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Life, Community, and Work in Africa During COVID-19, as Told by Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni

June 30, 2020
We asked UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni to tell us how they are handling the COVID-19 pandemic through their professional work, community service efforts, and personally from their homes in countries throughout Africa. Here in their own words, Ruth Mumba (Malawi, 2019), Winfred Mutinda (Kenya, 2019), Julius Magala (Uganda, 2017), Paubert Tsimanaoraty Mahatante (Madagascar, 2016), Wilsona Bumbenya Jalloh (Sierra Leone, 2018), and Paul Nkumbula (Zambia, 2016) share their experiences and inspiration.

Global Aggies: Challenge Accepted!

June 16, 2020
Thanks to her experiences growing up in Taiwan, immigrating to the U.S., interning with the US Environmental Protection Agency via the UC Davis Washington Program, and studying environmental science in three countries, EEB major Annie Chen is ready to take on the world.

World Educational Leaders Discuss Pandemic, Future of International Ed

June 08, 2020
Perspectives from around the world on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of international education will meet in an online series of public conversations with distinguished university chancellors and presidents beginning June 18. Co-hosted by the Institute of International Education, or IIE, and the University of California, Davis, the live conversations will explore the consequences of COVID-19 and what they mean for global engagement and the future of both higher and international education this year and beyond.

“Quaran-times”: Life as an International Student in the U.S. During COVID-19

May 27, 2020
As someone who grew up in the scorching summers in Dubai, winter quarters are never my favorite. I usually spend all my early-sunset days indoors and tend to complete the maximum course load to take advantage of not going outside over the weekend, for instance. Winter 2020 was no different.

Global Aggies: Lessons from a Virtual Sustainable Development Goals Internship

May 15, 2020
The inaugural SDG Interns are Christal Juarez, a fourth-year anthropology major in the College of Letters and Science, and Jeanett Lor, a fourth-year human development major in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Through the SDG framework, which provides concrete steps to achieve sustainable development across the planet’s economic, social and environmental dimensions, these interns are working with a shared global ethos and connecting with people throughout the world who are also dedicated to their fulfillment.

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