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  • Study Abroad Profile

    Your first step is to complete the required Study Abroad Profile in SlugsAbroad. This 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 six types of programs and hundreds of unique options, your first step is to compare programs and find the right fit for you. If you need assistance in selecting a program, you can meet with a Study Abroad Peer Advisor who will help you discover your top interests, priorities, and needs in an international experience. For more information, see Initial Advising.


    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

    Time required: Up to 8 weeks for U.S. passport holders. Other nationalities may vary.

    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.