Joanna Regulska with student shadow Melanie Montoya

Vice Provost and Dean Welcome


Whether you are a student, visiting scholar, faculty, staff member, alumni, partner or supporter of our diverse and global University of California, Davis, community, we are proud to collaborate with you in pursuit of our Global Affairs mission to inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement.

We welcome the world to UC Davis, including our 10,000 international students and scholars from 140 countries, and we connect our UC Davis community with the world. We belong to regional and global networks and associations and maintain global partnerships across 45 countries, all of which connect you with tremendous academic, research, and professional opportunities.

With each new academic year, it is exciting to see new prospects for us to collaborate across boundaries in pursuit of solutions for global challenges. Global Affairs is here to help—from providing funding and awards for faculty, to supporting hundreds of global learning opportunities for students, to providing services for our international community, to offering robust travel security resources, and more. We are particularly enthusiastic about these priorities:

  • Global Education for All is our campus goal aiming to provide 100% of our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with global learning opportunities that change their lives and our world. Our Global Learning Hub is a network where each and every UC Davis student can find global learning opportunities available on campus, in the region, and across the world. 
  • As a part of UC Davis’ strong commitment to solving global challenges, we are engaging with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, known as SDGs. Partnering closely with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Office of Sustainability, we have several initiatives underway, including UC Davis Forums on the SDGs, internships for students, and grants for faculty, among other ongoing programs.

I’m very proud of our collective campus efforts around being a global university. In 2020, UC Davis was named as the only university to earn the Platinum Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research and Engagement from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and was one of four universities to earn the Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Campus Internationalization from NAFSA. In 2020 and 2021, UC Davis tied for first among universities in the nation for its inclusiveness, diversity and internationalization in the annual QS USA University Rankings.

As you browse our website, I hope you discover programs, services, resources, and opportunities that support you as you take your global pursuits to the next level!


Joanna Regulska

Vice Provost and Dean - Global Affairs
Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

About Global Affairs at UC Davis

Global Affairs brings the world to UC Davis, welcoming more than 10,000 international students, scholars and leaders, and hosting programs that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement. Compelled by the valuable outcomes of thinking globally, we make transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty learning and researching internationally—and by facilitating collaborations that tackle the world’s most pressing challenges through more than 150 global partnerships.

Putting our vision of a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this interconnected world into action, Global Affairs is in pursuit of an ambitious goal: Global Education for All.