Spouse, Partner, and Family Opportunities

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Welcome to UC Davis! We are so excited to have you here and hope that you will explore the UC campus, the city of Davis, and the surrounding area during your stay, whether it be for two months or many years. Please frequently explore the SISS website for new information regarding upcoming events and activities on campus and in the surrounding cities. For general information, please check the Local and Regional Resources Page.

SISS publishes an Events Guide for Spouses, Partners, Families each quarter. You can find the publication on our homepage.

Connections @ I-House

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Connections has been greeting newcomers to the Davis area for more than five decades. Internationals and Americans meet weekly on Wednesday mornings at I-House from 10:00 – 11:30am to socialize. Based on simple kindness and an interest in making friends from all over the world, International House members host an open-house with coffee/tea and baked goodies. There is also a craft table and a children’s play area. New arrivals are greeted by friendly faces who can make adjusting to a new environment a pleasant adventure. You may even meet someone from your home country! All ages are welcome, and there is no fee to join and no need to call ahead to attend.

In collaboration with Connections, Connections and SISS will be hosting a special welcome reception for spouses, partners, and families during International Week on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Partners and families of international students and scholars are invited to this special edition of the Connections weekly meeting at International House Davis. You are welcome to bring your children. There will be a craft table and a children's play area.

University Farm Circle

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University Farm Circle (UFC) connects campus and community through friendship, enrichment, and scholarships. Beginning on the UC Davis Campus 102 years ago and extending out into the community, University Farm Circle has a long tradition of welcome. Whether you are new to the area or new to UFC, we invite you to join our organization.

International Partners Association

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The International Partner's Association (IPA) is an outside group that holds meetings and events for partners of UC Davis International students.



If you have any questions or if there are events or programs that you would like to see available for international partners, spouses, and families, please contact the International Programs team. We look forward to meeting you!

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Interact with the Whole Campus Community

Connect with the broader international community on campus, consisting of domestic and international students, scholars, faculty, and staff who actively engage to create a global experience here at UC Davis. Connect with the community through a variety of fun programs below!

  • Global Engagement Mondays

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  • International Cafe

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  • International Friendship Program

    for Everyone Learn More