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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 12,000 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 70 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 17 countries, the International Programs also offers a wide selection of study locales and learning environments.

Australia—the University of Western Sydney;
Canada—the universities of the Province of Quebec (including Université de Montréal, Concordia University, Université Laval, McGill University, Université du Quebec system, Bishop’s University);
Chile—Pontipicia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago);
Denmark—Denmark’s International Study Program (the international education affiliate of the University of Copenhagen);
France—the Institut des Etudes Francaise pour Étudiants Étrangers, Université de Droit, D’Economie et des Sciences D’Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence); Mission interuniversitaire de coordination des echanges franco-americains, Univerisites de Paris III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, the Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, and Evry;
Germany—Universität Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal stare of Baden-Württemberg;
Israel— Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem;
Italy—the CSU Study Center (Florence), Universitá degli Studi di Firenze and La Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze;
Japan—Waseda University (Tokyo);
Korea—Yonsei University (Seoul);
Mexico—Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro;
New Zealand—Lincoln University (Christchurch), Massey University (Palmerston North);
Spain—Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad de Granada;
Sweden—Uppsala Universitet;
Taiwan—National Chengchi University (Taipei);
United Kingdom—Bradford University, Bristol University, Hull University, Kingston University, Sheffield University, and University of Wales, Swansea;
Zimbabwe—University of Zimbabwe (Harare).

The International Programs pays all tuition and administrative costs for participating California resident students to the same extent that such funds would be expended to support similar costs in California. Participants are responsible for all personal costs, such as transportation, room and board, living expenses, and home campus fees. Participants remain eligible to receive any form of financial aid (except work-study) for which they can individually qualify.

To qualify for admission to the International 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 in France, Germany, and Mexico. California Community Colleges transfer students are eligible to apply directly from their community college. Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply. Some programs also have language study and/or other course work prerequisites.

Information and application materials may be obtained from Dr. Robert M. Jackson at the International Studies Office, California State University, Chico, or by writing to the California State University International Programs,  401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor, Long Beach, California 90802-4210. Visit us on the World Wide Web at www.gateway.calstate.edu/csuienet/.