Global Learning Opportunities Week

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Even though this year looks different from our traditional in-person study abroad fair, Global Learning Opportunities Week is designed to help you find opportunities to study, explore, and engage with other cultures in the U.S. and abroad.

Visit this webpage during the week of October 26-30 to find an array of live sessions, view anytime videos, and advising options to help guide you through your Global Learning journeyThis year, UC campuses are partnering together to offer a wide selection of sessions.

Keep in mind:

  • You can join us for as many or as few of the sessions as you would like.
  • Each session is a stand-alone event.
  • Registration is required for each live session.

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Note: If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Emma Lazor at studyabroad@ucsc.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.


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Monday: Understanding Global Learning, Identity, Skills & Leadership
Tuesday: Global Internships, Research, and Community Engagement
Wednesday: Study Abroad & Away and Finances
Thursday: UC Education Abroad Program Fair
Friday: Program Specific drop-in advising

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Diversity Abroad: Unlocking the World & Connecting You to Opportunity

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Ruby Shields, Program Coordinator at Diversity Abroad

Diversity Abroad’s vision is that the next generation of young people from traditionally marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds be equipped with the skills, experiences, and networks to thrive - personally, academically, and professionally - in our 21st century interconnected world and global workforce. Join this information session to learn about Diversity Abroad resources and opportunities (including virtual!) available to students at each phase of the global program process.


Studying Abroad as a Transfer and Reentry Student

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Sarah Weins, Study Abroad Program Coordinator and Advisor at UC Davis

You, as a transfer and reentry student, can go abroad no matter when you plan to graduate or what your major is! Come learn about resources available on your campus and hear from fellow transfer and reentry students who successfully incorporated study abroad into their academic careers.


Latinx Adventures Abroad

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Maria Rivera, Enrollment and Operations Coordinator at UC Irvine

Join us for our student panel where Latinx returnees and staff will share their experience studying abroad, challenges encountered and how they overcame them! Learn more about your options, benefits and affordability and how you can be the next student abroad!


LGBTQIA+ Identity in a Global Context: Resources and Support for Students

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Glynis Kinkaid, Study Abroad Enrollment and Operations Officer at UC Davis

Join us as we explore what it means to engage globally as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. We will explore resources available at your campus, as well as hear from students who have experience navigating their LGBTQIA+ identity while engaging in global learning.
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Global Skills for Leadership

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Casey White, Dean and Head of Undergraduates at St.Paul's College in Sydney Australia, Jess Evora, Associate Director of UC Merced’s F  Souza Student Leadership Center and Jacob Croasdale, Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center Coordinator

The Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center at UC Merced will host a panel of engaging young leaders around the world on the topic of leadership from their individual perspectives. We'll explore similarities and differences. We'll discuss how culture can influence our leadership, and why cultural fluency is so important for our development as leaders. And last, we'll also discuss the incredible opportunity for students who study abroad to improve their cultural fluency.


Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Abroad: A Student Panel

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Amanda Cheung, Study Abroad Intake Advisor at UC Berkeley

Are you interested in studying abroad and curious about what it’s like identifying as Asian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander in another country? Join five study abroad alumni from the AAPI community as they reflect on their time abroad.


Study Away for Undocumented Students

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Ashley Bayman, Study Abroad Coordinator and Advisor at UC Santa Cruz and Mauricio Cobain, Associate Director of UCLA International Education Office

While study abroad has become increasingly inaccessible for undocumented students in recent years, we encourage the community to join this session to explore what global educational opportunities are available virtually and domestically. We will highlight U.S.-based study away programs and virtual program offerings. An attorney from the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center will also join us to outline current law as well as the risks and challenges involved with domestic travel.


Going Global After Graduation

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Jennifer Moylan, Study Abroad Program Coordinator and Advisor at UC Davis

Starting to think about going global after graduation? This session will give you a quick overview of opportunities abroad - like grad school, teaching English, and Peace Corps - and resources to get started making your dreams a reality.


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The JET Program: Live, Work and Discover Japan

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Register here

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Presented by Grant Minagawa, Program Coordinator at JET and Kai Wiesner-Hanks, Program Coordinator at JET

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program offers young professionals the opportunity to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs). Since 1987, more than 75,000 JET Program participants from over 70 countries have lived and worked in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Join JET and become part of this exclusive network of like-minded international enthusiasts!  In this session, representatives from the Japanese consulates in Los Angeles and San Francisco will discuss the positions and the application process for the 2021-2022 program cycle.


Beyond Studying Abroad: Internships and Research Opportunities

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Breanne Tcheng, Global Internships Program Coordinator at UC Berkeley

Looking to gain internship experience while also building your global career network? Attend this session to learn more about the benefits of a global internship and about the various opportunities available for all UC students. Virtual options are available!


UCDC: An Experiential Learning Opportunity for All Students

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Shea Bartlett, Coordinator of Promotion and Communications at UCDC

The UCDC Washington Program’s mission is to provide the highest quality experiential learning program for UC undergraduates by offering professional development and internship opportunities that help inform students' transition from study to professional practice. Join a panel of UCDC Staff and alumni as they discuss the finer points of UCDC! Learn about the many ways UCDC can benefit all students, no matter the major: internships with various Washington institutions, classes taught by industry leaders, and the variety of professional development and networking opportunities, all from the nation’s capital.


DAAD Summer Paid Stem Internships in Germany

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Hanni Geist, Senior Manager of University Relations at DAAD

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) will present an info session on RISE, a program offering paid STEM summer internships in Germany.


Peace Corps: Exploring your Global Future

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Register here

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Presented by John Keller, Peace Corps Recruiter and Rachel Satoh, Peace Corps Recruiter

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. Peace Corps service develops leadership skills and opens doors professionally and academically. Join a virtual panel to hear from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and learn how the Peace Corps can help you explore your global future.


Virtual Global Internships: Benefits, Tips for Success, and Transferable Skills for your Future

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Paula Levitt, Assistant Director, Global Experiential Learning at UC Davis

As internships head to virtual, you may be wondering what opportunities exist and why you should consider a virtual internship. Join us for an informative webinar and hear from different perspectives about the benefits of virtual internships, tips for success during your internship and how to apply virtual skills to in-person future success.


STEM Majors Study Abroad!

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Jenny Hong, Operations Manager at UC Irvine

STEM Major returnees will talk about their experiences studying abroad along with tips and advice on how to look for a program that offers classes and internships abroad!


How to Study Abroad Sustainably

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Karolyn M. Andrews, Director of Education Abroad at UC Riverside

To learn abroad, you often have to fly to reach your destination, a choice which increases your carbon footprint.  With flygskam (flight shaming) on the rise, learn how you can offset your carbon consumption, respond to critics, and learn abroad sustainably.


Estudiantes Latin@s en el Extranjero: Preocupaciones de los Seres Queridos - Latinx Students Abroad: Concerns from Loved Ones (En Espanol)

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Maria Rivera, Enrollment and Operations Coordinator at UC Irvine and Genesis Herrera, Regional Advisor at UC Santa Barbara

Asiste a nuestra presentación y escucha las experiencias de estudiantes Latinxs que estudiaron en el extranjero. Invita a tus familiares para que también se informen de los beneficios y como puede enriquecer tu vida académica, personal y profesional. ¡Se llevará a cabo en español!

Join our session and hear about the experiences of Latinx students who studied abroad! Feel free to invite your loved ones so they can also learn more about the benefits and how study abroad can enrich your academic, personal and professional. This session will be conducted in Spanish!


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UC Center Sacramento Information Session

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Register here

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Presented by Katherine Ampaw- Matthei, Advisor, Outreach and Program Coordinator at UC Sacramento & Soua Lo, Outreach and Program Coordinator at UC Sacramento

This presentation will provide students information about admissions, program information, experiential learning, research, and internship opportunities for UC Center Sacramento.


DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships for Study in Germany

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.Register here

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Presented by Hanni Geist, Senior Manager of University Relations at DAAD

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) will present an info session study, research, and internship funding opportunities for students in Germany.


Developing your Side Hustle for Study Abroad

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Paula Messina University Relations for Customized, Faculty-Led Programs at AIFS and Sussana Shigo, University Relations for Customized Faculty-Led Programs at AIFS

Besides Financial Aid, scholarships, and savings, students today have to think out of the box for ways to help fund their study abroad experience. We’ll brainstorm ideas and real-life stories with an emphasis on internet-based fundraisers.


Boren Awards for International Study

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Register here

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Presented by Jeffery Cary, Outreach and Recruitment Manager at Boren Awards

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. Boren Scholars and Fellows apply their skillsets to careers with the U.S. federal government in a variety of roles, including defense, diplomacy, and development.


Critical Language Scholarship

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Natalie Spencer, Senior Outreach and Selection Officer at Critical Language Scholarship

Join a live overview of the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program followed by a question and answer session with the Senior Recruitment and Selection Officer.


Gilman Scholarship for Studying or Interning Abroad

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Nicole Uhlinger, Study Abroad Enrollment and Operations Officer at UC Davis

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for federal Pell grant recipients to participate in study abroad and internship programs throughout the world. Learn about the aims of the Gilman Scholarship, eligibility requirements, the application process, and how to become a competitive candidate. Q&A session will follow the presentation.


Tips for Students Traveling in a Post-Covid Environment

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Christine Lidstone Sweet, Business Development Manager at Student Universe

Tips for booking travel online and over the phone in a post-COVID environment with an overview on how airlines and travel planning has changed.


Study Abroad for First-Generation Students

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Register here

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Presented by Genesis Herrera, Regional Advisor at UC Santa Barbara

Join this session to learn more about studying abroad as a first-generation student, how to plan your academics and finances, and hear from past first-gen students who have studied abroad! Family members are also welcome.


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10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Register here

Interested in enhancing your UC education with study abroad? The University of California Education Abroad Program has 150 study abroad programs designed with you in mind. Start your adventure at the UCEAP Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, October 29! Get an introduction to UCEAP, compare the cost of studying abroad vs. remaining at UC, learn about scholarship opportunities, and discover how making smart decisions will impact your safety abroad. Explore UCEAP’s diverse program offerings by attending sessions segmented by location and area of study. Your family is encouraged to participate, too, and there’s a special session intended to answer their unique questions in both English and Spanish. Come to learn, leave inspired!


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UCSC Global Seminars Drop-in Advising (2022) View Details

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Attend drop-in advising.

At UC Santa Cruz we offer dynamic learning opportunities for students to participate in a short-term summer study abroad program led by UCSC faculty. This overview video shares exciting Global Seminars that will be offered in Summer 2022 for a range of majors including dance, studio art, writing, marine and evolutionary biology, Latin American studies, anthropology, film and digital media, language studies, environmental sciences, agroecology and more. 


UCDC Drop-in Advising View Details

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Attend drop-in advising.

UCDC’s mission is to provide the highest quality experiential learning program for undergraduates by offering professional development and internship opportunities that help inform students' transition from study to professional practice. You are strongly encouraged to supplement your undergraduate education with real-world, hands-on experiences through internships.  The UCDC Program offers you an exciting opportunity to combine course work, exciting field research, and unparalleled internship experience during a quarter's residence in our nation's capital. Students from any major have the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience with professionals and experts in fields that interest them.

UCSC Exchanges Drop-in Advising View Details

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Attend drop-in advising.

UCSC Exchanges allow UCSC students to study at other top institutions abroad or in the USA. Students earn credit while paying UC Santa Cruz tuition and fees, and living expenses in the destination. Exchanges may be for one quarter, two quarters, or an entire academic year.


UC Education Abroad Program Drop-in Advising View Details

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Attend drop-in advising.

UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) is the University of California's official study abroad program provider and a global leader in international education for over 50 years. All the benefits of home—UC credit, grades, and financial aid—travel with you. UCEAP offers UC students study abroad opportunities in 46 countries around the world during the summer, a quarter, semester, or entire year. They also offer internships, volunteer work, and research programs abroad.


Independent Programs Drop-in Advising View Details

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Academic Programs International (API)

View these videos before attending drop-in advising:

If you have any questions please contact Jay Bartletti at jay.bartletti@apiabroad.com


University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

View these videos before attending drop-in advising:

If you have any questions please contact studyabroad@usac.edu



Semester at Sea (SAS)

View these videos before attending drop-in advising: The passcode is 152020

If you have any questions please contact admission@semesteratsea.org


AIFS Study Abroad

View these videos before attending drop-in advising:

If you have any questions please contact AIFS at studyabroad@aifs.com


12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


International Studies Abroad (ISA)

View these videos before attending drop-in advising:

If you have any questions please contact studentoutreach@studiesabroad.com 

Wildlands Studies

View these videos before attending drop-in advisingThe passcode is 751518

If you have any questions please contact wildlands@wildlandsstudies.com 



IES Abroad

View these videos before attending drop-in advisingThe passcode is #IES2020

If you have any questions please contact study@iesabroad.com 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


CEA Study Abroad

View these videos before attending drop-in advisingThe passcode is 865141

If you have any questions please contact info@ceastudyabroad.com 

CIS Abroad

View these videos before attending drop-in advising:

If you have any questions please contact info@cisabroad.com 


CAPA: The Global Education Network

View these videos before attending drop-in advising:

If you have any questions please contact eresnevic@capa.org 


Other UC Drop-in Advising  View Details

UCSC students have the opportunity to participate in summer programs designed and offered by other UC campuses. UCSC students can receive UC credit for participating and can use financial aid to support these programs (if eligible). To learn more, consider viewing the view anytime videos in the programs section and attending drop-in advising for more in-depth information about the programs that intrigue you.


10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn more about UC Los Angeles Travel Study Programs offered in summer 2021.

Attend drop-in advising.


11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Learn more about UC San Diego Global Seminars offered in summer 2021.

Attend drop-in advising.


12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learn more about UC Davis Summer Abroad 2021 programs.

Attend drop-in advising.


1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Learn more about UC Berkeley Summer Abroad programs offered in Summer 2021.

Attend drop-in advising.


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Learn more about UC Riverside Faculty Led Education Abroad programs offered in Summer 2021

Attend drop-in advising.


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Note: These videos will be published during GLOW | October 26 - 30

How to Study Abroad at UCSC

Study Abroad 101

Presented by UC Santa Cruz Study Abroad

This video provides an overview of studying abroad/away as a UCSC student. It will provide you with basic information on what study abroad/away looks like at UCSC, what program types are available, how you can afford these opportunities, how to get started, and much more!


Studying Abroad During COVID19

Presented by UC San Diego

In this short video message, the UC Study/Education Abroad shares a message of support and a few words about where we’ve been, where we are currently, and where we think we’re going in this time of COVID-19. Each UC Study and Education Abroad Office supports you in your plans to study abroad to fulfill your academic, personal and career goals.


How to Navigate the UCSC Study Abroad Website

Presented by UC Santa Cruz Study Abroad

This short video will provide you with tips and tricks on how to navigate our website. It will highlight the most important pages and resources so that you can easily access them in the future.


How to Apply for a Passport

Presented by UC Riverside

Applying for a passport can be easy - watch this short clip to learn how!


How Global Experiences Foster Career Readiness

Presented by Ashley Bayman, Study Abroad Coordinator and Advisor at UC Santa Cruz and Yeng Yang, UC Santa Cruz International Career Coach

Have you thought about studying abroad or away? Want to know why global learning experiences can be a valuable part of your career development? If so, watch this video to learn how global experiences help foster career readiness! In it, you will discover the professional benefits of global experiences, the top qualities employers are looking for, top skills gained from global learning, and much more!


Affording Study Abroad/Away

How to Study Abroad: Affording Study Abroad

Presented by UC Santa Cruz Study Abroad

This video provides an overview of how you can afford global learning opportunities as a UCSC student. It will share information about understanding the total cost of your program, how financial aid is applied and additional scholarship and funding opportunities.


How to Study Abroad: Crowdfunding

Presented by UC Santa Cruz Study Abroad

In this video, study abroad alumni Megan Spitzer shares tips on how to set up your own crowdfunding pages to raise money to support your global learning program.


How to Study Abroad: My Experience Affording Study Abroad

Presented by UC Santa Cruz Study Abroad

This short video shares the experience of study abroad alumni Camille Cheng and how she was able to afford studying abroad three times during her undergraduate degree at UCSC.


Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

Presented by FEA

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. Watch this video to learn more about the FEA scholarship and how to apply. 


How to Find and Apply to Scholarships for Study Abroad

Presented by Wilsi Lieux, Associate Director of the UCLA International Education Office and Adrienne Sifontes, Regional Advisor at UC Santa Barbara Education Abroad Office

Overview of study abroad scholarship options and how to submit a strong application.


Academics

How to Study Abroad: Academic Planning

In this short video, we will review information on how to get courses from abroad or away to meet major, minor, and GE requirements, what the academic approval form is, and answer some general frequently asked questions related to academics.


Study Abroad in Your Major (Featuring the top 11 study abroad majors)

Presented by UC Santa Cruz Study Abroad

In this series of short videos, we will discuss the best timing to study abroad or away in your major, how to get courses pre-approved, review program types, and finally, highlight a few recommended programs for each major.

  • Anthropology Guide
  • LALS Guide
  • Art Guide
  • FDM Guide
  • EEB Guide
  • Economics Guide
  • ENVS Guide
  • Sociology Guide
  • Psychology Guide
  • History Guide
  • Linguistics Guide

Identities Abroad and Away

How to Study Abroad: Identity

Presented by UCSC Study Abroad

In this short video, we will discuss how to navigate your identity abroad or away including an overview of an exercise to get you thinking about your identities, what changes you might experience in another culture, how to find and connect with support systems, what identity-specific resources are available to you, and much more!


WHOA Stories

Who Am I Abroad (WHOA) is a student series of videos and articles exploring the shifts in perception of the self while abroad or away. The purpose of these stories is to highlight the international and domestic experiences of students and staff in relation to their salient identities. By clicking the link below, you will find an array of UCSC student and staff stories that broach the question, “What was the experience like for YOU studying in another culture?”


Being Black Abroad

Presented by Ashley Bayman, Study Abroad Program Coordinator and Advisor and UCSC Students: Alexis Jolivette, Ayodele Abdul-Hadi, Chelsey Boykin, and Tolu Familoni

Do you identify as an ABC student (African/African-American/Afro Latinx/Black/Caribbean)? Want to know more about the ABC student experience abroad? If so, please tune in to the Being Black Abroad information session. During the video, we will explore what it's like to experience Blackness in different cultural contexts through the lived experiences of ABC study abroad alumni who studied in Barbados, Spain, and France. Important issues like shifting identities and privilege abroad, discrimination abroad, and being abroad during the onset of COVID-19 will be discussed so come ready to learn!


Study Abroad and Social Identities

Presented by Malaika Marable Serrano, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at WorldStrides and Ines DeRomana, Director of Health, Safety and Emergency Response at UCEAP

Within the context of dual pandemics of Covid19 and racial injustice, fostering spaces of inclusion and belonging has never been more important - both at home and abroad. Experiences abroad can be different; some aspects of your identity can shape your experience and contribute to your interactions and perceptions of the culture, language, politics, society. In this session, we’ll share real stories and strategies for all students to promote safe and supportive environments abroad.


Understanding the Experiences of Students With Disabilities and Different Abilities Abroad

Presented by Mobility International USA

Hear from travelers with disabilities who have studied and volunteered abroad about their interactions and experiences in getting around. This video series is provided by Mobility International USA. Founded in 1981, Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA advancing disability rights and leadership globally. By implementing innovative programs, MIUSA builds bridges to create a new era where people with disabilities will take their rightful place in the world community. MIUSA is a cross-disability organization serving people with a broad range of disabilities.


Study Abroad for Engineers

Presented by Ashley Bayman Study Abroad Program Coordinator and Advisor, Danay Weldegabriel, EOP STEM Counselor - Engineering Academy, and UCSC Students: Tolu Familoni, Betelhem Tarekegn, and M Choi.

Join EOP STEM, MEP, and UCSC Study Abroad for a presentation and community discussion on Study Abroad for Engineers. During this video, we explore popular STEM study abroad programs, review academic and general planning tips, go over finances and scholarships, discuss the personal, academic, and professional benefits of study abroad, and much more. Furthermore, we have UCSC STEM study abroad alumni share their international education journeys as well as answer questions on how to make study abroad a viable option during your time at UCSC.


Program Types

How to Study Abroad: Program Types

Presented by UCSC Study Abroad

In this short video, we will discuss the 6 program types our campus offers including Global Seminars, Exchanges, UCDC, UC Education Abroad Program, Other UC, and Independent Programs, how to choose the program that’s the best fit for you, and conclude by answering some frequently asked questions related to choosing a program.


UCSC Global Seminars Overview

Presented by Emma Lazor, Assistant Director of Study Abroad at UC Santa Cruz

At UC Santa Cruz we offer dynamic learning opportunities for students to participate in a short-term summer study abroad program led by UCSC faculty. This overview video shares exciting Global Seminars that will be offered in Summer 2022 for a range of majors including dance, studio art, writing, marine, and evolutionary biology, Latin American studies, anthropology, film, and digital media, language studies, environmental sciences, agroecology and more. Drop-in advising is available on Friday, please see the live schedule to find the Zoom link.


UCSC Exchanges Overview

Presented by Krissy Loveman, Study Abroad Program Coordinator and Advisor at UC Santa Cruz

UCSC Exchanges allow UCSC students to study at other top institutions abroad or in the USA. Students earn credit while paying UC Santa Cruz tuition and fees, and living expenses in the destination. Exchanges may be for one quarter, two quarters, or an entire academic year. Watch this video to learn more about the exchange programs we offer and which might be the best fit for you!


UCDC Washington Program Overview

Presented by Ashley Bayman, Study Abroad Program Coordinator and Advisor at UC Santa Cruz

This short video will introduce you to the UCDC Washington program, an internship program open to students from all 9 UC undergraduate campuses. UCDC’s mission is to provide the highest quality experiential learning program for undergraduates by offering professional development and internship opportunities that help inform students' transition from study to professional practice. You are strongly encouraged to supplement your undergraduate education with real-world, hands-on experiences through internships.  The Washington Program offers eligible students an exciting opportunity to combine course work, exciting field research and unparalleled internship experience during a quarter's residence in our nation's capital. Students from any major have the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience with professionals and experts in fields that interest them. From NASA, to the Nation Institutes of Health, to the Smithsonian, to the Capitol, students have the chance to test-drive a career, build their portfolio or resume, and make valuable industry contacts that can be essential to landing the ideal job upon graduation. In today’s competitive job market, it's what you know and who you know that often makes the difference!


University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)

Presented by UCEAP | | Register here

Interested in enhancing your UC education with study abroad? The University of California Education Abroad Program has 150 study abroad programs designed with you in mind. Start your adventure at the UCEAP Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, October 29! Get an introduction to UCEAP, compare the cost of studying abroad vs. remaining at UC, learn about scholarship opportunities, and discover how making smart decisions will impact your safety abroad. Explore UCEAP’s diverse program offerings by attending sessions segmented by location and area of study. Your family is encouraged to participate, too, and there’s a special session intended to answer their unique questions in both English and Spanish. Come to learn, leave inspired!


Other UC Programs

UCSC students have the opportunity to participate in summer programs designed and offered by other UC campuses. UCSC students can receive UC credit for participating and can use financial aid to support these programs (if eligible). To learn more, consider viewing the videos below and attending drop-in advising for more in-depth information about the programs that intrigue you. Zoom drop-in advising is available on Friday, October 30 with each campus to learn more about these programs. Please view our live schedule for Friday to join these sessions.

  • UC Berkeley Summer Abroad
    • Are you interested in studying abroad with Berkeley Professors while taking a UC Berkeley class and earning Berkeley credits? UC Berkeley Summer Abroad courses are open to students from ALL UC campuses and Financial Aid applies! This session will explore our Summer 2021 programs and beyond! If you'd like to chat with our Summer Abroad Program Coordinator directly, please join our virtual drop-in advising via Zoom on Friday, October 30th, from 1-3 p.m.
  • UC Davis Summer Abroad 
    • UC Davis offers over 50 faculty-led programs in a variety of subject areas around the world. The Summer Abroad, Summer Abroad Internships, Virtual Summer Internship, and Quarter Abroad programs are open to students from other UCs. Take advantage of these amazing hands-on learning opportunities to earn UC units while working with renowned UC Davis faculty. Financial aid applies to most programs.
  • UC Los Angeles Travel Study Programs 
    • Explore this session to learn about summer study abroad programs led by UCLA professors! UCLA Travel Study (TS) offers experiential learning opportunities, where instruction is not limited to the classroom. Learn on-the-go through performances, walking tours, or even global health site visits, among others! TS is open to all UC students and eligible participants can use their UC financial aid.
  • UC Riverside Faculty Led Education Abroad Programs
    • Do you want to spend next summer learning abroad with UCR faculty and students?  Join the education abroad staff and UCR faculty to learn more about your options to go abroad next summer on a UC Riverside faculty-led education abroad program.
  • UC San Diego Global Seminars
    • UC San Diego Global Seminars are high impact programs designed to give students a deeper understanding of the course content through experiential learning. These five-week-long summer study abroad or study away experiences are led by a UCSD professor and are open to undergraduates from any campus. Students enroll in a package of two courses for a total of eight UCSD quarter units. Class sizes are intentionally kept small to create opportunities for one-on-one interaction with some of the best faculty at UCSD, and each program contains site visits that give students a deeper understanding of the course content. This year we are offering new domestic, hybrid, and virtual options for the first time to make sure that these educational opportunities remain accessible despite potential restrictions on international travel.

Independent Programs

UCSC students have the option to participate in study abroad and away programs that are administered outside of the UC system, we call these Independent Programs (IP). At this time, financial aid is not packaged for IP, and students must follow our process to determine if the courses they take are eligible for P/NP transfer credit. Please visit a library of Independent Program videos here. Featured organizations will be offering drop-in advising on Friday. Check the live schedule to access the Zoom links.