• The Division of Global Engagement proudly announces the hiring of Lacey Long-Vejar as the Associate Director of International Student and Scholar Services. With a strong background of over 15 years of leadership experience in international education and a dedication to the field of international education, she steps into the role […]
  • The Student and Visitor Exchange Program (SEVP) ended its COVID-19 guidance on May 11, 2023, following the end of the Public Health Emergency. The guidance allowed active F-1 students to take online and hybrid courses during the pandemic in excess of normal regulatory limits. With the end of the COVID-19 accommodations, the following […]
  • Originally from Honduras, and currently working on a PhD in Spain, Karla Reyes comes to UC Santa Cruz focused on advancing technology used for the rehabilitation of the blind. Home Institution: Center for Biomedical Technology at the Technical University of Madrid Field: Biomedical engineering, assistive technology UCSC Faculty Sponsor: Professor Roberto Manduchi In […]
  • From the Basque region of Spain, Ines Erkizia-Santamaria comes to UC Santa Cruz with an appetite for neuropsychopharmacology research. Home Institution: Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU (University of the Basque Country) Field: Neuropsychopharmacology UCSC Faculty Sponsor: Professor Yi Zuo In our conversation, we learn about Ines’ research and interest in UCSC. GE: Please share a […]
  • U.S. lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel As of 12:01 a.m. ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight. […]
  • Andrea Carafa serves as Director of the Blackstone Launchpad powered by Techstars and as Rachel Carson College Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a member of the UC Office of the President’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative which enables the UC system […]
  • Hosted by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) All workshops will be held from 10 – 11:30 a.m. via Zoom Department and division staff training on ISSS procedures, document requirements, and immigration regulations Pleas register in order to receive the zoom link for each workshop. 
  • Beginning on October 19, 2020, the premium processing fee for forms I-129 and I-140 will increase to $2,500 (from $1,440). This affects requests for premium processing on all applications for H-1B, O-1 and Permanent Residence filed by the campus. Premium Processing Service provides expedited processing for certain employment-based petitions and […]
  • SEVP Rescinds July 6 Guidance – F-1 Students May Study Remotely On Tuesday, July 14, SEVP rescinded its guidance of July 6, 2020, which would have prohibited all F-1 students from taking only online courses while remaining in the US.  Schools may now follow the updated  SEVP guidance of July 15, 2020.   Continuing […]
  • Presidential Proclamation Summary On Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation entitled “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak.” The Proclamation suspends entry into the US by a variety of visa holders, included among them are H-1B visa holders and […]
Last modified: Aug 15, 2023