Services for International Students and Scholars

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.

The Necessity of Global Exchange in a Digital World

July 22, 2019
Former U.S. Ambassador and current Chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Jeffrey Bleich delivered the keynote address at the 2019 International Graduation Celebration, which also featured remarks from Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter, Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs Joanna Regulska, Director of Services for International Students and Scholars Wesley Young, and graduating managerial economics major Rannie (Langan) Zen.

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.