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About the Center for International Education

The Center for International Education creates relationships with universities, students, scholars and professionals across the globe on behalf of the University of California, Davis. 

With more than 35 years of experience, the Center for International Education offers a wide array of programs for international scholars, professionals, and students from more than 100 countries. The Center's academic programs are wide-ranging and innovative, including university visiting study and research programs, international English programs, and youth and custom programs. The Center for International Education creates global academic programs and partnerships for the university, and also provides academic oversight on a wide range of international scholar programs, academic preparation, English-language instruction and comprehensive support for international students.

The Center for International Education is part of UC Davis Extension, the continuing and professional education division of the University of California, Davis. With more than 50,000 annual enrollments in classroom and online university-level courses, UC Davis Extension serves professionals, scholars and students throughout the United States and the world.

Our Programs

The Center offers a diverse array of academic programs:

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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International Professional Programs

The International Professional Programs provide professionals who wish to advance their careers or develop new areas of expertise with the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge training that reflects the strengths of the campus and helps them meet the needs of their organizations and communities.
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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

The Center for International 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

UC Davis Extension's Center for International Education can create a unique academic program for groups of students, professors, or professionals. Contact us today for details.
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