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;
  • 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 15, 2021

Global Careers Through Global Internships—Environment, Green Tech, and Sustainability

  • Date/Time: Monday, November 15, 2021, 12–1 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: Zoom Registration

Join us to learn about internship opportunities in New Zealand, Spain, or Thailand. We will discuss the enrollment process, units you will receive, details about the locations, accommodation, program structure, transcript notation, funding opportunities and more.

Global Careers Through Global Internships—Education

  • Date/Time: Monday, November 15, 2021, 1–2 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: Zoom Registration

Join us to learn about internships as teachers’ assistants in local schools in Hawaii or Thailand. You will actively participate in teaching, mentoring, homework assistance, lesson prep and after-school activities. Internship placements are customized according to your experiences, career goals, interests, and skills. We will discuss the enrollment process, units you will receive (which count towards the education minor), accommodation, location details, program structure, transcript notation, funding opportunities and more. Program webpage.

UC Davis Summer Abroad UK, "Perspectives in Global Management" (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Monday, November 15, 2021, 1:15–2:15 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: International Center 2119

Come learn about spending a summer abroad in the UK! The dynamics of the European economy is an especially good setting to study global management in action. We will examine how firms develop new ideas and distribute products and services to international markets, and how they respond to changing winds of trade. Program webpage.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2021

Berlin Calling! UCEAP Programs in Germany

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 9 a.m. PST
  • Department: UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
  • Location: Zoom Registration

UCEAP is hosting an info session for our programs in Germany. This is a great opportunity for you to "meet" staff, get additional information about the programs, and ask questions. You will need to register in advance to receive instructions on how to access the info session. The registration process is simple and quick, so please don't delay!

UCEAP-Designed Programs in Europe (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 9:30 a.m. PST
  • Department: UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
  • Location: Zoom Registration

UCEAP is hosting an info session for our UCEAP-Designed Programs in Europe (Barcelona, London, Paris, Florence, Rome, and Sicily). This is a great opportunity for you to "meet" staff, get additional information about the program, and ask questions.

Global Careers Through Global Internships—Psychology

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 12–1 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: Zoom Registration

Join us to learn about internships in New Zealand, in the United Kingdom, or in Spain to advance your objectives in psychology and social studies. Internship placements are available in community development, support services, mental health, advocacy, and research. Learn about the enrollment process, units you will receive, transcript notation, funding opportunities and more. Program webpage.

UC Davis Summer Abroad Cuba, "Revolutionary Cuba" (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 12–1 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: Zoom Registration

Come learn about spending a summer abroad in Cuba! Explore the historic and ever-changing city of Havana and examine Cuba's revolutionary tradition. Join this virtual info session to learn more about the program and meet the instructor. Enrollment and funding information will also be covered. Program webpage.

UC Davis Summer Abroad France, "Americans in Paris" (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 12–1 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: International Center 2119

Come learn about studying abroad in Paris! We will explore the city that mesmerized both Benjamin Franklin and Jefferson, the first Americans in Paris. We will examine why writers, from Jefferson to James Baldwin, wrote about Paris; why jazz musicians Sidney Bêchet and Cole Porter composed in Paris; why Josephine Baker danced in Paris and became a fashion icon; and why filmmakers such as Sophia Coppola and Woody Allen have featured Paris in their films. Program webpage.

Argentina and Chile: Immigration and Human Rights Programs (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 12:30 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
  • Location: Zoom Registration

UCEAP is hosting an info session for our Argentina and Chile: Immigration and Human Rights Programs. This is a great opportunity for you to "meet" staff, get additional information about the programs, and ask questions.

University of Canterbury (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 4 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
  • Location: Zoom Registration

UCEAP is hosting an info session for our program with the University of Canterbury. This is a great opportunity for you to "meet" staff, get additional information about the program, and ask questions.

Korea University (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 5 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
  • Location: Zoom Registration

UCEAP is hosting an info session for our program with Korea University. This is a great opportunity for you to "meet" staff, get additional information about the program, and ask questions.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021

Field Research & Internship, Belgium and France (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 9 a.m. PST
  • Department: UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
  • Location: Zoom Registration

UCEAP is hosting an info session for our Field Research & Internship, Belgium and France programs. This is a great opportunity for you to "meet" staff, get additional information about the program, and ask questions. You will need to register in advance to receive instructions on how to access the info session. The registration process is simple and quick, so please don't delay!

National University of Ireland, Galway (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 9:30 a.m. PST
  • Department: UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
  • Location: Zoom Registration

UCEAP is hosting an info session for our program with the National University of Ireland, Galway. This is a great opportunity for you to "meet" staff, get additional information about the program, and ask questions. You will need to register in advance to receive instructions on how to access the info session. The registration process is simple and quick, so please don't delay!

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.

UCEAP Ghana (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10 a.m. PST
  • Department: UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
  • Location: Zoom Registration

UCEAP is hosting an info session for our programs in Ghana. This is a great opportunity for you to "meet" staff, get additional information about the programs, and ask questions. You will need to register in advance to receive instructions on how to access the info session. The registration process is simple and quick, so please don't delay!

UC Davis Summer Abroad Greece, "Writers in Greece" (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12–1 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: International Center 2119

Come learn about studying abroad in Greece! Through several field trips to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the program will take students from Athens to the oracle of Delphi and the monasteries of Mystras to the olive groves of the Peloponnese and the kingdom of the Myceneans. Program webpage.

UC Davis Summer Abroad Europe, "Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe" (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:10–1:10 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: Zoom Registration

Come learn about spending a summer in Northern Europe! In this program we will study the policies, plans, systems, and designs for urban sustainability, exploring transit, bike, and pedestrian circulation; renewable energy systems, water systems, and waste management; economic development; land use and urban design features; landscape/open space design and the planning principles on which they are based. Program webpage.

University of Chile—including Business and Economics in English (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:30 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
  • Location: Zoom Registration

UCEAP is hosting an info session for our programs with the University of Chile. This is a great opportunity for you to "meet" staff, get additional information about the programs, and ask questions. You will need to register in advance to receive instructions on how to access the info session. The registration process is simple and quick, so please don't delay!

UC Davis Summer Abroad France, "Introduction to Winemaking" (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 1–2 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: International Center 2119

Come learn about spending a summer abroad in France! This program introduces students to winemaking and covers grape types, grape production, fermentation science, wine styles, alcohol and health, sensory evaluation, wine history, and an overview of the major wine regions of the world. Program webpage.

UC Davis Summer Abroad Europe, "World Cinema & the European Film Festival" (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 4:10–5:00 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: Zoom Registration

Come learn about spending Summer Abroad in Italy, Switzerland, France! Starting in Milan, Italy, then proceeding to the Locarno Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland and finishing on the French Riviera in Cannes, France, this program examines contemporary cinema and television by considering how film festivals help in producing and distributing media around the world. Program webpage.

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.

Chinese University of Hong Kong (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 5:30 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
  • Location: Zoom Registration

UCEAP is hosting an info session for our program with the Chinese University of Hong Kong. This is a great opportunity for you to "meet" staff, get additional information about the program, and ask questions. You will need to register in advance to receive instructions on how to access the info session. The registration process is simple and quick, so please don't delay!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021

University of Barcelona (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 9 a.m. PST
  • Department: UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
  • Location: Zoom Registration

UCEAP is hosting an info session for our program with the University of Barcelona. This is a great opportunity for you to "meet" staff, get additional information about the program, and ask questions. You will need to register in advance to receive instructions on how to access the info session. The registration process is simple and quick, so please don't delay!

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 (TBA)

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.

St. Andrews University (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10 a.m. PST
  • Department: UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
  • Location: Zoom Registration

UCEAP is hosting an info session for our program with St Andrews University. This is a great opportunity for you to "meet" staff, get additional information about the program, and ask questions. You will need to register in advance to receive instructions on how to access the info session. The registration process is simple and quick, so please don't delay!

UC Davis Summer Abroad Japan, "Life Sciences in Japan" (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 12–1 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: International Center 3130

Come learn about spending a summer abroad in Japan! Study biochemistry while living in Japan! We will stay at Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, with easy access to Kyoto (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Osaka, Kobe, and Nara (ancient capital of Japan). We will visit aquariums, unique science museums, botanical gardens, or fermentation facilities where we will observe how Japan presents science-related topics to the public. Program webpage.

UC Davis Summer Abroad Spain, "Three Cultures of Medieval Spain" (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 12–1 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Davis Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs
  • Location: International Center 2119

Come learn about spending a summer in Spain! The blending of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim peoples in Medieval Spain offers a prime example of multiculturalism, mostly absent in the rest of Europe of the day. This cultural synergism was fueled by the Arabs’ superior material lifestyle, starting from their arrival in Spain in 711 and continuing until their expulsion by the Catholic rulers Isabel and Ferdinand in 1492. The all-pervasive cultural exchanges among these three societies over eight centuries profoundly shaped Spain's identity, language, urban geography, architecture, aesthetics, literature, and daily habits. This program will introduce students to the legacy of this period by visits to Salamanca, Segovia, Toledo, Córdoba, Sevilla, Cádiz, and Granada. Students will draw parallels with today's world as informed by their study of the Iberian experience. Program 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.

UC Davis Summer Abroad Thailand, "Microbiology in the Kingdom of Smiles" (Info Session)

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

Come learn about spending a Summer Abroad in Thailand! This laboratory program will introduce microbiology to students wishing to explore the enchanting Kingdom of Thailand. Hands-on activities complement lecture and lab exercises as we explore the microbiology of Thai food, international health issues, and the changing environment. Program webpage.

UCEAP Japan STEM Programs (Info Session)

  • Date/Time: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 5 p.m. PST
  • Department: UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
  • Location: Zoom Registration

UCEAP is hosting an info session for our STEM Programs in Japan. This is a great opportunity for you to "meet" staff, get additional information about the programs, and ask questions. You will need to register in advance to receive instructions on how to access the info session. The registration process is simple and quick, so please don't delay!

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.

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.

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.