International Student and Scholar Services

Join our Global Community

Chico State offers many opportunities for international students to connect.
  • International Student Ambassador Fellowship Program (ISAF)

    The International Student Ambassador Fellowship (ISAF) Program seeks to hire the most energetic, adventurous, and talented international students at CSU, Chico!  Are you awesome (or want to be)?  Join our team!

    The ISAF Program provides F-1 students with hands-on experience as student leaders at CSU, Chico. Ambassadors apply in the spring semester to work the following academic year. This is a paid position- students are compensated the California minimum wage for a maximum of 15 hours per week during the academic year.

    How Can I Be an International Student Ambassador?

      • Our goal is to hire students from diverse academic levels, majors, and backgrounds.  
      • You are eligible to apply if you meet the following requirements:
        • 2.5 GPA or higher
        • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English 
        • Will reside in Chico during the entire academic year
        • Continuing CSUC students: Must have volunteered in the past year as a Global Ally or completed INED 312 with a B or higher
        • New CSUC students: Must have t least one year of prior experience studying at a U.S. college/university 

    Questions About the Program or Hiring Process? If you have any questions about the program, email us: isss@csuchico.edu

  • Global Allies Volunteer Team

    All continuing students are welcome to volunteer for international events and activities as a Global Ally. This is an opportunity to contribute to the international academic community, network with other students, and also build your resume. 

    Current Global Allies - Track hours here.

    For more information on how to get involved: isss@csuchico.edu 

  • Global Student Society

    The Global Student Society is a recognized student association at CSU, Chico for international Wildcats, study abroad alumni, and all students with an interest in global engagement and cross-cultural exchange.  The society's purpose is to celebrate internationalization at Chico State, build an international community on campus, and support international and study abroad students through workshops and hosting special events and guests. 

    For information about joining the Global Student Society: isss@csuchico.edu 

  • International Wildcat Program

    The International Wildcat Program (IWP) offers activities and events that connect interntaional students to the Chico community.

    Top reasons to join the IWP:
    • Make new friends at Chico State – both American and international 
    • Get real insider information about Chico State and the U.S. 
    • Attend fun cultural events
    • Practice your English in an informal and supportive environment
    • Looks great on a resume!
    Examples of International Wildcat Program Events Include:
    • Farmer’s market
    • Game nights
    • Holiday Events 
    • Sunset Hikes
    • International Potluck
    • American "Prom Night"
    • Excursions to nearby areas of interest (e.g. day hikes)

    Video Example of IWP Excursion

    Contact us with questions about the program: isss@csuchico.edu

  • Global Cafe - English Conversation Hour

    Chico State’s International Wildcat Program presents…

    Global Café – English Conversation Hour 

    Offered during both fall and spring semesters each year.  International Wildcats and native speakers meet once per week with one shared goal – to meet new friends and enjoy some good conversation, while having fun.  

    For the current semester's meeting time and location, send an email to: isss@csuchico.edu 

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