Students, staff and faculty have the opportunity to eat, dance and pingpong their way around the campus (literally) and around the world (figuratively) during International Education Week.
Led by the Office of Global Affairs, a number of campus departments and units will host lectures, documentary screenings and more, showcasing some of the global opportunities available to students.
“It’s critically important that we identify a way to provide a global education for all students,” said Joanna Regulska, vice provost and associate chancellor of Global Affairs. “Our responsibility is to create an environment of global education that produces graduates who are locally embedded yet globally minded.”
Some of the events include an outreach fair by the Police Department and its Global Liaison Unit, salsa and capoeira classes, information sessions on various Study Abroad programs, and lectures on Chinese tea and food.
The new International Center will play host to several events. The 62,000-square-foot California Avenue building is now home to UC Davis Extension’s Center for International Education and, eventually, all of Global Affairs.
International Education Week is celebrated from Nov. 14 to 18 across the country, and was created by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.
Locally, the week culminates with an American flavor: A traditional Thanksgiving dinner Saturday at the International House.
Study Abroad (and in the US) in 2017
UC Davis Study Abroad, a unit of Global Affairs, has announced its 2017 lineup, including groundbreaking programs within the United States and in new locations abroad (Nepal and Portugal), along with new areas of study: performing arts in France and introductory biology in Ireland.
These programs are led by UC Davis faculty and consist of in-demand UC Davis courses (fulfilling major, minor and general education requirements), supplemented by hands-on activities, awe-inspiring field trips and engaging cultural events.
The new Summer Abroad programs in the United States — one in New Orleans led by Sally McKee of the Department of History and one in New Mexico led by Sasha Abramsky of the University Writing Program — focus on multiculturalism in the United States and represent unique opportunities for American and international students to study together the country’s rich regional diversity.
The new program in Portugal, co-led by Leopoldo Bernucci and Robert Newcomb from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, focuses on the historical, cultural and physical wonders of this overlooked country, while programs on performing arts at a music-dance festival in Aix-en-Provence led by professor and composer Pablo Ortiz, and on introductory biology (BioSci 2A) in verdant Cork, Ireland, overseen by Mitch Singer of the College of Biological Sciences, are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to study in unforgettably beautiful settings.