Study Abroad & Exchange


Course Substitution Forms

Preapproved GE Course Substitution Forms - Missing forms for Summer 24, fall 24, & Spring 25 are coming soon!

Spring 2024

Summer 2024

Fall 2024Spring 2025
Brazil; Florianopolis Spring 2024 (suspended)Chile - SantiagoChile - SantiagoChile - Santiago
Chile; Santiago Spring 2024China - ChengduChina - ChengduChina - Chengdu
China; Chengdu Spring 2024 (suspended)China - ShanghaiChina - ShanghaiChina - Shanghai
China; Shanghai Spring 2024 (suspended)Costa Rica - HerediaCosta Rica - HerediaCosta Rica - Heredia
Costa Rica; Heredia Spring 2024Cuba - La Habana
Costa Rica; San Ramon Spring 2024Czech Republic - PragueCzech Republic - PragueCzech Republic - Prague
Czech Republic; Prague Spring 2024France - LyonFrance - LyonFrance - Lyon
France; Pau Spring 2024France - PauFrance - PauFrance - Pau
Germany; Luneburg Spring 2024Germany - LuneburgGermany - LuneburgGermany - Luneburg
Ghana, Accra Spring 2024 (suspended)India - BengaluruIndia - BengaluruIndia - Bengaluru
India; Bengaluru Spring 2024Ireland - Galway
Italy; Reggio Emilia Spring 2024Italy - Reggio EmiliaItaly - Reggio EmiliaItaly - Reggio Emilia
Italy; Torino Spring 2024Italy - TorinoItaly - TorinoItaly - Torino
Italy; Verona Spring 2024Italy - VeronaItaly - VeronaItaly - Verona
Italy, Viterbo Spring 2024Italy - ViterboItaly - ViterboItaly - Viterbo
Poland; Krakow Spring 2024 (suspended)Spain - AlicanteSpain - AlicanteSpain - Alicante
Spain; Alicante Spring 2024Spain - Bilbao/GetxoSpain - Bilbao/GetxoSpain - Bilbao/Getxo
Spain; Bilbao Spring 2024Spain - MadridSpain - MadridSpain - Madrid
Spain; Madrid Spring 2024Spain - San SebastianSpain - San SebastianSpain - San Sebastian
Spain, San Sebastian Spring 2024Spain - ValenciaSpain - ValenciaSpain - Valencia
Spain; Valencia Spring 2024Thailand - Chiang MaiThailand - Chiang MaiThailand - Chiang Mai
Thailand; Chiang Mai Spring 2024Uruguay - MontevideoUruguay - MontevideoUruguay - Montevideo

Uruguay; Montevideo Spring 2024

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 orLower Division GE Area requirements:

Course Substitution Form (PDF)

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 University's 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.

Grades & Transcripts from Abroad

The USAC central office will send your transcripts to the Chico Study Abroad & Exchange Office upon completion of your program. 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.

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:

  • Please scan and send the completed documents to your Study Abroad Advisor, Katie Daywalker:

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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