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Study Abroad & Exchange


Course Substitution Forms

Preapproved GE Course Substitution Forms

Spring 2020  

 Summer 2020

Fall 2020                

Spring 2021  

Brazil; FlorianopolisBrazil; FlorianopolisBrazil; FlorianopolisBrazil; Florianopolis
Chile; SantiagoChile; SantiagoChile; SantiagoChile; Santiago
China; ChengduChina, ChengduChina; ChengduChina; Chengdu
China; ShanghaiChina; ShanghaiChina; ShanghaiChina; Shanghai
Costa Rica; HerediaCosta Rica; HerediaCosta Rica, HerediaCosta Rica; Heredia
Costa Rica; PuntarenasCosta Rica; Puntarenas

Costa Rica; Puntarenas

Costa Rica; Puntarenas
Costa Rica; San RamonCosta Rica; San RamonCosta Rica; San RamonCosta Rica; San Ramon
Czech Republic; PragueCuba; La HabanaCzech Republic; PragueCzech Republic; Prague
France; LyonCzech Republic; PragueFrance; LyonFrance; Lyon
France; PauEngland; LondonFrance; PauFrance; Pau
Germany; LuneburgFrance; LyonGermany; LuneburgGermany; Luneburg
India; BangaloreGermany; LuneburgIndia; BangaloreIndia; Bangalore
Italy; Reggio EmiliaGhana; AccraItaly; Reggio EmiliaItaly; Reggio Emilia
Italy; TorinoIndia; BangaloreItaly; TorinoItaly; Torino
Italy; VeronaIreland; GalwayItaly; VeronaItaly; Verona
Italy; ViterboItaly; Reggio EmiliaItaly; ViterboItaly; Viterbo
Poland; KrakowItaly; TorinoPoland; KrakowPoland; Krakow
Spain; AlicanteItaly; VeronaSpain; AlicanteSpain; Alicante
Spain; BilbaoItaly; ViterboSpain; BilbaoSpain; Bilbao
Spain; MadridPoland; KrakowSpain; MadridSpain; Madrid
Spain; San SebastianSpain; AlicanteSpain; San SebastianSpain; San Sebastian
Spain; ValenciaSpain; BilbaoSpain; ValenciaSpain; Valencia
Thailand; Chiang MaiSpain; MadridThailand; Chiang MaiThailand; Chiang Mai
Thailand; Khon KaenSpain; San SebastianThailand; Khon KaenThailand; Khon Kaen
Uruguay; MontevideoSpain; ValenciaUruguay; MontevideoUruguay; Montevideo
 Thailand; Chiang Mai  

Thailand; Khon Kaen

 Uruguay; Montevideo

Specialty vs. Partnership Programs

There are two types of USAC Programs, Specialty and Partnership. Specialty programs are USAC created programs, where all courses are designed by USAC to match the US credit systems. Partnership Programs are often similar to direct enrollment programs, where a student is enrolled in courses offered by the university they are attending. 

If you did not see your program listed above, then it is a partnership program, and you should use the following form to get courses taken abroad authorized as substitutions for your Upper Division Pathways requirements:

Course Substitution E-Form(opens in new window)

Upper Division & Lower Division GE Pathway Substitution Form(opens in new window) - Partnership Programs (For reference only. Not valid for the 2020-2021 school year)

Students on Partnership programs should use this  Grade Conversions for USAC Partnership Programs Form(opens in new window) when working with academic advisors. When searching for courses, please refer to your Host Universities website which is located on the USAC website. Seek assistance from a Study Abroad Peer Advisor or Alumni if you are experiencing difficulty locating course descriptions.


The USAC central offices will automatically send the Chico Study Abroad Office your transcript. While most transcripts will arrive approximately one month after your return to the U.S. it may take up to a full semester before your transcript arrives from the host university. Once your transcript arrives, we immediately upload a scanned copy to your TREK account where you will be automatically notified. We then send it to Records, who will post it a few months later. Sometimes there is a backlog at Records and your transcript will be posted quite late. Please do not be alarmed if your transcript doesn't get posted immediately.


Please be aware that most transcripts will  NOT BE POSTED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS after your return.

Refer all questions regarding transcripts to our office:

Please,  DO NOT contact Records with a question regarding transcripts, as there is only one person who posts all International transcripts, and all others who work in that office are not familiar with the process.

This will NOT be a problem for financial aid or spring registration. All holds should be postponed automatically. If you find that you have a hold on your FA pending transcripts from abroad, please contact Casey Dinsmore at Financial Aid:

If you plan to graduate soon and need your transcripts expedited, please e-mail the Study Abroad Office alerting us to your situation:

Extending Your Program

1. Inform your Resident Director at your overseas center that you plan to extend.

2. Contact the USAC Central Office to find out what additional paperwork you will need to submit.

3. Submit the  Intent to Extend (PDF) and an updated  Financial Planning (PDF) form to the Study Abroad Office:

4. To ensure that you are able to complete courses during your second term abroad for your degree program at CSU, Chico, please see the  Getting Courses Authorized Abroad(opens in new window) section of this site for more information.

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