News about the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program at UC Davis


UC Davis Welcomes 24 Leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa

June 20, 2019
On June 19, UC Davis Global Affairs welcomed 24 young professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa as part of its fourth Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative.

Global Experiences Take Students to All 7 Continents

May 23, 2019
Global academic projects and internships, study abroad, and international research do more than help you to reach your academic goals. They also broaden your horizons through exposure to hands-on experiences and new cultures in diverse settings. At UC Davis, students are gaining skills and partnering with collaborators in all corners of the world.

Mandela Washington Fellowship Events

Through programming in partnership with businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and local and state government agencies, the Public Management Institute at UC Davis exposes Mandela Fellows to a diversity of perspectives on public management.

I Am Not Going Back to Ethiopia

April 26, 2019
At the Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit, Fellows—elected as representatives of the 20 academic host institutions—present short, dynamic ignite talks on the themes equality, ethics, and opportunity. This is the text from Abraham Genetu Tiruneh's 2018 ignite talk.

Veterinarian from Ghana Completes Mandela Fellowship with HSVMA

November 06, 2018
Dr. Joannishka K. Dsani was placed as an intern with the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) through the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship and considers it a "life-changing experience."

My Global Education: A New World Perspective

August 23, 2018
Tene Goodwin, UC Davis College of Letters and Science student and current Gilman International Scholarship recipient, shares her global education experience working with the UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows in July of 2018.

Adaku Ufere-Awoonor: My Mandela Washington Fellowship 2018 Experience

August 23, 2018
My work involves effecting social change, by exploring the relationship between energy access and gender-based violence through international development organizations, so I was placed in the Public Management track at the University of California, Davis. I had the most unique experiences of my life in the six weeks I spent there.