Returnees & Alumni

Whether you are a long-time alumni, a recent grad, or a recent study abroad returnee, we encourage you to stay involved with international activities on campus, in your community, and at your local high schools or community colleges. There are many ways you can stay in touch with the international education community at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)!

Returnee Profiles

Learn about some of our recently returned students!

Apply to work at UCSC Global Engagement

Study Abroad alumni interested in working as Study Abroad Outreach Liaisons are invited to apply to join our team at UCSC Global Engagement. Our recruitment period is July-August. Students currently abroad are also encouraged to apply!

For additional information, contact


Join your official UCSC Study Abroad Alumni LinkedIn Group for career advice and to network with fellow study abroad alumni.

Career Center

Staff at the Career Center can help you incorporate your international experience abroad in your job search and can also tell you about opportunities to work and intern abroad.

International Mentorship Program

The International Mentorship Program helps first-year international students transition to life at UCSC by pairing them with a current UCSC student who serves as a Peer Mentor. Our Peer Mentors are both American and International student volunteers dedicated to helping new international students navigate their first year at UCSC. Click on the link above to learn more about what the program does and how you can get involved.

More Ways for Returnees to Get Involved

Looking for ways to get reacquainted with campus life or stay involved in the international community in Santa Cruz? Look no further! The following campus resources and opportunities will help you re-integrate into campus life and keep the study abroad experience alive:

  • You are invited to the annual Lessons from Abroad Conference
  • Attend International Education Week events - usually held every November at various venues across campus.