What Past Participants Say

Phan Dinh Dhan 1 “I recommend the Global Study Program because you can get involved with a lot of activities. I’ve become more confident. I want to understand more now.”—Phan Dinh Dang, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam

Ann-Kathrin Allekotte “The Global Study Program changed me a lot. Being abroad is such a good experience, and it shapes your character and your personality. You can look at yourself and your own country from a different perspective.”—Ann-Kathrin Allekotte, Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany

Jessica Clarke 2 “UC Davis provides a positive experience with individual attention from faculty, small departments, and they accommodate international students.”—Jessica Clark, University of Adelaide, Australia

Su Young Park “UC Davis students are open, friendly and helpful. I feel more confident, both in my communication ability and my willingness to try new things. I started working out and ran a five kilometer race.”—SuYoung Park, Ewha Womans University, South Korea

Xi Wang “The Global Study Program offered me a great opportunity to study and to do projects in a different academic environment with amazing professors and students from all over the world. It helped me reach a high level and be well prepared for further education after graduation.”— Xi Wang, Nanjing University, China

“The Global Study Program has changed my life. The experience was more fantastic than I had imagined possible. The professors were extremely helpful, the academic atmosphere was perfect, and I could participate in so many activities. I truly benefited from my experience in the classroom, making friends and working on a research project. I am certain I am a better person than I was one year ago.”— Zhiyuan Ma, Zhejiang University, China

Magnus Barmoen “The first quarter I had Linguistics and the University Writing Program. I liked them. The professor was really good. He made things so interesting. He was really helpful, and gave me a lot of points for things to follow.”—Magnus Barmoen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Friederike Metz “UC Davis and California offer so much. I traveled a lot, I made friends, I tried out new sports. I would have liked to stay longer. Whatever you’re interested in there is something for you. If you ever wanted to do something, and you couldn’t because it wasn’t in your home university, UC Davis probably has it.”—Friederike Metz, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Keisuke Tatsukawa “I enjoyed playing soccer and intramural sports, singing in the chorus and talking to friends. UC Davis gave me a lot of chances. Fall quarter, I joined the leadership center for workshops.”—Keisuke Tatsukama, Hosei University, Japan

Christoph Henrichs Gunrock “Going to college the American way: I rocked with ‘Aggie Pride’ and loved the togetherness of UC Davis students.”—Christoph Henrichs, Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany

Marc Hochheimer “Today, I’m a different person with a much better idea of who I am and what I want do with life. I’ve made amazing friends from all over the world. This was the greatest study abroad experience. Davis is an amazing place to live and study.”—Marc Hochheimer, Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany

Shao-Fang “The experience at UC Davis prepared me for the next challenges ahead.”—Shao-Fang Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Flavia Yamakawa “During these six months that I lived in Davis, I improved my English skills, had the privilege of living with people from all cultures, and learned new lab techniques that I brought back to my home university. Also, these few months as an Animal Science student helped me choose my future career after graduating.”—Flavia Yamakawa, State University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

SONY DSC “Wonderful teaching resources, and the university facilities are superior. I enjoyed campus life, learned a lot and had fun, too!”—Ziqi Yin, Jiangnan University, China

Karoline Kaasa “This year at UC Davis has been amazing; both when it comes to school and all the new friends I made.”—Karoline Kaasa, Norwegian University of Life Science, Norway

Pearl Lin “Every course I took was great. My English ability improved, and I gained a better understanding of what I would like to pursue in the future.”—Pearl Lin, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Youmi Oh “I made a lot of American friends at UC Davis. Everyone encouraged and challenged me to study and think about my future. Awesome California weather, considerate GSP advisers, safe location and perfect place for travelling, and studying! I will miss UC Davis!”—Youmi Oh, Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea

Tian Tian “UC Davis was really exciting and fantastic! As a science student, the advanced instruments in the UC Davis laboratories and the abundance of academic articles in the library helped me understand the chemical structures and properties of molecules. I also worked in Professor Charles Shoemaker’s laboratory in the Food Science Department.”—Tian Tian, Jiangnan University, China