Summer Academy International is an exciting opportunity for new International students to transition with confidence to university life in the United States, get a head start on degree progress, and meet other new international and domestic UCSC students.

Come and experience a rigorous academic environment at a world-class research university and connect with dedicated faculty in small classes that support your success.

Living in the residence halls with other International Academy students, your Peer Mentors, and Resident Assistants, you will not only make great connections with classmates and roommates, but also have the opportunity to learn about and explore your new home at UCSC, Santa Cruz, and California!

“This is a phenomenal program! It has been absolutely essential to my transition to Santa Cruz and UCSC! 
- 2016 Academy Student

Summer Academy also offers trips around the Bay Area and Santa Cruz, as well as activities on-campus to introduce International Academy students to the University’s unique location, culture, community, and identity.

academy students at the beach
Interested? After accepting your admission to UCSC for fall, follow these steps:

  1. Register for the International Academy program by submitting the I-20/DS-2019 Request
  2. Enroll in Courses

  3. Submit Housing Application 
  4. Register for Summer Orientation 

  5. Confirm your attendance in the Academy
  6. Book your flight

  7. Start Packing!

  8. Summer Academy: International runs from Sunday, July 22 – Friday, August 31, 2018

Questions about the International Academy? Email summeracademy@ucsc.edu