Global Learning Updates

Updated: 6/3/21

UCEAP Programs

  • Fall 2021 and academic year 2021-22 program cancellations are being announced on a rolling basis. Up to date information can be found on the UCEAP website and UCEAP program cancellations will be updated on our deadlines page.
  • All programs were canceled during the 2020-21 academic year.

UC Santa Cruz Exchange Programs

Canceled programs:

  • All fall 2021 exchanges are canceled.
  • All programs were canceled during the 2020-21 academic year.

Questions can be directed to

UC Santa Cruz Global Seminars (Faculty-Led)

Suspended programs:

  • Summer 2020
  • Summer 2021

Passport Information

Due to COVID-19, the Department of State is experiencing significant delays in issuing and renewing passports. 

If you are a first-time passport applicant or if you meet any of the other outlined criteria, you will need to apply in person at an acceptance facility (clerk of courts, post offices, and libraries). Check with your local acceptance facility to confirm if it is open. If you want to apply at a post office, you will need to make an appointment directly on the website.

Check to see if you are eligible to renew your passport by mail, and if you are, please do so as soon as possible.

At this time, only individuals with life-or-death emergencies may apply at a Passport agency or center.

If your passport is currently valid, you’ll need to make sure that it is not expiring within six months of your program end date. Please email us at to check in if it is expiring within that time frame. If you have already applied for your passport, you can check the status of your passport application here.

Please note this advice was last updated on 8/20/2020. Be sure to check the Department of State’s Passport Operations in Response to COVID-19 website for the latest guidance.

Questions and Advising Support

If you have a question, feel free to email the UCSC Study Abroad team at any time at

Our team is offering virtual advising appointments every day. For more information see our advising page.

Remote Learning

For information and resources for students visit the UC Santa Cruz Remote Learning page.


If you need to withdraw from study abroad, notify UCSC Study Abroad Advisor via email at and clearly indicate your name, student ID number, program name and term, and the specific reason for your withdrawal.

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