The sections below represent achievements in internationalization, including links to relevant goals from the Strategic Plan for Internationalization.


    Fall 2021

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    APRU Virtual Student Exchange

    Relevant SPI Goal:

    Goal 2 - Provide Global Learning Opportunities for All

    The Association of Pacific-Rim Universities (APRU) is a network of over 50 premier institutions of higher education across the Americas, Asia, and Australasia (a region that includes Australia and New Zealand).

    The Virtual Student Exchange (VSE) Program provides UCSC students with the opportunity to enroll in one online academic course offered by a participating APRU member institution, as a complement to their full-time course load taken at UCSC. In exchange, a limited number of students from APRU member universities will be invited to enroll in select online courses at UCSC.

  • Fall 2020

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    International Summer Research Program (ISRP)

    Relevant SPI Goal:

    Goal 1 - Expand and Enhance Globally-Focused Research and Engagement

    The ISRP provides students from partner universities with an opportunity to engage in a research internship with a faculty mentor at UC Santa Cruz during the UCSC Summer Session which runs from mid-June to late August 

    (Exact dates vary each year, see here for official academic calendars.)

    The Division of Global Engagement at UC Santa Cruz administers the ISRP and welcomes student nominations from partner universities during the fall quarter each year when project summaries and the nomination timeline are announced.

  • Fall 2020

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    Global Classrooms

    Relevant SPI Goal:

    Goal 2, A - Increase opportunity and access

    The Division of Global Engagement’s Global Classrooms initiative, launched in winter 2021, endeavors to foster faculty development of a broad portfolio of UCSC courses across all disciplines, to engage students and faculty in global learning. Learn more about the initial cohort developing Global Classrooms to launch in fall 2021. 

  • Fall 2019

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    Relevant SPI Goal:

    Goal 1, B - Develop a campus resource to disseminate information on faculty engaged in international research and initiatives

    GlobalConnect is an online database for international relations management, designed to capture and showcase information about the institutions that UC Santa Cruz is engaged with throughout the world, through faculty research and scholarly collaborations, partnership agreements, professional networks, and other related activities.