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International Programs

Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University. Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year. More than 20,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad. The International Programs serves the needs of students in over 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with more than 50 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 18 countries, the International Programs also offers a wide selection of study abroad destinations and learning environments.

  • Australia
    • Griffith University, Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, University of Western Sydney, Victoria University
  • Canada
    • Concordia University (Montréal)
  • Chile
    • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago)
  • China
    • Peking University (Beijing)
  • Denmark
    • Danish Institute for Study Abroad (international education affiliate of the University of Copenhagen)
  • France
    • Institut Catholique de Paris, Université d'Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence), Universités de Paris I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIII, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne, and Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  • Germany
    • University of Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg
  • Ghana
    • University of Ghana, Legon
  • Israel
    • University of Haifa
  • Italy
    • CSU Study Center (Florence), Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze
  • Japan
    • Waseda University (Tokyo), University of Tsukuba
  • Korea
    • Yonsei University (Seoul)
  • Mexico
    • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios, Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro
  • South Africa
    • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Spain
    • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Granada, Universidad de Jaén
  • Sweden
    • Uppsala University
  • Taiwan
    • National Taiwan University (Taipei)
  • United Kingdom
    • Bradford University, University of Bristol, University of Hull, Kingston University, Swansea University

Students participating in International Programs pay CSU tuition and program fees, and are responsible for airfare, accommodations, meals and other personal expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students and limited scholarship opportunities are also available. Most International Programs require students to have upper-division standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure; several programs are open to sophomores or Graduate students. California Community College transfer students admitted to a CSU campus are eligible to apply (to select programs) directly from their community colleges. Students must possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program, and must fulfill all coursework prerequisites. Additional program information and application instructions can be found on our website at

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