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UCSC Extension International Program

Make the Most of Your Time in the US

Studying at UCSC Extension is a great way to make the most of your time in the US. Build professional skills and gain experience working in US companies.

UCSC International Program

UCSC Extension professional certificate programs are open to international students and are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, which is renowned as the world center of cutting edge IT innovation, the economic powerhouse of global business, and the dreamland for entrepreneurs.

The region is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations. Silicon Valley continues to be the leading hub for high-tech development, accounting for one-third of all of the venture capital investment in the United States.

The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is one of 10 campuses within the prestigious University of California system, one of the nation’s premier public institutions of higher education. The University of California has one of the most highly regarded systems of education in the world.

Download this brochure to learn more about our professional certificate programs for international students.

Benefits for International Students

  1. Most certificate programs are eligible for F-1 student visas.*
  2. Network with Silicon Valley Professionals
  3. Intern with local companies
  4. Gain U.S. Work Experience

Explore our program.

* Completely online programs such as Technical Writing do not support an F-1 visa.

What Students Say

Alejandro Jimenez, Embedded Systems

Alejandro Jimenez, Embedded Systems

"Everything you need to get your skills up and running in Embedded Systems, UCSC Extension has the courses for it."

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