Study Abroad Commitments

Study Abroad Commitments

Through international academic experiences, the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) prides itself on inspiring students to explore and transform their lives, the University of California and the world.  Below are some of UCSC Study Abroad’s commitments to create a more inclusive and holistic study abroad experience.

Generation Study Abroad

generation study abroadGeneration Study Abroad is an initiative, launched in 2014, by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to mobilize resources and commitments with the goal of doubling the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade.


Diversity Abroad Network

Diversity Abroad

The Diversity Abroad Network's goal is to ensure that students from diverse economic, educational, ethnic and social backgrounds are aware, have equal access and take advantage of the benefits and opportunities afforded through global education exchanges. As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Study Abroad offers these additional resources.


The Forum on Education Abroad

Forum on Education Abroad

The Forum on Education Abroad develops and disseminates comprehensive Standards of Good Practice for the field of education abroad. It promotes best practices and excellence in curricular design, engages in data collection and research, conducts program assessment and quality improvement, and advocates on behalf of its members and the field of education abroad. The Forum serves institutions and organizations that sponsor and support education abroad programs for students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The Forum also collaborates with international member institutions and organizations to identify and facilitate best practices and standards for education abroad.