Programs

You can participate in short or long-term programs, including summer, quarter, semester, or year-long.

  • UCSC Global Seminars: Summer courses taught by UCSC faculty while abroad, coordinated by UCSC Global Learning
  • UCSC Exchanges: Immersion programs at universities abroad and in the USA, coordinated by UCSC Global Learning
  • UCSC Virtual Global Internships: Explore career goals, expand your professional network, and gain work experience without traveling abroad, coordinated by UCSC Global Learning
  • UCSC-APRU Virtual Student Exchange: Enroll in one online academic course offered by a participating APRU member institution, as a complement to a full-time course load at UCSC.
  • UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP): Varying types of programs offered year-round, coordinated by a central UC study abroad provider for all 10 campuses
  • UCDC: academic internship program in Washington DC, coordinated by a central UC systemwide office for all 9 undergraduate campuses
  • Other UC Study Abroad: Varying types of study abroad programs, coordinated by other UC campuses' study abroad offices 
  • Independent Programs: Varying types of study abroad programs, coordinated by organizations outside of the UC system

Visit our Service-Learning and Volunteer programs page to learn about volunteer opportunities abroad.


UC Santa Cruz Global Learning is available to assist students with program selection, the application process, and academic planning. Students are encouraged to explore options and plan during their first year at UC Santa Cruz.