Non-UC Study Abroad

Non-UC study abroad programs are any study abroad program not managed or hosted by the University of California.  Non-UC study abroad programs can be a good option for students who are not able to find a UC program that meets their academic, personal and/or professional goals.  

How & When to Apply

1. Attend an in-person First Steps Session to learn about the study abroad process

2. Select and Apply to a Program:

Review the affiliate programs below to find a program that meets your academic, personal and professional goals. In addition to completing the campus application below, you will apply directly to the prgoram by their deadline. Deadlines, application process, and eligibility requirements vary by program.

3. Complete a UCSC Leave of Absence (except summer):

Submit an online UCSC Leave of Absence (LOA) for the quarter(s) you will be away from UCSC on your non-UC study abroad program.  The Leave of Absence must be completed by the campus deadline.

**Students studying abroad during the summer term do NOT need to complete a LOA

4.  Complete a UCSC Study Abroad application:

Visit SlugsAbroad to complete your Study Abroad Profile, Non-UC Study Abroad Program Application.

5. Complete a Proposed Program Evaluation:

To determine if coursework taken abroad is eligible for transfer credit, request pre-approval by submitting a Proposed Program Evaluation online to the Office of Admissions.  Approval is at the discretion of the Office of Admissions.  Start early – this process can take up to 4-6 weeks.

6. Determine major/minor coursework:

Only if the Office of Admission approves your coursework for transfer credit on the Proposed Program Evaluation, meet with your major/minor advisors to discuss if any of the approved courses you take while you are abroad may satisfy major/minor requirements.  Approval is at the discretion of your major/minor departments.

 7. If you are selected for participation by your Non-UC Study Abroad Program, you will need to meet their deadlines, complete their pre-departure requirements, and follow their participation instructions. Let UCSC Study Abroad know once you’ve been accepted AND if you decide to withdraw/are not accepted.