Global Affairs in the Media

Wesley Young helps international students feel at home

October 23, 2019
Wesley Young earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at UC Davis and his Ph.D. in international relations at UC Berkeley. He has been with UC Davis Global Affairs since 2003 and is now Director of Services for International Students and Scholars.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Rector Visits UC Davis in California

October 14, 2019
Rector Ignacio Sánchez, from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile traveled UC Davis to hold a series of meetings with UC Davis leaders to assess the current relationship and joint work being pursued by both institutions in various departments and also to strengthen opportunities for continuing the internationalization of UC.

What to Know About Transportation at U.S. Colleges

October 01, 2019
Julia Ann Easley, a spokeswoman for UC—Davis, says the school provides international students with a lot of information about transportation options, such as using the school's vintage double-decker buses from London. She says the school's International Student and Scholar Handbook, a web resource downloadable as a PDF, offers comprehensive information about transportation. The handbook addresses questions like: "Where can I get a bicycle?" "What are car shares?" and "Can I drive legally in California?"

UCD welcomes Humphrey Fellows

September 19, 2019
UC Davis welcomed its 29th cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program participants on Aug. 13 — 11 accomplished mid-career professionals from 11 different countries who are spending the 2019-20 academic year strengthening their professional skills, improving their leadership abilities, and engaging in meaningful collaboration.

The Changing Role of the SIO: New Directions in Internationalization and Student Success

September 12, 2019
Change is inevitable. Senior international officers (SIOs) must keep up with these shifts, facilitating access to global learning that prepares each and every one of our students for current and future challenges and opportunities. We must also ensure that we recognize and cultivate the capabilities of our students coming to campus with significant experiences navigating across cultures and systems.

Studying abroad broadens horizons, offers unique opportunities

July 07, 2019
Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to explore different cultures, see the world in different ways and broaden their horizons. Traveling to a different country and navigating life as a foreign student presents amazing opportunities, unforgettable experiences and incredible challenges, each of which are reasons to consider studying abroad.

UC Davis welcomes Mandela fellows

July 03, 2019
On June 19, UC Davis welcomed 24 young African professionals for its six-week Mandela Washington Fellowship. The fellows, all leaders in their respective fields, will be in Davis through July 28 for a program organized by UC Davis Global Affairs. This year’s fellows are the fourth cohort that UC Davis has hosted since its inaugural fellowship in 2016.

International graduates face an uncertain future

June 28, 2019
Every year, UC Davis welcomes thousands of international students like Gupta, offering them academic and career growth opportunities that are hard to access in many countries.

Waiting for Work Authorization

June 25, 2019
Colleges are seeing increases in processing times for international students applying for work authorization through the Optional Practical Training, or OPT, program, leaving some students with job or internship offers unable to take up their positions on time.