Get a jump start on the academic year with Summer Edge Program

Students at the beach during Summer Edge Program

Summer Edge Program is an exciting opportunity for new International students to transition with confidence to university life in the United States, get a head start on degree progress, and meet other new international and domestic UC Santa Cruz students.

Come and experience a rigorous academic environment at a world-class research university and connect with dedicated faculty in small classes that support your success.

Living in the residence halls with other first-year UC Santa Cruz students, Peer Mentors, and Resident Assistants, you will not only make great connections with classmates and roommates, but also have the opportunity to learn about and explore your new home at UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, and California!

Summer Edge Program also offers trips around the Bay Area and Santa Cruz, as well as activities on-campus to introduce International Academy students to the University’s unique location, culture, community, and identity.

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