Services for International Students and Scholars

International Education Week celebrates global education and worldwide exchange

November 27, 2019
UC Davis is celebrating International Education Week from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22, 2019 — a nationally recognized event resulting from a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. This week is a result of “efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences,” according to the International Education Week website.

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.

Joint Statement from the Divisions of Global Affairs and Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Student Expression

October 15, 2019
In recent weeks and days, we have seen increased discussions and gatherings related to the protests in Hong Kong on our campus. As stated in our campus Principles of Community, “we affirm the right of freedom of expression within our community.” We fully support the open exchange of ideas and expression of perspectives. We are proud that UC Davis is a global campus, with a diverse community of people coming from many different backgrounds and countries, having many different identities, experiences, and perspectives.

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?"

What is Global Affairs at UC Davis?

September 27, 2019
What is Global Affairs at UC Davis? To answer the commonly asked question, in short, Global Affairs is the central resource at UC Davis for advancing the university’s mission through global engagements and partnerships. Our mission is simple yet powerful: to inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement. We’re here to help you take your global interests or pursuits to the next level, whether on campus, in the region, or across the world. With that said, here are five key things to know about Global Affairs at UC Davis.

Statement on Public Charge

September 20, 2019
As you know, here at the University of California, Davis, we are committed to building a diverse community of students, scholars, faculty, and staff. This includes the over 10,000 international students and scholars we welcome to campus from around the world. Changing government rules regarding the definition of persons considered a “public charge” have created much uncertainty among our international community.  We hope that the following summary will provide you with an introduction to this issue.  

Getting from SFO to Davis

September 09, 2019
Navigating a large international airport in a foreign country can be confusing. Services for International Students and Scholars within Global Affairs wants you to have a good experience from the moment you land in California. This video will explain how to easily and safely get from the San Francisco International Airport to Davis.

The Gunrock Bot that Could

August 21, 2019
A UC Davis team of 11 international students won the Amazon Alexa Prize—and $500,000—thanks to the performance of their artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, affectionately named Gunrock.