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Collaborative and International UC Davis Project Awarded U21’s New Global Education Enhancement Fund

July 13, 2020
UC Davis is the lead institution on a global classroom pilot project, partnering with Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China to create a framework for teaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using a global classroom model that has been developed and utilized by Tecnológico de Monterrey and will be enhanced by UC Davis and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Statement: Homeland Security Guidelines ‘Cruel and Thoughtless’

July 09, 2020
On July 6, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published new guidelines for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, or SEVP, that impacts thousands of our international students at UC Davis. Like our colleagues across campus and throughout the University of California system, we are deeply concerned by these new guidelines as they are an abrupt departure from the Homeland Security guidance provided for spring and summer 2020 and they run counter to our values at UC Davis. In fact, these guidelines are cruel and thoughtless. We want to assure you that UC Davis remains committed to supporting our international students and scholars who add enormously to the excellence that puts us amongst the world’s leading research and teaching institutions.

UC, Campus Back International Students

July 07, 2020
UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Davis administrators have issued statements regarding the announcement Monday (July 6) by the federal government that it would bar nonimmigrant international students from staying in the country during the pandemic if their class schedules consist entirely of online instruction.

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, ESM 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.

UC Davis Humphrey Fellowship: Winter and Spring 2020 Review

June 01, 2020
While 2020 has been an unprecedented year, the 2019-2020 cohort of UC Davis Humphrey Fellows persisted in accomplishing their goals of professional development and cultural exchange. Throughout January, February, and some of March, the fellows were still able to maintain their usual schedule of site visits and professional experiences. Once shelter-in-place orders were issued by local counties and states, and travel was restricted, the program quickly adapted to carry out the rest of their professional development courses virtually while doing all they could to still serve the Davis community.