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Every year the University of California, Davis, Division of Continuing and Professional Education’s International programs create global connections and develop cross-cultural learning for thousands of students from around the world. We work with some of the most respected educational recruitment partners in the world to give high-quality international students an exceptional academic and cultural experience.

The Advantages of Partnering with Us

As one of the world’s premier research universities, UC Davis provides our international partners and students with a variety of unique benefits, including:

Recruitment Partners

  • Flexibility – We offer a wide range of programs and have the ability to create custom programs to meet your specific needs.
  • Student Satisfaction – Our students love it here!
  • Commission – Earn commission payments on each student.
  • Comprehensive Support – We provide assistance and materials to get you through the entire application process and beyond.
  • Certification – Get an official certificate once you are approved as an official recruitment partner.

Students

  • Exceptional Education – UC Davis is one of the top public universities in the United States (check out our rankings) and our instructors have years of professional experience.
  • Incredible Location – Located in the heart of California, UC Davis is close to economic engines (Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento) and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world (Yosemite, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe).
  • University Town – Davis is a safe, friendly and peaceful environment to live and learn.
  • A Personal Experience – Our staff and students are friendly and welcoming, a perfect setting for international students study, grow and make lasting friendships.

Support

Training Manual: We provide all recruitment partners with a training manual, which describes our programs in further detail, as well as how to enroll your students into our programs.

Fliers: A recruitment partner can request to have program fliers in a digital form or mailed to their office to help them in recruiting. Shipping usually takes 2-3 weeks.

Photos: We provide all of our recruitment parnters with a link to an online account that has high-quality images of our facilities, instructors and students that can be used for recruitment.

Our Programs

Overview: Our International English and Professional Programs focus on improving students’ linguistic proficiency skills and helping them achieve their academic, professional and personal goals. Our courses feature small class sizes with highly qualified instructors. And, because we believe education outside of the classroom is just as important as education in the classroom, our programs offer daily recreational and cultural activities.

Key Benefits:

  • Eight levels of proficiency
  • Full-time instruction
  • Intermediate and advanced TOEFL preparation
  • Intercultural communication
  • Comprehensive academic support services
  • Service learning

Targeted Students:

  • International students with a high-school diploma or at least 18 years of age
  • International undergraduate or graduate students
  • Adult international professionals who would like to improve their English language skills

Programs:

Overview: Students participating in our English programs can enroll in one of two options for international students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the United States.

U.S. University Conditional Admissions Program (USUCAP): This comprehensive academic prep program is designed for international high-school seniors and graduates who are seeking freshman admission into one of our three four-year U.S. university partners: Portland State University, California State University, Fresno, and St. Mary’s College.

Destination Davis Program: This two-and-a-half-year pathway program is designed for international students who wish to improve their academic and/or language skills before transferring to the University of California. Students first must attend one of our four community college partners: Ohlone College, Diablo Valley College, Contra Costa College and Los Medanos College.

Key Benefits:

  • Focused curricula to help students excel in their respective undergraduate studies
  • Intensive English-language training
  • Special events and activities with international and UC Davis students
  • No TOEFL or IELTS scores required
  • Safe, diverse and friendly college town

Targeted Students: International students ages 17-19

Overview: Our Youth Programs are designed for students between 12-17 years of age who would like to experience an American college campus. These programs provide junior-high and high-school students with an engaging and enriching educational experience in a safe, friendly college town.

Key Benefits:

  • Multiple sessions to choose from
  • Customized programs for groups
  • Academic and cultural field trips

Targeted Students: International students ages 12-17

Overview: Through our International Custom Programs, we provide educational programs designed specifically for you. For more than 40 years, we have been developing customized programs for some of the world’s most notable international universities, government-sponsored agencies, higher education organizations and foreign ministries of education. From professional skills to academic achievement to English language and U.S. culture, our programs and curricula reflect the needs of your students.

Sample Programs:

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Pre-Academic Preparation
  • Discipline-Specific Academic/Professional Programs
  • Research and Academic Culture Programs
  • English Language Programs
  • Youth Programs
  • Online Programs

Agent Application

Apply to Become a Recruitment Partner: UC Davis’ Division of Continuing and Professional Education welcomes applications for new partners. If you are interested in working with us, please submit the Recruitment Partner Application.

Please note that we do not work with Recruitment Partners for degree programs.

Questions?

Email us at: dbabarnett@ucdavis.edu.

STUDENT REVIEWS

“When I was in Vietnam, I dreamed of studying in the United States. UC Davis Extension made my dream come true.”

Lien "Rain" Nguyen, Vietnam

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VIDEOS

International English and Professional Programs, UC Davis Extension

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RESOURCES & DOWNLOADS

2018 International programs brochure