Exchange & Transfer Program

Global Start: International Student Introduction to UCSC is an orientation program designed for international students and run through the Division of Global Engagement, which is home to International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).

All new exchange and transfer international undergraduate students are REQUIRED to attend Global Start: Exchange & Transfer Student Program. 

Program Registration

Students are not automatically registered for Global Start. All new exchange and transfer international students are required to attend the one-day program. Click on the "Exchange & Transfer Registration" button to get started.

 

Program Dates

  • Move-in on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
    • If you are living on campus, please arrive at your residence hall and check in between 9:00am-5:00pm. Global Leaders (student leaders) will be there to welcome you and assit you with move-in.
  • Global Start: Exchange & Transfer Student Program: Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Optional San Francisco Day Trip is planned for Saturday, September 22, 2018. Additional fees apply.

Cost

  • Global Start: Exchange & Transfer Student Program Fee: $100
  • Optional San Francisco Day Trip Fee: to be confirmed

Fees will be posted to student accounts in October (housing fees may post earlier).

Sample Schedule*

*Please note that the schedule below is subject to change.

THURSDAY: Move-in day for on-campus residents.

FRIDAY:

9:00AM - 9:30AM       Program Check-in 

9:30AM - 9:45AM       Welcome & Introductions 

9:45AM - 10:30AM     Maintaining Status Presentation

10:45AM - 12:00PM    Academic Life at UCSC

12:00PM - 1:00PM      Lunch provided by Global Engagement 

1:00PM - 2:30PM        Campus Life 

2:45PM - 3:30PM        Student Panel 

3:45PM - 5:00PM        Meet & Greet