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Resources for International Students

Welcome to UC Davis! Explore resources designed specifically for our international community members. As an international student, you will have the opportunity to work with renowned professors, foreign scholars and leading scientists on key global issues in science, agriculture, medicine, the economy, society and the arts. Choose from more than 100 majors with one of the most comprehensive educational experiences in the United States. The city of Davis is university-oriented, and is noted for its progressive outlook and diverse community. You will feel safe and at home, both on campus and within the city of Davis.

Support for International Students

    UC Davis provides support and services to help you transition easily into campus life and prepare you for a successful academic career abroad.

    The Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) office is available to help assist you with your visa and immigration issues, and provides information regarding financial, cultural, academic and personal support as you adjust to your new community. Join the Global Ambassadors Mentorship Program to meet up with other students and learn about the UC Davis campus and culture.

    Our International and Academic English unit offers programs to help you succeed academically. Summer Start is a six-week program that gives you an early start on your classes while you get to know campus, make friends, and experience summer in California. Their Pre-Arrival Guide for International Students will assure your preparation for arrival on campus. Once here, the Pal Program is a great way to meet American students and share your culture.

    The International House Davis promotes respect and appreciation for all people and cultures, and encourages a global community by providing many opportunities for cross-cultural interaction. Students interested in connecting with students from other cultures can meet up through I-House events.

    Ethnic, cultural and recreational student organizations give students the chance to meet other international students and share experiences. Multicultural student organizations like the International Students Club offer students the chance to make friends and help incoming international students adjust to American culture. The Center for Student Involvement lists more than 800 academic, social and community service clubs for you to join!

    The student-launched Davis Wiki provides extensive information about all aspects of living in Davis, including ethnic markets, banking and a diverse selection of restaurants.