Other Summer Programs

UCSC Summer Programs for New Students:

UC Santa Cruz offers a variety of summer programs for new students. Some programs are open to all new students, and some are by invitation only. Visit the orientation website for details.

Study Abroad: 

UCSC students have a variety of different options to choose from when selecting a study abroad program. You can participate in short or long-term programs, including summer, quarter, semester, or year-long study abroad programs. In addition, while many students choose to study abroad during their junior year, there are also options for sophomores, seniors, and graduate students. Located in the Division of Global Engagement, 101 Classroom Unit Building, the office is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 12:00 PM & 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Visit their Advising Hours page for a current list of drop-in advising hours.

The Dickens Universe:

Now in its 37th year of operation, the Dickens Universe combines features of a scholarly conference, a festival, a book club, and summer program. Participants include people of all ages and walks of life—distinguished scholars, graduate students, undergraduates, retirees, young professionals, high school teachers, anyone who loves to read and who enjoys long Victorian novels. The Universe can be taken for UCSC Undergraduate Credit.