Study Abroad

The LALS Department encourages students to participate in global learning programs whenever possible. In Summer 2023 we are excited to offer our first LALS Global Internship program!

Yes, you can use Financial Aid towards your global learning program (learn more here)! And yes, there are options to travel abroad for undocumented students.

Here's a few options our students have enjoyed in the past, and the link to Global Learning to start your journey:

Get started with UCSC Global Learning!


Using Study Away / Abroad Courses Toward LALS Requirements

Students can use up to three approved study abroad courses toward their LALS degree requirements. You can review previously approved EAP courses (course availability subject to change, and any changes to course content must be reviewed by LALS faculty).

Courses that have not yet been approved by LALS faculty will be reviewed as needed. Students should start by submitting a syllabus to the advisor at, and be prepared to submit further work from the class by request.