About

Within Global Engagement:

  • Global Learning – Outgoing study abroad/away, internships, and more.
  • International Student Services & Programming – Immigration advising for F-1 and J-1 students, and programs/events.
  • International Faculty & Scholar Services – Immigration advising and workshops for J-1, H-1B, permanent residency, and more.

Vision

UC Santa Cruz will be a model of campus-wide comprehensive internationalization within the UC System, nationally and internationally.


Mission

To inspire and facilitate global learning, teaching, and research at UC Santa Cruz.


Values

  • Collaboration – Work with campus stakeholders and international partners to achieve goals.
  • Transparency – Operate in an open and honest manner.
  • Inclusivity – Provide a welcoming and safe space for everyone.

Divisional Goals

  1. Advance the campus-wide Strategic Plan for Internationalization
    • Ensure that all members of the campus community are prepared and encouraged to study, teach, conduct research, and work in a global context.
    • Support institutional policies, programs, and initiatives that are aligned to achieve this goal.
  2. Utilize innovation and technology
    • Review and improve services provided to campus.
    • Utilize innovative technologies and processes to reduce workload and increase efficiency.
  3. Enhance team development
    • Promote professional training and activities.
    • Promote transparency and collaborative decision-making.

Anti-Racism Statement

The Division of Global Engagement stands in solidarity with all who have been and continue to be affected by racism. As Chancellor Larive and EVC Lori Kletzer have shared in a campus-wide update, “Anti-racist work is iterative and requires that we each take it up within our sphere of influence, which is why the range of cross-campus efforts is so important.” To that end, we remain dedicated to providing a welcoming and safe space for everyone, and addressing systemic racism in university life and operations to the full extent that our reach allows. 

We understand that our student and scholar community is impacted by national incidents of racism including violence and hate speech. Global Engagement will make a continued effort to address racism and to support our students and scholars as we strive to create an inclusive university community through which students from wide-ranging backgrounds succeed and realize more equitable outcomes of opportunity. We recognize that much work remains in dismantling existing systems of privilege and oppression. We pledge to be open, transparent, and accountable. 

Our work includes developing pathways of mobility between cultures and countries as well as providing students with cultural and institutional knowledge to support their personal, academic, and professional success. Many of our students are minoritized and racialized, often for the first time, when they enter new cultural environments. Dismantling systems that privilege one people group over another is integral to our work as international educators.

If you have experienced an act of racism or xenophobia, or are feeling unsafe in any way, please reach out to Global Engagement. To officially report an incident, contact the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion or use the UCSC report hate form. We also welcome suggestions for ways that we can support faculty, staff, students, and scholars at UC Santa Cruz.

– The Division of Global Engagement