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.


Meet a UC Davis International Scholar: Yan Yun

August 31, 2020
Get to know more of our global UC Davis campus community through the Meet a UC Davis International Scholar series, profiling some of the best and brightest from around the globe who work, research, and teach at UC Davis.

Yan Yun

Title and department:
Postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Home city/region and country:
Datong, China

Global Affairs Ice Cream Social

Global Affairs invites you to join us on September 16, 2019 in the UC Davis International Center Lobby for a fun event to welcome new international students and scholars to campus during orientation.

International Ice Cream Social

Join us in the International Center lobby to mingle with fellow incoming international students and scholars while enjoying some ice cream!

H-1B Specialty Worker

H-1B Overview

The H-1B visa classification is for non-immigrant employees in a “specialty occupation,” where the position requires a specific degree and the employee has the specific degree (minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a specific field).  The H-1B also has minimum wage requirements that must be met by the employing department and requires the filing of a Labor Condition Application (LCA) with the Department of Labor (DOL) prior to filing an H-1B petition with the USCIS (immigration service).  Departments at UC Davis would usually sponsor an H-1B status for employees

Inviting a J-1 Scholar


J-1 status is used for professors, research scholars, short-term scholars and specialists for temporary participation in approved programs of teaching, research, observation and consultation. The two most common types of J-1 visitors to UCD are research scholars and professors. Postdocs, lecturers, visiting scientists and visiting researchers are all eligible to apply for a J-1 visa.

UC Davis Honors International Community at Graduation Celebration

July 02, 2018
On June 14, the UC Davis community came together to celebrate the graduation of more than 1,100 international graduate and undergraduate students from 56 countries. To mark such an achievement, Global Affairs hosted an International Graduation Celebration, held amongst the various UC Davis college and school ceremonies.