International Education Week

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Preparing and 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 18-22, 2019) 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, in collaboration with UC Davis partners, plans and hosts a diversity of International Education Week programming here on campus and encourages students, faculty, and staff 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;
  • information sessions for Study Abroad and workshops for grant writing for international field work; and
  • film previews and discussions.

International Education Week Schedule of Events

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019

Especially for International Students — Using Your Nerves to Maximize Academic Performance

  • Department:  Student Health and Counseling Services
  • Location:  International Center 3119
  • Date/Time:  Monday, November 18, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This workshop is designed to assist students who find themselves feeling overwhelmed with nervousness before exams. Attendees will learn the relation between feeling nervous, anxiety, and performance, as well as methods to decrease test anxiety. For those who feel less motivated to study and prepare for exams, there are useful tools to help you feel more motivated to prepare as well. All students are welcomed. Come and meet other students, and let’s work together to perform our best!

Integrating Global Learning in the Classroom — Lessons from UC Davis Faculty (Panel)

  • Department:  UC Davis Global Affairs
  • Location:  Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) 3001
  • Date/Time:  Monday, November 18, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Three UC Davis faculty, all members of Global Affairs’ Curriculum Enhancement Through Global Learning 2018-19 professional development program, share how they are integrating global learning into their classes. Light refreshments will be provided. Panelists: John Goldberg, Lecturer, Graduate School of Management; Heather Hether, Assistant Professor of Teaching Communication, College of Letters and Sciences; Li Tian, Associate Professor of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

International Education in Public Health — Opportunities in Nepal and Globally

  • Department:  UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Location:  Medical Sciences 1C Conference Room
  • Date/Time:  Monday, November 18, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Overview of the Department of Public Health Science's activities in Nepal, including higher education (Tribuhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Man Mohan Memorial Institute of Heath Sciences, Patan Academy of Health Sciences) and community education (Amakomaya for maternal and infant health).

Global Aggies Sticker Global Aggies Film Screening and Poster Showcase

  • Department:  UC Davis Global Affairs
  • Location:  International Center Lobby
  • Date/Time:  Monday, November 18, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to this International Education Week kickoff event which features short films by UC Davis students describing their study, research, and service experiences from 10 nations around the world. From study in Bhutan, to sea turtle egg collection in Taiwan, to treating Elephants in Thailand, and studying design in Europe, students share from their wide array of experiences and provide a vision for what is possible for other students at UC Davis. In addition to the short films, a variety of digital and print posters will provide even more examples. This is a great opportunity to interact with students and gain valuable insights into global learning from their experiences. 

Global Aggies Sticker Diversifying Education Curricula for Elementary Schools in Rural India

  • Organization:  Project RISHI (Rural India Social and Health Improvement)
  • Location:  Student Community Center, Meeting Room E
  • Date/Time:  Monday, November 18, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Project RISHI is a nonprofit organization that works in a rural setting in Southern India. Our team spends the school year developing projects related to health, education, and income generation that are implemented over the summer. We will be highlighting where two of our projects, Computer Programming and Financial Literacy, fall in RISHI’s unique methodology. Through our poster presentation, we hope to showcase why a sustainable and community-driven approach is essential to project development.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

Graduate Student Research in Latin America — Presentations

  • Department:  UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas
  • Location:  Social Sciences and Humanities 2203 (Andrews Conference Room)
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, November 19, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Graduate students who received fellowships from the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas for summer research in 2019 will present their findings. Their research stretched from Mexico to the Patagonia, with departments and programs from across campus.

Global Aggies Sticker Global Health Experiences and Funding in the School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Department:  UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Location:  1041 Valley Hall
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, November 19, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This event will highlight current and past School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) graduate students' experiences learning and researching abroad. Through a series of favorite anecdotes and unexpected lessons shared by students, staff, and faculty presenters, attendees will learn about graduate-level opportunities for international research, experiences and funding offered through the SVM One Health Institute and Global Programs Office. There will be time for questions for the panel.

Financial Aid for Study Abroad

  • Department:  UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs, Financial Aid
  • Location:  International Center 3130
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Come learn about how your financial aid will follow you for study abroad! And, find out what scholarships are available to you!

Grant Writing Workshop for International Field Work

  • Department:  UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies within Global Affairs
  • Location:  International Center 3130
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, November 19, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Are you interested in conducting research or fieldwork abroad? Join us for a grant-writing workshop with the Blum Center and learn how to successfully write a grant that can help you to fund your project and make an impact internationally.

Campus Community Book Project — Violence and Immigration

  • Department:  UC Davis Campus Community Book Project
  • Location:  Student Community Center, Meeting Room D
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, November 19, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Campus Community Book Project presents this talk by Holly Cooper, Co-Director, Immigration Law Clinic, and Lecturer, UC Davis School of Law. In its eighteenth year, the Campus Community Book Project addresses the theme of “violence-gun violence” and features Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives by Gary Younge. Visit the CCBP Events page and subscribe to our online calendar for up-to-date information on our programs. Questions about the book project? Email us

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019

Global Aggies Sticker Global Education and Volunteering Abroad with Engineers Without Borders

  • Department:  College of Engineering, Engineers without Borders Student Organization
  • Location:  Ghausi 3102B Conference Rom
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, November 20, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Student members of Engineers Without Borders will share about their experiences travelling abroad to improve water access, sanitation, and hygiene in Latin America. Hear about how they made their community partnerships work, the challenges they encountered working internationally, and how this experience has contributed to their education and professional goals.

Global Aggies Sticker Spoken World Story Jam

  • Department:  UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location:  International Center Lobby
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, November 20, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us as UC Davis students, faculty, and staff regale us with personal stories on the theme “Food for Thought.” Through the art of storytelling, we create connection and understanding of who we are as a global universityThis event is also part of the Campus Global Theme “Food for Thought.”

Global Aggies Sticker Global Nutrition — Student Presentations

  • Department:  UC Davis Institute for Global Nutrition
  • Location:  Meyer Hall 1138
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, November 20, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Graduate students and post docs in the Institute for Global Nutrition share their cultural learning experiences while conducting nutrition research in Haiti and Malawi.

Global Aggies Sticker Insights from Abroad — Student Returnee Panel

  • Department:  UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location:  International Center 3119
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, November 20, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Are you considering studying abroad but are unsure of what to expect? Come hear from study abroad returnees from a variety of programs as they share their experiences about funding their program, living abroad, the challenges, rewards, and learning from the people and places they traveled to.

Becoming A Global Aggie — Global Perspectives and Undergraduate Research

  • Department:  UC Davis Undergraduate Research Center
  • Location:  Student Community Center, Meeting Room C
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, November 20, 2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This workshop will discuss how undergraduate research can incorporating global perspectives regardless of where the research is taking place. Learn about strategies and tips on how to expand your work to make a global impact.

Global Aggies Sticker Intern Abroad in Costa Rica

  • Department:  Undergraduate Student Presentation by Melissa Ruiz of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Location:  Bowley Conference Room 101
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, November 20, 5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Come and learn about how you can get your internships abroad paid by Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. I will be sharing my experience (and pictures) from my summer abroad in Costa Rica. Learn about how my host, E.A.R.T.H University, facilitated a 6 week program in which I had hands-on experience in 3 farms that specialized in tropical crops, peri-urban, and integrated organic agriculture.

Global Aggies Sticker Sustainable Architecture and Soil Science Research Courses in Ecuador 

  • Department:  Undergraduate Student Presentation by Alany Valle of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Location:  Bowley Conference Room 101
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, November 20, 5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Regeneration Field Institute (RFI) is a company based in Northern California and they work in coastal Ecuador (Bahia de Caraquez and Chone). RFI offers students the opportunity to learn about about Agroecological farming and, more specifically, sustainable construction with Bamboo as a building material. In addition to our bamboo architecture courses, RFI is offering a new spring break Soil Science course with Professor Mustafa Morsy from the University of West Alabama. In this course students will be helping Professor Morsy continue his research in his Endophytic Discovery Lab. Come learn about these course opportunities in the country of Ecuador.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019

Global Aggies Sticker Interdisciplinary Exchange on Climate Change Research by UC Davis International Scholars

  • Department:  UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars within Global Affairs
  • Location:  International Center 3119
  • Date/Time:  Thursday, November 21, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Description:  In celebration of International Education Week, Services for International Students and Scholars invites you to attend a discussion panel: Interdisciplinary Exchange on Climate Change Research. Join us for an engaging forum on climate change led by three UC Davis international scholars from the Department of Viticulture and Enology; the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources; and the Tahoe Environmental Research Center. The forum will focus on research the scholars are conducting in their respective fields, followed by an open discussion, and an exchange highlighting interdisciplinary understandings of climate change and its impact. Pizza will be provided.

Panelists include: 

  • Anita Oberholster, Ph.D.,  Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension in Enology (More Information and Email)
  • Dr. Xia Zhu-Barker Ph.D., Assistant Professional Researcher at the Dept. Land, Air and Water Resources (More Information and Email)
  • Shohei Watanabe, Ph.D., Assistant Project Scientist, Tahoe Environmental Research Center (More Information and Email)

Global Aggies Sticker East Asian Studies — Student Presentations and Opportunities

  • Department:  UC Davis East Asian Studies, College of Letters and Science
  • Location:  Social Sciences and Humanities 273
  • Date/Time:  Thursday, November 21, 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Students of  First Year Seminar/First Year Aggie Connections on East Asian societies will make short presentations to showcase their intellectual growth after a quarter of seminar team-taught by East Asian Studies (EAS) faculty and visiting professors. The student presenters include both American and international students. This EAS FYS/FYAC aims to help students develop skills that are vital for their success in education and career. These include basic training in communication, social interaction, and presentation. More importantly, the diverse social and cultural structure and history of the East Asian region open up students’ horizons, shed light on new perspectives, cultivate problem-solving skills, and nurture critical reasoning.

Global Aggies Sticker Global Aggies Research Showcase

  • Department:  UC Davis Undergraduate Research Center and Global Affairs
  • Location:  International Center Lobby
  • Date/Time:  Thursday, November 21, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This workshop will discuss how undergraduate research can incorporating global perspectives regardless of where the research is taking place. Learn about strategies and tips on how to expand your work to make a global impact.

Scholarships for Study Abroad

  • Department:  UC Davis Prestigious Scholarships
  • Location:  International Center 3130
  • Date/Time:  Thursday, November 21, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Scott Palmer is the Prestigious Scholarship Advisor for UC Davis who guides students through each step in the process of applying for prestigious scholarships. Scott will be presenting on Prestigious Scholarships that cover funding for experiences abroad. Come learn about the Boren, Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) and Gilman Scholarships.

Study Abroad Info Session — Global Policy Internships in Washington D.C.

  • Department:  UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location:  International Center 2119
  • Date/Time:  Thursday, November 21, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Are you interested in global policy and the opportunity to engage with policy makers in Washington, D.C., while being immersed in this vibrant city? Come hear about the new UC Davis Global Learning Hub and Washington Program partnership! Program website.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019

Refugees and the Human Right to Education — Preview The Article 26 Backpack 2.0

  • Department:  UC Davis Human Rights Studies and UC Davis Global Affairs
  • Location:  International Center 2119
  • Date/Time:  Friday, November 22, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

UC Davis Global Affairs, in collaboration with UC Davis Human Rights Studies is at the forefront of empowering refugee university students to exercise their human right to education through the Article 26 Backpack project. The Backpack, a digital-human ecosystem is already working in Lebanon to help young people displaced by the war in Syria protect and share critical academic documentation and have opportunities to better connect with educational resources. Preview the changes in Backpack 2.0, which will go "live" early next year and open your own Backpack.

Global Aggies Sticker Graduate Research Presentations — International Agricultural Development

  • Department:  UC Davis International Agricultural Development Graduate Group
  • Location:  Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) 3001
  • Date/Time:  Friday, November 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Students will present on their international research and development projects conducted as graduate students in the International Agricultural Development graduate group.

Global Aggies Sticker Earth is the Globe — Adventures in Scientific Research and Engagement

  • Department:  UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Location:  1348 Earth and Physical Sciences
  • Date/Time:  Friday, November 22, 12:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

As Earth scientists, we follow important research questions around the globe through fieldwork and collaborations. Come hear 15-minute highlights of internationally engaged research from graduate students in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. We promise stimulating ideas, beautiful images, and engaging stories from South Africa, China, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States—stories that show how Earth is our globe and we need it to thrive.

Study Abroad Info Session — Personality Psychology in Berlin

  • Department:  UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars within Global Affairs
  • Location:  International Center 2119
  • Date/Time:  Friday, November 22, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Do you want to study personality psychology in Berlin—one of the most exciting cities in the world? Come hear the vision for the new program from professors Wiebke Bleidorn and Chris Hopwood. Program website.

International Opportunities and Career Options — Connecting Davis to the World

  • Department:  Internship and Career Center and the Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location:  International Center 3119
  • Date/Time:  Friday, November 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Come meet with and listen to industry reps who have traveled the world and brought back valuable insight into global citizenry and international opportunities. This is a rare opportunity to gain direct knowledge about foreign service.

Global Aggies Sticker Aquaponics in Spain

  • Department:  UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies within Global Affairs (Student Presentation)
  • Location:  International Center 3119
  • Date/Time:  Friday, November 22, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

A month-long, student-led project in Jerez, Spain, among the migrant and refugee community. With help from the Blum Center's PATA grant, four agriculture and food systems students helped build and set up an aquaponics system for an NGO in Spain that seeks to serve the many refugees entering Spain, as well as the large migrant community in Jerez. Come hear about their project and everything they learned, experienced, were challenged with, and accomplished!

Additional Opportunities During IEW

Study Abroad Info Sessions

Monday, November 18

Tuesday, November 19

Wednesday, November 20

Thursday, November 21