Study Abroad & Exchange


Course Substitution Forms

Preapproved GE Course Substitution Forms

Spring 2022   

Summer 2023

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

Brazil; Florianopolis Spring 2022Brazil; Florianopolis Summer 2023 (suspended)Brazil; Florianopolis Fall 2022 (suspended)Brazil; Florianopolis Spring 2023 (suspended)
Chile; Santiago Spring 2022Chile; Santiago Summer 2023Chile; Santiago Fall 2022Chile; Santiago Spring 2023
China; Chengdu Spring 2022China; Chengdu Summer 2023China; Chengdu Fall 2022China; Chengdu Spring 2023
China; Shanghai Spring 2022China; Shanghai Summer 2023China; Shanghai Fall 2022China; Shanghai Spring 2023
Costa Rica; Heredia Spring 2022Costa Rica; Heredia Summer 2023 (coming soon)Costa Rica; Heredia Fall 2022Costa Rica; Heredia Spring 2023
Costa Rica; San Ramon Spring 2022Costa Rica; San Ramon Summer 202 (coming soon)Costa Rica; San Ramon Fall 2022
Czech Republic; Prague Spring 2022Cuba; La Habana Summer 2023Czech Republic; Prague Fall 2022Costa Rica; San Ramon Spring 2023
France; Lyon Spring 2022Czech Republic; Prague Summer 2023France; Lyon Fall 2022Czech Republic; Prague Spring 2023
France; Pau Spring 2022England; London (Imperial) Summer 2023 (coming coon)France; Pau Fall 2022France, Lyon Spring 2023
Germany; Luneburg Spring 2022France; Lyon summer 2023Germany; Luneburg Fall 2022France; Pau Spring 2023
India; Bangalore (suspended)France; Pau Summer 2023 (coming soon)Ghana, Accra Fall 2022 (suspended)Germany; Luneburg Spring 2023
Italy; Reggio Emilia Spring 2022Germany, Luneburg Summer 2023India; Bengaluru Fall 2022Ghana, Accra Spring 2023 (suspended)
Italy; Torino Spring 2022Ghana; Accra Summer 2023 (suspended)Italy; Reggio Emilia Fall 2022India; Bengaluru Spring 2023
Italy; Verona Spring 2022India; Bangalore Summer 2023Italy; Torino Fall 2022Italy; Reggio Emilia Spring 2023
Italy; Viterbo Spring 2022Ireland; Galway Summer 2023Italy; Verona Fall 2022Italy; Torino Spring 2023
Poland; Krakow Spring 2022Italy; Reggio Emilia Summer 2023Italy; Viterbo Fall 2022Italy; Verona Spring 2023
Spain; Alicante Spring 2022Italy; Torino Summer 2023 (coming soon)Poland; Krakow Fall 2022 (suspended)Italy, Viterbo Spring 2023
Spain; Bilbao Spring 2022Italy; Verona Summer 2023Spain; Alicante Fall 2022Poland; Krakow Spring 2023 (suspended)
Spain; Madrid Spring 2022Italy; Viterbo Summer 2023Spain; Bilbao Fall 2022Spain; Alicante Spring 2023
Spain; San Sebastian Spring 2022Spain; Madrid Fall 2022Spain; Bilbao Spring 2023
Spain; Valencia Spring 2022Spain; Alicante Summer 2023 (coming soon)Spain; San Sebastian Fall 2022Spain; Madrid Spring 2023
Thailand; Chiang Mai Spring 2022Spain; Bilbao Summer 2023 (coming soon)Spain; Valencia Fall 2022Spain, San Sebastian Spring 2023
Thailand; Khon Kaen (suspended)Spain; Madrid Summer 2023 (coming soon)Thailand; Chiang Mai Fall 2022Spain; Valencia Spring 2023
Uruguay; Montevideo Spring 2022Spain; San Sebastian Summer 2023 (coming soon)Uruguay; Montevideo Fall 2022

Thailand; Chiang Mai Spring 2023

Spain; Valencia Summer 2023 (coming soon)Uruguay; Montevideo Spring 2023
 Thailand; Chiang Mai Summer 2023 (coming soon)
Uruguay; Montevideo Summer 2023 (coming soon)

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 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 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:

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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