About Global Engagement

Global Engagement provides leadership and coordination for University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) global initiatives.  It includes functional units of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and Study Abroad.  It provides guidance and resources for global institutional partnership and custom international projects.

Mission Statement

Global Engagement facilitates the exchange of people, ideas and knowledge to support and promote the internationalization of the teaching, learning and research at UCSC. 

In order to fullfill this mission, Global Engagement supports and promotes the following:

  • Expand UCSC's study abroad opportunities for students and increase faculty and staff engagement in study abroad programs

  • Cultivate an inclusive and dynamic environment that enriches the international student and scholar experience

  • Establish, develop and maintain strategic partnerships with leading institutions around the world

  • Foster an institutional culture that promotes understanding and appreciation of global issues and perspectives across the UCSC campus