October 5th, 2012: UC Santa Cruz Fall Study Abroad Fair
Leading up to this event, we had heard rumors that the campus of UC Santa Cruz is actually located inside a Redwood Forest.
When we arrived on campus, not only were the rumors confirmed, but we also found UC Santa Cruz to be a favorite in the nation's 'Best College Mascot/Team Name' Contest...
University of California at Santa Cruz Banana Slugs.
Roshni, Yuri, and Ben approvingly bought t-shirts from the bookstore to blend in with the other Banana Slugs.
So I knew that we would have an interesting day, but never did a imagine that the Student Union would resemble a log cabin. The city of Santa Cruz is known for having laid-back, even slightly eccentric, locals. It is also known for being a gorgeous, and fun, coastal beach town. Redwood forests colliding with coastal beaches, the students at UCSC have it good.
We set up in the shade of the towering timbers and spent the day getting to know the student body and informing them about our China Internship Program.
Ben posing with the gang from Barcelona!
Another successful day on campus!
Our friend Steven from GlobalEd Programs :-) We want to send a sincere message of appreciation to the people involved in arranging this wonderful event on the beautiful UC Santa Cruz campus. A special thanks must go out to Andre Wilson for all of his hard work! After the fair ended, we spent an extra day in Santa Cruz, enjoying the beach as well as the seafood!
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Next Stop: UC Santa Barbara
Much <3 Santa Cruz! We were leave you with a photograph of Yuri celebrating his first time swimming off of California's coast.