International Mingles

IEO International Mingle, 2013

International Mingles & Photo Contests

The International Mingles and Photo Contests are some of the most exciting events of the year! Join the UCSC international community in an internationally-inspired, relaxed evening. Two events feature photo contests in which both international students and study abroad returnees participate. See more details below.


Fall 2014 International Mingle

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Woodstock's Pizza, Downtown Santa Cruz

Join the UCSC international community for an International Mingle at Woodstock's Pizza in downtown Santa Cruz. Eat delicious food! Meet new people! Catch up with friends. 

Winter 2015 IEO Mingle & Photo Contest

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time and location to be announced.

Photo Contest Details

Submission instructions, eligibility, and other details will be announced shortly. Start taking some great photos!

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Spring 2015 International Mingle & Programs Abroad Photo Contest

Date, time and location to be announced.


  • This contest is strictly for UCSC study abroad past participants.


  1. You can submit up to 2 photos in the same category or 2 photos spread across two different categories.

  2. Categories include Natural & Urban Landscapes and/or People & Culture.

  3. Must be digital photos.

  4. Complete the required entry form (online).

  5. Label each photograph with the following- A) Name; B) Title (Example: Chris-Hanson-Banana Slug.jpeg).

  6. Acceptable file formats for photos include .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, and .png.

  7. Send the Entry Form and your 2 photos to with the subject line "Programs Abroad Photo Contest _Last Name"(Example: Programs Abroad Photo Contest _Eiserman).

  8. Please send your photos and entry form using your UCSC e-mail only.

  9. Download Programs Abroad Spring Photo Contest Entry Form here.

Submission Deadline: To be determined.

Winners will be notified via email.  First, Second and Third place winners will receive prizes from local businesses. All winning photos will be posted on the UCSC International Education Office website.

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