UC Davis International Center
The UC Davis International Center serves as a hub for the university’s worldwide presence and impact by establishing a centralized, welcoming environment for key international programs and creating opportunities for international and domestic students, faculty, staff, scholars and others in the campus community to collaborate.
The Center houses UC Davis Extension’s Center for International Education, which gives students and scholars from around the world the opportunity to study, conduct research and improve their English-language skills at one of the nation’s top-ranked public universities. It provides a beautiful, prominent meeting place for international students to create the best possible educational and cultural experience.
The complex features classrooms, computer labs, conference rooms, advising and administrative spaces, a multi-purpose room and a large commons area (connected to an outdoor courtyard) that provides space for gatherings. The center allows for shared resources among its tenants and serves as a highly visible demonstration of the university’s commitment to sustainable practices as a Gold Certified LEED building.
All the world’s a stage…
Participants in the Global Study Program may enroll in Drama 198: Presentation Skills for International Students. Drama 198 is taught by faculty in the UC Davis Drama Department, and it is offered exclusively to Global Study Program students. In addition to practicing English and presentation skills, students explore their understanding of their own and neighboring cultures. By pairing oral skill development with self-development in a dynamic classroom environment, students gain confidence, expand their sense of international-mindedness, and have fun.
Offering a wide variety of programs
The Center for International Education (CIE) has more than 35 years of experience in delivering high-quality educational and professional programs. Our world-class reputation, diverse and inclusive culture, and outstanding faculty provide international students with an academic experience second to none.
CIE has 145 partnerships with benchmark universities, government agencies and corporate clients, and attracts students from more than 100 countries each year. Annual enrollments of nearly 4,000 students create a vibrant worldwide community of alumni whose relationships continue long after they return to their home countries.