Opening Doors Internationally

International Programs Earn National Ranking

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International programs open doors for Chico State students.

  • Chico State was ranked No. 2 in 2012–13 by the University Studies Abroad Consortium for the number of students the University sent to study abroad.
  • Chico State had a total of 354 students in study abroad programs in 2011–12.
  • In 2012, for the fifth year in a row, Chico State was ranked third among master's level institutions in the U.S. for the number of students studying abroad for one year or longer by the Institute of International Education.
  • The Univerity, one of the first West Coast campuses to join the National Student Exchange, received national honors in 2011 for 35 years of outstanding service.
  • A graduate student in anthropology became the first Chico State student to win a Fulbright U.S. Student Award in 2013—her funding allowed her to spend nine months in Rwanda.
  • A graduate student in American Politics and International Relations won a 2011 Boren Fellowship for $24,000 to study in Cairo, Egypt, for one year, funded by the National Security Education Program.
  • The Peace Corps joined with Chico State in 2010 to allow students to earn a master's in Teaching International Languages and Education by combining traditional graduate studies with Peace Corps service.
  • Teachers from the Chungcheongbuk Province in Korea have been coming to Chico State for 25 years to improve their English skills, learn teaching methodologies and experience American culture.
  • The American Language and Culture Institute has provided high-quality language instruction, supportive counseling, and a compassionate bridge between cultures for more than 30 years, serving more than 270 students from over 25 countries each year.

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