How to Become an International Agent


Welcome to UCSC Silicon Valley Extension!


Thank you for your interest in becoming an official international agent with UCSC Silicon Valley Extension. We invite collaborative relationships with professional educational advisers and institutions around the world that facilitate life-changing experiences for international students.

By working in partnership with UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, you’re sending your students to a highly respected institution devoted to education access and a high-quality curriculum.

As the professional education division of the University of California, Santa Cruz, we deliver more than 40 certificate and specialization programs for professionals—without the complicated admissions process.

We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

At our international representative portal, you'll find information and tools for your work with international students, a brief overview of all programs, information on the student application process and policies, commission details, and promotion and payment information.


Nisa Dorrego
Student Success and Affairs Manager

Please reach out to our International Team with any questions.
I'm interested in becoming an international agent.

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension International brochure


Steps to applying to become an agent


STEP 1: Applicant Screening Process

  • Introductory EmailSend an email to us with the following information:
    • Your Statement for Services Performed Outside the U.S.
    • Confirmation that you are incorporated AND have three or more employees.
    • Agency Name
    • Contact Name
    • Phone
    • Email
    • Mailing Address
    • UC Affiliation—Answer the following:
      • Are you a current University of California (UC) student or employee?
      • Have you been a student or employed by the UC within the last two years?
  • Complete Agent Partner Profile Form

STEP 2: The Contract Process

  • Provide signed Master Agreement (A DocuSign link will be provided for signatures)
  • Note: It can take up to four weeks to be processed.

STEP 3: Getting Acquainted

STEP 4: Start Working

International Inquiry Form

Contact Us
Speak to an international programs representative.

Call +1 (408) 450-4945


To schedule an online meeting with an international advisor, please click here.

Recent International Stories

What Students Are Saying

"I received a clear view of the industry and what are the needs faced by enterprises today."
— Anonymous Student     International Student
"I made a lot of good connections while I was here."
— Aakash Dave     International Student Entrepreneur, Founding CEO of Spotmi
Aakash Dave
"It was pretty deep and the assignments were demanding so I had to work hard to get the point."
— Renato Roschel Ribeiro, MBA     International Student Director of Digital & Analytics | Data Analytics Professor
Renato Roschel Ribeiro, MBA