them to make a difference, locally and globally.