Global Engagement Strategic Plan


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


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


Collaboration - Work with campus stakeholders and international partners to achieve goals.

Transparency - Operate in an open, honest, and inclusive manner.

Innovation - Promote technologies to mainstream processes and increase efficiency.

Professional Development - Support and promote development opportunities for staff.

Strategic Plan

Global Learning

  • Expand learning and study abroad opportunities for students and increase participation of students
  • Promote and advance the incorporation of global perspectives into teaching and learning at UC Santa
  • Support the success of our international students and scholars through comprehensive services and

Global Partnerships

  • Establish, develop, and maintain strategic partnerships with leading peer institutions around the world
  • Promote and advance institutional transformation through sustainable and multi-dimensional partnership
  • Connect UC Santa Cruz students and faculty to the world and vice versa through international partnerships

Global Research

  • Facilitate and support faculty engagement in international research
  • Facilitate and support undergraduate and graduate international research opportunities and exchanges
  • Promote solutions to global issues through interdisciplinary, international research collaborations involving students, faculty, and scholars