Questions about Destination Davis?

Here are some frequently asked questions related to our Destination Davis Program.

  • Can students in a Destination Davis group enter the U.S. as F-1 student visa holders?
  • Yes, an I-20 can be issued for programs that reach the minimum number of weekly hours (18) to constitute full-time study. I-20s can be issued for the duration of the program model.
  • What are the dates and duration of the programs?
  • In general, programs run based on the UC Davis academic calendar. However, partners may request any start and end date that suits their group’s needs.
  • How many hours per week will students be in class?
  • In most cases, programs will be 18 to 22 hours per week of in-class instruction based on the program design.
  • Is there is a minimum number of students needed to form a group?
  • While there is no minimum number of students necessary, most groups do not form with fewer than 10 students. In some cases, smaller groups may be integrated to make programming possible. We invite partners to contact us for groups of any size.
  • How will students be enrolled in the program?
  • After program details have been established and agreed upon, partners will be provided with a unique and secure link to enter individual student information directly in our database. CPE does not accept student information or documents via email.
  • Will the students in my group be in class together with students from other groups/countries?
  • Whenever possible, Destination Davis integrates student groups within programmed classes when the interests of the groups align. This allows for more cross-cultural sharing and exchange. In addition, Destination Davis has a larger number of UC Davis student ambassadors who are integrated into programs, providing opportunities for language practice and exchange.
  • Can I only choose from the series of classes presented on the website or are there other options?
  • No, the series of classes promoted on the webpage are not the only classes that can be programmed. UC Davis is a distinguished university with a large and diverse learning community. We look forward to learning more about the unique goals and needs of your group and working with you to design a winning program.
  • Is there a minimum age for program participants?
  • In general, Destination Davis programs are for students who are completing or have completed high school. For younger students we offer Youth Programs.
  • Can I include extra excursions or activities into a program set up?
  • Yes, Destination Davis can provide a list of exciting local destinations for site visits and local excursions as part of the program.
  • Can assistance be provided for airport transportation?
  • Yes, we can provide assistance with airport pickup from local airports as part of the program set up.
  • Is housing available for program participants?
  • During the summer term, campus housing is available and our housing coordinator can help secure space for your group members. Campus housing is not available during the terms of the academic year (fall, winter and spring). During the academic year, most Destination Davis students choose to live with homestay families in the area. Learn more about housing options.