Services for International Students and Scholars

An International and Collaborative Boon for Corn Research

January 23, 2019
Hailing from Mexico’s Instituto Tecnologico del Valle de Oaxaca (ITVO), plant biologist Javier Lopez-Baltazar first came to UC Davis in 2010 as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to research alongside UC Davis scientists—the start of a life-changing experience.

Educating the Global Citizen

January 07, 2019
Seminars abroad are one of many new opportunities envisioned as UC Davis moves toward a goal of giving every student some global exposure before graduation, an initiative dubbed Global Education for All.

2018 UC Davis Fulbright Afghanistan Leadership Seminar

December 06, 2018
This fall, UC Davis hosted 56 Afghan Fulbright Students from universities across the United States for a weekend of presentations, cultural exchanges, leadership sessions, and exploration.

Student Team Wins Amazon Alexa Artificial Intelligence Challenge

November 27, 2018
A team of students from the University of California, Davis, has won the global 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize and a $500,000 prize for creating a “chatbot” that can converse engagingly with humans on a range of topics such as entertainment, sports, politics, technology and fashion.

UC Davis Streamlines Services for International Students and Scholars

November 14, 2018
At UC Davis, Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) processes and provides support to these individuals, over 8,000 of whom fall under the regulations of the Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

My Trip to America: Fulbright Scholar’s Impressions of the USA

November 07, 2018
Rovshan Abbasov, from Khazar University in Azerbaijan, spent the 2010-11 academic year in the United States on a Fulbright scholarship. The following details memories of his time in the U.S. and at UC Davis.

Campus and Community Find Common Ground for Eid al-Adha Celebration

October 16, 2018
Despite its proximity to campus (the Islamic Center of Davis is directly across the street on Russell Blvd), Muslim students at UC Davis didn't feel entirely integrated with the Muslim community who attended the mosque in Davis. MSA wanted to remedy this campus-community disconnect, while also trying to be more inclusive of Muslims from across cultures, like the multitude of Southeast Asian and African students at UC Davis who practice Islam.