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, Western Sydney University, Victoria University
- Canada - Concordia University
- Chile - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
- China - Peking University (Beijing)
- Denmark - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
- 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, 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
- Israel - University of Haifa
- Italy - CSU Florence Study Center, Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze
- Japan - Waseda University, University of Tsukuba
- Korea - Yonsei University
- 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
- United Kingdom - University of Bradford, 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 www.calstate.edu/ip.
Campus Faculty Representative, Academic Council on International Programs: Meiling Wu, Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Campus Coordinator: Kelly Moran, Director, Center for International Education
Additional information and application materials may be obtained from:
Center for International Education
Library Complex 2550
Phone: (510) 885-2880
You may also write to:
The California State University International Programs
401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor
Long Beach, California 90802-4210
Applications for the academic year overseas must be submitted by the preceding February 1. (Note: The deadline for programs in Australia and South Africa is September 1.)
Please see “Credit for Transferred Courses” in the Graduate Degree Information chapter .
Please see “Study Abroad,” in the Student Services chapter.
Courses taken by students enrolled in the International Programs are shown on the Cal State East Bay transcripts in terms of Cal State East Bay catalog designations. In the absence of equivalents, courses are shown on Cal State East Bay transcripts as follows:
- (Dept.) 9100 IP (course title) Lower Division
- (Dept.) 9300 IP (course title) Upper Division
- (Dept.) 9500 IP (course title) Graduate