The California State University International Programs
Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University (CSU). 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), Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, 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, Port Elizabeth
- Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Granada, Universidad de Jaén
- Sweden Uppsala University
- Taiwan National Taiwan University (Taipei), National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu)
- United Kingdom Bradford University, Bristol University, Hull University, Kingston University, Swansea University
International Programs pays tuition and administrative costs abroad for participating California resident students to a similar extent that such funds would be expended to support similar costs in California. Participants are responsible for all CSU tuition and program fees, personal costs, such as transportation, room and board, and living expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students.
To qualify for admission to the International Programs, in most programs students must have upper-division or graduate standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure. Students at the sophomore level may, however, participate in the intensive language acquisition programs or courses in Canada, China, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Sweden and Taiwan. California Community Colleges transfer students are eligible to apply directly from their community colleges. Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply, and must fulfill all coursework prerequisites.
Additional information and application materials may be obtained on campus, or by writing to The California State University International Programs, 401 Golden Shore, 6th Floor, Long Beach, California 90802-4210. Visit us on the World Wide Web at www.calstate.edu/ip.