Advising

UC Students in Ireland

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/Away Experience
Withdrawing How to Withdraw from programs

Initial Advising

How to Study Abroad

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.


In-depth Advising

Email Advising

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

To learn more about our advising team, view our Meet the Staff page.

Virtual Appointments

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


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
  • Pre-departure checklist and requirements

General Questions

Email studyabroad@ucsc.edu 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 Global Seminars, UCSC Exchange, UCDC, etc.)

Financial Aid Advising

Learn more about Financial Aid for study abroad.

Academic Advising

Satisfying Major Requirements Abroad or Away

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/away into your academic plan. Your major advisor has final approval over study abroad or away courses used to satisfy department requirements.

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, and we'll follow-up with you by email.


Withdrawing

If you need to withdraw from a program, notify a UCSC Study Abroad Advisor 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.