The Division of Global Engagement provides a multitude of opportunities for the UC Santa Cruz campus community. Between Study Abroad, global programming and International Student and Scholar Services, there are many ways for the campus community to get involved with Global Engagement.

    Exchange and Visiting Student Program

  • Exchange and visiting studentsThis program provides a non-degree study abroad opportunity for exchange and visiting students at the beautiful UC Santa Cruz campus. Student mobility partnerships have been established by UC Santa Cruz with several universities throughout Asia and Europe and our portfolio is expanding every year.

  • International Student & Scholar Services

  • International Student and Scholar ServicesInternational Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides visa and immigration advising to F-1 and J-1 international students. ISSS supports researchers and scholars from other countries in their immediate and ongoing transition to the UC Santa Cruz.

  • Staff Exchanges

  • Brighton, United KingdomThis program provides a unique professional development opportunity for staff to learn from the global community through a one-week exchange at one of our partner institutions. The exchange is designed to provide staff with the opportunity to share best practices and expertise, network and acquire a more global perspective on university services, administration, and management.

  • Study Abroad

  • Study AbroadStudying abroad is an integral part of a UC Santa Cruz education. Through academic coursework, internships and experiential learning, Study Abroad hopes to provide students the opportunity to graduate with an international experience. We promote an internationalized campus that cultivates an understanding of our diverse global community.

  • Graduate Preparation Program

  • Graduate Preparation ProgramThe Graduate Preparation Program is a four-week intensive non-credit course offered prior to the Fall quarter which is open to all current and newly admitted international graduate students. It focuses on English for Academic Purposes (EAP), academic skills, and cultural orientation. The program is offered in collaboration with Graduate Division and Global Engagement.

  • Global Photo Contest

  • Individual taking photo outdoorsThis photo contest showcases diverse cultural perspectives through photographs accompanied by short commentaries explaining the photo’s cultural significance to the photographer. Submit your photo to highlight your global perspective to the campus!

  • International Education Week

  • International Education WeekThe Division of Global Engagement partners with departments, colleges, and offices across campus to provide our community with a wide range of intercultural, international, and globally-themed events in November.