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International Student and Scholar Handbook YOUR GUIDE TO RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS


SERVICES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOL ARS PHONE: (530) 752-0864 EMAIL: siss@ucdavis.edu LOCATION: 3rd floor of the International Center HOURS: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ADVISING APPOINTMENTS: You may schedule an appointment with an advisor Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please make an appointment by visiting the SISS front desk or by calling (530) 752-0864, extension 0. STUDENT DROP-IN HOURS: Mondays and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


Welcome to California and to UC Davis! Here in Global Affairs, we like to say we welcome the world to UC Davis. This is in part because of the international visitors we welcome and the global campus programming we host. But, in large part, this is because we welcome students and scholars like you from more than 110 different countries with countless backgrounds and experiences. Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS), within Global Affairs, is your main contact for visa and immigration matters, as well as for helping you develop a home away from home here at UC Davis. We are here to join you as you discover your sense of place and sense of self within this vibrant community—through orientations, advising, and by hosting all types of programming that introduces new cultures and develops new skills.

photos, left to right: Joanna Regulska, Fadi Fathallah and Wesley Young

Whether it is by participating in our International Cafés, story jams, workshops, lectures, or community events that you’ll learn more about in this handbook—we invite you to get involved with the initiatives of Global Affairs. And, of course, we encourage you to make the most of your time at UC Davis and in California, which together offer tremendous academic, social, and recreational opportunities. As we envision a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this increasingly interconnected world, it is always exciting to see the new opportunities for all of us to learn from one another and discover new perspectives. We wish you the very best for a successful academic year and an enjoyable time exploring your new surroundings. Please reach out to any one of us with questions or for guidance along the way. We hope to see you in the International Center or around UC Davis soon!

Sincerely, JOANNA REGULSKA

Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies FADI FATHALLAH

Associate Vice Provost of Global Education and Services within Global Affairs Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering WESLEY YOUNG

Director of Services for International Students and Scholars within Global Affairs

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Welcome to California and to UC Davis!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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UC Davis Global Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Glossary of Common Terms .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Campus Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Emergency Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Transportation........... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Finances ........................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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Services for International Students and Scholars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Academic Support .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Health and Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Other Resources for Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Jobs and Internships .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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Services for International Students and Scholars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Health and Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Professional Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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Resources for Everybody UC Davis Global Affairs 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 studying and researching internationally—and by facilitating collaborations that tackle the world’s most pressing problems through more than 150 international partnerships. Putting our vision of a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this interconnected world into action, Global Affairs is now in pursuit of an ambitious goal: Global Education for All.

GLOBAL EDUCATION FOR ALL globalaffairs.ucdavis.edu/ge4a As our world becomes more interconnected, our job market becomes more global, our knowledge crosses more boundaries, and our well-being relies upon interdependence, access to international and intercultural learning opportunities are more important than ever. This is why UC Davis is now building on the university’s growing international experiences and rich regional diversity to provide 100% of students—undergraduate, graduate and professional—with a global education.

UC DAVIS INTERNATIONAL CENTER The International Center at UC Davis, located where campus and community meet on the corner of Russell Blvd and California Avenue, welcomes domestic and international students, scholars, and families to share experiences, engage in dialogue, and be a part of community events. UC Davis Global Affairs’ Office of the Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor, Services for International Students and Scholars, and Study Abroad, as well as UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, International are housed within the International Center. The International Center is usually open 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for university holidays when the center is closed. The center is a hub where people can gather indoors, relax in an outdoor courtyard, or grab drinks and baked goods from Peet’s Coffee. Students can come to the International Center at any time to meet or study and hours are extended during finals.

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Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) From ensuring the world’s brightest international students and scholars have the opportunity to study, research, or teach at UC Davis to providing advising and community programming, SISS helps California and UC Davis become a home away from home for our more than 7,500 international students and more than 2,500 international scholars coming from over 110 countries. As a part of Global Affairs, SISS provides orientation, assistance, information, and referral to international students, faculty, and researchers regarding financial, personal, cultural, and academic concerns.

WHO DO I TALK TO ABOUT VISA AND IMMIGRATION QUESTIONS? siss.ucdavis.edu SISS supports incoming and current international students and scholars and their families with visa and immigration issues. In addition to preparing the necessary documents to apply for a U.S. visa, SISS supports international students and scholars in maintaining their legal status and accessing benefits for their status while here. All international students and scholars have SISS advisors; more information about advising appointments and student drop-in hours is located on our website.

GLOSSARY OF COMMON TERMS INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: International students pursuing an

undergraduate degree. INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT: International students pursuing a graduate degree. INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAR: Includes short-term visiting scholars and postdoctoral scholars, as well as full-time career researchers and faculty. DEPENDENT: Spouse or children of international graduate student or scholar, living in the

United States. FACULTY: Professors of various ranks, lecturers, and/or researchers, i.e. the teaching or

academic staff. STAFF: All non-academic employees of the university. SISS: Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS), within Global Affairs, assists

incoming and current international students and scholars, and their families with visa and immigration issues while they are at UC Davis and coordinates programs and activities.

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ARE THERE SPECIFIC PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS? Programs and events coordinated by SISS and other campus partners support international students, scholars, and their families in adapting to life in the U.S. and at UC Davis. Programs and events are created to help students and scholars succeed academically, personally, and professionally.

Graduate Student and Scholar Certificate Seminar Series

Participate in our seminar series, an opportunity to meet and learn about some of the global leaders in UC Davis. Seminar guests will share their professional journey and career development, highlighting what it means to be a global leader, and how to be successful in an ever-increasing international workplace. Limited seating available and registration is required—check the SISS website for details.

Global Ambassador Mentorship Program

The program is designed to help new freshmen and transfer international students successfully transition to life at UC Davis. The students who run the program, the Global Ambassadors, act as mentors and, most importantly, as friends to help new international students excel in their new lives as UC Davis students. Participants, or mentees, will be able to share their culture and values with their mentor and receive support from them. Through this community of cultural exchange and by participating in our social events that the Global Ambassadors offer, new students will develop close connections with new friends and feel at home in their new community. Check the SISS webpage for information on how to apply.

International Café

SISS hosts two or more International Cafés each quarter. International Cafés are an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with international and domestic students and scholars! Help yourself to free beverages and snacks and participate in themed craft discussion or activity. Join us at our future International Cafés!

Scholar Coffee Break

Scholar Coffee Break is a monthly morning social and is held right before the New J Scholar Orientation. All international scholars, both newly arrived and settled, are invited to this event! Don’t forget to remind your scholar peers in your department. There is no cost to attend. All Scholar Coffee Breaks take place at the International Center, Room 3119. Please check our SISS events calendar to find out the next date! Please contact sissconnect@ucdavis.edu for information on how to get involved with the programs and events listed.

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Campus Resources ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC RESOURCES FOR WOMEN? wrrc.ucdavis.edu The Women’s Resources and Research Center (WRRC) provides opportunities, space and resources for women to explore and promote gender equity in the UC Davis community. It also allows women to explore the intersections of their identities and other to develop themselves as allies.

WHERE CAN I FIND LANGUAGE LEARNING SUPPORT? llc.ucdavis.edu The Davis Language Center (DLC), located on the bottom floor of Olson Hall, is the central support site for language teaching, testing, learning, and research. The DLC maintains specialized, media-equipped classrooms and computer laboratories available for instructors and students.

ARE THERE SHARED COMPUTERS AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS? iet.ucdavis.edu | computerrooms.ucdavis.edu Information Education Technology (IET) manages the IT catalog, your one-stop location to find information about IT services at UC Davis and the Knowledge Base where you can find articles, how-to instructions and guides for using technology services at UC Davis. There are also computer rooms available on campus where you can access specialized software for video and audio editing, design, programming, etc. UC Davis Student Housing operates Computer Centers in each residence hall that provide residents with complimentary access to computers, printers, scanners, Internet access, and space for studying and holding review sessions.

UC DAVIS MOBILE mobile.ucdavis.edu The official mobile app of UC Davis that provides students, faculty, and staff with all of their needed UC Davis resources in a mobile setting. You can access Canvas, Schedule Builder, email, and check real-time Unitrans bus schedules.

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Emergency Services WHAT SHOULD I DO IN AN EMERGENCY? If you are in an emergency situation, dial 911 (the standard United States emergency number) to speak to emergency services immediately. UC Davis Police emergency number: (530) 752-1230

IF YOU HAVE A FORM OF TRANSPORTATION DURING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, YOU CAN GO TO: UC Davis Student Health and Wellness Center 930 Orchard Rd Davis, CA 95616

Sutter Urgent Care

Davis Urgent Care

2020 Sutter Place, Suite 101 Davis, CA 95616

4515 Fermi Place, Suite 105 Davis, CA 95618

Open weekdays: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Open every day: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Wed: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed on weekends

Weekends and holidays: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. *Sutter-Davis Emergency Services is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

* Reduced cost for enrolled students, others pay higher fee and not all insurances accepted.

SAFETY CONTACTS UC Davis Police

UC Davis Warn Me System

Non-emergency number

Sign up for text or email notifications and instructions during emergencies or other urgent situations

(530) 754-2677

warnme.ucdavis.edu

UC Davis Fire Department (530) 752-1234

Personal Safety

Davis City Police

(530) 752-2677

Aggie Host Security:

(530) 747-5400 cityofdavis.org/city-hall/police-department

Safe Rides Service:

(530) 752-2677

Safety Services & Campus Emergency Management (530) 752-1493 and (530) 752-6463 safetyservices.ucdavis.edu

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Transportation HOW CAN I PARK ON CAMPUS? (530) 752-8277 taps.ucdavis.edu Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) sells campus parking permits and is the office to contact should you receive a parking citation on campus. Their goClub provides green transportation options to UC Davis students and employees. TAPS also operates a bicycle program, which includes bicycle registration, a lock cutting service, summer bike storage, bicycle auction, and additional bicycle safety and information resources.

SAFE RIDE 530-754-COPS (2677) Alone on campus and not feeling safe? Safe Ride can provide you an escort when on campus at night if you need it. During certain hours at night they will provide a ride from any campus location to any location in Davis. Other hours they will provide a ride or walking escort between locations on campus. Check the Tap Ride app for availability and booking options.

Busses and Trains HOW DO I USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? unitrans.ucdavis.edu One option is Unitrans, the transportation system of both UC Davis and the city of Davis. There are two bus stations on campus and rides are free for UC Davis undergraduate students. For others, the fare is $1.25 per ride. Multiride passes are available for purchase. yolobus.com Public transportation on the Yolobus system is free with a UC Davis undergraduate student ID. Fares are listed on their website. The Yolobus goes to West Sacramento, the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and the nearby town of Woodland. The Yolobus runs late on weekends while Unitrans does not.

HOW CAN I GET TO DIFFERENT UC CAMPUSES? berkbus.ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-UBUS Popular among students, the Davis-Berkeley shuttle provides direct transportation between UC Davis and UC Berkeley for faculty, staff, and registered students. ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/parking/intercampus The UCD-UCDMC intercampus shuttle provides hourly bus transportation between the main UC Davis campus in Davis and the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento for $1.50 per ride.

WHERE CAN I GO ON THE TRAIN? amtrak.com Amtrak is the national train service in the United States. From the Davis station, you can take Amtrak to get to other parts of California, including the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. It’s also possible to take Amtrak to cities like Portland, OR and Seattle, WA or even across the country to Chicago. The Davis Amtrak Station is located at 840 Second Street, Davis, CA 95616

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Bicycles WHERE CAN I BUY A BIKE? Have questions about which bike to get? New, used, or should you rent one? Abandoned, unclaimed bicycles are sometimes sold through UC Davis Transportation Services’ publicly-held auctions. Two “live” auctions are held annually, usually in October and May. If you are not sure which kind of bike you are looking for, check out the wiki pages listed below for guidance. BIKE SHOPS:

CRAIGSLIST:

localwiki.org/davis/Bicycle_Shops

sacramento.craigslist.org

BIKE RENTALS:

BIKE AUCTIONS:

localwiki.org/davis/Renting_a_Bike

taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle/auctions

DAVIS BIKES FOR SALE FACEBOOK GROUP:

facebook.com/groups/bikesforsaledavis

HOW CAN I RIDE MY BIKE SAFELY? shcs.ucdavis.edu/helmet-hair-dont-care Riding a bicycle is a great way to get around in Davis. Most students, staff, and faculty ride bicycles, and it’s convenient, inexpensive, and fun. However, it is also important to know and follow the rules and to learn how to be safe when cycling in Davis. All bikes on the UC Davis campus must have a current California Bicycle License, you can get one at TAPS for $12. And don't forget to wear a helmet! For more information about bicycle safety and education check out the following resources: UC DAVIS TAPS (TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SERVICES):

taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle/education SACRAMENTO AREA BICYCLE ADVOCATES: sacbike.org/for-bike-riders WOODLAND BIKE CAMPAIGN: thebikecampaign.com

WHERE CAN I GET MY BIKE FIXED? All across Davis, you will find self-service bicycle repair stations. There are also many bike repair shops in town. LIST OF STATIONS:

localwiki.org/davis/Bicycle_Repair_Stations The Bike Barn on campus sells new and used bicycles and provides repairs at low costs. bikebarn.ucdavis.edu

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Cars and Driving

RIDE SHARING

HOW CAN I DRIVE LEGALLY IN CALIFORNIA? You can use your home country driver’s license if it is valid, but only for the first few months that you are in the U.S. You cannot drive in California with an International Driving Permit. To acquire a California Driver License, you must pass a written exam and a driving exam at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). • For information about the California Driver License and how to get it visit dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/dl

FACEBOOK facebook.com/groups/ UCDavisRideSharing UC Davis Ride Sharing

WHERE CAN I GO TO GET A CALIFORNIA DRIVER LICENSE? dmv.ca.gov | (800) 777-0133 The Davis DMV is located at the intersection of 5th St. and Pole Line Rd. The A, P, Q, (or O on weekends) lines of Unitrans will get you there. For those of you who wish to own a vehicle while living in Davis, you must register your vehicle with the DMV. It is state law to have auto insurance for all vehicles. You can get information about how to buy and register a vehicle online. Check online for nearby Woodland and Sacramento locations.

TAP RIDE tapridemobile.com Real-time ride dispatching for SafeRide and other demand-response services.

DAVIS DMV

505 Pole Line Road, Davis OFFICE HOURS:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. • Download a free copy of the California Driver License Manual at: dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/dl/driverhandbooks • If taking a driving exam, you must make an appointment prior to arriving at the Davis DMV: dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/portal/foa/welcome

IF I DON’T WANT TO DRIVE, HOW CAN I GET AN IDENTIFICATION CARD?

RIDE HAILING SERVICES On-demand transportation services available most places through an app on your mobile device.

UBER:

LYFT:

uber.com

lyft.com

dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/idinfo/idcard It is important for you to carry some form of personal identification (ID) which includes your photograph, name, address, and date of birth. You are asked for this type of ID when you cash a check, open a bank account, register your automobile, etc. Your passport has this information, but it is not wise to carry it with you on a daily basis because it may be lost. If you cannot drive or will not need a driver’s license during your stay, you can obtain a California State ID Card. You will not be able to drive with only a California ID card. If you plan to drive while in the U.S., please obtain a California Driver License. Your California Driver License can serve as valid form of identification— you do NOT need to obtain both a license and a California ID card.

ZIMRIDE zimride.com/ucdavis Zimride is a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. With Zimride, you can find UC Davis friends, classmates, and coworkers going the same way you are.

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Finances Banking You should open a bank account as soon as you get to Davis. There are automated teller machines (ATMs) across campus, and it is much safer and more convenient to deposit your money in an account than to carry cash around. After an account is opened, wire transfers can be made and money will be available after a few days. However, wire transfers can be very expensive at most American banks.

HOW DO I OPEN A U.S. BANK ACCOUNT? When living off-campus in apartments, it is usually required that you pay the property manager with a written check. If you prefer, you may be able to open a U.S account while still doing your primary banking with your home account. When opening up a new account, international students and scholars will generally need documentation that proves their identity and residence in the local area, such as their passport, I-20/DS-2019s, and a lease agreement or utility bill.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BANK AND A CREDIT UNION? Both banks and credit unions offer financial services such as savings accounts, checking accounts, and loans. Both will also offer online banking services. The main difference between banks and credit unions is the ownership. Credit unions are owned by their customers, while banks are owned by investors. Customer service, fees, and interest rates can vary depending on the institution you pick, though both will most likely meet your needs. Check with the Davis banks and credit unions to find the best option for you. It is also a good idea to talk to your bank in your home country to see if they have a partnership or affiliation with a bank in the U.S. Sometimes this can make handling your money easier.

WHERE CAN I GET CASH AND EXCHANGE MONEY? Exchanging money can become very expensive with interest rates or fees. Our advice is to withdraw money directly from any U.S. ATM to avoid excessive fees. It is a good idea to talk first with your home bank about withdrawing money from a foreign ATM to see if it allows this and to also find out if your bank charges high fees for foreign ATM withdrawals. Let your bank know that you will be using your ATM card in the United States. Not all U.S. banks accept foreign ATM cards. *Many ATMs charge a nominal fee for withdrawal if your debit card is not affiliated with their bank.

MONEY TRANSFER APPS Venmo venmo.com A “digital wallet” that lets us transfer money to others.

PayPal paypal.com A fast, easy way to send money, make an online payment or receive money.

Cash App cash.app Instantly send money between friends and cash out to your bank account.

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Banks in Davis Bank

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American West Bank

333 F St., Suite A

M–Th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. F 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. closed Saturdays and Sundays

(530) 758-6250

Passport and Student ID

Bank of America

325 E St.

M–Th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. F 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sat 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. closed Sundays

(530) 757-5020

Passport and Student ID

Chase

330 E St.

M–F 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sat 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. closed Sundays

(530) 756-8350

I20/DS-2019 and Passport

First Northern Bank

434 2nd St.

M–Th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. F 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. closed Saturdays and Sundays

(530) 758-7500

Social Security Number

River City Bank

239 E St.

M–Th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. F 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. closed Saturdays and Sundays

(530) 753-1131

Social Security Number

US Bank

304 F St.

M–F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sat 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. closed Sundays

(530) 756-7283

Passport and $20

Union Bank

300 E St.

M–Th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. F 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sat 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. closed Sundays

(530) 756-2301

Social Security Number

Wells Fargo Bank

340 F St.

M–Sat 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. closed Sundays

(530) 756-7660

Passport

Golden 1 Credit Union

508 2nd St. #101

M–Th 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. F 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sat 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. closed Sundays

(877) 465-3361

Social Security Number

Travis Credit Union

1380 E Covell Blvd.

M–F 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. closed Sundays

(800) 877-8328

Passport

University and State Employees Credit Union

200 B St.

M–Th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. F 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sat 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. closed Sundays

(866) 873-4968

Social Security Number

Yolo Federal Credit Union

501 G St.

M–Th 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sat 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. closed Sundays

(530) 297-6700

Social Security Number

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Resources for Students Services for International Students and Scholars HOW CAN I TALK TO A SISS ADVISOR?

FACEBOOK UC DAVIS OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

(CampuzCribz network) FREE & FOR SALE

(school email required) FURNITURE FREE & FOR SALE

(school email required) UC DAVIS TEXTBOOK MARKETPLACE UC DAVIS TEXTBOOK TRADE/SALE

SISS provides orientations, shares pertinent information, and makes ongoing referrals to international students, faculty, and researchers regarding financial, personal, cultural, and academic concerns. ADVISING APPOINTMENTS: You may schedule an appointment with

an advisor Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please make an appointment by visiting the SISS front desk or by calling (530) 752-0864, extension 0. DROP-IN ADVISING: Students can see an advisor during our drop-in periods

(drop-in means you don’t need an appointment). These meetings are reserved for quick issues that should take no more than 10 minutes. Advisors help students with issues on a first come, first-served basis. LOCATION: 3rd floor of the International Center SISS HOURS: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. and

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. DROP-IN HOURS: Mondays and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

You are encouraged to call, email, make an appointment, or come to drop-in hours when needed. ONLINE EXTENDED ORIENTATION: All undergraduate F-1 and J-1

international first year, transfer, and exchange students will be required to enroll in the SISS Online Extended Orientation program through Canvas, the university’s online learning platform. Extended Orientation helps international students new to UC Davis understand the complex relationship between their immigration status requirements and university policies in order to maintain good status in both areas. The course is available approximately three weeks after school begins and must be finished prior to Thanksgiving break. There is no fee for the program. You will receive enrollment instructions through your UC Davis email. 14

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Academic Support WHERE CAN I GET ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND TUTORING? Undergraduate Academic Advising academicadvising.ucdavis.edu

All international undergraduate students have international academic advisors specifically assigned to them in each college. Advisors are your first resource if you are having academic difficulty. Contact information can be found by logging onto the Online Advising Student Information System (OASIS). Your international academic advisor can assist you with: degree and general education requirements, course planning for your first year, academic policies, regulations, and petitions.

Graduate Academic Advising grad.ucdavis.edu/resources

All international graduate students have Graduate Coordinators specifically assigned to them depending on broad field of study. International students can find the contact information for their coordinator on the UC Davis Graduate Programs website. Graduate Coordinators will help you to understand and navigate UC Davis policies relevant to your department and work with your SISS International Student Advisor regarding your F-1 benefits.

Residence Hall Advising rhat.ucdavis.edu

The Residence Hall Advising Team (RHAT) is comprised of peer advisors from the college dean offices and the First-Year Experience Program in Student Housing. RHAT provides academic advising to students in the residence halls through Academic Advising Centers and academic programs in each living area. The Academic Advising Centers are hubs of information for residence hall students. The centers are located in all three living areas: Segundo, Tercero, and Cuarto. RHAT provides drop-in advising to help students plan their course schedules, talk about major interests and options, discuss academic progress, and much more. Tutoring in math, chemistry, and writing is also available in the Academic Advising Centers.

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Academic Assistance and Tutoring (AAT) success.ucdavis.edu

AAT provides academic support to undergraduate students enrolled in biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, physics, statistics, and writing across the disciplines. Professional staff offer classes, workshops, and office hours. In addition, there are undergraduate tutors that provide drop-in service for students enrolled in math, science, and writing across the discipline courses.

ARE THERE ANY COURSES I CAN TAKE TO HELP ME ADJUST TO DAILY LIFE IN AMERICA? Foundations of Success for International Students siss.ucdavis.edu/foundations-for-success This course is designed to help international students adapt to UC Davis and American life. It is an optional year-long series of seminars for new international students offered by the School of Education and SISS. With a different theme each quarter, Foundations of Success (2 units, Pass/No Pass grading) offers an introduction to American culture and the university experience and develops essential student skills through interactive activities and presentations by guest speakers. Topics include: academic expectations, quarter system, American cultural celebrations, academic writing rules, conduct expectations, culture shock, friendships, campus involvement, and time management.

First Year Seminar: Intercultural Communication for Developing Sustainable Solutions to Global Challenges fys.ucdavis.edu This project-based seminar gives students an opportunity to strengthen intercultural communication and learn hands on how improved intercultural understanding between project teams can be used to develop solutions to global challenges that are sustainable and accomplishable. Students will learn the basics of grant proposal writing while developing cultural self-awareness, curiosity, empathy, biases, and verbal/nonverbal communication.

First Year Aggie Connection success.ucdavis.edu/centers-and-programs/aggie-connect All incoming first-year freshman and transfer students, including international students, will have the opportunity to participate in the First-Year Aggie Connections (FYAC) program. Participating in a Connection (a group of around 25 students with a common interest or theme) provides students the opportunity to have an immediate, small support network among a large student body. Each Connection has a staff or faculty facilitator along with a peer mentor who helps first-year students transition to UC Davis campus culture.

REEF (SUBSTITUTE FOR iCLICKER) app.reef-education.com/#/login Students can add classes to Reef and then are able to answer polling or multiple-choice questions during the classes.

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Health and Wellness WHERE CAN I GO ON-CAMPUS FOR MEDICAL OR HEALTH NEEDS? shcs.ucdavis.edu UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services or SHCS provides a wide variety of medical, mental health, and wellness services to all registered UC Davis students regardless of insurance coverage. Most services are provided through scheduled appointments, however acute care (services without appointments) for acute medical and mental health needs are also available. 

Medical Services

shcs.ucdavis.edu/medical-services SHCS offers medical services from the Student Health and Wellness Center located on La Rue Road, across from the Activities and Recreation Center. Services include medical and mental health urgent care as well as optometry and a pharmacy and optical shop. Same day appointment scheduling is available for routine medical and mental health care. Contact the SHCS appointment desk at (530) 752-2349 to make an appointment or to access Advice Nurses at any time. Urgent care for acute medical and mental health needs is available at the wellness center without appointment during normal hours of operation.

Counseling Services

shcs.ucdavis.edu/counseling-services SHCS offers counseling services to help students realize their academic and personal goals. Meeting with a counselor can help students clarify issues, explore options, and cope with problems more effectively. They provide

free, confidential, short-term counseling in both individual and group settings to all registered UC Davis students. There is a designated counselor for international students that spends time at Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS).

Wellness Services

shcs.ucdavis.edu/wellness SHCS also offers a variety of wellness services to help you stay healthy and combat stress. Services include massage therapy, acupuncture, nutrition advice, physical therapy, and assistance to quit smoking. There is also a Therapy Fluffies program each quarter held around midterms, where students can play with and pet dogs to help combat stress. Locations: • NORTH HALL (appointment only) • STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER : La Rue Road, across the street from the Activities and Recreation Center

Health Insurance

shcs.ucdavis.edu/insurance-services UC Davis students are required to have health insurance coverage that is valid in the United States. All registered students are automatically enrolled in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP), with fees billed to the student account. If you are already covered by a health insurance plan, you can waive enrollment in UC SHIP by submitting a waiver application. Please note: There is a deadline to waive UC SHIP. You must submit the waiver form before the start of each new academic year: shcs.ucdavis.edu/insurance/waiver

FEELING STRESSED OR OVERWHELMED? IN CRISIS? Help is a text away. It’s free, immediate, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Text “Relate” to 741741 or call (530) 756-5000

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Other Resources for Students WHERE CAN I FIND ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL SUPPORT? The Student Community Center in central campus is home to student life centers and academic services at UC Davis. Some centers of interest include:

AB540 and Undocumented Student Center: undocumented.ucdavis.edu

Empowers undocumented students, their families and members of the community in being informed leaders and active participants in our communities.

Cross Cultural Center (CCC) crossculturalcenter.ucdavis.edu

A student-centered safe space providing programs that foster community and increase student retention.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center (LGBTQIA) lgbtqia.ucdavis.edu

An open, safe, inclusive space and community that is committed to challenging sexism, genderism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexism.

Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC) srrc.ucdavis.edu

Programs to foster academic and personal development while raising political and cultural awareness, empowering students to act as leaders for their communities.

DOES UC DAVIS HAVE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS I CAN JOIN? csi.ucdavis.edu The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) can help you find a student organization to join or will help you start your own! UC Davis has more than 800 student organizations. If you are interested in something, you can probably find others here who share your interests.

ARE THERE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES? sdc.ucdavis.edu The Student Disability Center is the campus unit designated to receive requests for accommodation, approve services, and coordinate support for students with disabilities to ensure equal access to the University’s educational programs. They have a Student Disability drop-in center on the bottom floor of the Memorial Union, open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. to share information, answer questions, book appointments, assist in issuing letters of accommodation and more.

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Jobs and Internships WORKING ON-CAMPUS: F-1 students may work on-campus without work authorization during times that they are active students in good standing. J-1 students may work on-campus during times that they are active students in good standing, but must have work authorization from SISS prior to the employment start date.

WORKING OFF-CAMPUS: F-1 students may become authorized for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT). J-1 students may become authorized for Academic Training (AT). Always consult SISS before starting an internship or a job if you are an F-1 student to obtain authorization for CPT (Curricular Practical Training), OPT (Optional Practical Training) or AT (Academic Training) if you are a J-1 student.

WHERE CAN I GET CAREER ADVICE OR HELP WITH MY RESUME? icc.ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-2855 The Internship and Career Center (ICC) provides experiential education and career services to students and recent alumni through collaboration with the campus community and employers. They provide workshops and programs that allow for professional development and help students with career decisions and exploration. Hours and location: • Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at South Hall • 1st floor–student employment • 2nd floor–career advising • 3rd floor–on-campus recruiting

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WHERE CAN I GO FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT? cll.ucdavis.edu The Center for Leadership Learning (CLL) aims to educate and cultivate the next generation of leaders who have a strong sense of self-awareness, have the ability to work effectively with others, and who are civically and socially engaged. The CLL holds a variety of curricular and co-curricular programs and workshops open to all undergraduate students.

ARE THERE ON-CAMPUS JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE? vacancy.ucdavis.edu Check for job openings at ASUCD—like Unitrans, KDVS Radio, The California Aggie, and the CoHo or participate in student government. urc.ucdavis.edu/programs Find research programs and opportunities through the Undergraduate Research Center icc.ucdavis.edu/find/resources/ajl Look for internships, on-campus jobs and full-time entry-level positions on Aggie Job Link Talk to your SISS advisor to see if there are student employment opportunities available within Global Affairs or its programs (Study Abroad, SISS, Confucius Institute)

AGGIE JOB LINK APP ucdavis-csm.symplicity.com/students For internships, on-campus jobs, and full-time entry-level positions. Always consult SISS before starting an internship or a job if you are an F-1 student to obtain authorization for CPT (Curricular Practical Training), OPT (Optional Practical Training) or AT (Academic Training) if you are a J-1 student.

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Resources for Scholars Services for International Students and Scholars HOW CAN I TALK TO A SISS ADVISOR? siss.ucdavis.edu/people SISS assists scholars and their families with visa and immigration issues, provides new scholar orientations, shares pertinent information, and serves as a point of referral to support scholars and their families as members of the UC Davis community. Advising Appointments: You may schedule an appointment with an advisor Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Please make an appointment by emailing your scholar advisor or by calling (530) 752-0864, extension 0. For SISS advisor list, visit siss.ucdavis.edu/ people

Health and Wellness HOW CAN I GET HEALTH INSURANCE?

FEELING STRESSED OR OVERWHELMED? IN CRISIS? Help is a text away. It’s free, immediate, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Text “Relate” to 741741 or call (530) 756-5000

siss.ucdavis.edu/health-insurance U.S. Department of State immigration regulations require J-1 scholars and their J-2 family members to carry medical insurance for the duration of the J-1 program. Scholars employed by UC Davis may receive health benefits through UC Davis. Scholars with postdoctoral scholar position titles will enroll in the Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan. In these two cases, scholars should check with their UC Davis department regarding questions about health benefits. Scholars who are not employed by UC Davis or do not hold a postdoctoral scholar position title must purchase health insurance on their own for themselves and their family.

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WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT WORK-RELATED OR PERSONAL PROBLEMS? Academic and Staff Assistance Program hr.ucdavis.edu/departments/asap

The Academic and Staff Assistance Program offers confidential, cost-free assessment, intervention, consultations, and referral services to all UC Davis and UC Davis Health faculty, staff, and their immediate families.

Office of the Ombuds

ombuds.ucdavis.edu/resources/postdocs/health_services.html The Office of the Ombuds helps the UC Davis community solve problems that range from overcoming simple, practical difficulties to handling sensitive, complex issues, including cultural misunderstandings, interpersonal difficulties, and health and safety concerns.

IS THERE SUPPORT AVAILABLE FOR SURVIVORS OF HARASSMENT OR ASSAULT? care.ucdavis.edu Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) provides confidential advocacy, support, and healing services to survivors of sexual harassment and all forms of sexual violence, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. They also facilitate prevention programming and professional training, and serve as subject matter experts with regard to victim dynamics, impact of trauma, bystander intervention, and social norm change.

Professional Support grad.ucdavis.edu/professional-development Graduate Studies offers unparalleled opportunities and support for professional and career development. Our nationally-recognized GradPathways program has served as a model for other graduate student and postdoctoral professional development programs across the nation. Scholars must check with SISS before engaging in non-UC Davis employment.

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Events and Opportunities Events

ICC INTERNSHIP AND CAREER FAIRS

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

Each quarter, the Internship and Career Center (ICC) hosts an internship and career fair where many companies and organizations come to campus to recruit students. There is specialized programming to assist international students prepare for the fair.

globalaffairs.ucdavis.edu/iew A week in November designated by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education, which UC Davis has participated in for 15 years, offering an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. International students and scholars are encouraged to participate in workshops, fairs, and community events throughout this week.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL DAVIS internationalfestivaldavis.org The International House Davis invites people of all cultural backgrounds to participate in a day full of festivities that range from seeing cultural performances to tasting various kinds of ethnic foods. Visit the UC Davis Global Affairs table to learn more about opportunities and resources on campus!

POSTDOC APPRECIATION WEEK grad.ucdavis.edu/npaw Since 2009, the National Postdoctoral Association has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Day/Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. Institutions from across the country and other parts of the world participate by holding special events.

icc.ucdavis.edu/employer/fairs.htm

PICNIC DAY picnicday.ucdavis.edu Picnic Day is a campus-wide open house and revered tradition that brings thousands of visitors to experience all that UC Davis has to offer through exhibits, shows, demonstrations, a parade, and more. International students, scholars, and their families are invited to march in the parade with UC Davis Global Affairs and International House Davis and participate in globally inspired exhibits.

CULTURE DAYS crossculturalcenter.ucdavis.edu/culture-days Since the 1960s, various events have been held to celebrate the diversity of and within our cultures, including Powwow & Indigenous Arts Market, La Gran Tardeada, Asian Pacific Culture Night Market, and Black Family Day.

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INTERNATIONAL GRADUATION CELEBRATION globalaffairs.ucdavis.edu/events/international-studentgraduation Each June, SISS hosts a graduation reception for the international students, celebrating the UC Davis International Community. Family and friends are also invited to attend and celebrate!"

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS (ASUCD) AND COHO asucd.ucdavis.edu ASUCD is the campus undergraduate student government and created a committee to bring together members of the UC Davis community, including both international and domestic students, and develop plans to voice the concerns of undergraduate students.

Campus Life

coffeehouse.ucdavis.edu

ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION CENTER (ARC)

The CoHo (Coffee House) area in the Memorial Union is managed by ASUCD, and has a variety of food stands, making it a popular spot to meet friends for a coffee, pastry, or lunch.

cru.ucdavis.edu/content/1-activities-and-recreation-centerarc.htm

C.N. GORMAN MUSEUM

The ARC is the campus gym. It has high quality workout equipment, an indoor track, rock climbing wall, and courts for basketball, volleyball, squash, and badminton. You can also take fun classes like kickboxing and karate.

AGGIE PACK AND UC DAVIS ATHLETICS ucdavisaggies.com The Aggie Pack is one of the largest student spirit organizations in the United States. There are 23 NCAA Division I sports at UC Davis, and you’re invited to help the Aggie Pack cheer them all to victory. Find them on Facebook @AggiePack.

gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu Dedicated to the creative expressions of Native American and indigenous artists and artists of diverse cultures and histories.

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE AT UC DAVIS globalaffairs.ucdavis.edu/confucius The first in the world to focus on Chinese food and beverage culture, the Confucius Institute at UC Davis brings both modern and traditional cultural events and workshops to our campus and greater community. Free workshops are offered in painting, calligraphy, cooking, food garnishing and more. In April 2018, Global Affairs and its Confucius Institute teamed up with UC Davis Dining Services, Chef Davis Tu, Lee Kum Kee, and Live and Love Halal to open the first Chinese Food truck on campus called Chinese Flavors.

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CRAFT CENTER

MEMORIAL UNION

cru.ucdavis.edu/craftcenter

cru.ucdavis.edu/memorialunion

The UC Davis Craft Center offers space and instruction to practice a wide variety of arts and crafts activities, including ceramics, jewelry-making, glass-blowing, welding, and woodworking.

Often called the living room of campus, the Memorial Union is a central hub of student life. It is home to a host of student services and programs, including the ASUCD student government offices, Center for Student Involvement, Amazon@UCDavis, Coffee House, Campus Store, Games Area, study lounges and meeting rooms.

REC SPORTS cru.ucdavis.edu/intramuralsports UC Davis students can compete against each other for fun and recreation in more than 27 different activities.

MONDAVI CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS mondaviarts.org

EQUESTRIAN CENTER cru.ucdavis.edu/equestriancenter You can ride horses while at UC Davis through the Equestrian Center, which has facilities and classes that are open to beginning and experienced riders.

UC DAVIS RECREATION (REC) POOL cru.ucdavis.edu/aquatics The Rec Pool has multiple areas for diving and swimming, including lap lanes. It’s a great place to splash or lounge with friends and the newly renovated space will be open summer of 2019.

UC DAVIS ARBORETUM AND PUBLIC GARDEN arboretum.ucdavis.edu

The Mondavi Center hosts musical concerts, dance performances, plays, and lectures, many featuring worldrenowned artists. All UC Davis first-years and new transfer students are allowed one free ticket to any event during the current season, plus 50% off select events.

JAN SHREM AND MARIA MANETTI SHREM MUSEUM OF ART manettishremmuseum.ucdavis.edu The Manetti Shrem Museum cultivates transformation art experiences to inspire new thinking and the open exchange of ideas. Serving both the public and our university community with a dynamic artistic program, the museum presents exhibitions and events that advance students’ understanding of their place in the world; connects to faculty teaching and research; and creates a lively forum for community engagement and creative practice.

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BOHART MUSEUM OF ENTOMOLOGY bohart.ucdavis.edu The Bohart Museum is dedicated to teaching, research, and service. It also hosts the seventh largest insect collection in North America, worldwide in coverage. The collection holdings total more than seven million specimens of terrestrial and freshwater arthropods.

Living in Davis or the Surrounding Area

WHERE CAN I GO TO PRACTICE MY RELIGION OR JOIN A SPIRITUAL ORGANIZATION? localwiki.org/davis/Religious_and_Spiritual_Organizations localwiki.org/sac/Religious_Organizations Davis is a small but diverse community. There are many different religions represented in Davis and nearby Sacramento, and many places of worship and religious and spiritual organizations.

localwiki.org/davis

WHERE CAN I BUY GROCERIES?

There is a lot to do in and around Davis, whether you’re interested in cultural events or outdoor activities, trying new foods or exploring the region. Davis Wiki is online encyclopedia that allows users to collaboratively share information about Davis so you can find what you’re interested in doing.

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WHERE CAN I FIND AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY? internationalhousedavis.org International House Davis (I-House) is a non-profit communitybased organization that is not an official part of UC Davis. With a mission to promote respect and appreciation for all people and cultures, I-House encourages a global community by providing opportunities for cross-cultural interaction and exchange through programs, activities, and services for international students and scholars, international visitors, community members, businesses, and academic institutions. I-House also hosts Club-International (Club-I) which is an international group that meets weekly at local restaurants.

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The Davis Farmers Market, rated one of the local produce markets in the United States, is held Saturday mornings yearround and Wednesday evenings, hours vary by season. Starting in late spring, the Wednesday evening Farmers’ Market features music and other activities. The market is a very popular meeting and relaxing spot both for the entire community. It is held at Central Park, at Fourth and C streets downtown, and is a great place to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, flowers, and many other products. localwiki.org/Supermarkets_%26_Grocery_Stores There are conventional and cooperative grocery stores throughout Davis and Sacramento, including Raley’s, Safeway, Sprouts, Whole Foods, Nugget Market, The Davis Food Co-op, and The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op. There are also international markets in and around Davis that carry specialty food products from different countries.


Davis International Markets Name

Address

Type of Market

Ho Ho Market

132 E. St. #140

Cantonese, East-Asian

International Food Market

1760 E. 8th St.

Primarily Indian and Middle Eastern

Kobe Mini Mart

213 E Street

Japanese

Kim’s Mart

628 4th St.

Primarily Korean, Chinese, and Japanese

Tarad Thai Asian Market

920 3rd St. #C

Southeast Asian

World Market

871 Russell Blvd.

International

Zia’s Delicatessen

616 3rd St.

Italian

Woodland Name

Address

Type of Market

Apna Bazaar

1810 E. Main St.

Indian, Pakistani

La Superior

34 West Court St.

Mexican

Sacramento Name

Address

Type of Market

99 Ranch Market

4220 Florin Rd.

East and Southeast Asian

Asian Food Center

1301 Broadway

Chinese, Vietnamese

Babylon City Market

1745 Watt Ave.

Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Corti Brothers

5810 Folsom Blvd.

Italian, International

European Delicatessen

4319 Elkhorn Blvd.

Eastern European

Koreana Plaza Market

10971 Olson Dr.

Primarily Korean and Japanese, some Russian, Latin American, Middle Eastern

La Superior Market

4940 Stockton Blvd. or 4604 Franklin Blvd.

Mexican

Mediterranean Market

1547 Fulton Ave # B

Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

Osaka-Ya

2215 10th St.

Japanese

Oto’s Supermarket

4990 Freeport Blvd.

Japanese

Panadería la Esperanza

5028 Franklin Blvd

Mexican

Red Sea Market

6968 65th St., Suite H

Middle Eastern, carries halal meats

Red Star International

7245 East Parkway, Suite A

Latin, Caribbean

Seafood City

6051 Mack Blvd.

Filipino

SF Supermarket

4562 Mack Rd. or

East and Southeast Asian

6930 65th St, Suite 123 Shan Market

2313 Northgate Blvd,

Pakistani, Indian, Fijian, Middle Eastern, carries halal meats

Sundays Asian Farmers’ Market

431 Broadway

Asian produce from local growers

Venera European Market

2927 W. Capitol Ave (West Sacramento)

Eastern European

Zeeshan Market

3648 N. Freeway Blvd. #230

Pakistani, Indian, Fijian, Middle Eastern, carries halal meats

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UC Davis International Student and Scholar Handbook 2018-2019  

A guide to resources and opportunities at the University of California, Davis.

UC Davis International Student and Scholar Handbook 2018-2019  

A guide to resources and opportunities at the University of California, Davis.

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