Global Learning Opportunities Week

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Global Learning Opportunities Week, held on October 26-30, was designed to help students find opportunities to study, explore, and engage with other cultures in the U.S. and abroad.

You will find an array of view anytime videos from GLOW to help guide you through your Global Learning journey.



How to Study Abroad at UCSC

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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

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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 to study 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.


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How to Study Abroad: Academic Planning Presented by UCSC Study Abroad

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.

Identities Abroad and Away

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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

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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

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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.