The Division of Global Engagement promotes international cooperation in teaching, research and other fields of mutual interest with the development of formal partnership and affiliation between UC Santa Cruz and universities, foreign government agencies, and non-profit organizations abroad. Our Study Abroad unit gives students the opportunity to integrate an international experience into their undergraduate degree and our International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) unit provides advising and support on immigration, cultural, and other matters to all members of the international community on campus. 

International Student and Scholar Services 

Study Abroad


  • DirectoryThe Global Engagement team oversees operations within the division. Please feel free to contact our staff with questions, or comments.

  • Contact and Hours

  • Contact and HoursView office hours for the division, including advising hours for each unit, and contact information including phone number, email, and location.

  • Organizational Structure

  • No alternative textThe Division of Global Engagement consists of the programming areas of Global Initiatives and Global Programs in addition to the units of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) and Study Abroad.

  • Strategic Plan

  • No alternative textGlobal Engagement facilitates the exchange of people, ideas and knowledge to support and promote the internationalization of the teaching, learning, and research at UCSC.

  • Facts and Figures

  • Facts and FiguresThe Division of Global Engagement provides general statistics about the populations we serve. View the facts and figures to learn more about the data for International Student and Scholar Services and Study Abroad.