UCSC Exchanges

UC Santa Cruz Exchanges are department or campus-based undergraduate study abroad programs that leverage working and research relationships among faculty to promote student mobility between institutions. Students will earn UC credit while paying UC Santa Cruz tuition and fees, and living expenses abroad. For department-based programs, department faculty identifies courses taught in English at partner institutions and their course equivalencies at UC Santa Cruz. Exchanges may be for one, two, or three academic quarters and are built around an academic program.

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    Aarhus University

  • ARoS Aarhus MuseumSituated on the coast, Aarhus is considered to have a university-town atmosphere, with a vibrant food scene and cultural attractions. Aarhus University is the second oldest university in Denmark and offers a wide range of courses in English, including the arts, humanities, physical and biological sciences, social sciences, and engineering.

  • Economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona

  • Barcelona, SpainStudy abroad in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), an institution well known for its excellence in research and teaching. This program offers students a unique opportunity to enroll in courses at UAB that fulfill Economics major requirements.

  • Technical University of Denmark

  • The campus at Technical University of DenmarkTechnical University of Denmark (DTU) is located in Kongens Lyngby, a northern suburb of Copenhagen located about 10 miles north of the city center. Students will find more than 1200 courses taught in English in the natural and technical sciences, including computer science, physics, chemistry, and engineering.

  • Film and Digital Media at University of Sussex

  • Brighton Ferris Wheel in Brighton, United KingdomStudy abroad in the beautiful coastal town of Brighton, England, at the University of Sussex. Renowned for their Media and Film Studies, this program offers students a unique opportunity to courses at the University of Sussex that fulfill Film and Digital Media major requirements.

How and When to Apply

  1. Start researching programs about a year in advance. Use SlugsAbroad to find a program that meets your academic, personal and/or career goals that are within your budget. Review the application deadlines.
  2. Attend an in-person First Steps Session.
  3. Start a UC Santa Cruz Study Abroad application: Login into SlugsAbroad to complete your Study Abroad Profile and select the program you want to apply to begin the application process.
  4. Complete your application and upload all required documents to SlugsAbroad.
  5. Review your SlugsAbroad application and submit by the application deadline.
  6. Applications are processed on a rolling admissions basis. Wait to hear from your Study Abroad Advisor by email regarding your next steps and application status!