Study Abroad Programs

Australia, Sydney Opera House - Jane Oswald

UCSC students have a variety of different options to choose from when selecting a study abroad program! 

You can participate on short or long term programs, including summer, quarter, semester, or year-long study abroad programs. In addition, while many students choose to study abroad during their junior year, there are also options for sophomores, seniors, and graduate students. 

  • UCSC Programs: UCSC students can particpate in faculty led programs offered by UCSC faculty.
  • UC Quarter & Summer Abroad: UCSC students can also select from UC Quarter & Summer Abroad programs offered through other UC campuses.
  • Independent Programs: In addition, UCSC students also have the opportunity to select from Independent Programs (non-UC programs).

UCSC Study Abroad Advisors are available to assist UCSC students with program selection, the application process, and academic planning. Students are encouraged to start exploring study abroad options and planning for study abroad during their first year at UCSC. See the Advising Hours page for the Study Abroad advising hours.