Stay Involved

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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)! 

Follow UCSC Study Abroad 

Follow UCSC Study Abroad on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on announcements and opportunities.

Volunteer as a Slugs Abroad Ambassador

Join the Slugs Abroad Ambassador program, an opportunity to formalize your role in helping inspire other students to study abroad! Each quarter we welcome applications from all study abroad alumni to join this cohort of students who will be working closely with our office on assisting with marketing and outreach, as well as honing in on other areas of professional development. To express your interest in becoming a Slugs Abroad Ambassador please fill out this short form and we will let you know when the next application cycle opens. 

 To meet our current Slugs Abroad Ambassadors, please click here.

Study Abroad Student Stories

Learn about some of our recently returned students!

Apply to work at UCSC Global Engagement

Study Abroad alumni interested in working as Study Abroad Peer Advisors or Global Engagement Assistants are invited to apply to join our team at UCSC Global Engagement. Our recruitment period is June- September. 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 U.S. 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: