The university has a long tradition of participation in domestic and international
exchange and year abroad study programs to enrich your educational experience.
Inquire at the Graduate and International Programs Office for information
on any of the following programs.
Year Abroad Study - International Programs
The California State University International Programs (IP) offers students
the opportunity to study in seventeen different countries: Australia,
Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea,
Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, and the United Kingdom.
Disciplines offered include art history, biology, communications, international
business, education, social sciences, languages, international relations
and development, and area studies. Obtain information and applications
at the Graduate and International Programs Office.
University Studies Abroad Consortium
CSU, Chico is a member of a consortium of universities that offers semester/year
abroad programs in Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, England,
France, Germany, Ghana (summer only), Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, New
Zealand, Scotland, Spain, and Thailand. In addition to language classes,
there is a wide range of classes offered in history, anthropology, art
history, literature, international business and economics, political science,
etc. Many courses are taught in English.
CSU, Chico International Exchange Programs
CSU, Chico has developed many private inter-institutional exchange programs
that offer unique opportunities to our students.
Qualified students may continue their study of the Spanish language, literature,
Central American culture, and other subjects offered at the Universidad
Nacional in Heredia. Students must be proficient in Spanish.
Students complete semester-long internships in management information systems,
marketing, computer science or engineering arranged through Central Ostrobothnia
Polytechnic. Opportunities for language study in Russian, Finnish, and
Swedish are also available.
Students who are proficient in French enroll in regular course offering
in computer science or engineering at the Universite de Technologie de
Troyes. Some courses taught in English may also be available. Participants
enroll and pay regular full-time fees at CSU, Chico for the period of study.
Qualified candidates from the School of Educaton may complete Phase II
of the multiple or single subject teacher credential program through a
placement in a Dublin elementary or secondary school. Participants pay
all fees, round-trip transportation, and living expenses.
The Johannes Gutenburg University in Mainz awards one scholarship annually
which provides free tuition and room and board allowances. Participants
pay round-trip transportation and personal expenses. Students must have
upper-division status and have completed at least four semesters of college-level
There are two exchange programs in Japan. The program at Chukyo University
provides instruction in intermediate and advanced Japanese language and
culture, in addition to courses in business and other fields. Students
must have completed two semesters of college-level Japanese to participate.
The program at Kansai Gaidai University features all levels of Japanese
language training and courses in Asian studies. Students should have completed
one semester of Japanese to participate.
Undergraduate and graduate students can choose from three of the campuses
of the Monterrey Institute of Technology, one of Mexicos premier private
universities. The Guadalajara campus emphasizes business and technology,
offering a wide selection of courses from introductory to advanced levels.
The Colima and Hermosillo campuses offer a limited selection of liberal
arts and business courses. Courses are offered in English and Spanish.
Students pay CSU, Chico fees and are responsible for round trip transportation
and living expenses in Mexico.
Upper-division business students may study for a year at the Amsterdam
School of Business. Instruction is in English, and students enroll and
pay regular full-time fees at CSU, Chico while studying in Amsterdam.
National Student Exchange
Approximately 80 students participate in domestic exchanges between CSU,
Chico and the 174 U.S. member institutions of the National Student Exchange
(NSE) Consortium. Forty-five states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin
Islands are also represented. You may stay up to two consecutive terms
in new academic, geographic, cultural, social, and political settings,
experiencing different environments and resources. Full student status
at CSU, Chico is maintained, and all approved courses transfer back to
your Chico academic record. Because of our membership in NSE, Chico State
participants may pay either CSU, Chico resident fees or resident fees/tuition
at the host institution. This decision, however, is made by the host institution.
In either case, non-resident fees/tuition is waived by the host institution.