The Division of Continuing and Professional Education at UC Davis manages the university's visiting study and research programs for international undergraduate students. Our University Programs group partners with more than 60 benchmark universities and government agencies in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America to attract talented students for undergraduate study and research at UC Davis on a non-degree basis. We also contribute to the university's internationalization efforts to attract and prepare a growing number of international undergraduates at UC Davis. Contact us at or +1 (530) 752-4064 for more information about our programs.

International Center building

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 Division of Continuing and Professional Education’s International programs, which give 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.

Students rehearsing for a play

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.

International Programs

Offering a wide variety of programs

UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education’s International programs have more than 40 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.

We have 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.