COVID-19

Study Abroad Updates

The Division of Global Engagement is closely monitoring the evolving global coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, utilizing travel warnings and advisories from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as guidance and directives from the UC Office of the President.

Visit the COVID-19 Study Abroad Updates page for information on programs, academic options, housing, remote learning, or withdrawing.

Student Experiences

Many UC Santa Cruz students were affected by the onset of COVID-19 while studying abroad during winter and spring quarters. Navigating the unprecedented circumstances brought about by the coronavirus, from leaving their host countries due to program suspensions and border closures to undergoing a 14-day quarantine upon arrival to the U.S., required flexibility and personal strength. Students have reflected on their experiences through real, genuine, unscripted storytelling. We hope these testimonials humanize students' study abroad experiences during COVID-19.

UC Santa Cruz Study Abroad is here to support students wherever they are. If you have any questions, be sure to reach out to us.


    Charlie McCanna

  • Charlie McCanna

    Third-year - Psychology major and Legal Studies minor - Spring Semester at Queen Mary University of London, England


  • Tiffany Cheng

  • Tiffany Cheng

    Fourth-year - Psychology major - Spring Semester at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands


  • Tolu Familoni

  • Tolu FamiloniFifth-year - Robotics Engineering major - Winter Quarter at Accent Center, Paris, France

  • Carly Pucci

  • Carly PucciThird-year - Literature major - Academic Year at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago

  • Tamar Weir

  • Tamar Weir

    Third-year - Sociology major, Education minor - Spring Semester at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago


  • Rebecca Shedd

  • Rebecca SheddThird-year - Global Economics major - Spring Semester at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain

  • Spencer Hardy

  • Spencer Hardy

    Fourth-year - Anthropology major - nominated Spring Semester at Fudan University in Shanghai, China