About Us

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Empowering Lives Through Diverse Educational Opportunities

The University of California, Davis, Division of Continuing and Professional Education’s International programs create relationships with universities, students, scholars and professionals across the globe. We design academic programs and global partnerships for UC Davis. We also provide academic oversight on a wide range of international scholar programs, academic preparation, English-language instruction and comprehensive support for international students and scholars. For more than 40 years, the International programs at UC Davis have welcomed international scholars, professionals and students from around the world with wide-ranging and innovative academic programs.

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Enjoy an Unforgettable Cultural and Learning Experience

  • World-Class Education  Programs combine academic excellence with outstanding support services and include an orientation, graduation ceremony and certificate for successful completion.

  • Comprehensive Academic Support Services – Gain access to university workshops and a dedicated academic advisor who can help you achieve your academic goals and apply for the university and program of your choice.

  • Excellent Facilities in the Heart of Campus  Classes are held in the new state-of-the-art international facility, which features classrooms, computer labs, conference rooms, advising offices, outdoor spaces and the International Learning Center designed to enhance language learning, as well as the Cowell Center, both conveniently located near the heart of campus.

  • Small Classes with Exceptional Care  Our small class sizes (normally 12-16 students) allow you to receive a personalized experience with one-on-one access to instructors, staff and UC Davis student assistants.

  • Highly Qualified Instructors  – Learn from industry experts with extensive experience and a dedication to teaching.

  • A Safe, Friendly College Town – Enjoy living in the small, bike-friendly community of Davis, which offers diverse cultural activities, is conveniently located halfway between the San Francisco Bay Area and the Lake Tahoe region, and has a population of around 66,000 (about half of whom are university students and faculty).

About Continuing and Professional Education

International programs are part of the UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education. With more than 50,000 annual enrollments in classroom and online university-level courses, the Division of Continuing and Professional Education provides a wide array of courses and programs that help students from around the world achieve their educational and professional goals. UC Davis is certified by SEVP and authorized to host F1 international students.