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.

Global Education and Student Life

How to Find Your Global Community at UC Davis

September 18, 2020
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.

Global Affairs and Undergraduate Admissions Welcomes New International Aggies

September 04, 2020

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.

“Quaran-times”: Life as an International Student in the U.S. During COVID-19

May 27, 2020

By Radhika Marwaha

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.

The Gunrock Bot that Could

August 21, 2019
A UC Davis team of 11 international students won the Amazon Alexa Prize—and $500,000—thanks to the performance of their artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, affectionately named Gunrock.

Global Aggies: The Okaranchi Story—An Ingenious Tale of “Recycled” Food

May 31, 2019
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.

Global Aggies: What Does it Mean to be an Other?

April 22, 2019
Radhika Marwaha is a second year international student from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Encouraged by her parents and grandparents to pursue a higher education in the United States, she came to UC Davis to study, but also to find a sense of belonging.

Intercultural communication helps students face global challenges together

August 29, 2018
This fall, a course on intercultural project-based seminar, taught by Professor Philipp Zerbe, will be offered to increase students' ability to work collaboratively on global challenges and will be an extension of the Global Education for All initiative.