Global Learning Opportunities Week - October 18-22

Global Learning Opportunities Week (GLOW) at UC Santa Cruz is a week-long event designed to help you find opportunities to study, explore, and engage with other cultures. You will learn about the many opportunities to study, intern, or conduct research abroad, away, and virtually.

Check out the schedule of sessions below and get ready to begin your global learning journey!

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ucfair-thin-banner-3-reg.pngWe invite you to join the UC-Wide Virtual Study Abroad Fair! This interactive virtual fair will connect you to advisors waiting to talk to you from all across the UC system! This fair will feature information on UCEAP programs as well as UC Campus programs.


GLOW Session Schedule monday

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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Going Global at UCSC

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Interested in Studying Abroad or Away as part of your UCSC degree? Join us to discover international and domestic global learning opportunities as well as how to fulfill degree requirements, manage costs, use financial aid, find scholarships, and begin your journey. Let the world be your classroom!


1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Evolution and Fish Biology in Southern Africa

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Learn about the opportunity to study Evolution and Fish Biology in the field with our UCSC Summer Global Seminar Program. Students in this program will do fieldwork in Malawi and South Africa with Dr. Bernardi taking two UCSC Summer courses!


4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Capital Internships Information Session

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Join this session to learn about capital internship opportunities offered through UC Santa Cruz in Washington D.C. and Sacramento. We offer two dynamic academic internship programs (UCDC Washington Program and UC Center Sacramento) which enable UCSC undergraduate students from ALL majors to pursue internships while earning UC credit and maintaining their financial aid eligibility. Both programs are offered during fall, winter, or spring quarters. Learn more about the UCDC program. Learn more about the UCCS program.

 

Tuesday

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9:00 - 9:30 a.m. | UCEAP 101: Your Adventure Starts Here

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If you’re excited about studying abroad but aren’t sure how to get started, this session offers an introduction to UCEAP. With over 40 countries and 160 programs to choose from, we will discuss the benefits of participating on UCEAP, important topics to consider as you narrow down your study abroad options, as well as the resources we offer to help you select the best program to fit your needs.


10:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Virtual Global Internships

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Go global (virtually) this summer! This program is offered by UCSC Global Learning and Absolute Internship and was designed to help you explore your career goals, expand your professional network and skills, and gain real work experience by participating in a remote unpaid internship for an organization based abroad from your home. In this information session, you'll learn about the internships available to you, and what your experience could look like if you choose to participate.


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Tips for Traveling in a Post-covid Environment

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Tips for booking travel online and over the phone in a post-COVID environment with an overview on how airlines and travel planning have changed.


12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Beyond Studying Abroad: Internships and Research Opportunities

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Looking to gain internship experience while also building your global career network? Join us to learn more about the benefits of a global internship and the various opportunities available for all UC students. Virtual options are available!


12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | UCEAP: Ask Me Anything

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Have general questions about study abroad or UCEAP? Not sure where to start? Join this session and get all your questions answered!


1:00 p.m. | The Gilman Scholarship for Studying or Interning Abroad

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The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for federal Pell grant recipients to participate in study abroad and internship programs throughout the world. Learn about the aims of the Gilman Scholarship, eligibility requirements, the application process, and how to become a competitive candidate. Q&A session will follow the presentation.


1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Art In the Global Context

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Learn about how you can participate in an immersive studio art class during Summer 2022 in Germany and the Czech Republic with Art Professor Dee Hibbert Jones with our UCSC Global Seminars! 


3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Writing 2: Research and Travel Writing in Ireland

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Have you ever thought about how you can study abroad while completing your requirements? Take Writing 2 in Ireland this summer with our Summer 2022 Global Seminar in Ireland. In this session, you'll hear more about the program and how to get started!


4:00 - 4:30 p.m. | How To Win Free Money through Study Abroad Scholarships!

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In this information session, we will highlight a variety of study abroad scholarships you can use to help pay for your study abroad program. You will learn:

  • Why it's important to have an international, high impact experience
  • Who these awards are targeting
  • Featured study abroad scholarships
  • What makes a competitive scholarship applicant
  • How to write a competitive essay

Don't miss out on your chance to get ahead of the scholarship game! Here's what students are saying about how scholarships helped get them one step closer to their global learning goals:

"As a first-generation Asian-American and a student in the STEM field, I was able to study abroad in Hong Kong and Taiwan through the financial help of the Freeman Asia Scholarship! I experienced a new academic culture and collaborated with exchange students from all over Asia. Whether I was cheering in city festivals, having late-night adventures after studying, or learning about the brain, every moment was nothing short of amazing.”

"By receiving the Gilman Scholarship, I feel one significant step closer to an experience of a lifetime. While my financial situation served as a concern for studying abroad, opportunities like the Gilman Program pushed me to apply and provided me with the resources I need to achieve my goals while abroad.


7:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Study Abroad Student Panel

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What is it actually like to study abroad? Was it hard to make friends? Any tips to travel cheaply? What was the biggest cultural difference? You can ask them yourselves! Attendees can submit questions to our panel of students before or during the session.

 

Wednesday

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9:00 - 9:30 a.m. | UCEAP: Eco-Friendly Study Abroad

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Are you interested in learning how you can balance studying abroad with your goals for staying green? We will provide you with information on eco-friendly study abroad destinations, how to reduce your travel carbon footprint, where you can study climate change while abroad, and tips on how to live green like a local. Join this session to go green while going abroad!


11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. UC Virtual Study Abroad Fair

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1:00 - 1:30 p.m. | UCEAP: Studying Abroad During a Pandemic

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Learn about the steps that UCEAP Office of International Health, Safety, & Crisis Management take and find out what daily life abroad looks like during pandemic times


3:00 - 3:30 p.m. | Exploring your Unique Identities Abroad & Away

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In this session, we will explore how the many varied aspects of identity can impact your experience on a program in another culture, whether it is international or domestic. When preparing yourself to be immersed in another culture, it is important to consider all the different ways that you identify as an individual, recognizing how your unique identity might be perceived abroad and away. We will talk about how leaving your current cultural context can change how you experience your identity, how to navigate your transition to a new culture, and what resources you can use to prepare and set expectations for success.


3:00 - 3:30 p.m. | UCEAP: 101: Your Adventure Starts Here

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If you’re excited about studying abroad but aren’t sure how to get started, this session offers an introduction to UCEAP. With over 40 countries and 160 programs to choose from, we will discuss the benefits of participating on UCEAP, important topics to consider as you narrow down your study abroad options, as well as the resources we offer to help you select the best program to fit your needs.


3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Film History and Preservation in Bologna

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During Summer 2022 Film and Digital Media majors have the opportunity to study abroad in Bologna, Italy and attend a fantastic film festival. Take two upper division FDM courses while participating on this Global Seminar program! 


4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Affording Global Learning

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It's a misconception that studying abroad or away is super expensive. While the cost of some programs might seem high, there are lots of ways to save money and get scholarships to make just about any program fit your budget. Attend this session to learn some of the best ways to pay for your global learning experience!


4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | UC-Wide Virtual Programs

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As UC Students, you have the opportunity to engage globally from wherever you are through virtual global programs. Join this session to learn more about the kinds of programs available, the benefits of virtual programs, and how your participation can boost your skills and career.


5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | UCEAP: Ask Me Anything

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Have general questions about study abroad or UCEAP? Not sure where to start? Join this session and get all your questions answered!

 

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10:00 - 10:30 a.m. | UCEAP: Study Abroad for Hispanic and Latinx Students

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Spanish Heritage Speakers exploring the Hispanic World. Opportunities for Spanish Heritage Speakers to study abroad in the Hispanic World: Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Spain.


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | UCEAP: 101: Your Adventure Starts Here

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If you’re excited about studying abroad but aren’t sure how to get started, this session offers an introduction to UCEAP. With over 40 countries and 160 programs to choose from, we will discuss the benefits of participating on UCEAP, important topics to consider as you narrow down your study abroad options, as well as the resources we offer to help you select the best program to fit your needs.


12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | First Time Travelers

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Are you thinking of traveling within the U.S or overseas for the first time? Are you unsure of what to expect or how to prepare? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this webinar is for you! You’ll learn about required travel documents, purchasing airfare, navigating airports, and more!


12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Peace Corps

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Peace Corps sends volunteers to serve in over 60 countries around the globe. Volunteers must be American citizens and come from all backgrounds to represent the diversity of America abroad. They work at a grassroots level in six different program areas—education, health, environment, youth development, agriculture and community economic development—for a period of 27 months. Volunteers receive transportation to and from the country, a monthly living stipend, vacation and health benefits, and significant training. The Peace Corps provides loan deferment options and, after completing service, volunteers receive a readjustment allowance of over $9,000, lifetime eligibility for certain graduate school fellowships and one year of preferential hiring for federal positions. Peace Corps service is a life-changing experience that develops leadership skills and opens doors professionally and academically. Join this virtual panel to hear from returned Peace Corps volunteers and learn how the Peace Corps can help you explore your global future.


12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | UCEAP: Ask Me Anything

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Have general questions about study abroad or UCEAP? Not sure where to start? Join this session and get all your questions answered!


1:00 - 1:30 p.m. | UCEAP: Student Budgets and Affordability

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What's included in the cost of our programs? How much do I pay in program fees? Out of pocket personal expenses? How does financial aid work? Is my UCEAP program more affordable than my regular term at UC? We'll spend some time using our program cost calculator on the web, and go through some program budget examples to learn more about program costs and student responsibilities.


1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Muslim Granada and Its Legacy

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Learn about the opportunity to study abroad in Granada, Spain this summer! This program is a great fit for many majors! Take summer session courses abroad on this Global Seminar opportunity. 


1:30 - 2:00 p.m. |UCEAP: Scholarship Applications, and Making Them Shine

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Come along to the UCEAP Scholarships workshop to learn about what kind of funding is available for your study abroad program. We will discuss the best essay techniques and offer tips about making your application stand out. Parents are welcome to sit in on the session as well.


2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | UCSC Exchanges

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Learn how to study abroad through immersive semester-long and year-long UCSC Exchanges.


4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Virtual Global Learning Opportunities at UCSC

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In this session, you'll learn about the virtual global learning opportunities available to you as a UCSC student. Did you know that you can take courses offered by international universities from right here in Santa Cruz? How about a virtual internship?

 

Friday

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11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. | Going Global at UCSC

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Interested in Studying Abroad or Away as part of your UCSC degree? Join us to discover international and domestic global learning opportunities as well as how to fulfill degree requirements, manage costs, use financial aid, find scholarships, and begin your journey. Let the world be your classroom!


 

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Relief Printmaking: Tradition and Innovation

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Learn about the opportunity to study traditional and innovative methods of relief printmaking in Korea this summer! Take upper division studio art while participating on this Global Seminar!

 

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Going Global at UCSC

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Going Global at UCSC

Interested in Studying Abroad or Away as part of your UCSC Degree? Then watch this video meet UCSC Global Learning staff and discover both international and domestic global learning opportunities available to all UCSC students. Topics include how to fulfill degree requirements, manage costs, use financial aid, find scholarships, and begin your journey. Let the world be your classroom!


UCSC Capital Internship Programs

Watch this session to learn about capital internship opportunities offered through UC Santa Cruz in Washington D.C. and Sacramento. We offer two dynamic academic internship programs: UCDC Washington Program and UC Center Sacramento.


UCSC Virtual Global Internship Information Session

Go global (virtually) this summer! This program is offered by UCSC Global Learning and Absolute Internship and was designed to help you explore your career goals, expand your professional network and skills, and gain real work experience by participating in a remote unpaid internship for an organization based abroad from your home.


How to Apply for a Passport - Presented by UC Riverside

 

Applying for a passport can be easy - watch this short clip to learn how!


How Global Experiences Foster Career Readiness - Presented by Ashley Bayman, Global Learning Coordinator and Advisor at UC Santa Cruz and Yeng Yang, UC Santa Cruz International Career Coach

Have you thought about studying abroad or away? Want to know why global learning experiences can be a valuable part of your career development? If so, watch this video to learn how global experiences help foster career readiness! In it, you will discover the professional benefits of global experiences, the top qualities employers are looking for, top skills gained from global learning, and much more!


Affording Study Abroad/Away

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How to Study Abroad/Away: Affording Study Abroad - Presented by UC Santa Cruz Global Learning

 

This video provides an overview of how you can afford global learning opportunities as a UCSC student. It will share information about understanding the total cost of your program, how financial aid is applied, and additional scholarship and funding opportunities.


How to Study Abroad/Away: Crowdfunding - Presented by UC Santa Cruz Global Learning

 

In this video, study abroad alumni Megan Spitzer shares tips on how to set up your own crowdfunding pages to raise money to support your global learning program.


How to Study Abroad/Away: My Experience Affording Study Abroad - Presented by UC Santa Cruz Global Learning

This short video shares the experience of study abroad alumni Camille Cheng and how she was able to afford to study abroad three times during her undergraduate degree at UCSC.


How to Win Free Money With Study Abroad Scholarships


Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship - Presented by FEA

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. Watch this video to learn more about the FEA scholarship and how to apply. 


How to Find and Apply to Scholarships for Study Abroad - Presented by Wilsi Lieux, Associate Director of the UCLA International Education Office and Adrienne Sifontes, Regional Advisor at UC Santa Barbara Education Abroad Office

Overview of study abroad scholarship options and how to submit a strong application.


Academics

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How to Study Abroad/Away: Academic Planning Presented by UCSC Global Learning

In this short video, we will review information on how to get courses from abroad or away to meet major, minor, and GE requirements, what the academic approval form is, and answer some general frequently asked questions related to academics.


Global Learning in Your Major (Featuring the top 11 global learning majors) - Presented by UC Santa Cruz Global Learning

In this series of short videos, we will discuss the best timing to study abroad or away in your major, how to get courses pre-approved, review program types, and finally, highlight a few recommended programs for each major.


Identities Abroad and Away

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How to Study Abroad/Away: Identity - Presented by UCSC Global Learning

In this short video, we will discuss how to navigate your identity abroad or away including an overview of an exercise to get you thinking about your identities, what changes you might experience in another culture, how to find and connect with support systems, what identity-specific resources are available to you, and much more!


Exploring Your Unique Identities Abroad and Away


WHOA Stories

Who Am I Abroad (WHOA) is a student series of videos and articles exploring the shifts in perception of the self while abroad or away. The purpose of these stories is to highlight the international and domestic experiences of students and staff in relation to their salient identities. By clicking the link below, you will find an array of UCSC student and staff stories that broach the question, “What was the experience like for YOU studying in another culture?”


Being Black Abroad - Presented by Ashley Bayman, Global Learning Program Coordinator and Advisor and UCSC Students: Alexis Jolivette, Ayodele Abdul-Hadi, Chelsey Boykin, and Tolu Familoni

Do you identify as an ABC student (African/African-American/Afro Latinx/Black/Caribbean)? Want to know more about the ABC student experience abroad? If so, please tune in to the Being Black Abroad information session. During the video, we will explore what it's like to experience Blackness in different cultural contexts through the lived experiences of ABC study abroad alumni who studied in Barbados, Spain, and France. Important issues like shifting identities and privilege abroad, discrimination abroad, and being abroad during the onset of COVID-19 will be discussed so come ready to learn!


Study Abroad and Social Identities - Presented by Malaika Marable Serrano, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at WorldStrides and Ines DeRomana, Director of Health, Safety and Emergency Response at UCEAP

Within the context of dual pandemics of Covid19 and racial injustice, fostering spaces of inclusion and belonging has never been more important - both at home and abroad. Experiences abroad can be different; some aspects of your identity can shape your experience and contribute to your interactions and perceptions of the culture, language, politics, society. In this session, we’ll share real stories and strategies for all students to promote safe and supportive environments abroad.


Understanding the Experiences of Students With Disabilities and Different Abilities Abroad - Presented by Mobility International USA

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Hear from travelers with disabilities who have studied and volunteered abroad about their interactions and experiences in getting around. This video series is provided by Mobility International USA. Founded in 1981, Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA advancing disability rights and leadership globally. By implementing innovative programs, MIUSA builds bridges to create a new era where people with disabilities will take their rightful place in the world community. MIUSA is a cross-disability organization serving people with a broad range of disabilities.


Global Learning for STEM- Presented by Ashley Bayman Global Learning Program Coordinator and Advisor, Danay Weldegabriel, EOP STEM Counselor - Engineering Academy, and UCSC Students: Tolu Familoni, Betelhem Tarekegn, and M Choi.

Join EOP STEM, MEP, and UCSC Study Abroad for a presentation and community discussion on Study Abroad for Engineers. During this video, we explore popular STEM study abroad programs, review academic and general planning tips, go over finances and scholarships, discuss the personal, academic, and professional benefits of study abroad, and much more. Furthermore, we have UCSC STEM study abroad alumni share their international education journeys as well as answer questions on how to make study abroad a viable option during your time at UCSC.