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Welcome to UC Davis

UC Davis welcomes students and international scholars from over 100 countries around the world!  As an international student, you will have the opportunity to work with renowned professors, foreign scholars and leading scientists on key global issues in science, agriculture, medicine, the economy, society and the arts. We have more than 100 majors to choose from, and offer one of the most comprehensive educations in the United States. The city of Davis is university oriented, noted for its progressive outlook and diverse community. You will feel safe and at home, both on campus and within the city of Davis.

Student Housing

A view of the front of the Tercero Student Housing

We encourage you to consider living in one of the Living-Learning Communities within the residence halls to help you bridge the cultural gap and quickly build relationships with other students.

Living-Learning Examples

  • Business Innovation and Leadership Development
  • Hammarskjöld International Relations
  • Davis Honors Challenge
  • Visit the Living-Learning Communities page for more information!

Support for International Students

UC Davis provides support and services to help you transition easily into campus life and prepare you for a successful academic career abroad. The Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) office is available to help assist you with your visa and immigration issues, and provides information regarding financial, cultural, academic and personal support as you adjust to your new community. Join the Global Ambassadors Mentorship Program to meet up with other students and learn about the UC Davis campus and culture.

The International House Davis promotes respect and appreciation for all people and cultures, and encourages a global community by providing many opportunities for cross-cultural interaction. Students interested in connecting with students from other cultures can meet up through I-House events.

Ethnic, cultural and recreational student organizations give students the chance to meet other international students and share experiences. Groups like the International Students Club offer students the chance to make friends and help incoming international students adjust to American culture. The Center for Student Involvement lists more than 500 academic, social and community service clubs for you to join!

The Davis Wiki website provides extensive information about all aspects of living in Davis, including ethnic markets, banking and a diverse selection of restaurants.


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