UCSC Faculty-Led Programs

UC Santa Cruz Faculty-Led Summer Study Abroad programs offer students an international experience with UC Santa Cruz faculty. These programs encompass UC Santa Cruz courses taught abroad, with excursions and cultural activities enhanced by the location. Many provide opportunities for students to visit non-English speaking countries while doing their coursework in English. Class sizes are small — 12-25 students — allowing for an intimate learning experience.

Registration for summer 2019 programs is closed. Please check back in fall 2019 for summer 2020 program registration.

How to apply

    Accelerated Italian on the Amalfi Coast–Italy

  • Almafi Coast, ItalyLearn Italian while exploring the beautiful town of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. The program will be taught by Lecturer Tonia Prencipe and hosted by Sant’Anna Institute where students will enroll in accelerated Italian, Italian 1A and Italian 1B, completing one year of university-level Italian in five weeks.

  • Art in the Global Context–Czech Republic

  • Czech ReplubicJoin Professor Dee Hibbert-Jones next summer in this immersive studio art class where students create site-responsive sculptures, drawings, performances and installations that explore art in a global context.

  • Cuba Agroecology Practicum

  • CubaJoin Professor Damian Parr next summer where student develop their knowledge and skills of agroecology and ecological horticulture in Cuba.

  • Film History and Preservation in Italy

  • Bologna, ItalyJoin Professors Shelley Stamp and Jennifer Horne in Bologna, Italy, to attend the Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival. This festival is the world's premiere festival of film preservation and is a one of a kind opportunity to see rare film prints newly preserved and restored by top international film archives.

  • Moku Hanga Printmaking in Tokyo

  • TokyoJoin Professor Jimin Lee next summer to learn Japanese woodblock printmaking "Moku Hanga" known as the "Ukiyo-e technique" widely studied by artists today. Students will be able to study the treasured historical skills and tools of Moku Hanga with greater understanding and appreciation.

How and When to Apply

  1. Sign-in to SlugsAbroad to create your Study Abroad Profile.
  2. Create an application in SlugsAbroad and upload all required documents.
  3. Review your application and submit.
  4. Applications are processed on a rolling admissions basis. Wait to hear from your Advisor by email regarding your next steps or selection!

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