Stay Involved

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Whether you are a long-time alumni, a recent grad, or a recent study abroad or away returnee, we encourage you to stay involved with global activities on campus, in your community, and at your local high schools or community colleges. There are many ways you can stay in touch with the global community at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)! 

Follow UCSC Global Learning 

Follow UCSC Global Learning on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on announcements and opportunities.

Volunteer as a Global Learning Ambassador

Join the Global Learning Ambassador program, an opportunity to formalize your role in helping inspire other students to participate in global learning! Each quarter we welcome applications from all study abroad/away alumni to join this cohort of students who will be working closely with our office on assisting with marketing and outreach, as well as honing in on other areas of professional development. To express your interest in becoming a Global Learning Ambassador please fill out this short form and we will let you know when the next application cycle opens. 

WHO Am I Abroad Student Stories

Learn about some of our recently returned students through our Who Am I Abroad (WHOA) campaign, a student series of videos and articles that explore the shifts in perception of the self while abroad or away. Interested in sharing your own global learning experience? Complete this interest form and we will follow up with you!

Apply to work at UCSC Global Engagement

Study Abroad/Away alumni interested in working as Global Learning Peer Advisors or Global Engagement Assistants are invited to apply to join our team at UCSC Global Engagement. Our recruitment period is June- September. Students currently abroad or away are also encouraged to apply!

For additional information, contact


Join your official UCSC Global Learning Alumni LinkedIn Group for career advice and to network with fellow study abroad alumni.

Career Center

Staff at the Career Center can help you incorporate your global experience in your job search and can also tell you about opportunities to work and intern abroad or away.

Global Mentorship Program

The Global Mentorship Program helps first-year international students transition to life at UCSC by pairing them with a current UCSC student who serves as a Peer Mentor. Our Peer Mentors are both U.S. and International student volunteers dedicated to helping new international students navigate their first year at UCSC. Click on the link above to learn more about what the program does and how you can get involved.

More Ways for Returnees to Get Involved

Looking for ways to get reacquainted with campus life or stay involved in the global community in Santa Cruz? Look no further! The following campus resources and opportunities will help you reintegrate into campus life and keep the global learning experience alive:

  • You are invited to our annual Global Learning Alumni Reception Dinner hosted every winter quarter
  • Attend International Education Week events –  held every November at various venues across campus. 
  • Check out our calendar in the Global Learning Portal for information on upcoming events!