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International Education Week

Celebrating Global Aggies

For almost 20 years, UC Davis has celebrated the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange during International Education Week, an initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education. The national week brings opportunities to participate in cultural and educational programming here at UC Davis and share your international stories and experiences on social media using #GlobalAggies.

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What is International Education Week?

International Education Week (November 15-19, 2021) is a national week of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Global Affairs encourages students, faculty, and staff to submit campus-related international programming for UC Davis’ International Education Week calendar and to share their international stories and experiences on social media using #GlobalAggies.

International Education Week at UC Davis

At UC Davis, International Education Week often brings opportunities for students, staff and faculty to explore international programming such as:

  • global learning events, across campus, for connecting with students, scholars, and families;
  • Study Abroad info sessions and workshops for grant writing for international field work; and
  • film previews and discussions.

International Education Week Schedule of Events

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021

Study Abroad Info Sessions

Join us to learn about upcoming UC Davis and UCEAP study abroad programs. We will discuss the enrollment process, units you will receive, details about the locations, accommodations, program structure, transcript notation, funding opportunities and more.

Aria Aber, Creative Writing Reading Series

  • Date/Time: Monday, November 15, 2021, 4:30–5:30 p.m. PST
  • Organizers: UC Davis Department of English, Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts Program, and the UC Davis Library
  • Location: Zoom Registration

Aria Aber's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Kenyon Review, The Poetry Review and elsewhere. She is the author of Hard Damage, which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and a Whiting Award. Event webpage.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2021

Study Abroad Info Sessions

Join us to learn about upcoming UC Davis and UCEAP study abroad programs. We will discuss the enrollment process, units you will receive, details about the locations, accommodations, program structure, transcript notation, funding opportunities and more.

LiNK Documentary Viewing

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 6:10–7:30 p.m. PST
  • Organizers: Liberty in North Korea at UC Davis
  • Location: Wellman 3

Come join Liberty in North Korea for a viewing of "The Jangmadang Generation." Featuring hidden camera footage from inside North Korea, as well as firsthand experiences of eight North Korean defectors, this documentary sheds light on how North Korea's millennial generation is breaking away from their country's status quo. The documentary is about 50 minutes long and there will be a discussion afterwards. Event flyer.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021

Study Abroad Info Sessions

Join us to learn about upcoming UC Davis and UCEAP study abroad programs. We will discuss the enrollment process, units you will receive, details about the locations, accommodations, program structure, transcript notation, funding opportunities and more.

Global Discussions with Humphrey Fellows

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 9–10 a.m. PST
  • Organizers: Humphrey Fellowship Program, UC Davis Global Affairs
  • Location: Zoom link (registration not required)

This event is an opportunity to have an unstructured one-on-one conversation in breakout rooms with someone from another country. Inspired by the Human Library Project, this is a safe space to learn about sensitive topics involving race, culture, identity, and more. We are joined by Humphrey Fellows from Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Eritrea, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Liberia, Panama, and Sudan. All are welcome; come prepared to discuss in a one-on-one or small group format. Program webpage.

Exploring Global Careers: Global Health

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10–11:15 a.m. PST
  • Organizers: UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA), UC Davis Global Affairs, UC Davis Health Professions Advising
  • Location: Registration

CAAA has partnered with Global Affairs and Health Professions Advising to present Exploring Global Careers: Global Health. Join us for this panel to network with and learn from leading professionals about what it takes to build a successful global health career in their region of the world.

DHI Human Rights Film Festival—200 Meters Q&A with Filmmaker Ameen Nayfeh

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 5:10–6:00 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Humanities Institute
  • Location: Zoom Registration

Mustafa and his wife Salwa are from two Palestinian West Bank villages only 200 meters apart, but split by Israel’s separation wall. Mustafa lives on the Palestinian-controlled side of the wall, and Salwa and their children on the Israeli side. One day Mustafa gets the call every parent dreads: his son has been in an accident and is in the hospital. Mustafa will do anything to reach him, and after being denied access through the checkpoint on a technicality, he embarks upon a journey to cross the border illegally. The 200-meter distance soon becomes a 200-kilometer odyssey. Palestinian director Ameen Nayfeh’s debut drama shows us the life-threatening struggles of daily life under occupation in an urgent story of resistance, dignity, family and hope. Event webpage.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021

Study Abroad Info Sessions

Join us to learn about upcoming UC Davis and UCEAP study abroad programs. We will discuss the enrollment process, units you will receive, details about the locations, accommodations, program structure, transcript notation, funding opportunities and more.

Franco-American Webinar on Carbon Storage at Farm and Landscape Levels

  • Date/Time: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 9–11 a.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
  • Location: Webinar Registration (link provided after registering)

Natural, agricultural, and forest areas play a decisive role in the climate system thanks to their carbon storage potential. Managing these areas for this purpose would help prevent, reduce, and offset greenhouse gas emissions in order to mitigate and adapt to climate change. This webinar is intended for everyone (students, researchers, teacher-researchers, farmers, institutional actors, etc.). It is part of the webinar series “Climate and Biodiversity Solutions, Natural and Agricultural Spaces, Keys to Resilience,” based on the experiences of two periurban areas: Silicon Valley and the Plateau de Saclay. Well-known experts from California and France will take part in the event. Event webpage.

Migration Dialogue with Alianza UCMX

  • Date/Time: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Migration Center
  • Location: Zoom Registration

Jennifer M. Chacón (Professor of Law at UC Berkeley) Kevin R. Johnson (Dean, School of Law, UC Davis) María Dolores París Pombo (Dept. Estudios Culturales El Colegio de la Frontera Norte), Ana Saiz Valenzuela (Directora General de Sin Fronteras IAP). The panel will include four speakers—two from the UC, two from Mexico—each of whom will briefly address what they believe to be the most pressing current issues regarding immigration laws, enforcement policies and actions, as well as judicial challenges and proposed legislation, in both the U.S. and Mexico. The event will be both in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation. Event webpage.

Spoken World Story Jam

  • Date/Time: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 4–5 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: International Center Lobby

Through the art of storytelling, we create connection and understanding of who we are. Come hear “What Just Happened,” as we share our short, true, personal stories of the last year, live on stage. Event information.

DHI Human Rights Film Festival—A Once and Future Peace, Q&A with Filmmaker, Erick Metzgar

  • Date/Time: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 5:10–6 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Humanities Institute
  • Location: Zoom Registration

In Seattle, communities are working to break the cycle of incarceration. A promising new restorative justice program based on Indigenous peace-making circles aims to bring healing to families and communities while reforming the justice system. Using beautifully crafted animation, the film follows “Andy,” a teenager facing felony charges, and his family as they work through the program shepherded by Saroeum, a former gang leader. As they look at the status of the broken justice system - prosecutors, judges, and those running the program ask: how much is our society willing to invest to truly change the trajectory of our communities for the better? Event webpage.

Come Learn about Project RISHI!

  • Date/Time: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:10–8 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Project RISHI
  • Location: Hart Hall, 1130

Come learn about Project RISHI (Rural Indian Social Health Improvement)! Project RISHI is a student-run nonprofit that focuses on sustainable development projects directed towards our partner community Andimadam, located in Tamil Nadu, India. Students work in several project teams with the goal of contributing to the improvement of the community, doing so with the methodological approach of Understanding, Research, Financing, Implementation, and Evaluation. We will be discussing sustainable development utilizing case studies from our previous projects under our methodological and collaborative approach. Come to learn about our particular challenges, goals, and successes working towards sustainable development. This event is open to all. Program website.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021

Virtual Summer Internships (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Friday, November 19, 2021, 12–1 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: International Center 3119

Come learn about participating in a virtual summer internship! UC Davis Summer Virtual Internships provide students with the opportunity to gain cross-cultural and professional work experience in diverse fields without the need to travel. Internships are available in a variety of career fields with organizations around the world. Program webpage.

Book Talk Series

  • Date/Time: Friday, November 19, 2021, 12–1:30 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Hemispheric Institute for the Americas (HIA)
  • Location: Hart Hall, Risling Room 3201

This event is a book presentation and discussion by the co-editors of the volume: Leopoldo Bernucci (UC Davis) and Ana Valeria Tafur (CSU East Bay) on their edited book, Benjamín Saldaña Rocca: Prensa y Denunica en la Amazonía Cauchera. The talk will be in English. Event webpage.

International Podcasting 101

  • Date/Time: Friday, November 19, 2021, 1–2 p.m. PST
  • Department: Aggies Near & Far, a project of the Global Education for All (GE4A) Fellows Program
  • Location: Workshop Registration (Zoom link provided after registering)

Global intercultural connections and exchange are becoming increasingly vital to societal and technological progress. However, in-person academic and social exchange can be difficult given global health crises, sustainability concerns over fossil fuel reliant transportation, and national policies governing the free movement of individuals. Podcasts provide an opportunity to connect through space and time in a way that is accessible to many. This workshop is designed to describe the process for approaching interviewees, developing narratives, and creating questions that are both effective and ethical. Our members will share knowledge they have gathered from real-world experience producing and promoting international and intercultural audio content. Attendees will practice developing questions, interviewing partners, and reflecting on their experience. Program webpage.

DHI Human Rights Film Festival—Missing in Brooks County, Q&A with Film Producer, Jacob Bricca

  • Date/Time: Friday, November 19, 2021, 5:10–6 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Humanities Institute
  • Location: Zoom Registration

Seventy miles north of the Mexican-US border lies Brooks County, Texas. As the national debate over immigration policy simmers to a boil, its practical consequences are felt in Brooks County every day. The site of an estimated 3000 deaths since 2008, migrants choose this route to circumvent the state’s busiest interior immigration checkpoint and find themselves diverted by a military-style barricade that leads them into the surrounding harsh desert terrain. As a result, between 300 and 600 migrants succumb to dehydration and exposure here every year. Only one in five is ever found. Missing in Brooks County follows the journey of two families who come to look for their loved ones, only to find a mystery that deepens at every turn. The film is a potent reminder of the life and death consequences of a broken immigration system. Event webpage.

Global Ambassadors Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Event 

  • Date/Time: Friday, November 19, 2021, 6–7:15 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Ambassador Mentorship Program, Global Affairs
  • Location: International Center, 3119

The Global Ambassador Mentorship Program, within Global Affairs, welcomes and fosters community for international students and invites you to learn about and reflect on Thanksgiving. Come craft a turkey while making friends and meeting people from different cultures! Event webpage.

Wayang Bali (Balinese Shadow Puppet Play with Music)

  • Date/Time: Friday, November 19, 2021, 7–9:30 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Department of Music
  • Location: Sconyers Plaza, North of the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center 

Wayang Bali, the Balinese Shadow Play (which features a live gamelan accompaniment), is one of the most revered traditional art forms in the world. According to Balinese philosophy, a wayang performance is a symbol of the cosmos. The dalang (Shadow Master) represents God; the screen represents the world, including the atmosphere; the damar (oil lamp) is the sun and the banana log underneath the screen is the earth on which the creatures walk; the wayangs (puppet characters) are the creatures. The accompanying gender music represents irama djaman, which means in phase with the periods of history. Plots for the shadow play are drawn from the Mahabharata myth cycle. Five brothers are pitted against one hundred jealous cousins in a struggle for power involving gods, demons, magical weapons, and the inevitable beautiful princess. Wayang Bali takes place in two languages simultaneously: the ancient language and the language of the audience. Ticket and event webpage.