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Individual Student Study Options

Study at UC Davis with Preparation for Global Learners Programs

Welcome to International Programs at UC Davis! Designed for individual students looking to study English at UC Davis, these programs focus on academic and linguistic preparation, as well as global competency development. Our programs offer:

  • Emphasis on Global Competencies – From site visits to partnering with domestic students, our programs develop critical thinking, strengthen interpersonal communication skills and promote cultural awareness.
  • Enhanced Instructor Interaction – Our classes are designed to maximize interaction and help students achieve their fullest potential on standardized language proficiency tests.
  • World-Class Education — UC Davis is one of the world’s premier research universities, known for its experienced instructors, modern facilities and a diverse, welcoming student body.

Individual students may join the following programs.

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Academic Engagement Track

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English for Science and Technology

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Entrepreneurship and International Business

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Communication and Culture Program

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Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Design


Critical Media Literacy for Global Competencies

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Global Awareness and Intercultural Communication Seminar (Remote)

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Interdisciplinary STEM Seminar (Remote)