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UC Davis Humphrey Fellows Lead and Share Experiences at U.S. Community Colleges

During the spring quarter, the Institute of International Education (IIE) selected four UC Davis Hubert Humphrey Fellows to participate in the Community College Residency Program (CCRP).   

The CCRP offered a one-week immersive learning and sharing experience at community colleges throughout the country, designed to meet the mutual interests and needs of both the Fellows and the colleges. This program facilitates collaboration, knowledge exchange, cultural awareness and engagement with students.

Enrichment and Opportunity through Language and Culture Coaching

Jeff completed his Bachelors in Engineering in 2019 and further pursued a PhD in electrical and computer engineering with a specialization in artificial and machine learning, graduating in 2023. Aspiring to help other students and professors by serving as a Teaching Assistant, he turned to Language and Culture Coaching within Global Affairs for help.

Finding Global Community at UC Davis and Beyond

Rikiya Hatano returned to Davis in January 2023 to continue working towards a Bachelor of Science in International Agricultural Development. Getting involved with campus programs, Hatano took up the role of a Global Ambassador Mentor Fellow in Spring 2023. Previously a mentee when he first entered UC Davis, Hatano found community through the program and later applied to be a mentor himself.

Experiences Abroad and at Home

Valeria Becerra Angulo is an international relations major with a minor in French, Human Rights, and Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning. In 2023, Valeria participated in the UCEAP Sciences PO Paris Study Abroad program to study European politics in France. There, she aimed to “open up to different people from different cultures” and “expand herself as an international citizen both intellectually and physically.”

Why 2024 Could Be a Huge Year for the SDGs in the U.S.

UC Davis was featured in a United Nations Foundation article regarding the growing movement to harness the potential of the Sustainable Development Goals. Director of U.S. SDG Policy Planning Caroline Kleinfox addresses the unifying nature of the global plan and how UC Davis plays its part. Read an excerpt of the article below and follow the link to read the original article.