Ricardo Martinez is a first-generation college student studying the complexities of US-Latin American relations. He wrote about his experience studying abroad in Brazil, explaining how to approach study abroad using examples from time in Brazil and his trips to Chile and Argentina.
Zachary “Zak” Frieders, director of UC Davis Study Abroad within Global Affairs, recently received the Lily von Klemperer Award for leadership in his field, sharing his skills, knowledge and expertise with colleagues, and maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics.
Increasingly, employers are looking for students who understand the challenges and embrace the opportunities that come with globalization. So, how can students prepare for professional and personal success in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world? Here are five of the many ways to gain a global perspective, open doors to new career options and make friends along the way.
UC Davis was recently recognized as a top producer of Gilman scholars for 2016-17 with the third highest number — at 47 — among universities with more than 15,000 undergraduates. Supporting students in applying for the Gilman grants is among the ways UC Davis is helping more students of diverse backgrounds experience a global education — from introducing shorter intersession seminars abroadto creating intercultural experiences locally. Global Affairs at UC Davis is championing “Global Education for All” as one of the Big Ideas for the university’s next comprehensive fundraising campaign.
Bhutan is said to be the happiest country in the world. Beginning this summer, students at UC Davis will have the opportunity to experience this place for themselves through a four-week study abroad program entitled Bhutan: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.
Have you recently returned from travels or do you have plans to travel this summer? Are you new to the United States? Do you enjoy encounters with other cultures and take interest in learning about other people?
On March 27, incoming Mexican undergraduates from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), visited with Mexican Consul General Liliana Ferrer in Sacramento as part of the Student Mobility Partnership, a joint collaboration between UC Davis Extension’s Global Study Program and UC Davis Global Affairs.
The University of California, Davis, has been recognized for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for American students of all backgrounds through the Gilman Program.
In today’s competitive economy, it takes more than a college degree to convince employers that graduates are ready for the workforce. This paper analyzes research to demonstrate that in this globalized era, study abroad has become one of the most powerful ways to prove to employers that graduates have in-demand skills for the contemporary workplace.
The Global Affairs department at University of California, Davis has an ambitious goal: it is aiming for 100% of its students to gain a life-shaping intercultural experience by graduation. Vice provost and associate chancellor of Global Affairs, Joanna Regulska, told The PIE News about the creation of the Global Education for All program and what it means for students who take part.