Coronavirus Information and Resources for UC Davis International Students and Scholars

We continue to follow the developments of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and monitor situations on campus and around the world. Your wellbeing and educational experience are our prioritiesSee the updates and resourcesThe UC Davis International Center is currently closed, but we are still here to help: please email your SISS advisor directly with questions or to set up a remote appointment. Find your advisor listed on our Contact Us page.

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Short-Term Emergency Housing Available for Those Impacted by Wildfire

August 26, 2020
UC Davis is offering short-term, emergency housing for campus affiliates—including visiting international scholars and student researchers and their families—who have been impacted by evacuations or lost their homes due to wildfires in Northern California. The university can offer stays of up to five days to campus affiliates who need somewhere to stay until evacuation orders are lifted and they can return home. If you are a campus affiliate who has lost a home, the university can help explore options for longer-term housing solutions. To explore options for support, please call our HR Shared Services call center at (530) 754-4772 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through September 1.  Visiting international scholars and student researchers will need to identify their sponsoring department.

International Student Update: April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

Dear International Students,

We hope your Spring Quarter is off to a great start. Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS), within Global Affairs, is standing by to help and support you as you navigate through the various changes. We know it can be a lot to process, and want to reassure you that if you are feeling overwhelmed or intimidated by all of this new information, these are normal emotions when processing all this change; please reach out and let us help you.

International Student Update: March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020

Dear International Students,

As we begin Spring Quarter, Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) wants you to know that we are standing by to help and support you. We know how easy it is to feel isolated and anxious in this era of social distancing and self-quarantining. Below, you will find more information about resources available to you as Spring Quarter gets started, and about how to schedule a phone or online appointment with your SISS Advisor.

Reaffirming Commitment to Our International Community

April 22, 2019
Let there be no doubt: At UC Davis, we highly value our international researchers, scholars and students. Indeed, our international relationships and collaborations form an essential part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Humanizing Deportation exhibit continues at I-House

November 02, 2018
A month-long program at International House Davis that features personal stories of deportation in order to humanize what is often a discussion based more on policy and statistics has been extended into December.

‘African Lionesses’ to Share Stories of Success and Struggles

October 30, 2018
"True gems of Africa” and other speakers are on the program for next week’s African Lioness Symposium, presented by the UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies, a unit of Global Affairs, and the Davis-based Tese Foundation.

Africa comes to Davis

October 23, 2018

By Enterprise Staff

"The Tese Foundation’s annual Women and Girls Tea fundraiser, this year themed “Out of Africa,” will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the newly renovated Veterans Memorial Center, 305 E. 14th St. in Davis.