Tiananmen Square, Beijing China

Study Abroad/Away Alumni, this section is just for you! Whether you studied on UCEAP, a UCSC Global Seminar, or even an Independent Program, your journey may not yet be over. If you are looking for ways to contribute, continue your learning, or turn your experience into a new endeavor, explore our website below.

For more information about life after study abroad/away, please see this Life After Study Abroad video produced by UC Riverside.

Stay Involved

See how you can further develop your skills or contribute what you learned to UCSC Global Learning and the greater campus community.

Returning Home

Mixed emotions are a normal part of returning home from a global learning program, and we are here to help you with your transition back into life at UCSC and the U.S.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey: University of California Santa Cruz Study Abroad Programs Scholarship

Alumni of the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) global learning programs including UCSC Global Seminars, UCSC Exchanges, and UCEAP are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship toward an on-site Middlebury Institute master’s degree. You may also receive additional merit and need-based scholarships depending on the strength of your application and financial situation.

Other Opportunities

Learn about more opportunities to go abroad/away again after you have graduated from UCSC. A fully-funded study/research program or a paid position abroad may be your next best move.


The U.S. Fulbright Student Program offers fully-funded awards that allow U.S. citizens who are recent graduates or graduate students to go abroad for study, research, or teaching.

Peace Corps

Peace Corps’ purpose is people-to-people public service and citizen diplomacy at the grassroots level. Volunteers work to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health, and youth development.

Make a Gift

Give back to UCSC Global Learning and help future students achieve their dream to study abroad or away.