Student Success Stories

Student Spotlight: Ryotaro Okada

In 2019, Ryotaro Okada came to UC Davis with a dream. An ESL student from Ritsumeikan University in Japan, he dreamed of becoming a theme park designer in the United States. He applied to the Global Study Program, to bolster his English-language skills and gain the foundation he needed to study in the U.S.

Indonesian Scholarship Students Excel in UC Davis Global Study Program

Fall 2021 marks a momentous quarter for 17 students attending the Global Study Program at UC Davis. These students are part of the inaugural Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards program, launched and funded by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture. This competitive and prestigious award provides well-qualified students from universities across Indonesia the opportunity to study abroad.

Student Spotlight: Ayu Kawashima

Ayu Kawashima, an undergraduate at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, envisions starting a Model UN team at her university. After completing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Global Seminar, Kawashima is determined to play a role in shaping the future of Japan by promoting SDGs and working toward a more equal society.