Welcome to the Department of Chicana/o Studies!

For general inquiries please contact us at chidept@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-2421, M-Th, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. & Fri. 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m (PT).

For advising appointments, please use appointments.ucdavis.edu or contact Alma Martinez (almartinez@ucdavis.edu).

For information about our 2023-2024 course schedule, please view Major/Minor Tab for list. 

Global Learning

Quarter Abroad in Oaxaca- Fall Quarter

This specialized program offers students the opportunity to take UC Davis classes on transnational (US-Mexico) health issues, participate in approximately 180 hours of clinical rotations through internships in hospitals and clinics in Oaxaca, Mexico, and to spend three weeks in public health experiences in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico. The courses offered provide students with cultural competencies that are crucial for effective health care professionals. This program is also designed to provide in-depth clinical experience that will not only lead to greater Spanish fluency, but help participants clarify career goals. Completion of the program is one course shy of fulfilling requirements for a UC Davis minor in Chicana/o Studies. The program is provided in partnership with Child Family Health International (CFHI), an NGO recognized by the United Nations.

Click here for more information about the program.

global learning


CHI Latinx Health Internship in Oaxaca Education Award 

UC Davis Chicana/o/x Studies Department Latinx Health Internship in Oaxaca Education Award

The Chicana/o/x  Studies Department is pleased to announce its education award for the Latinx Health Internship in Oaxaca program. All CHI Majors and Minors are welcome to apply. Awards from $4500 are available to be used in conjunction with UC Davis Fall Abroad 2024. 

Winners will be selected on the basis of their responses to the Statement of Purpose prompt. Award winners will be announced April 9, 2024, and the funds will be made available once the student has enrolled in the Latinx Health Internship in Oaxaca (typical use of the award includes air travel or program fees).

Award Winners may be asked to present at a lunch event about your experiences and its connection to your study upon your return and to write a brief paragraph about how the funds helped you achieve your goals for the Chicana/o/x Studies website. This Education Award is funded by the Alianza MX Seed funding opportunity for mobilities to Mexico. 

All applications must be submitted via our online application by March 29, 2024 at 5 pm.