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About Our International Programs

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. 

With more than 40 years of experience, UC Davis’ International programs offer a wide array of opportunities for international scholars, professionals and students from more than 100 countries. The academic programs are wide-ranging and innovative, including university visiting study and research programs, international English programs, and youth and custom programs. UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education’s International programs create global academic programs and partnerships for the university, and also provide academic oversight on a wide range of international scholar programs, academic preparation, English-language instruction and comprehensive support for international students.

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.

Our Programs

UC Davis’ International programs offer a diverse array of academic opportunities:

International English Programs

These programs offer English-language instruction and academic preparation to students, 18 years of age and older, at all levels of English proficiency. Within a supportive environment, students also develop friendships with students from around the world and expand their outlook as global citizens.
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Global Study Program

Study abroad at UC Davis in a full-immersion academic program designed for visiting undergraduate students from select benchmark overseas partner universities.
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Summer Start

Summer Start, an intensive six-week academic, language and orientation program, allows international students newly admitted to UC Davis to jump-start their college coursework prior to fall quarter. They make progress toward graduation requirements, become familiar with the UC Davis campus and college town, and gain confidence in meeting professors—all while building friendships with other students.
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Global Research Experience in Advanced Technologies (GREAT) Program

Become a leader on the frontier of global science through an intensive summer research experience under the guidance of a UC Davis faculty member for academic credit.
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Online Learning

UC Davis’ Division of Continuing and Professional Education offers a capacity to offer real-time online learning educational exchanges and online academic programs in a wide variety of fields.
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Youth Programs

Young students from around the world join programs that introduce them to American culture, English skills, college preparation, service learning, science, and the beauty of California.
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Custom Programs

With custom programs, you have the opportunity to design educational programs to fit your specific needs. For more than 40 years, UC Davis’ International programs have been developing highly customized programs for some of the world’s most notable international universities, government-sponsored agencies, higher education organizations and foreign ministries of education.
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UC Davis Extension, Center for International Education