Summer Opportunities Fair introduces students to a wide range of opportunities

Staff members standing behind a table

The 2023 Summer Opportunities Fair, co-hosted by Global Learning and Summer Session, took place on Tuesday, January 24 in the Quarry Plaza.

Students flowed continuously through the Quarry Plaza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. allowing staff from across campus to answer questions in real-time, develop relationships with students, and share opportunities ranging from internships, study abroad, classes, volunteer programs, and more.

Departments in attendance included Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS), HSI Initiatives, Art (ART), Performance, Play and Design (PLAY), Literature (LIT), Linguistics (LING), Environmental Studies (ENVS), Critical Race & Ethnic Studies (CRES), Financial Aid, Veterans Resource Center and Underground Scholar/STARS, Economics (ECON), Feminist Studies (FMST), Politics (POLI), and Humanities.

“There is immense value in having a collection of campus departments together in one place, with staff available to answer any questions in real-time. It allows students to address any perceived barriers, such as finances, that can sometimes stand in the way of pursuing summer opportunities,” said Madison Lucero, Global Learning outreach coordinator.

The fair has been held since 2015, pausing in 2021 due to COVID, and has resulted in many students feeling prepared and informed as they look to make their summer plans.

“The fair is one way to empower students to use the summer to help them reach their academic goals. The sooner students can find out about their options, the better they can plan their winter and spring quarters. We’re thrilled that so many students came out to learn more,” said Jennifer Gallacher, assistant director of Summer Session.

Students who missed the fair can find all the information offered online at summer.ucsc.edu.


Providing Global Learning Opportunities for All is key to our Strategic Plan for Internationalization.

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