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  • Study Abroad Profile

    Your first step is to complete the required Study Abroad Profile in SlugsAbroad. The first time you sign in to SlugsAbroad, you will be prompted to fill out your profile. The profile will help you navigate your study abroad journey and assist your Study Abroad advisor in determining what resources will best support you. The profile covers:

    • Types of Programs
    • How to Apply & Deadlines
    • Academics
    • How Financial Aid Works
    • Scholarships
    • Student Identity
    • Study Abroad Resources
    • Next Steps

    Explore Programs

    With hundreds of unique study abroad/away options to choose from, we encourage you to consider your personal, academic, and professional priorities when selecting a program. Navigate to the Program Explorer,* a self-guided tool to help you:

    • Discover the type of experience you want to have
    • Define your goals  
    • Get connected with resources to ease your decision-making process 

    The Program Explorer is a great place to start if you’re not quite sure what you’d like to accomplish through study abroad/away, if you’re feeling overwhelmed with options, or if you just need a dedicated space to brainstorm ideas and create a wishlist. 

    *in order to access the Program Explorer, you must be signed in to SlugsAbroad and have completed your Study Abroad Profile


    Research Funding Opportunities

    There are many opportunities to fund your study abroad program, including financial aid and scholarships. If you receive financial aid, you can request an estimate for a financial aid package for a program. We also strongly encourage you to identify study abroad scholarships you're eligible for, such as UCEAP scholarships and the Gilman International Scholarship for Pell Grant recipients, among many other scholarships that we recommend.

    For more information, see Affording Study Abroad.


    Apply to Study Abroad 

    Apply for a Passport Immediately

    Time required: Due to COVID19 passport processing services have been drastically delayed. Please apply immediately.

    All students need a valid passport to travel internationally. Passports are not required for domestic travel. If your passport will expire sooner than 6 months after the end of your program, you will need to renew your passport. 

    • If you are a U.S. citizen, visit the U.S. Passports section on the U.S. Department of State’s website for information on how to obtain or renew your passport.
    • If you are not a U.S. citizen, refer to your nation’s Embassy or Consulate for information on how to obtain or renew your passport.

    If you have questions, please contact Study Abroad at studyabroad@ucsc.edu.