Below you can find three testimonials from students participating on UCEAP programs in Turkey. ---------- As a gay male graduate student I experienced a mixture of tolerance and intolerance while studying in Ankara, Turkey. Overall, I felt generally comfortable during my time in Turkey and never feared that my safety would be in jeopardy due … Continue reading LGBTIQ Student Testimonials in Turkey
Another Slugs of the World feature! This time we talked to Austin Downs, a second-year Politics major at UCSC. For the past year he's been participating in three different UCEAP programs across three continents. Following a summer program in Argentina, Austin then studied at University College London for the fall, and then finished his year … Continue reading Slugs of the World: Austin
Serene Tseng studied abroad in Germany, capitalizing on a spontaneous internship opportunity offered by a tourism magazine. Read about her exciting experience working for Where Berlin in her own words below. "I’ve wanted to write for a magazine ever since I was in eighth grade. It started out as just an idea that formed absentmindedly … Continue reading Serene in Berlin
Slugs of the World showcases UCSC students who left Santa Cruz and experienced the world! This time on Slugs of the World we're talking to Elyse who studied abroad at Thammasat University in Thailand in Fall 2014. Q: How did the culture in Thailand effect you? A: The culture in Thailand is very rich compared to … Continue reading Slugs of the World: Elyse
Hi slug travelers! Once again on Slugs of the World we’ll be taking a trip down memory lane to see what it was like for fellow banana slugs to leave UCSC and see the world! Danielle graduated in 2014 and remembers her experience studying abroad in South Africa in 2012 as one of the best … Continue reading Slugs of the World: Danielle
Tuesdays are a time of reflection for all of us at the International Education Office. Fondly remembering those days at caa caa teng eating Hong Kong french toast, or the humid Spanish nights eating fried chipirones and paella with a glass of red wine (basically eating anything at all abroad), we peer advisors look for … Continue reading Ask Our Peer Advisors!
Hello educated travelers! Welcome to UC Santa Cruz's Official Study Abroad blog! In the past, we've featured UCSC writers abroad sharing their stories through our blog's home page. With the new academic year just beginning, we'd like to take this opportunity to change our formula and feature other great countries, returnees, students abroad currently and … Continue reading A Few Words on 2013-2014
This week in Kuchipudi class (that’s the dance class I’m taking here, Kuchipudi is the traditional dance of Andhra Pradesh province…) we had a pooja (sort of like a seder) to get our bells! Kuchipudi is danced with thick bands of ankle bells, and getting them is a very special ceremony. We had to bring … Continue reading Kuchipudi Bell Pooja Ceremony
September 20 2012 — Yesterday was Ganesh’s birthday and the Ganesh festival will be celebrated for the next 9 days. Ganesh is one of the Hindu Trinity gods, he’s the elephant one with all the arms, and he’s my favourite because he is the remover of obstacles, pray to him before you go off on … Continue reading Happy Birthday Ganesh!
May 25th, 2012 I originally thought that I was going to make the journey to San Francisco alone, but I actually ended up getting a travel buddy. When I got on the Hwy 17 bus, it turned out that another girl I knew from my housing complex on campus was going to the Swiss consulate … Continue reading A Day’s Journey to Apply for a Visa