Global Start


We are excited you have chosen UCSC and look forward to meeting you at Global Start!

During Global Start, you will meet staff from International Student & Scholar Services and around the campus who are here to support your studies at UCSC.

You will also get to know our fantastic team of 24 Global Leaders (GLs) and 2 Global Leader Captains (GLC). These GLs and GLCs are students like you, and many of them have studied abroad or are from abroad. You will see them around campus wearing their yellow GL/GLC t-shirts. If you ever have a question, feel free to go up to one of them for help!

In this section you will find links to information for the Frosh Program, Parent Program, and for the EAP & Transfer Program. On these pages you will find an electronic copy of the program book/pamphlet for your orientation. We also will post any announcements on these pages, so check them often!

Welcome again to UCSC!