The CSUMB Office of International Programs offers a comprehensive suite of programs for both incoming and outgoing students and faculty.
CSUMB routinely welcomes hundreds of students each semester from more than 30 countries worldwide. These students can study American Language and Culture; they can live and work alongside CSUMB domestic students for a summer, semester, or year on exchange programs; they can even earn a bachelor's or graduate degree at CSUMB. Thanks to the variety of these programs, students can spend just a few meaningful weeks on our campus or fully integrate through a multi-year degree.
The CSUMB Office of International Programs offers a breadth of options for students interested in studying overseas through one of our many exchange programs, CSUMB faculty-led programs, affiliate programs, CSUIP programs, or domestically through the National Student Exchange. Options range from a few weeks to a full academic year in countless academic fields. All credits taken abroad transfer to CSUMB, so that students can continue to progress towards graduation while experiencing life and education in another country.
For an up-to-date list of locations and programs, please visit the CSUMB Education Abroad Website.
A few good reasons to study abroad:
Different programs charge different amounts. The CSUMB exchange programs and CSU International Programs allow students to pay CSUMB or CSU tuition while abroad. Housing, meals and pocket money are paid at the host site. Often, studying abroad can actually cost less than staying at CSUMB. In some cases, where the cost of living is higher than in California, the costs may be greater than staying at CSUMB. Planning ahead and working with the advisors on campus are the keys to making studying abroad affordable.
In most cases, students can take the same financial aid they would receive if they were to stay on campus abroad with them. There are a few exceptions, but with careful planning, students can go abroad and take their financial aid and even additional scholarships with them.
Cost or Investment? Study abroad, when carefully integrated with your overall educational objectives, is a longterm investment in yourself and in your future. It is also an opportunity available to you as a student which will not likely be available to you at any other time in your life. The CSUMB Office of International Programs can assist you in your search for scholarships and financial aid that can make your dream of studying abroad or a different university in the USA come true.
Eligibility varies program to program and sometimes, country to country. Some programs are open to sophomores and above, others to juniors and above. Transfer students from California Community Colleges are eligible to apply directly from their community colleges.
Students must be in good standing at CSUMB and have a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply. In addition, they must fulfill all coursework prerequisites. Some programs require one or more semesters of the location language while others allow students to study in English.
All CSU International Programs are for a complete academic year. CSUMB programs can be short-term and over the summer or one semester or an academic year.
Additional information and application materials may be obtained from:
CSUMB International Programs
Corporation Building, 201, Suite 207
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Visit the CSU International Programs at http://www.calstate.edu/ip/
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, 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||Concorida University (Montreal)|
|Chile||Pontificia Universidad Catolica 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, Universite d' Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence), Universites de Paris I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIII, Universite Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee, Universite d'Evry Val D'Essonne, and Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines|
|Germany||University of Tubingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg|
|Ghana||University of Ghana, Legon|
|Israel||University of Haifa|
|Italy||CSU Study Center (Florence), Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze|
|Japan||Waseda University (Tokyo), University of Tsukuba|
|Korea||Yonsei University (Seoul)|
|Mexico||Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro|
|South Africa||Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth|
|Spain||Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Granada, Universidad de Jaen|
|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 College 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, CA 90802-4210
Visit us on the World Wide Web at www.calstate.edu/ip