Standing in Solidarity and Support
Dear International Slugs,

The staff of Global Engagement joins our colleagues across campus in expressing our deep concern at the anti-Asian bias and acts of hate which have taken place from coast to coast in the U.S. and around the world. We share our condolences to all those affected by the recent acts of violence in Atlanta, San Francisco, New York, and elsewhere. We recognize that these events have been deeply disturbing to the UC Santa Cruz community, including our students, scholars, parents, staff, faculty, and community, and we join Chancellor Cynthia Larive in condemning the violence and hate directed at members of our community. We in Global Engagement pledge ourselves to work to dismantle our legacy of systemic racism in the U.S. and to create a more equitable, inclusive, and global university.

As Chancellor Larive wrote, incidents of bias and hate can be reported using the Hate/Bias Report Form. International Student and Scholar Services, Global Programming, college staff, the UCSC Resource Centers, and Counseling and Psychological Services staff are here to support you. We encourage all members of our community to learn about bystander intervention. 

We thank you for your continued engagement with our office and will continue to support all of our international slugs. Check out our upcoming programs through which we continue the conversation and build support within our community.

Yours, in solidarity,
Lisa, Andy, Victoria
Global Programming
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Global Programming Resources & Events
Tax Reminders! New Filing Deadline May 17, 2021
Do you still need to file U.S. taxes? Good news! The IRS has extended the filing deadline for tax year 2020 to May 17, 2021.

To help you file U.S. federal or California state taxes, GE has compiled a list of tax resources, slides, and recordings from previous tax workshops to assist you.
Go Green with GE: Celebrate Earth Day
Come celebrate Earth Day with Global Engagement. We will share ways of going green and increasing international sustainability through everyday actions, and how to incorporate more plants into our diet.

As a bonus, learn how to make homemade 'Indian Spinach Curry (saag)' with our team.

Join us on April 21 at 5:30 PM (PDT)

You can check your timezone here.
Campus Events & Resources
Guided Restoration
CAPS will be continuing to offer the 30 min Guided Restoration, which is drop-in. This program is based on the latest research on chronic stress and trauma which shows that calming the body and brain is a very effective strategy for addressing issues like attention, focus, overwhelm, emotion regulation, etc.

Join these grounding sessions weekly this spring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12 - 12:30 p.m. (PDT). Sign up via the CAPS calendar.

About to Graduate? Chat with Yeng Yang at Career Success
Hi, graduating seniors!
In case you haven’t stopped by to chat with Yeng Yang, International Career Coach at Career Success, now is the time!

Have questions about your career goals? Want more networking tips? Not sure where to start on the job search process?

He’s happy to meet with you! Make an advising appointment through Handshake to chat with Yeng!
Spring Resilience Series
The Resilience Series is a 9-week program for students to gain tools for personal/academic development, community care, and sharing in a safe space.

Each session covers a different topic related to resilience and includes guided meditations, group discussions, and wellness resources! 

Sessions will start during Week 2 and will be offered on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday sessions will feature the same practices and resources, so students are encouraged to choose a day that works best with their schedule

Save the Date
Indigefest 2021: A Celebration of Indigenous Cultures from Across Turtle Island!
Join the AIRC for a unique virtual gathering highlighting performances by Indigenous singers & dancers and informational videos by Indigenous organizations and artists. Stay tuned for more information!

When: Saturday, April 24, 2021
English in Action
Are you looking to practice your English with a native English Speaker? International students, scholars, and family members are welcome to join English in Action.

Practice English with an American volunteer for an hour each week.

There is no charge for this program.

Getting Through This Together
These are resources to build resilience in the Asian and Asian American Community and solidarity with our friends. Click here for a comprehensive list of resources to educate, take care of your mental health, follow (Instagram accounts), report, read, and take action! 
Other Events
Early Screening of
"In the Heights"
Presented by WB and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

You are invited to a special early screening of IN THE HEIGHTS on April 15th.
Pick one of the screenings below and click on the link to sign up.

3:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. ET

6:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. ET

Lights up on Washington Heights, a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi, who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.
Peralta Community College District International Film Festival
Peralta Community College District International Film Festival is online and open to the community.

Check out the series of films to watch for FREE here.
Six International Students selected to receive Sara Matthews Scholarship!
The Sara Matthews Scholarship awards scholarships to UCSC international students in sophomore or junior standing, ranging from $1000 - $5000 every spring.

Global Programming
Community Room Annex, C9/10
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States