Celebrating 43 years of Education and New Opportunities with Experiential-based Programs at UC Davis

May 19, 2020

Intensive English and Professional Programs have served the international community of students and teachers for 43 years.  In that time, thousands of eager learners have joined us from over 30 countries. We have continued to update our offerings to serve the needs of this evolving population. This has meant adding new shorter-term programs focused on areas beyond traditional English instruction, such as English for Global Business, English for Science and Technology, Academic Preparation for Grad School and Testing, and Pathway Programs. 

GREAT Program Faculty Director part of UC Davis team developing low cost, portable ventilators

May 01, 2020

Students who participate in the Global Research Experience in Advanced Technologies (GREAT) program are able to work with extraordinary UC Davis faculty like Tingrui Pan, GREAT Program Faculty Director.  He is part of a team of engineers and clinicians developing  low cost, portable ventilators.  The opportunity to access faculty like this are why our students thrive here and are able to achieve their own academic goals. 

COVID-19 Updates

April 27, 2020
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5 Tips for Success as an Online Learner

April 27, 2020

We strive to provide convenient, flexible, high-quality remote learning courses to help you achieve your goals and continue your education from home. If you’ve never taken an online course before, here are five tips to help prepare you for success as an online learner.

Zoom and Tik Tok Videos Come to International Programs During Remote Learning

April 24, 2020

The Intensive English Programs at UC Davis have moved online, like the rest of campus, and our instructors and student assistants have been hard at work to create engaging and creative ways to stay connected and make English language learning fun and productive!

Get to Know UC Davis – Student Farm

February 21, 2020

The UC Davis Student Farm is part of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute, and this 23-acre space is dedicated to the creation and exploration of sustainable food systems. At the farm, students learn from educators and volunteers about the process of growing food in a way that has minimal negative impacts on the land. Within the farm, students can choose to participate in a diverse array of programs:

Get to Know UC Davis – Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

February 18, 2020

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art opened its doors on November 23, 2016. The museum is the culmination of UC Davis’ efforts to promote creative and innovative thinking in the community. Entrance is free for everyone, meaning  you shouldn’t  miss the opportunity to explore this UC Davis gem.

 

Learning English in a Green Building

February 11, 2020

Efforts to develop a sustainable community have granted UC Davis position #3 in the world ranking for campus sustainability. In April 2017, the International Center made its debut as a LEED Certified Gold building. But, what does LEED Certified Gold mean? The United States Environmental Protection Agency created the LEED rating system (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to promote the constructions of buildings –from residential to commercial– that positively impact the well-being of people and the planet.

Shizuoka Salesio High School comes to UC Davis International English Programs

February 06, 2020

Traditionally Intensive English Programs (IEP) are for adult learners to advance and accelerate their career through participation in a rigorous English language curriculum. High school students can participate in a similar course of study through “English youth programs.” These programs often balance instruction with other social and cultural components to create a more age-related experience.

Discover International Program's Social Media Sites

October 18, 2019

Social Media has revolutionized the way businesses interact with the public through channels of communication that reach a wide audience.  At UC Davis International Programs, we believe social media is a great tool to communicate with current and prospective students, partners and recruiting agencies and alumni. Each social media platform under International Programs purview allows us to cater to specific audiences.

 

English Language Student visits emblematic U.S. ballparks

September 16, 2019

Baseball holds a meaningful place in American culture, and for International English Program student Sou Koguma, a true American experience meant that he would visit the country’s most emblematic baseball stadiums. Sou has walked through the historic entrance of Chicago’s Wrigley Field and cheered alongside New York’s Yankees fans at Yankee Stadium. Sou’s interest in baseball and ambition took him places he had always dreamed of seeing.

Bike Safety Tips

August 22, 2019

Being nicknamed “Bike Capital USA” means that Davis is filled with thousands of new students and bicycles every year. Unfortunately, that also makes it a target for bicycle theft. Hundreds of bicycles are stolen around campus and the city of Davis and it is important to take precautions in order to avoid these incidents. A few key tips to decrease your chances of having your bicycle stolen are listed below:

A Successful Year End at the UC Davis/ISA Tokyo Center

July 03, 2019

Guest author Patricia Willers, English instructor (UC Davis, ISA)

As the English Language classes gear up for summer quarter at UC Davis, across the globe, programs are winding down for the year. On Friday, the UC Davis/ISA Tokyo Center classroom passed out the last certificates of the academic year and wished the students well on the next steps of their academic journeys. 

Davis Jump Bikes: A Guide

June 26, 2019

Bicycles are a great way to move around Davis. The city has bike friendly roads, as well as the famous Davis bike loop that passes through fun tunnels and bridges.

Adventure of a Lifetime across the Golden Gate Bridge

June 11, 2019

“I just wanted to cross the Golden Gate Bridge by bike,” said student Ryotaro Sakaguchi. “My friend told me one could cross it by bike, so this is why I chose to do it.”

UC Davis’ Custom Youth Programs Offer Chinese Students a Taste of College Life

May 31, 2019

Youth from two of the top six schools in China’s largest metropolis, Guangzhou, recently visited UC Davis to study and experience university life in the United States.  As part of the Custom Youth Programs at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education - international, middle and high school students participate in a variety of academically rigorous research, college preparation and English language programs on the UC Davis campus.

Visiting International Students Participate in East Asian Studies Research Seminar

May 14, 2019

This spring, Chinese, South Korean, Japanese, and Hong Kong students from UC Davis’ Global Study Program have joined UC Davis undergraduate students in an East Asian Studies Research Seminar. The first offering of its kind, this course is a collaboration between International programs at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education and the East Asian Studies Department.

Using Art as Expression with English Language Learners

March 27, 2019

Walking through halls of the International Center, you can’t miss the beautiful collection of photographs, sketches and needlework that appear on the 2nd Floor. If you look closely, names and locations are listed on each piece. This collection is the result of ESL Instructor Elizabeth Morrison’s efforts to brighten the hallways in a way that engages and recognizes her students. 

UC Davis ESL Instructor Suzanne Bardasz recognized at TESOL Conference

March 15, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13, ESL instructor, Suzanne Bardasz, was recognized with the Ron Chang Lee Award for Excellence in Classroom Technology at the TESOL 2019 International Convention & English Language Expo in Atlanta, Ga. She was selected among many applicants for her implementation of the Spiral teaching tool in the 10-week Intensive English Program (IEP) at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, International.

Colombia Teachers Come to UC Davis for Teaching Program

November 27, 2018

47 secondary school teachers from the District of Bogotá, Colombia came to UC Davis on November 4, to study teaching methodology and take courses designed to enhance their English language skills. Over the duration of their four-week program, they attended classes on campus and took part in field trips to the Language Academy of Sacramento, the State Capital, Old Sacramento and San Francisco.

UC Davis Awarded Grant to Support Afghan Fulbright Students

October 30, 2018

By Mary Martin-Mabry, digital communications specialist, Global Affairs

Attending graduate school in your country of origin can be demanding, but imagine beginning your professional research or studies thousands of miles from home, in a second language, while trying to adapt to cultural nuances and different academic standards.

Celebrate Nelson Mandela's 100th Birthday with the Mandela Washington Fellows

July 11, 2018

UC Davis Global Affairs, in collaboration with the City of Davis’ Human Relations Commission, invites you to join the UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows in celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday on Wednesday, July 18 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the UC Davis International Center.

This free community event includes a short program, cake, entertainment and family-friendly games.

English for Global Business Takes Field trips

October 04, 2017

The English for Global Business Program students take on tons of fun excursions, including two full day on-site visits to regional businesses or industries. In the past, students have toured the Intel museum, stopped for photos ops in Google’s Google Plex and Facebook’s HQ, and toured the Gekkeikan Sake Brewery in Folsom!