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Aggies Abroad: 30 Cities in Seven Countries, Faces and Places, Global Citizenship

April 28, 2021
Sophia Mares de Juan, a second year UC Davis College of Letters and Science major in sociology and minor in human rights, took a gap year prior to arriving at UC Davis and shares her experience with Up With People, an independent study abroad program focused on global challenges and community service.

6 Common Study Abroad Myths

January 28, 2020
Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity to experience and learn more about the world while in college. However, for many students, studying abroad may seem intimidating or downright impossible. Whether because of your major or financial situation, taking your education beyond UC Davis might not have crossed your mind, or if it did, was quickly dismissed. Here are six debunked study abroad myths...

Aggies Abroad: Brighton’s Shopping Hot Spot

December 05, 2018
Emily Cowan, a UCEAP United Kingdom Alum. "Charming and unique, North Laine is an area in Brighton teaming with quaint shops that perfectly coincide with the retro, beachy vibe of the city. Pink, blue, and yellow pennants are strung from the buildings, creating a cheerful, inviting atmosphere. North Laine has it all..."

Aggies Abroad: Memoirs from Nepal

April 23, 2018
Miuccia Halim, UC Davis Seminars Abroad "Nepal—Community, Technology, and Sustainability" Alum. “Where you sit depends on where you stand.” As our team huddled together in the dimly lit dining hall of Machhapuchchhre Village Inn in Nepal, we attentively listened to our mentor, Samrat Katwal, emphasize our roles as outsiders of the rural community we were aiming to help..."

Aggies Abroad: Last Stop Before Nepal

December 19, 2017
I leave for Nepal in 11 hours. And although I should probably be notifying my bank of my traveling plans or spitting out the emails I owe several professors, I want to tell you about this past quarter and what led me to the trip ahead.

Student Spotlight: The White Cane and the Red Dragon

December 06, 2017
Hannah Chadwich's time in Beijing was a success thanks to Ruby (her roommate). It was also thanks to the impressive efforts of the staff at the UC Davis Student Disabilities Center, and particularly staff member Sarah Cohen who tirelessly translated coursework. Read more about Hannah's journey in China...

Aggies Abroad: The Hostel Culture in Europe

June 16, 2017
Nikki Zanchetta, UC Davis Quarter Abroad Spain Alum. "In Europe youth hostels are the name of the game. Sure, just like hotels, some are better than others; but even the cheap ones surpassed all my expectations. And as a young traveler myself, I would highly recommend hostels to any young traveler traversing through Europe..."

Aggies Abroad: Budget Planes, Night Trains, and (Sometimes Sketchy) Automobiles

June 14, 2017
Julia Gulliver, UCEAP Singapore Alum. "A huge part of my study abroad experience, probably like most other study abroad-ers, was traveling. Even before I went abroad, I knew that I was going to make it a priority for myself to travel. In addition to learning in the classroom, I wanted to learn by seeing and experiencing new places. When I decided to study abroad in Singapore..."