When coming into a new environment, finding an uplifting community is vital for feeling welcomed, unafraid, and eager to explore. Through the Global Ambassador Mentorship Program at UC Davis, new first-year and transfer undergraduate international students are matched with current students based on similar social and academic interests in order to foster a greater sense of belonging and friendship. Through social events like group dinners in downtown Davis and craft nights, new students and their mentors share their cultures and develop relationships based on cultural awareness and mutual appreciation.
This spring, incoming and transferring international students will select a university where they will pursue their education. We invite you to encourage and welcome fellow international students by sharing your UC Davis story in a short letter to these students.
Please read the updated guidance for winter and spring quarters here, which published on December 18, 2020.
The below statement was sent to students on November 9, 2020, and does not reflect the updated information provided by the Department of Homeland Security on December 8, 2020. This updated guidance is covered in the announcement linked above.
SISS issues a call to the UC Davis community to participate in a special message of congratulations to graduating international students—all from the comfort of your own home. Help us bid au revior, adios, auf wiedersehen, 再見, yasou, ਅਲਵਿਦਾ, do widzenia to these fall 2020 graduates by celebrating their achievements!
This fall, UC Davis will welcome new and returning students from countries all over the world. International students are an important part of our Aggie community. Though this is an exciting time, it’s natural to be nervous about finding community in a new academic and social environment. UC Davis offers a number of opportunities to develop connections and relationships whether students are located locally or taking remote classes from their homes outside the U.S. Below are just a few ways you can get started finding and building your global campus community no matter where you are in the world.
Greetings and welcome again to UC Davis! You have worked very hard to get here and we are proud to welcome you as part of our Global Aggies community.
You have made a wonderful choice for your education and future. UC Davis is ranked among the best in academics, sustainability, diversity, and global engagement. You are joining a vibrant global community of students, scholars, faculty, and staff from more than 140 countries.
As someone who grew up in the scorching summers in Dubai, winter quarters are never my favorite. I usually spend all my early-sunset days indoors and tend to complete the maximum course load to take advantage of not going outside over the weekend, for instance. Winter 2020 was no different.
A UC Davis team of five international undergraduate students has earned a spot in the finals at the 29th Annual Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) Product Development Competition with their Okaranchi Crackers - a nutrient-packed cracker made from okara, the soy pulp by-product of soybean processing.