Study Abroad

Study abroad is an integral part of a UC Santa Cruz education. Through academic coursework, internships and experiential learning, UCSC Study Abroad hopes to provide UCSC students the opportunity to graduate with an international experience. We promote an internationalized campus that cultivates an understanding of our diverse global community we encourage our students to study, explore and engage with other cultures—to broaden their perspective and involvement in the world.

Study Abroad


  • ProgramsStudents can participate in short or long-term programs, including summer, quarter, semester, or year-long. While many students choose to study abroad during their junior year, there are also options for sophomores, seniors, and graduate students.

  • Get Started

  • Get StartedStudents, look no further! The following resources will help you navigate the start-to-finish process of studying abroad. Going overseas for an educational, research, or internship experience is an exciting and life-changing endeavor, and we congratulate you on your curiosity to see the world.

  • SlugsAbroad

  • SlugsAbroadSlugsAbroad is the digital registration platform for all Study Abroad programs. Visit SlugsAbroad to learn more about program options, begin the application process and view upcoming events.