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The University of California, Davis, has been selected to participate in the inaugural Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards program, beginning in fall 2021. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)

UC Davis Selected to Welcome Indonesian Students as a Part of Inaugural Awards Program

The University of California, Davis, has been selected to participate in the inaugural Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards program, beginning in fall 2021. UC Davis is one of four universities in the United States, and the only west coast institution, to take part in the scholarship program.

Launched and funded by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, the program provides well-qualified Indonesian undergraduates the opportunity to enroll as visiting students at UC Davis, gaining knowledge and skills, exchanging ideas and culture, and building new relationships as part of the Davis community. 

Selected students from across Indonesia will spend fall quarter 2021 on campus, integrated with the UC Davis student body while enrolled in up to four UC Davis classes through the UC Davis Global Study Program within Continuing and Professional Education (CPE). The Global Study Program will also provide tailored cultural and professional learning opportunities to supplement the students’ experience.

Starting in 2022, the Indonesian government intends to expand the program and send as many as 10,000 visiting students per year to leading global universities.

“UC Davis is well-positioned and eager to welcome Indonesian students as part of the mobility awards program,” explains Jacob Hosier, director of access programs for CPE. “We will be able to fully integrate these visiting students into campus academic life while also giving them the cultural and logistical support needed to make the most of their stay in Davis.”

The new program will build upon UC Davis’ already strong ties to Indonesia. UC Davis currently has over 100 undergraduate students from Indonesia, many of whom are active in Permias, the Indonesian student association. UC Davis researchers collaborate with Indonesian colleagues in fields ranging from agriculture and marine science to molecular genetics, music, and nutrition. UC Davis also maintains formal agreements of cooperation with three Indonesian universities and is developing new connections on an ongoing basis. 

“UC Davis has a strong tradition of cooperating with Indonesian institutions and welcoming students from Indonesia,” says Nathan Camp, programs and partnerships manager in UC Davis Global Affairs. “Our participation will help as we continue to build strong individual and institutional relationships with our colleagues in Indonesia,” he added. “We are honored to be part of the inaugural year of the awards program and hope we can welcome additional Indonesian students into our community for years to come.”

About Continuing and Professional Education at UC Davis

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education offers a variety of opportunities for international students, including “Pathway Programs” for students wishing to earn a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. university, academic and cultural programs for students aged 12-17, academic and language preparation programs for undergraduate students, programs to facilitate international undergraduate research experiences in UC Davis laboratories, and partnership programs with international universities that allow students to enroll in regular UC Davis graduate and undergraduate courses in a wide variety of fields.

About Global Affairs at UC Davis

Global Affairs brings the world to UC Davis, welcoming more than 10,000 international students, scholars and leaders, and hosting programs that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement. Compelled by the valuable outcomes of thinking globally, we make transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty learning and researching globally—and by facilitating collaborations that tackle the world’s most pressing challenges through more than 150 global partnerships.

Putting our vision of a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this interconnected world into action, Global Affairs is in pursuit of an ambitious goal: Global Education for All.

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