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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On March 16th, Takahito Matsunaga, one of our Intensive English Program students winter quarter from Ritsumeikan University, gave an impactful speech at the graduation ceremony that recaps the valuable friendships and connections that UC Davis students and Takahito created.