International Friends Program

The International Friends Program is all about connecting!

The International Friends Program connects study abroad returnees with international students studying at UCSC.  The program enhances international students' experience by providing them with an opportunity to build a personal connection and provide them with a social network through regular social events throughout the academic year, and also provide a way for our EAP returnees to stay connected to their international experience.

The recruitment for the International Friends Program begins each year in the Fall quarter. The first International Friends Program event occurs in October and provides an opportunity for the participants to meet each other and launch their friendship. For more information please contact our office.


The International Education Office is dedicated to making our events accessible.  Please contact us at ieo@ucsc.edu to request disability accommodations to any of our events.