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Global Aggies: Venturing Across Cultural and Virtual Landscapes

March 02, 2021
Christal Juarez, a recent UC Davis Letters and Science grad in anthropology and international relations, shares the impact of her global learning experiences while at UC Davis and explains the importance of accessible global education for all students. Read about Christal's global learning journey.

Global Aggies: Researching Local Agriculture and Water Challenges for Global Solutions

February 16, 2021
After completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees at UC Davis' College of Engineering, Nisha Marwaha accepted a job at the nonprofit WorldFish, based in Malaysia, to help improve fisheries and aquaculture. Read on to learn about her water scarcity research and how local partnerships help support the global UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Global Aggies: Alumnae Put Global Education Into Action During COVID-19

September 22, 2020
From mitigating food insecurity to coordinating COVID-19 treatment trials, UC Davis alumae Michelle Lee and Emily Fehrman are putting their degrees—and global learning experiences working alongside communities—to work during the pandemic.

Global Aggies: Addressing Food Insecurity, One Community at a Time

July 28, 2020
Biochemistry & molecular biology major Jonathan Ho recently secured over $50,000 in funding for the Knights Landing Community Garden project. Learn more about his UC Davis #GlobalAggies story, which starts with him addressing food insecurity among fellow Singapore soldiers.

Global Aggies: Challenge Accepted!

June 16, 2020
Thanks to her experiences growing up in Taiwan, immigrating to the U.S., interning with the US Environmental Protection Agency via the UC Davis Washington Program, and studying environmental science in three countries, ESM major Annie Chen is ready to take on the world.

Global Aggies: Serving Nicaraguan Students with Special Needs

February 18, 2020
Last summer, UC Davis biomedical engineering major in the College of Engineering Laura Oelsner traveled to Nicaragua to serve students with special needs and create community programs focused on improving literacy, food security, and vision.

Making the International Relations Major Personal Through Global Learning

November 21, 2019
Through global learning opportunities abroad and on campus, International Relations major Cameron Lallana '20 attained a personal, hands-on education during his time at UC Davis. Global learning prepared him to pursue a career in radio journalism focused on educating on international politics and culture.

Instructional Technology Abroad

October 30, 2019

Surya Jones, a guest blogger for The Wheel, wrote the following piece on her experience using Canvas while studying abroad. 

Baguettes and wine. Tea and crumpets. Fish and chips. Canvas and Moodle?

New Lineup of Study Abroad Programs Announced for 2020

September 25, 2019
For students interested in adding global experiences to their careers at UC Davis, the Global Learning Hub is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of 2020 faculty-led study abroad and internship programs. This includes new programs in Tanzania, Lebanon, Antarctica and a variety of locations in Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Global Aggies: From Davis to Madrid to Washington D.C. He Goes

August 15, 2019
​​​​​​​From Madrid’s Instituto Internacional to the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis, cognitive science major Jorge Murillo has been all about experiential and empirical research. And now he’s embarking on a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore that brain connection. 

Global Aggies: Finding “Home” in Narrative Environments

August 15, 2019
Melanie Montoya, a design major at UC Davis, shares her global learning experiences while on campus and abroad—two UCEAP study abroad programs; creating a KDVS radio show centered around design and intercultural learning; joined multiple global on-campus student orgs; a member of the Chancellor’s Job Leadership Shadowing Program; and more!

The Many Flavors Cacao

May 02, 2019
UC Davis students and experts are working to better understand cacao, a vital ingredient necessary not only to chocolate production, but to many people across the world.