Advising

UC Students in Ireland

Before Scheduling an Advising Appointment Get started by setting up your Study Abroad Profile.
Advising Overview Types of advising: email, virtual appointments, and drop-in.
Financial Aid Advising Financial aid information and how to contact a UCSC Financial Aid advisor about packaging for your program.
Academic Information How to request and obtain major/minor and GE credit for coursework completed abroad or away.
Academic Advising Credit for Major, GE Credit, Studying Abroad as a Senior
Connect with Alumni Learn about study abroad or away experiences from UCSC alumni.
Withdrawing How to withdraw from programs

Before Scheduling an Advising Appointment

You must create a Study Abroad Profile before scheduling an appointment with an advisor. If you're just getting started, check out our Get Started page to learn more about the study abroad profile, how to explore programs, funding opportunities, and how to apply.

Who are your advisors?

View our meet the staff page and visit our virtual advising offices below to learn more about the UCSC Study Abroad team.

Adam Freed’s Virtual Office

Ashley Bayman’s Virtual Office

Emma Lazor‘s Virtual Office 

Krissy Loveman’s Virtual Office


Advising Overview

Note: Please find a directory with UCEAP Program Advisors here, for specific questions. 

Email Advising

If you have general questions, email studyabroad@ucsc.edu. Remember to include your name and student ID. You can expect a response within 2-3 business days. General inquiries include:

  • How and when to apply
  • Comparing and understanding types of study abroad and away programs (UCSC Global Seminars, UCSC Exchange, UCDC, UCEAP, etc.)
  • Understanding types of UCEAP programs (immersion, internship, research, etc.)

Virtual Appointments 

Virtual zoom appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Request a virtual appointment by:

  • Creating a Study Abroad Profile in SlugsAbroad (required in order to schedule an appointment) 
  • Clicking the “Virtual Appointments” tab at the top of your SlugsAbroad portal.

Note: Please come to virtual appointments with a list of questions you have.

Drop-in Advising

Drop-in advising is available Mondays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

To be placed in a virtual advising queue contact our front desk using any of these methods during our drop-in hours:


Financial Aid Advising

Learn more about Financial Aid for study abroad and away.


Academic Information

Satisfying Major Requirements Abroad or Away

Speak with your major/minor advisor to determine if courses you complete while abroad or away can be approved for department-specific requirements and how to fit study abroad/away into your academic plan. Your department advisor has final approval over study abroad or away courses used to satisfy department requirements. Most departments currently offer virtual advising via drop-ins or appointments. 

Satisfying General Education (GE) Requirements Abroad or Away

In order to receive GE credit, courses must be reviewed for eligibility by the Office of Admissions. Prior to departure, you can request pre-approval by completing an online proposed program evaluation through the Office of Admissions. Allow up to 6 weeks for your request to be reviewed – start early. If your academic plan requires specific GEs while abroad, it is STRONGLY recommended you request pre-approval. DO NOT assume study abroad or away courses will count toward your GEs. To learn more about GE requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website.

After you return from abroad or away and after your courses have been added to your transcript, you can submit a review of transfer credit online to request your pre-approved GE be applied to your course.

Seniors Abroad/Away

For questions related to your status as a senior while studying abroad or away, graduating after your program, and senior residency requirements, contact your College Advising Office.


Connect with Alumni

If you would like to be connected with another student who has already participated in your program or country of interest, please submit the Connect with Alumni Request Form.


Withdrawing

If you need to withdraw from a program, notify UCSC Study Abroad via email at studyabroad@ucsc.edu and clearly indicate your name, student ID number, program name and term, and the specific reason for your withdrawal. Consult your program-specific information for withdrawal deadlines to avoid withdrawal fees.