Initial Advising Get Started, How To Apply, Choosing a Program
In-depth Advising Clarification of Criteria, Program Costs, Confidential Issues
UCEAP Advising UCEAP Programs
Academic Advising Credit for Major, GE Credit, Studying Abroad as a Senior
Financial Advising How Financial Aid Works, Scholarships
Connect with Alumni Learn about the Study Abroad Experience
Withdrawing How to Withdraw from Study Abroad

Initial Advising

How to Study Abroad

If you're just getting started, check out our How to Study Abroad presentation to learn more about program options, academic planning, how to apply, and advising.

In-depth Advising

Email Advising

Study Abroad Advisors can be emailed at A team member will respond within 2-3 business days. Include your name and student ID number in all email.

The Study Abroad Advising Team advises by regions and program types, once you identify a specific program you are interested in.

Virtual Appointments

Study Abroad is currently advising remotely via Zoom. Appointments are available Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Request a virtual appointment by:

  • Phone - 831-459-2858
  • Email - - Include the following information in your email:
    • Your full name
    • Student ID number
    • The country and/or name of the Study Abroad program you are applying to or will be participating in
    • The anticipated term you will participate
    • Reason(s) for appointment
  • Chat via google hangout -

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

UCEAP Advising

UCSC Study Abroad and UCEAP are separate offices but work together to provide advising support.

Find a directory with UCEAP Program Advisors here, for specific questions about:

  • Courses and subjects offered on a program
  • Housing options on a program
  • Program activities
  • UCEAP Scholarships 
  • Internship and service-learning opportunities
  • Courses and subjects offered on your program
  • Housing options on your program
  • Program activities
  • UCEAP Scholarships 
  • Internship and service-learning opportunities
  • Pre-departure checklist and requirements

General Questions

Email with questions about:

  • Understanding types of UCEAP programs (immersion, internship, research, etc.)
  • How and when to apply
  • Comparing UCEAP to other types of study abroad programs (UCSC Faculty-Led, UCSC Exchange, etc.)

Financial Aid Advising

Learn more about Financial Aid for study abroad.

Academic Advising

Satisfying Major Requirements Abroad

Speak with your major/minor advisor to determine if courses you complete while abroad are approved for your department and how to best fit study abroad into your academic plan. Your major advisor has final approval over study abroad courses used to satisfy department requirements.

Satisfying General Education (GE) Requirements Abroad

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 courses will count toward your GEs. To learn more about GE requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website.

After you return from abroad 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

For questions related to your status as a senior while study abroad, 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 on your program or country of interest, please submit the Connect with Alumni Request Form, and we'll follow-up with you by email.


If you need to withdraw from study abroad, notify UCSC Study Abroad Advisor via email at and clearly indicate your name, student ID number, program name and term, and the specific reason for your withdrawal.