Welcome to Spring Quarter
Welcome to Spring Quarter, Global Slugs!

We hope that you all had a restful week away from virtual classes and are recharged to take on the final stretch of the academic year. In many cultures around the world, springtime is a symbol of new beginnings. Here in Global Programming, we are looking forward to embracing this new quarter with new opportunities and events to bring our community together.

There will be many new events this quarter to connect virtually wherever you are. Join us for a game night with Amazon gift card prizes, learn how to navigate services at CAPS, and stay tuned for cross-cultural conversations surrounding lessons learned from the pandemic and various aspects of U.S. culture. If you are an undergraduate student, apply to be a Global Mentor and help welcome new international students later this year. 

As vaccines continue to be distributed and cases lower, we are optimistic about a safe and healthy return to in-person engagement in fall 2021. For those of you who still need to file a tax return, the deadline has been extended to May 15, 2021. Until then, continue to stay well and we look forward to continuing to support you virtually. See you online!

- Global Programming Team
Interested in helping new international students adjust to life at UC Santa Cruz?
Global Programming Resources & Events
Global Scattergories!
Looking for a fun way to kick off spring quarter? Compete in a fun game of different topics and vocabulary!

Not sure how to play? Watch this quick tutorial on How to Play Scattergories.

When: Wednesday, April 7 at 18:00 PDT.

You can check your time zone here.

Winners will receive $10 Amazon gift cards!
CAPS 101: Navigating Mental Health at UCSC
Have you ever wondered how the United States approaches mental health?
How does therapy work on campus?
What exactly does CAPS do, and what can you expect?

Join us for an info session as we demystify mental health services at UCSC.

When: Tuesday, April 13 at 13:00 PDT

You can check your timezone here.
Lessons from the Pandemic: Global Tales
Our community has learned a lot since the start of the pandemic, so let's share some of the lessons we've gained from around the world. Join us for a cross-cultural conversation featuring perspectives from China, Japan, Korea, and more!

When: Tuesday, April 13 at 19:00 - 20:00 PDT

You can check your timezone here.
Campus Events & Resources
Join AA/PIRC at our SWANA Spring Welcome Event!
Come meet new people, play games, learn about the SWANA community and resources, and participate in an opportunity drawing to win cool prizes!

Thursday, April, 1
17:00 - 18:30 pm PDT
Save the Date: PoCSC Meet and Gre(eat)
Bring your dinner and discuss these important topics with the People of Color Sustainability Collective!

Discussion 1: The Real Costs of Fast Fashion
April 7th @ 19:00 PDT

Discussion 2: Exploitation in the Cosmetics Industry
April 21st @ 19:00 PDT

Discussion 3: Global Environmental Justice
April 28th @ 19:00 PDT

For questions or accommodations, email pocsc@ucsc.edu

Zoom ID: 687 450 5573
Passcode: 655957

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.

Contact karingrobe@gmail.com
Come and join us for the first virtual campus tour of CUHK on Wednesday, April 7 at 18:30 PDT. Through the campus tour, you will learn the history of CUHK, hear some interesting stories about the landmarks and explore things you would like to know as a student! Don’t miss the chance to find out more about CUHK! The entire tour is about 30-45 minutes.
Other Events
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.
Global Programming
Community Room Annex, C9/10
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States