Winding Down Winter Quarter
Hello, Global Slugs!

You may have noticed a new look to our newsletter. We'll be doing our best to make sure you continue to get the news and events you can use to connect with fellow Slugs around campus and beyond!
U.S. tax season is here! Did you know that if you were present in 2020 in F-1 or J-1 status or had U.S. income, you need to file at least one U.S. tax form? If you missed our tax workshops for international students and scholars, you can access recordings, slides, and other U.S. tax resources here. Remember that ISSS Advisors cannot legally give you tax advice.
As we get closer to Spring Break, we want you to be aware that there is still a travel advisory in effect for California. Please consult the CDC international travel guidelinesCalifornia requirements for self-quarantine after travel, and the Student Health Services guidelines to keep yourself and others safe. Remember also to check with ISSS for international travel and re-entry guidelines, whenever you are preparing to travel internationally.
We also want to connect students in need to the Sara Mathews Scholarship and the IIE Emergency Student Fund. You can find more information about these opportunities below.
As we wind down the winter quarter, we want to wish you good luck as you finish your classes and final exams. Enjoy your spring break! We look forward to connecting with you in spring quarter.
-The Global Programming Team
Tax resources compiled by Global Engagement.
Campus Resources
Sara Matthews Scholarship
Are you a Sophomore or Junior international student with a 3.5 GPA or higher? If so, you can apply and be selected for a $1,000 - $5,000 scholarship!

Check out for more information. The deadline is March 15, 2021 at 17:00 PST.
IIE Emergency Student Funding
UCSC is encouraged to nominate international students who are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic for an IIE Emergency Student Fund (ESF) award. Grants of up to $1,500 will be given to selected students who demonstrate high financial need. These funds may be used to support educational, living, or health-related expenses of students in F-1 or J-1 status, finishing their Spring 2021 terms and/or for funding the Summer/Fall 2021 terms. Eligible nominees must be studying in F-1/J-1 status and must be enrolled full-time for Spring quarter 2021. Please apply by March 14, 2021 at 23:59 PST for consideration.
Be a Global Mentor!
Are you interested in helping new international students adjust to life at UC Santa Cruz?

International and Domestic students with a 2.0 GPA, and a drive to act as an inside guide to UCSC for new international students for the 2021 academic year are invited to apply.

Applications open in Spring Quarter. You can find more information about the Global Mentorship Program here.
New Covid-19 Testing Incentive Program!
Regular COVID-19 testing is one of the key strategies to protect our community and help us on the journey to recovery. The Dean of Students Office and the Division of Student Affairs and Success have launched an incentive program that includes weekly drawings of prizes for students who visit the testing site. 

This incentive program will continue through spring quarter.
Rainbow Theater Production Auditions
Rainbow Theatre is holding its annual Spring Quarter General Auditions! We are looking to cast artists of all ages, mediums, and ethnicities from UCSC, Cabrillo College, and the Santa Cruz community. No experience or school/college affiliation required. Please join in our celebration and appreciation for the beauty in community, diversity, cultural awareness, and higher education through theatre.

Needed: Actors, Directors, Stage Managers, Costume Designers, & More! 

Auditions: Tuesday, March 30 & Thursday, March 31.

Click here to learn about requirements and contact information.
Campus Events
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: April 24, 2021
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 PST

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

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

For questions or accommodations, email

Zoom ID: 687 450 5573
Passcode: 655957
Otherworldly Archives: Exploring the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy
Join University of California, Riverside on March 11, at 18:00 PST for an overview of the history and distinctive contents of this collection, including fandom culture, material culture, and author’s papers, other important components such as out-of-print books, art and media will also be touched on. Lastly, the session will explore how this collection is used and how University of California, Riverside is diversifying the collection for future researchers.
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